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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    I listened to these for several hours today. The midrange is very special. The bass is tight, balanced full and articulate. Despite not having a curved front baffle, the speakers still do a great disappearing act and the image height is perfect. They fill our 17 x 25 room with ease and play loud without any breakup. The speakers also convey a great sense of emotion from the music.

    Do the Magico A5ís redefine the $20k speaker market? I would say yes and those speakers costing much more better be worried too.

    Iíll let these continue to break in and give another report next week. But for now: WOW! A Home Run.


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    Thanks for the report and videos Mike. My A3s took several hundred hours to really show their sound characteristics. Hearing the A3s right from the start I was impressed to say the least. I thinks these will do the same.
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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    how would you compare them to the stenheim aluminun3
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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    how would you compare them to the stenheim aluminun3
    The A5ís play bigger, fuller, deeper.


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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    How do the A5's compare to the B&W 802 / 800 series?

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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by soastrup View Post
    How do the A5's compare to the B&W 802 / 800 series?

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    They definitely compete. I hope you guys get to hear them soon.


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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    Thank you very much Mike
    Beautiful speaker from a great company
    Definitely a new competitor in scene

    As an S3 MK II owner, beside your mention in previous posts,
    do you have a pair in your place to make a comparison?
    Until now, I think the S3 was the “sweet spot” in the Magico line
    by price and performance.
    Now, there is a new one...

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    Re: Magico A5ís Arrive!!!!

    I need to shut myself down from any further reading about the A5's. At 1/4 of the price of my M3's the A5's might be getting too close for comfort. Certainly on the price vs performance curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    I need to shut myself down from any further reading about the A5's. At 1/4 of the price of my M3's the A5's might be getting too close for comfort. Certainly on the price vs performance curve.
    Donít think that for a second. M2/M3 are in another league. But damn this A5 is good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    I could live with the A-chassis look, but the cf on my M3's is a look that can't be beaten. The A5 price is very reasonable for the level of performance it brings to the party.
    We're pretty happy with the A-chassis look. (We've had A3's since they first came out.) Sure the S's and M's are beautiful, but they did a really nice job, within the budget, with the A's. Given the significant price difference, the A's are nice enough. And honestly they are nice in their own right, IMHO.
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