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    Re: Magico S1 mk2's - 2 way magic

    That's an impressive response curve. The S1 Mk2's stay within +/- 2.5db from about 80Hz up to 20kHz with no nasty suckouts .
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    Incoming! Hope the hype is true. I felt I wanted a faster speaker than my Harbeths Ls5+ which I waved goodbye to this week. My Sennheiser HD800 headphones and Ec445 headamp are getting extra duty for the next week or so.
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    Re: Magico S1 mk2's - 2 way magic

    My living room is about 3.5m x 6m. Speakers will be placed in living room.

    Need opinion whether s1 mk2 or s3 is better in the listening area? Considering there is no mk2 version of s3, would this be disadvantage as s1 mk2 has new tweeter. Thanks l

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    kimurastanley - hi I think you can go with either one. Your room is quite narrow, but either will work. I think (just a guess) the S3 mk2 is coming soon....so you could wait? But given the width of the room...I'm THINKING the S1 mk2 might be the better way to go since a two way is usually easier to integrate into more narrow rooms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    kimurastanley - hi I think you can go with either one. Your room is quite narrow, but either will work. I think (just a guess) the S3 mk2 is coming soon....so you could wait? But given the width of the room...I'm THINKING the S1 mk2 might be the better way to go since a two way is usually easier to integrate into more narrow rooms.
    Thanks Mike. To elaborate more, the placement of speakers to listening area is about 3m (the short edge). Today I had a audition of s1 mk1, very impressed by the big sound it produces. Very revealing and a lot of details. Very exciting speakers. Will have a listen to s1 mk2 and s3 soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    My living room is about 3.5m x 6m. Speakers will be placed in living room.

    Need opinion whether s1 mk2 or s3 is better in the listening area? Considering there is no mk2 version of s3, would this be disadvantage as s1 mk2 has new tweeter. Thanks l

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    I think both could work fine. With that said, if your budget wont stretch as far as the future S3 Mk2's, having heard both speakers I would choose the S1 Mk2's hands down. I've heard them in a larger room (approx 4.5m x 7m) pressurize the room & sound amazing! The Mk2's are a HUGE improvement over the S1 Mk1, and imho are better than the S3's.
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    Re: Magico S1 mk2's - 2 way magic

    Hi guys;

    As I can see many of you have a first hand experience with the S1mkII which is the LS I'm kind of really interested in. Setup I'm currently using or primarily speakers are Usher Mini Dancer DMD2 driven by ARC Ref75 and ModWright LS36.5DM.
    As I just don't have an option to demo the speakers in person I'm trying to get the bits and pieces of info from all the available resources. Main concern I have is the room or actually placement of the LS as based on what I've read they need quite a lot of space around them to sound their best. In order not to get divorced, placement of current ones is quite close to the rear wall (30-40cm max) and this is the position where S1 would also need to be placed. Size of the room is app. around 20sqm.
    Would you believe this would be sufficient or not in order for them to play their best/close to best? I'm aware it's very very difficult to give the answer but still I believe it's better to ask :-)

    Any suggestion/information from your side would be more than welcome and much appreciated!!

    Cheers;
    G

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    Re: Magico S1 mk2's - 2 way magic

    Hello. Welcome. I think 40cm (15.748 inches) should be ok for S1 mk2. The sealed cabinet helps a lot with close wall proximity placement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Hello. Welcome. I think 40cm (15.748 inches) should be ok for S1 mk2. The sealed cabinet helps a lot with close wall proximity placement
    Hi Mike!
    Thanks for welcoming me here! Well that was my thinking also as I would assume ported designs (especially the rear firing ones) would be much more difficult for placement. Current is front ported and it's performing fine.

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    Re: Magico S1 mk2's - 2 way magic

    Hi,
    I use the S1MkIIs in a Manhattan apartment about 40-45cm from the wall; one is in a corner and the other one opens towards the open floor plan dining area. These speakers are remarkably immune to corner/difficult placement. Of course, you don't get the "deep" soundstage that you read about from people with dedicated rooms, etc but that is just not going to happen in an apartment setup (I also have a TV sitting between the two speakers). I have tried (just for experimenting) moving the speaker to touch the wall in the corner and the sound/soundstage drops maybe 10% of what I get with them 40cm out. One suggestion if you get them is to experiment with toe-in a lot (go in like 1/2" increments) - when you find the sweet spot, you'll know it and forget about room constraints. In difficult apartment type spaces, you cannot beat the S1MkII - IMHO.


    Quote Originally Posted by Golum View Post
    Hi guys;

    As I can see many of you have a first hand experience with the S1mkII which is the LS I'm kind of really interested in. Setup I'm currently using or primarily speakers are Usher Mini Dancer DMD2 driven by ARC Ref75 and ModWright LS36.5DM.
    As I just don't have an option to demo the speakers in person I'm trying to get the bits and pieces of info from all the available resources. Main concern I have is the room or actually placement of the LS as based on what I've read they need quite a lot of space around them to sound their best. In order not to get divorced, placement of current ones is quite close to the rear wall (30-40cm max) and this is the position where S1 would also need to be placed. Size of the room is app. around 20sqm.
    Would you believe this would be sufficient or not in order for them to play their best/close to best? I'm aware it's very very difficult to give the answer but still I believe it's better to ask :-)

    Any suggestion/information from your side would be more than welcome and much appreciated!!

    Cheers;
    G

 

 
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