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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    Looks great, Bart. Do you have a photo from the listening seat looking at both speakers? I'd like to get a sense of the system in the room. Do the grills change the sonics? I'm not used to seeing Magicos with grills. Congratulations!
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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    Peter hi. Here are some photos, and I'd love your thoughts. I did not down-size the photos; hopefully they are manageable. All photos taken from listening position on my couch.

    Room dimensions are approx 13 ft x 19 ft and as you see we sit the short way. Ceilings are 8.5 ft. Right now the A3's are 20 " from the rear wall, 6.5 ft apart, and approx 9 feet from where I sit in the middle of the couch. I've not played at all with positioning or toe in. This is just the start.

    I don't hear the grills at this point, but maybe that will change as they run in more? They are super easy to remove and replace, and frankly I like the protection they afford when I'm not around during the day. Again, easily removed when listening. The room is very lively as you can imagine from the lack of carpeting, draperies, upholstered furniture, etc.

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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    Nice Naim setup - I have always liked how elegent Naim components look on the Naim stand.
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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    +1
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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    One thing about waiting five month for the speakers. You have a lot of time to think about your setup and placement. Your room looks super clean and well thought out. I toe in my A3s about 5 degrees. Not much, but I just leave them there. And as for the grills I just leave them on. I haven't noticed any difference with the grills off. And the added security is why I bought them.
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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    Great looking room, Bart. I love the color of the walls with the natural wood floor. I don't see any speaker cables and yes, the room is super clean and well organized. Love it. Without hearing the system, I suspect you will have the typical compromises one usually has when integrating a high end system into a formal living room without much acoustic treatment. The two things that would probably help right away are finding another location for the turntable. A room corner is where a lot of energy builds up and can be detrimental to most turntables. The other is the large glass surfaced table between you and the speakers.

    There are all sorts of reasons you might not want to change those two things, but I suspect they would improve sonics. There is a fairly recent thread on another forum that discusses coffee tables and many members did not find it affected the sound too much, but others did. Anyway, enjoy the system. That looks like a great space to sit, relax and listen to music.
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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    Magico speakers seem to gravitate towards fireplaces. Even the Magico marketing material often shows their speakers standing next to fireplaces.

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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Magico speakers seem to gravitate towards fireplaces. Even the Magico marketing material often shows their speakers standing next to fireplaces.


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    Electronics: Pass XA160.5, Pass XP-22, Pass XP-25
    Speakers: Magico Q3 and Mini II
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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

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    Speakers: Magico A3
    Subs: SVS1000 (2)
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST
    Preamp: NAD M12
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205
    Music Streamer: Lumin T2
    Roon Core: sonicTransporter i7 powered with HDPlex 200w linear PS, running Tital and Quobuz with iPad Pro
    TV: Samsung Q90R 65"
    AudioQuest 1000 line conditions (2), Monster HTS5000 (SVS subs)
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem
    Power cords: Cardas Clear Beyond (wall to amp) Cardas CLear Cygnus (5), Shunyata Venom NR12 (AQ1000)
    Interconnects: Cardas Clear Cygnus XLR (2)
    Speaker cables: Cardas Clear Cygnus
    Ethernet: Cardas Clear from I7 Roon core to Lumin T2, Supra Cat8 (5)
    ADD-POWR EkectraCkear, Symphony/Ghent DC cable from Keces and HDPlex PS (4)


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    Re: Naim x Magico (A3)

    Too Funny. Love it, Darrel.
    My system link on WBF: http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...-Sublime-Sound
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    Electronics: Pass XA160.5, Pass XP-22, Pass XP-25
    Speakers: Magico Q3 and Mini II
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    Essentials: Jim Smith RoomPlay, 3 Vibraplanes

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