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    Today’s Magico Install

    Packing up his Wilson Alexia’s that he traded:



    Installing his new Magico S3 Mk2’s:




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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Wow one beauty for another. Those Magico S3 Mk2’s look awesome in the space!!!
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    i am sure that system sounds as good as it is elegant!! ...however, i am thinking a taiko sgm extreme in place of the sonos would really tie the room together, would it not?

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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by aKnyght View Post
    i am sure that system sounds as good as it is elegant!! ...however, i am thinking a taiko extreme in place of the sonos would really tie the room together, would it not?

    We are having discussions!


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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Nice room with nice setup. I like simplicity in the living room.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    As a S3 MK2 owner
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    S3 Mk2 has become the lost soul in the range, would you say? I mean, A5 would be better in some ways for less money, M2 would be better for not much more money. Is this typical, having a dealer deliver speakers?
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    S3 Mk2 has become the lost soul in the range, would you say? I mean, A5 would be better in some ways for less money, M2 would be better for not much more money. Is this typical, having a dealer deliver speakers?
    Mike (Suncoast Audio) delivered my entire system. If I recall correctly he made three deliveries that day. They ship stuff too, but they do a ton of deliveries. And Mike is a master at setting up Magicos.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    S3 Mk2 has become the lost soul in the range, would you say? I mean, A5 would be better in some ways for less money, M2 would be better for not much more money. Is this typical, having a dealer deliver speakers?
    Not really, you have to take into account how important colors are for so many people (Alon, nudge nudge, wink, wink!). Black is fine, but really and truly the S series holds a lot of value for many people, not only sonically, but in the ability to choose a color.


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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Congrats Mike! And, clearly, congrats to the owner of the new Magicos. Very different music reproduction between those speakers. The sealed enclosure of the Magicos probably a better fit in that space.

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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Mike (Suncoast Audio) delivered my entire system. If I recall correctly he made three deliveries that day. They ship stuff too, but they do a ton of deliveries. And Mike is a master at setting up Magicos.
    Thanks Calvin. We have an M6 install coming up in Miami in about 6-8 weeks. That will be a fun day!


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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Thanks Calvin. We have an M6 install coming up in Miami in about 6-8 weeks. That will be a fun day!


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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    S3 Mk2 has become the lost soul in the range, would you say? I mean, A5 would be better in some ways for less money, M2 would be better for not much more money. Is this typical, having a dealer deliver speakers?
    The S3 MkII sounds better overall than the A5, and the M2 is twice the cost of the S3 MkII. It doesn't look like the seating is so far away that you'd need the higher maximum SPL output of the A5.

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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Not really, you have to take into account how important colors are for so many people (Alon, nudge nudge, wink, wink!). Black is fine, but really and truly the S series holds a lot of value for many people, not only sonically, but in the ability to choose a color.
    That is so true. I love my S5s. They sound fantastic, even after a couple of years, and they look great in the living room. Thanks Mike.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Thats a really good looking livingroom , and the Magico´s look great. Congratulations with them.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Really like the the S3 mkII's, but having listened to the Alexia's I feel the M3's would have been the way to go as replacement.
    Did the Wilson's have a bass problem in the room ?
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by imprezap2 View Post
    Really like the the S3 mkII's, but having listened to the Alexia's I feel the M3's would have been the way to go as replacement.
    Did the Wilson's have a bass problem in the room ?
    With the position of the speakers being so close to the rear wall I would expect the rear ported Alexias to be boomy in the base. But the Alexia Series 2 in my friend's room here in town are awesome - but he has plenty of room around them and a finished audio room, etc.

    Does anyone recognize what type of rack is being used in the photos? I like their looks.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    S3Mk2 doesn't have grilles?
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    S3Mk2 doesn't have grilles?
    You can order them with the "S" series of Magico's. I normally take my grills off when playing them ....
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    I seem to recall my S3Mk1's came with grilles as standard. My Q3's didn't, wasn't even an option. My M3's same same. S-Sub came with grilles as standard. ACC the grille was optional, which I should have ordered at the same time but didn't think of it.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    S3Mk2 doesn't have grilles?
    Mine do. They are metal, held in place by magnets, so repeatedly attaching and and removing doesn't cause wear problems. I put them on when grandchildren visit.

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    Yeah. I hear you. No grilles available for M3. I have to use land mines instead
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    S3Mk2 doesn't have grilles?
    They do. Customer wanted us to leave them in the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post

    Does anyone recognize what type of rack is being used in the photos? I like their looks.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    How did the final setup sound Mike? I can’t see anything giving great results in that room. Good luck selling those erector set Wilsons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    How did the final setup sound Mike? I can’t see anything giving great results in that room. Good luck selling those erector set Wilsons.
    The Magico’s are so nice to work with during setup. We had limitations due to WAF (a hard line of 18 inches out into the room) and had to work with the heat from the fire place on the left side. We also had to ensure the TV wasn’t blocked from any viewing angle from the wrap around sofa.

    The final result was very good. I was happy when I left and the customer was delighted - especially that the extreme bass boominess was gone. We had a dead center image which can be a bit tricky with a rack in the middle, TV, but more importantly a wall on one side and none on the other. Off axis was exceptionally good.

    We have some work left to do with respect to a streamer, cabling and power, but overall, the customer was MUCH happier. His comments were quite funny, but I don’t want to offend any Wilson owners, so I’ll just keep it to myself.

    Yes, wish me luck on that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The Magico’s are so nice to work with during setup. We had limitations due to WAF (a hard line of 18 inches out into the room) and had to work with the heat from the fire place on the left side. We also had to ensure the TV wasn’t blocked from any viewing angle from the wrap around sofa.

    The final result was very good. I was happy when I left and the customer was delighted - especially that the extreme bass boominess was gone. We had a dead center image which can be a bit tricky with a rack in the middle, TV, but more importantly a wall on one side and none on the other. Off axis was exceptionally good.

    We have some work left to do with respect to a streamer, cabling and power, but overall, the customer was MUCH happier. His comments were quite funny, but I don’t want to offend any Wilson owners, so I’ll just keep it to myself.

    Yes, wish me luck on that one!


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    Oh come on Mike ... do tell! Funny is funny and if we can’t laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadawg View Post
    Oh come on Mike ... do tell! Funny is funny and if we can’t laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at??

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    No, no, let’s chalk it up to room and positioning. All good.


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    Great Post!

    One would not normally consider S3 an update over Alexias, but when you see the room constraints its clearer. Speakers live or die in the room where you put them, and this is a good reminder that the biggest and most expensive speakers are not always the best for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soastrup View Post
    Great Post!

    One would not normally consider S3 an update over Alexias, but when you see the room constraints its clearer. Speakers live or die in the room where you put them, and this is a good reminder that the biggest and most expensive speakers are not always the best for you.

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    Especially if your wife dictates where your speakers can be placed in “her” room.
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Especially if your wife dictates where your speakers can be placed in “her” room.
    Good for him to consider his partners opinion...she has ears too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    Good for him to consider his partners opinion...she has ears too...
    That’s one way to look at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The Magico’s are so nice to work with during setup. We had limitations due to WAF (a hard line of 18 inches out into the room) and had to work with the heat from the fire place on the left side
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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    Good for him to consider his partners opinion...she has ears too...
    Precisely! My wife has better ears than me. And she has excellent taste regarding room decor. So we do this hi fi thing together. We compromise on some things; on others it's her way and yet others it's mine. The end result is good harmony both out of the hi fi and among us. I highly recommend it.
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    We're shopping for a white brick-like material for the fireplace in our new home. That material is interesting. We're looking for a mid-century vibe out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aKnyght View Post
    i am sure that system sounds as good as it is elegant!! ...however, i am thinking a taiko sgm extreme in place of the sonos would really tie the room together, would it not?

    How could it not!?!?!? On the serious side, many options between the price of the Sonos and the price of the Taiko He does need better than Sonos.
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    The Magico look great in that room. Never cared for the look of the Wilson anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    The Magico look great in that room. Never cared for the look of the Wilson anyway.
    Especially the Alexia. Worst looking Wilson ever and IMO the worst sounding of the full range Wilson speakers....

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    Re: Today’s Magico Install

    There’s no way the Alexias (like the look or not) would have sounded right just 18” from the wall; they need at least 30”. A well setup pair of Alexias sound terrific. Now, Magicos are easier to setup and have, in my view, more flexibility in room setup.
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