Welcome to the AudioShark Forums.
Results 1 to 27 of 27
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    500

    Magico M2 Review

    The February issue of Stereophile contains a very positive review of the M2 by John Atkinson.

  2. #2

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Of course its positive

  3. #3
    Audioshark
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    25,653

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Of course its positive
    Because it’s a great speaker! Agreed!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Canada/HK
    Posts
    260

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Of course its positive
    I did not see the review yet (where is it?), but are you saying JA reviews are always positive?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    Posts
    2,363

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by LVB View Post
    I did not see the review yet (where is it?), but are you saying JA reviews are always positive?
    As the first post says, the February issue of Stereophile. I am waiting for my issue to arrive.
    Bud

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR for preamp, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    724

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Well, that was a teaser. I'll just go back to doing what I was doing.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    146

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Arrived in the post today. JA is very positive for some very good reasons. He's not exactly waxing poetic in his writing (as usual) but you'll get the point.

    Accuphase A-75, C-3850, DP-750, T-1200, C-37, P-530 / Magico S7, Mcoat Red w/Mpod / Synergistic Research Galileo SX Sp. Cables, Interconnects, Atmosphere X Euphoria PC's/ Clearaudio Innovation Wood, 9" Universal arm ,VTA adj. Outer Limit platter ring, Statement record clamp w/My Sonic Lab Ultra Eminent GX, Clearaudio Da Vinci V2 / Clearaudio Smart Power 24V Battery PSU / Synergistic Research PowerCell Galileo SX w/Galileo SRX PC, Active Ground Block SE w/high def cables, Black Box . Acoustic ART Vibratron ,Atmosphere Infinity w/Green ATM ,UEF Acoustic Dots ,UEF Acoustic Panels / Furutech GTX-D NCF outlets, GTX wall plate, NCF 105.1D outlet covers, NCF Booster. Flux-50 NCF / 20a dedicated lines / SteinMusic H2 Harmonizers / Stillpoints Aperture II panels / HighEnd Novum PMR Mk.II/ Akiko Audio Corelli PLC, Phono Booster / Adona Eris 5C rack, Multi Element platforms / Symposium Acoustics Svelt Shelves, Precision Couplers, / KLAudio Ultrasonic RCM / Clearaudio Smart Matrix Pro. RCM

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,750

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    Arrived in the post today. JA is very positive for some very good reasons. He's not exactly waxing poetic in his writing (as usual) but you'll get the point.
    Received the digital version today as well. In addition to the M2, the issue has other great gear: ARC Ref 160S, Pass Int 25, DAG Momentum HD Pre, Vivid Kaya 4s, Schiit Integrated, Tech Das AF1.
    _______________

    Mike

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    330

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Fantastic. Glad to hear the review was good as it is one of my upgrade considerations. I’ll have to read this in a few weeks.
    Sincerely,


    Joe
    Happiness is not a destination, so Enjoy the Journey.

    Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

  10. #10
    Audioshark
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    25,653
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    330

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    What a great read. Impressive.
    Sincerely,


    Joe
    Happiness is not a destination, so Enjoy the Journey.

    Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

  12. #12

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Very nice review! Especially the part Alon talks about sealed design is very educational.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    415

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Does anyone know the size of JA's room and whether it is live or a bit damped? I'm also curious about how the speakers were set up in the room. Lots of toe-in or more straight ahead?

    Mike, do you ever demonstrate your Magico speakers with no toe-in? If not why not? I have recently toed-out my Q3s so they aim straight ahead and prefer the sound this way. I think Magico basically recommends aiming the tweeter at the listener's shoulders. Just curious. Thanks.
    My system link on WBF: http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...-Sublime-Sound
    My system link on Audiogon: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr...&4&5#Peterayer
    Analog: SME 30/12, SME V-12, MSL Signature Gold, AirTight Supreme, VDH Colibri Platinum
    Electronics: Pass XA160.5, Pass XP-22, Pass XP-25
    Speakers: Magico Q3 and Mini II
    Cables: Transparent REF XL
    Essentials: Jim Smith RoomPlay, 3 Vibraplanes

  14. #14
    Audioshark
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    25,653

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Does anyone know the size of JA's room and whether it is live or a bit damped? I'm also curious about how the speakers were set up in the room. Lots of toe-in or more straight ahead?

    Mike, do you ever demonstrate your Magico speakers with no toe-in? If not why not? I have recently toed-out my Q3s so they aim straight ahead and prefer the sound this way. I think Magico basically recommends aiming the tweeter at the listener's shoulders. Just curious. Thanks.
    Always with toe in aimed at the listeners shoulders. We learned this at Magico dealer training, among many other things.

    No idea about JA’s room.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    415

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Always with toe in aimed at the listeners shoulders. We learned this at Magico dealer training, among many other things.

    No idea about JA’s room.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Thanks Mike. I was curious because JA discusses the wider dispersion performance of the M2 tweeter in his review. Perhaps straight ahead causes too many reflections for their current models.
    My system link on WBF: http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...-Sublime-Sound
    My system link on Audiogon: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr...&4&5#Peterayer
    Analog: SME 30/12, SME V-12, MSL Signature Gold, AirTight Supreme, VDH Colibri Platinum
    Electronics: Pass XA160.5, Pass XP-22, Pass XP-25
    Speakers: Magico Q3 and Mini II
    Cables: Transparent REF XL
    Essentials: Jim Smith RoomPlay, 3 Vibraplanes

  16. #16
    Audioshark
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    25,653

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Thanks Mike. I was curious because JA discusses the wider dispersion performance of the M2 tweeter in his review. Perhaps straight ahead causes too many reflections for their current models.
    Unlikely. It’s all personal preference.
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    415

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Unlikely. It’s all personal preference.
    Yes, I agree Mike. Have you tried it to hear the difference, or do you just set up the Magicos as per Magico preference?
    My system link on WBF: http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...-Sublime-Sound
    My system link on Audiogon: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr...&4&5#Peterayer
    Analog: SME 30/12, SME V-12, MSL Signature Gold, AirTight Supreme, VDH Colibri Platinum
    Electronics: Pass XA160.5, Pass XP-22, Pass XP-25
    Speakers: Magico Q3 and Mini II
    Cables: Transparent REF XL
    Essentials: Jim Smith RoomPlay, 3 Vibraplanes

  18. #18
    Audioshark
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    25,653

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Yes, I agree Mike. Have you tried it to hear the difference, or do you just set up the Magicos as per Magico preference?
    I have tried. I think if I was listening to classical, I would prefer more straight on, creating a wider Soundfield. But I rarely listen to classical.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    Posts
    132

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    Posts
    132

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Attached Images Attached Images

  21. #21
    Audioshark
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    25,653

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    https://www.stereophile.com/content/...m2-loudspeaker


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

  22. #22

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    The M2 was reviewed in the latest issue of HIFICritic and ended up with an Audio Excellence rating. The rating was earned only after the reviewer placed a calibrated piece of carpet under the Mpods to achieve a good speaker to floor integration…...

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    Posts
    2,363

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by soastrup View Post
    The M2 was reviewed in the latest issue of HIFICritic and ended up with an Audio Excellence rating. The rating was earned only after the reviewer placed a calibrated piece of carpet under the Mpods to achieve a good speaker to floor integration…...
    There is always something new. What is a “calibrated piece of carpet”?
    Bud

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR for preamp, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,750

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    There is always something new. What is a “calibrated piece of carpet”?
    _______________

    Mike

  25. #25

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Apparently adding a piece of "short pile, heavy duty, office grade wool carpet (woven hessian backing)" made all the difference. Go figure.

  26. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    330

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Calibrated Carpet Watch out putting the word "calibrated" in front of "carpet" it will cost someone an extra $25 per square foot in the Audiophile world. And don't get me started about Calibrated Capacitor Carpeting for your amps.
    Sincerely,


    Joe
    Happiness is not a destination, so Enjoy the Journey.

    Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

  27. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Boston, MA USA
    Posts
    155

    Re: Magico M2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    There is always something new. What is a “calibrated piece of carpet”?
    I sense an opportunity....just price it high enough and it'll sell.
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS streamer/player | Roon Nucleus | Rega RP-8 | Apheta 2 | Aria
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    Power: Ansuz C2 with C2 AC cords
    Speakers: Magico A3

AudioShark - The Best High End Audio Discussion forum.

AudioShark forum is a leading forum site for High End Audio Discussion, Stereo System Discussion, Home Theater System Discussion, Best Home Stereo System Discussion, Home Theater Installation Discussion etc.

The AudioShark forum was created for sharing the passion of high-end Audio. We have Audiophiles from all over the world participating and sharing their knowledge. From novice to experts, you will find a friendly environment for discussing about High End Audio, Stereo System, Home Theater System, Home Stereo System, Home Theater Installation, Amplifiers, Speakers, Subwoofers, Integrated System, Acoustic treatments & Digital Room Corrections and many more.

At AudioShark, we also have incorporated an exciting Marketplace where members can peruse terrific buys on used gear, as well as meet dealers and discuss the purchase of new gear.

We are as crazy about this hobby as you are! So come on in and join us! Audioshark.org the Friendliest Audio Forum!

Industry Participation Disclosure : The owner and administrator of Audioshark is the owner of Suncoast Audio LLC in Sarasota Florida. Suncoast Audio has a full brick and mortar presence in Sarasota with several great show rooms with many world class brands. More information can be found at http://www.suncoastaudio.com

Audioshark is a community of like minded individuals. Audioshark welcomes participation from all manufacturers and owners of all brands and products. It is our belief that online forums provide a community of like minded audiophiles and music lovers to encourage the growth of this wonderful hobby.

Sincerely,
The Audioshark.org Team

Magico M2 Review

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •