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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by imprezap2 View Post
    I cannot find myself in that statement at all (Poor woofer integration of the V3), I think it must have been the setup you have listened to, Before buying the V3's, I have listened to the V2 and Mini II in the same system, for me the V3 filled the room better then the other two. Playing with them almost ten years now.

    Now thinking about the YG Hailey or Magico S3mk II, S5mkII or maybe the M2, we will see where it goes.

    The Q3 you have is a great speaker, almost pulled the trigger on them a few years ago, enjoy. :-)
    Thanks about the Q3. I agree, great speaker, especially at today's used prices. It may very well have been the set up, but this was at the same dealer in NYC and the others speakers sounded very coherent. Room fill and coherency are two different things. The V3 is a bigger speaker than either the V2 or Mini II. Or, that lower woofer in the V3, separated from the mid/tweeter so much means that one has to sit further away for the drivers to integrate. I don't know. It was a small room in NYC. Glad you like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkscherk View Post
    I find great interest in this comment. I was a Magico A3 owner for about 6 months and thought they were just a great speaker. Very easy to listen to. Super bass and very good transparency with a huge soundstage. However, I got an opportunity to pickup a new pair of Salon2s for little incremental investment so decided to make the move, as I always have wanted to try them. Had both pairs in the same room at the same time with the same gear. I thought the Salon2 had better clarity in the midrange compared to the A3. I have no lack of bass in my setup and I think that may be in part due to the massive power going into them.

    BUT.......if the A5 is a significant improvement in midrage clarity over the A3 (and it sounds like it is) I would certainly think picking them over a Salon2 is very tempting. If for no other reason, I think the placement of an A5 is going to be easier due to the sealed enclosure and it seems a bit less intrusive in your room. While the A5 is actually heavier, the Salon2 is quite a bit larger; it is a rather imposing item in your living room! However, there will likely be a big $ upgrade cost to make that happen and whether the $ difference is justified by the performance difference remains to be seen.

    Can't wait to hear the A5s. But with current circumstances its going to be awhile!
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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jkscherk View Post
    I find great interest in this comment. I was a Magico A3 owner for about 6 months and thought they were just a great speaker. Very easy to listen to. Super bass and very good transparency with a huge soundstage. However, I got an opportunity to pickup a new pair of Salon2s for little incremental investment so decided to make the move, as I always have wanted to try them. Had both pairs in the same room at the same time with the same gear. I thought the Salon2 had better clarity in the midrange compared to the A3. I have no lack of bass in my setup and I think that may be in part due to the massive power going into them.

    BUT.......if the A5 is a significant improvement in midrage clarity over the A3 (and it sounds like it is) I would certainly think picking them over a Salon2 is very tempting. If for no other reason, I think the placement of an A5 is going to be easier due to the sealed enclosure and it seems a bit less intrusive in your room. While the A5 is actually heavier, the Salon2 is quite a bit larger; it is a rather imposing item in your living room! However, there will likely be a big $ upgrade cost to make that happen and whether the $ difference is justified by the performance difference remains to be seen.

    Can't wait to hear the A5s. But with current circumstances its going to be awhile!
    If you liked the A3’s, I would think the A5’s would be worth a serious listen. I also owned the Salon 2’s before I purchased the Vandersteen 7 Mk2’s and they were excellent speakers, but over time, newer technology eventually usurps even the best components.

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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Thanks about the Q3. I agree, great speaker, especially at today's used prices. It may very well have been the set up, but this was at the same dealer in NYC and the others speakers sounded very coherent. Room fill and coherency are two different things. The V3 is a bigger speaker than either the V2 or Mini II. Or, that lower woofer in the V3, separated from the mid/tweeter so much means that one has to sit further away for the drivers to integrate. I don't know. It was a small room in NYC. Glad you like them.
    If the distance between woofer and mid would be an issue it means that also Magico's S3mk1/2, S5mk1/2 and M2 would not be coherent, ofcourse a point source is the best option. But Magico's are not designed that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imprezap2 View Post
    If the distance between woofer and mid would be an issue it means that also Magico's S3mk1/2, S5mk1/2 and M2 would not be coherent, ofcourse a point source is the best option. But Magico's are not designed that way.
    Yes, that makes sense. All I'm saying is that when I auditioned the V3, I found it less coherent than any other MAgico speaker I've heard. That's all. I don't know the reason, but I clearly heard the woofers separate from the mid/tweeter. MIght have been set up or something else. Magico is usually extremely coherent. I have always thought that is one of their strengths.

    Anyway, I don't want this thread aobut the A5 to get any more sidetracked. Sorry.
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    Hi Mike,

    Very nice speakers. Will you able to pair them with Pass INT60/250 and share your thought? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q3Di View Post
    Hi Mike,

    Very nice speakers. Will you able to pair them with Pass INT60/250 and share your thought? Thanks
    For sure. But I donít see us back in the store until we are given the ok to return to work from the Governor. I can imagine the INT-250 with the A5ís would be unbelievably good. The Boulder integrated was fantastic on them as well.
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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Q3Di View Post
    Hi Mike,

    Very nice speakers. Will you able to pair them with Pass INT60/250 and share your thought? Thanks
    i have the A3s paired with Pass 260.8s and XP-22 and they are absolutely amazing. The A5s are very tempting and I have no doubt that they would sound good with the Pass INT 60/250.
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    I have always thought that Pass and Magico is a great combination. Sadly, there are not many dealers that carry both brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    I have always thought that Pass and Magico is a great combination. Sadly, there are not many dealers that carry both brands.
    There are not many dealers that carry Pass, and I think you know why. I do, because I like Nelson and the entire team and love the product.
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