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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by iar View Post
    Mike, I loved the MBL 101s at the Suncoast Audio Show. They always are among the best sounding speakers at the show. How do you compare the MBL 120 speakers with the A5s? They both seem to be in the same price range. From your pictures and videos, the A5s look and appear to sound great!
    Different horses. Individual tastes will dictate. Iíve given up trying to predict what people will like best/better. My job is to pick the best out there and let people choose.

    But I will say this, Iíve stocked up on new pairs of A5ís because I KNOW they will be a big seller.


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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    I understand. Hopefully, I can travel again soon and come see you and hear the A5s. I may need to trade in my A3s. Do you think my Gryphon Diablo 120 will have sufficient power?

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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by iar View Post
    I understand. Hopefully, I can travel again soon and come see you and hear the A5s. I may need to trade in my A3s. Do you think my Gryphon Diablo 120 will have sufficient power?
    Oh yes, no problem on the Diablo 120 driving A5ís.


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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Is the $20k each speaker or pair? They look like a pretty big step up from the A3.
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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by steve59 View Post
    Is the $20k each speaker or pair? They look like a pretty big step up from the A3.
    Pair.


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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Pair.


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    And if you think that's crazy, my A3's were $9800. I'm pretty darned happy with what they give me for under $10K!

    I was bored and bought a Bosch laser measurer and whoops my A3's were off-kilter. Got them centered, played with the L-R distance from center (keeping them 24# from the rear edge to the rear wall)...imaging is phenomenal. For the first time I heard that hokey Roger Waters Perfect Sense Pt 2 truly in 360 degree sound; it's good for speaker set up.

    Sorry to digress!

    Mike -- what's in the Naim Stack you're using with the A5's? I have 552/300DR, but a slightly used 500DR is coming day after tomorrow to audition.
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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    And if you think that's crazy, my A3's were $9800. I'm pretty darned happy with what they give me for under $10K!

    I was bored and bought a Bosch laser measurer and whoops my A3's were off-kilter. Got them centered, played with the L-R distance from center (keeping them 24# from the rear edge to the rear wall)...imaging is phenomenal. For the first time I heard that hokey Roger Waters Perfect Sense Pt 2 truly in 360 degree sound; it's good for speaker set up.

    Sorry to digress!

    Mike -- what's in the Naim Stack you're using with the A5's? I have 552/300DR, but a slightly used 500DR is coming day after tomorrow to audition.
    Good to hear!

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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    A5 look is growing on me. I feel itís more S7 Lite than S4. Does SPOD work with A5?

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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    I can't help but think they're shooting themselves in the foot a bit here by building such a good A-speaker, which probably carries a lower profit margin, eating into sales of the higher grade series speakers.
    I suspect the introductory price of $20K will go up. Seems like a great deal now though. I remember how the S series kind of ended the Qs, at least according to my dealer. I am very impressed with just how comprehensive the Magico speaker line up is, with the three separate lines and many, many price points. They seem to be on a roll. Just when some companies are building massive four tower designs, Magico comes out with the A series targeted at a completely different high end segment.
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    Mike, thanks for posting the videos. Have you made any with an acoustic string quartet or classical symphony?
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