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    Bowers VS Magico

    If you had the choice, and have heard both... which would you pick and why?

    802D3 or A5?

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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    A5


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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    I believe Mike has both. Correct me if Iím wrong.

    The A5 has Magicoís latest cone technology on the midrange and woofers. Even the M2, M3 and M6 donít have the aluminum honeycomb core driver cones, they use Rohacell core. Lots of value there.

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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    A5


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    Try to give me a little more Mike,

    What do you believe the A5 does better than the Bowers, and hopefully, what areas is the Bowers better in?

    I can purchase both at just about the same price, the Bowers a little cheaper. I'm pairing either with a full Accuphase stack, class A/B... Accuphase uses 800 Diamonds in their factory listening room so perhaps there is some great synergy there. I'm just getting tired of buying and selling gear so hoping for a fantastic match here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Try to give me a little more Mike,

    What do you believe the A5 does better than the Bowers, and hopefully, what areas is the Bowers better in?

    I can purchase both at just about the same price, the Bowers a little cheaper. I'm pairing either with a full Accuphase stack, class A/B... Accuphase uses 800 Diamonds in their factory listening room so perhaps there is some great synergy there. I'm just getting tired of buying and selling gear so hoping for a fantastic match here.
    Where are you located?


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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Where are you located?
    agreed with your asking Mike, at the price of either speaker why on earth would one trust anything but their own ears ??
    Cheers ! Ö. Dave

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    The price of either is a non-issue, I even considered buying both but Im getting tired of doing that and then trying to move them. $5K speakers sell much easier than ones at $20k+

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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    I know for a fact that Magico and Accuphase are an excellent pairing. Get the A5's and enjoy.

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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    @dznutz Didnít you buy a pair of WB Discoveries recently? How did they turn out?

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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    I even considered buying both but Im getting tired of doing that and then trying to move them.
    brillant ...................
    Cheers ! Ö. Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon View Post
    @dznutz Didnít you buy a pair of WB Discoveries recently? How did they turn out?
    Thats a conversation for a different thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    brillant ...................
    Glad to have your approval

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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    I have liked all the Magico auditions I've heard.

    B&W and Magico have very different sound characters.

    I always heard B&W with Classe or ARC, the sound never did anything for me. I found it midrange strong and lacking bass. It wasn't until I heard the big B&W driven by Mac kilowatt mono's that I realized B&W could do bass. The &W/Mac is a good combo. I think theMac lets the B&W become mor listenable to me.

    Magico has a good bass response with good detail, the highs are extended while remaining smooth.

    That's how I hear it and for me it would be no contest.
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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Thats a conversation for a different thread.
    I assume that question what you didn't like on Dynaudio Confidence 30 is also for another thread, but I'm really curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    I have liked all the Magico auditions I've heard.
    x2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    B&W... the sound never did anything for me.
    x 2

    Even the new D3 series, which is a step ahead of the previous series

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    A5.

    Bowers seems to be confused... sometimes round up front... sometimes round out back...

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    Is no-one standing up for the 802's here?

    As I have not yet heard the A5 I cant compare directly, but I have heard many high end speakers at dealers and shows and my 802D3's compare favorably to most speakers at or above its price point IMO. Granted, they do need power to get going!

    I you need new speakers in this range I can only suggest you pay Mike a visit and hear for yourself. Just dont run them from a 70W integrated.

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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    ...at the price of either speaker why on earth would one trust anything but their own ears ??
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