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    Magico M2

    Larry, we are doing an install of a pair of Magico Q-Sub 15’s today, would you mind keeping an eye on the M2’s while we’re away? Just keep breaking them in. They are only at 80 hours now.
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    Re: Magico M2

    Kuoppis, one of the real innovations with the M2 (and M6) is that the interior volume is actually about 30% larger than a Magico that has aluminum casing due to the ability to make the speaker walls much thinner with much stronger thinner carbon fiber monocoque instead of the much thicker aluminum casing. This way the small speaker can sound much bigger than it looks from the outside but the interior volume being much larger than past designs to punch way above its weight class and appearance. This enables incredible bass for the external cabinet size, and more opportunities to fit better into the listening space as well as a narrower front baffle that helps the speaker to disappear as an apparent sound source. This likely will go over big in the Asian market where the spaces are smaller but where you can now fit a big speaker sound into a smaller listening room than possible in the past.

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    Re: Magico M2

    Quote Originally Posted by owldiscourse View Post
    Kuoppis, one of the real innovations with the M2 (and M6) is that the interior volume is actually about 30% larger than a Magico that has aluminum casing due to the ability to make the speaker walls much thinner with much stronger thinner carbon fiber monocoque instead of the much thicker aluminum casing. This way the small speaker can sound much bigger than it looks from the outside but the interior volume being much larger than past designs to punch way above its weight class and appearance. This enables incredible bass for the external cabinet size, and more opportunities to fit better into the listening space as well as a narrower front baffle that helps the speaker to disappear as an apparent sound source. This likely will go over big in the Asian market where the spaces are smaller but where you can now fit a big speaker sound into a smaller listening room than possible in the past.
    Excellent points. The M6 cabinet is the most inert I’ve ever seen. I was pounding on the side of it and it’s like a solid block of steel. When you close your eyes and listen, it does everything the best planar does from a soundstage perspective with more exact imaging.

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    Re: Magico M2

    I sense a trip to FL in my future.
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    Speakers: Magico S3 | Amp: Pass XA160.8's | Pre-Amp: Pass XP-20 | Digital: DCS Vivaldi 3/4 stack | Phono-Pre: ARC Ref 2se | Phono: AMG Viella w\ 12JT & Benz LPS cart.

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    Speakers: KEF LS50 | Amp: Primaluna Prologue Premium | Digital: Lumin D2

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    Re: Magico M2

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    Members of The S3Mk2’s club we have to make a pact.
    A: We are NOT getting the M2’s. No way they could sound better than our speakers.
    B: We will NOT put all our speakers on the market at the same time!
    C: We need to space them out with only 1 per sale at any time.
    D: We will let the folks that have the money to pay for them go first!
    E: We will remind the M2 buyers our speakers are taller and less expensive.
    F: Those who break this agreement will be at sundown listening to Diana Krall, sipping some fine single malt whiskey after smoking a select leaf Cuban cigar.

    Ok Ok who will be first! Odds are already being posted with the bookies.
    Ok, I’m in. I’ll start... .


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    Re: Magico M2

    Quote Originally Posted by owldiscourse View Post
    Kuoppis, one of the real innovations with the M2 (and M6) is that the interior volume is actually about 30% larger than a Magico that has aluminum casing due to the ability to make the speaker walls much thinner with much stronger thinner carbon fiber monocoque instead of the much thicker aluminum casing. This way the small speaker can sound much bigger than it looks from the outside but the interior volume being much larger than past designs to punch way above its weight class and appearance. This enables incredible bass for the external cabinet size, and more opportunities to fit better into the listening space as well as a narrower front baffle that helps the speaker to disappear as an apparent sound source. This likely will go over big in the Asian market where the spaces are smaller but where you can now fit a big speaker sound into a smaller listening room than possible in the past.
    Comment was purely appearance based...


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    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Magico M2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Larry, we are doing an install of a pair of Magico Q-Sub 15’s today, would you mind keeping an eye on the M2’s while we’re away? Just keep breaking them in. They are only at 80 hours now.
    Oh boy Larry, one kidney, one eye, a limb... what’s it gonna be...


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    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond Phono/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H with Curious USB/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Diamond RJ45 + AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Magico M2

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Oh boy Larry, one kidney, one eye, a limb... what’s it gonna be...


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    None of that Kuoppis.......my parts are too old!
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    Re: Magico M2

    I can't help but notice that Mike seems to be setting up quite a few dual Q-sub 15: business must be booming.

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    Re: Magico M2

    What surprises me is how many use subs. I don’t even use my HT sub. I guess there are a lot of people who like RAP.
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