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    MAGICO M2

    State of the Art Loudspeaker, Floor standing, 3-way (Four Driver) Design

    HAYWARD, CA (USA) – December 7, 2018 – Magico, the Leader in High-Performance Loudspeaker Design and Manufacture, is pleased to announce the M2 which expands the M-Series product lineup and features many ground-breaking engineering designs distilled from the M6 and M3.
    Our materials science research in the properties and applications of carbon allows the M2 to feature a new monocoque enclosure. Similar in construction technique introduced in the M6, it is formed using multiple layers of carbon fiber adding up to a 3/8” thickness. Similar to the external shell of an F-35 fighter jet, this enclosure construction compared to machined or extruded aluminum parts increases the structural strength-to-weight ratio by a factor of 60, while reducing overall weight by 50% and yielding outer dimensions that are 30% smaller without compromising internal volume. The curved interior and exterior walls minimize internal standing waves and eliminate external diffractions.
    The M2 incorporates a 28-mm Diamond coated Beryllium dome tweeter with optimized geometry. The Diamond coating on the Beryllium dome increases the stiffness without adding the extra weight of a pure Diamond dome and offers a near perfect stiffness to weight ratio that is unmatched in the industry. This revolutionary tweeter design provides extra-long excursion movement and uses a customized neodymium- based motor system that matches the sensitivity and power handling capabilities of the M2 while maintaining ultra-wide dispersion characteristics and ultra-low distortion measurements.
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    Magico is the world’s first audio product manufacturer to utilize graphene in the development of a radically new and advanced loudspeaker cone design. Graphene has many extraordinary properties and is rated to be 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. The newly designed Magico six-inch midrange driver and seven- inch bass driver cones found in the M2 are both manufactured using Multi-Wall carbon XG Nanographene with a new ultra-stiff proprietary carbon weave which is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than cone materials used in previous Magico product offerings. The midrange driver features an underhung neodymium-based motor system that uses two extra-large magnets which provide an ultra-stabilized magnetic field for the pure Titanium voice coil to operate within. This radical new driver design sets a new industry benchmark for performance and the minimization of total harmonic distortion.
    A purpose built sub-enclosure formed of a proprietary polymer houses the midrange driver to optimize the control and articulation of mid-band frequencies and provides protection from the massive back wave pressure of the bass drivers. Midrange sub-enclosures using different shapes, sizes and materials have been implemented throughout the history of Magico 3-way loudspeaker designs.
    The dual bass drivers in the M2 are vertically aligned to achieve ideal room integration and reproduce the lowest registers of bass frequency with speed and accuracy. Combined, the bass drivers are optimized for minimal music related distortions in the frequency and time domain using the latest state-of-the-art FEA simulation of acoustics, mechanics, electromagnetic and thermal behavior. The testing process is now completed on a single platform allowing optimization levels to be taken to a higher level.
    An internal three-axis matrix framework along with three tension rods running front to back internally, contribute to an extremely rigid enclosure which eliminates unwanted resonances and colorations, allowing all drivers to perform with stunning resolution and dynamics. All four drivers in the M2 are acoustically integrated using Magico’s exclusive Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology that includes state-of-the-art components from Mundorf of Germany. The MPOD 3-Pt stand contributes to the overall sonic performance by converting mechanical energy to heat through the science of constrained layer damping, while providing ideal coupling to the floor.
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    Magico M2
    State of the Art Loudspeaker, Floor standing, 3-way (Four Driver) Design
    Driver Complement
    1” MBD5D Tweeter (x1)
    6” MAG60004RTC Graphene Nano-Tec Midrange (x1)
    7” MAG70008RT Graphene Nano-Tec Bass (x2)

    - Sensitivity: 88dB
    - Impedance: 4 Ohms
    - Frequency Response: 26 Hz – 50 kHz
    - Recommended Power: Minimum 50W rms
    - Dimensions: 18” x 17.5” x 45” (w/ MPod Stand)
    - Weight: 165 lbs. (w/ MPod Stand)
    - Price M2: SRP US $ 56,000 /pair
    - PriceM2 MPOD 3-Pt Stand: SRP US $ 7,600 /pair (optional)
    - Ship date: 1st Quarter 2019

    Magico was created over a decade ago for the sole purpose of leading a no holds-barred assault on what is possible in contemporary loudspeaker design. Inspired by the unique vision of Industrial designer and accomplished musician Alon Wolf, every Magico product is designed against the true standard of perfect audio reproduction – live music. At Magico, we strive to lead in the creation, development, and manufacture of the most elegant and technologically advanced loudspeaker systems in the world. Each product expresses our passion to craft uncompromising devices that reveal the music as never before.
    For more information please contact Peter Mackay, V.P. Global Sales and Marketing at Magico LLC. Telephone: 1-510-649-9700, Ext 104, E-mail: peter@magico.net, or, visit us at www.magico.net
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    Thanks Mike.

    Would be fascinating to compare to the S3 Mk2s. My guess looking at the specs (acknowledging they are only specs) is that the M2’s bass will not be quite as deep, although may be a little more refined. So probably not an option for me - I still have my eyes set on the M3s.
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    Another great Magico design.

    I just wish they could figure a way to get their newest additions to be more sensitive, say 94-96 db while keeping their sonic signature.

    That would make their speakers even more amazing!

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    Re: Magico M2

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsrule View Post
    Another great Magico design.

    I just wish they could figure a way to get their newest additions to be more sensitive, say 94-96 db while keeping their sonic signature.

    That would make their speakers even more amazing!
    completely agree - they managed to do something special with the q7 there. my guess is that its probably a very expensive proposition and hard to meet at lower price points? i've heard magico's play nicely with SETs but they certainly open up with high power ss but the thought of a very efficient magico, soulution pre, and maybe some absolare SET monos or even a line mag SET is very enticing!

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    Great design, I do like the M2 shape. But I’m with Andrew, too close to S3 mk2 specs. And in some areas below.

    I think adding the 9” woofers to the S3 mk2 was a good move from Alon.


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    Re: Magico M2

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsrule View Post
    Another great Magico design.

    I just wish they could figure a way to get their newest additions to be more sensitive, say 94-96 db while keeping their sonic signature.

    That would make their speakers even more amazing!
    I guess the crossovers used do not allow for that.
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    Can solve with a kick-ass amp, right?
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    Another beautifully designed speaker from Magico. I want them.... they would be perfect in my space! Let’s see.....I have a rectangular room.....could put M2s on one end and Avantgardes uno finos on the other. All I need is a 180 degree swiveling audio easy chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsrule View Post
    Another great Magico design.

    I just wish they could figure a way to get their newest additions to be more sensitive, say 94-96 db while keeping their sonic signature.

    That would make their speakers even more amazing!
    Completely agree. It would open up amp choices too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skanda View Post
    completely agree - they managed to do something special with the q7 there. my guess is that its probably a very expensive proposition and hard to meet at lower price points? i've heard magico's play nicely with SETs but they certainly open up with high power ss but the thought of a very efficient magico, soulution pre, and maybe some absolare SET monos or even a line mag SET is very enticing!
    It is simple physics. A speaker can’t be small, go low (and sealed), and efficient. Something got to give. No amount of money in the world will change that equation.

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