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    Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    I just received the latest issue of Stereophile, and the Magico M2 is named their loudspeaker of the year for 2020. There's a note that the M2 won by several votes, in particular calling out the incredible imaging that was mentioned in their review from earlier this year.
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Awesome! Congrats to the folks at Magico. I can’t say I’m surprised, the M2’s imaging is unmatched.


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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    ... I can’t say I’m surprised, the M2’s imaging is unmatched.
    There you go again. Trying to convince me I should upgrade my M3's to M2's !
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    There you go again. Trying to convince me I should upgrade my M3's to M2's !
    I think have the M2 Vs M3 discussion more than any with customers. M3 rocks, has more bass weight, don’t sweat it.


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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Magico M2 + M Pod 3-PT Stand in Europe €85.860,00 = $ 101306,21

    Ouch
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Congrats to the Magico team. The M2 and M6 are my favorite Magico speakers.
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    There you go again. Trying to convince me I should upgrade my M3's to M2's !
    Alon himself would be the first to tell you the M3 is still a better speaker than the M2.
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I think have the M2 Vs M3 discussion more than any with customers. M3 rocks, has more bass weight, don’t sweat it.


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    Makes sense to me. Also the Speaker of the Year is only chosen from the speakers they auditioned in the past year. So the M3 would not have been in the running.
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordante View Post
    Magico M2 + M Pod 3-PT Stand in Europe €85.860,00 = $ 101306,21

    Ouch
    thats my only problem with magico.....they cost so much in europe. the m3 is 100k euro without feets.
    never ever saw a 2nd hand m2 or m3 here.

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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by NekoAudio View Post
    Alon himself would be the first to tell you the M3 is still a better speaker than the M2.
    Who’s Alon? ;-)

    No worries. I did not say I don’t like the M3s.
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    interesting too that it was a close contest between the 63500dollar m2 vs the 38000dollar wilson sasha daw.
    i do know that the 56k alexia2 beats the sasha daw very clearly. would probably have been the more interesting comparison.

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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordante View Post
    Magico M2 + M Pod 3-PT Stand in Europe €85.860,00 = $ 101306,21

    Ouch
    Including 20% VAT + custom taxes + shipping by air from the USA.

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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    I knew I read it somewhere, and I found it again in the Editors' Choice section now that Stereophile has posted the results on their website (bold added by me for emphasis):

    In for a follow-up review, the M2s have been my regular listening companion for months. (I've been in no hurry to get rid of them.) I think they're the first pair of loudspeakers I've had here with no identifiable defect. They do that special trick of reproducing all the highs, fully, but never in a way that draws attention—all the air with none of the fatigue.

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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    thats my only problem with magico.....they cost so much in europe. the m3 is 100k euro without feets.
    never ever saw a 2nd hand m2 or m3 here.
    There have been several M3 pairs available over the years around 50k EUR mark.
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    The M3 is a great speaker especially considering it's a moderately sized 3 - way. The coherence, dynamics, level of detail and accuracy at high SPLs is quite an achievement that few speakers can do IME.
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    Re: Magico M2 - Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

    M2 is the most beautiful Magico model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q3Di View Post
    M2 is the most beautiful Magico model.
    Not just Magico, M2 has few peers in looks department.

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