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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    Ha!

    Unfortunately not anymore. I'm a one set of speakers guy now. I couldn’t be happier. Having a few amps in rotation keeps it interesting and loads of fun.

    Gentleman, I'm officially off the merry go round.



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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Ha!

    Unfortunately not anymore. I'm a one set of speakers guy now. I couldn’t be happier. Having a few amps in rotation keeps it interesting and loads of fun.

    Gentleman, I'm officially off the merry go round.



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    I need to write that down...
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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    I need to write that down...
    Knock yourself out
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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    Why is it that when certain speaker brands are being discussed the debate always turns a bit non-friendly.
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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordante View Post
    Why is it that when certain speaker brands are being discussed the debate always turns a bit non-friendly.
    Where is the debate becoming non-friendly? This story is more about discussing Harman's testing protocol than it's about discussing the difference between Revel and Magico speakers. There are more than a few people on this forum that own Revel speakers and love them. Ditto for Magico. Live and let live.
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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    I wonder what would happen if the listeners could toggle between different amps and bring their own music.
    They couldn't let you "toggle amps" because that would add a variable that negates the test. You could of course ask about inserting your amp in the test regime, though it's also doubtful since they would have to test it first t make sure it didn't eq the speaker based on impedance or some other silly "attribute" misbehavior that would again, negate any validity to the test.
    Not sure what amp they use now, but they should certainly have access to Mark Levinson amps. My understanding is that you can visit the facility and take the test yourself, including with your own speakers and music, no training necessary.
    The test is blind (no priori knowledge affects the listening), so one must "trust ears" and "just listen". The really real world version of both. The total opposite of what audiophiles are used to doing. As such, it really is academic in nature for bettering their speakers sound. I don't know anyone who listens blind at home. Things like looks, beliefs, etc have an overwhelming impact, so the scope of the testing is limited in application. If you like the looks, street rep, etc and sound of one's speakers, I can't see any reason whatsoever to attend such testing. YMMV.

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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    I am a happy Magico S3 Mk II owner. I recently heard a Revel Salon 2 at a dealer, driven by ML electronics. It was not optimally set up, but I have to say, very impressive speakers. I suspect that if these were being introduced today, the MRSP price point would probably be approx 50% higher. Impressive value IMO.

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    Re: Magico vs Revel

    I think I saw a picture of the Mark Levinson No. 536 mono amp, behind the curtain, in literature Harman has recently distributed about the test.
    https://www.marklevinson.com/product...uct/no536.html
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