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    From Sonus faber to Magico

    Hi all...
    I've had the privilege of using Sonus faber Strads for almost four years. Last year I finally got my dream system and went to an all Accuphase system (A-75,C-3850,DP-750,t-1200, C-37) with a full loom of Wireworld Platinum 8 and was wanting to get your thoughts on the idea of going to Magico S7's as a potential upgrade . I love my Strads but I feel that they just might be the weak link and that newer tech and materials available from Magico just might be the ticket to unleash the Accuphase gear to its fullest potential. I dont think there would be any problem driving the S7's with the A-75 so Im not worried about that. My room is plenty large and has excellent qualities too.
    Thanks for any advise and counseling... Dave
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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    I'm sure I won't be the last Magico owner urging you to find a way to put any model of their hardware in your listening room. Having heard most high end speakers on the market, I can offer my opinion - You will not regret it.

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    From Sonus faber to Magico

    I’m on my third pair of Magicos and obviously like them. Currently have S3 mk2s.

    I can definitely recommend Magicos.


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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    Is the Magico only choice? Not to be mistaken, totally nothing against them at all, but there might also be other options with state of the art engeneering behind and sounding like a dream like Wilson Benesch (something from Square II series ie Cardinal), Gryphon speakers or Stenheim Alumine 5 or above)…

    Cheers;
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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    Quote Originally Posted by Golum View Post
    Is the Magico only choice? Not to be mistaken, totally nothing against them at all, but there might also be other options with state of the art engeneering behind and sounding like a dream like Wilson Benesch (something from Square II series ie Cardinal), Gryphon speakers or Stenheim Alumine 5 or above)…

    Cheers;
    G
    Thanks, G
    No.. I'm also taking a hard look at the latest from Sonus faber (Lilium, Aida), TAD and Canton, But I'm more than open to other suggestions as well. Bring them on.
    ​Accuphase A-75, C-3850, DP-750, T-1200, C-37, P-530, A-6, / Magico S7, Mcoat Red w/Mpod / Synergistic Research Galileo SX Sp. Cables, Galileo SX IC's, Atmosphere X Euphoria PC's / Clearaudio Innovation Wood 9" Universal ,VTA adj., platter ring w/My Sonic Lab Ultra Eminent GX, Clearaudio Da Vinci, MCRU Linear PSU / Stillpoints Ultra SS / Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth / Nakamichi Dragon / Synergistic Research Galileo PowerCell SX w/Galileo SRX PC, Active Ground Block SE w/high def cables, Black Box Low freq.resonator, Acoustic ART Vibratron ,FEQ X4 w/Green ATM / Furutech GTX-D NCF outlets, Flux-50 NCF ,20a dedicated line / SteinMusic H2 Harmonizers / Akiko Audio Corelli PLC. Phono booster, Tuning sticks, E-tuning Gold MkII / Symposium Acoustics Svelt Shelves,Precision Couplers,Segue ISO,Rollerblock Series 2+ / KLAudio Ultrasonic RCM / Clearaudio Smart Matrix RCM


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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    I don't want to shoot out ones which i did not hear - ones above I heard and i can add Vienna Acoustics Klimt to the picture additonaly which is also total bingo...amazing speaker. Those new SFs I did not hear but I assume they should be great. I had previously SF Electa Amator II from Serblin era and those were something. Also Franco Serblin Ktema model comes into the picture...

    Anyhow I wish you find something you enjoy!
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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    In addition to Magico (I am a happy Magico owner), I would suggest you listen to Wilson Sasha DAW & Alexia 2, KEF Blade 2, and perhaps Rockport Cygnus. What kind of music do you favor?

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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    In addition to Magico (I am a happy Magico owner), I would suggest you listen to Wilson Sasha DAW & Alexia 2, KEF Blade 2, and perhaps Rockport Cygnus. What kind of music do you favor?
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    My musical tastes run the gamut but I mostly listen to classical, with bit of Jazz and classic rock sprinkled in ,sometimes.
    Really anything but heavy metal i'm open to.
    ​Accuphase A-75, C-3850, DP-750, T-1200, C-37, P-530, A-6, / Magico S7, Mcoat Red w/Mpod / Synergistic Research Galileo SX Sp. Cables, Galileo SX IC's, Atmosphere X Euphoria PC's / Clearaudio Innovation Wood 9" Universal ,VTA adj., platter ring w/My Sonic Lab Ultra Eminent GX, Clearaudio Da Vinci, MCRU Linear PSU / Stillpoints Ultra SS / Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth / Nakamichi Dragon / Synergistic Research Galileo PowerCell SX w/Galileo SRX PC, Active Ground Block SE w/high def cables, Black Box Low freq.resonator, Acoustic ART Vibratron ,FEQ X4 w/Green ATM / Furutech GTX-D NCF outlets, Flux-50 NCF ,20a dedicated line / SteinMusic H2 Harmonizers / Akiko Audio Corelli PLC. Phono booster, Tuning sticks, E-tuning Gold MkII / Symposium Acoustics Svelt Shelves,Precision Couplers,Segue ISO,Rollerblock Series 2+ / KLAudio Ultrasonic RCM / Clearaudio Smart Matrix RCM


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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    You mentioned Canton.... which of their series have you listened to?

    As a fan of the Canton loudspeakers myself, I'm just curious.

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    Re: From Sonus faber to Magico

    Hi Mike,
    Haven't had a chance to hear the Canton's yet but I'm hoping soon to make a quick trip to a friends place for an extended session to hear some Reference 3K's
    ​Accuphase A-75, C-3850, DP-750, T-1200, C-37, P-530, A-6, / Magico S7, Mcoat Red w/Mpod / Synergistic Research Galileo SX Sp. Cables, Galileo SX IC's, Atmosphere X Euphoria PC's / Clearaudio Innovation Wood 9" Universal ,VTA adj., platter ring w/My Sonic Lab Ultra Eminent GX, Clearaudio Da Vinci, MCRU Linear PSU / Stillpoints Ultra SS / Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth / Nakamichi Dragon / Synergistic Research Galileo PowerCell SX w/Galileo SRX PC, Active Ground Block SE w/high def cables, Black Box Low freq.resonator, Acoustic ART Vibratron ,FEQ X4 w/Green ATM / Furutech GTX-D NCF outlets, Flux-50 NCF ,20a dedicated line / SteinMusic H2 Harmonizers / Akiko Audio Corelli PLC. Phono booster, Tuning sticks, E-tuning Gold MkII / Symposium Acoustics Svelt Shelves,Precision Couplers,Segue ISO,Rollerblock Series 2+ / KLAudio Ultrasonic RCM / Clearaudio Smart Matrix RCM


 

 
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