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MAGICO A3 Loudspeakers


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210-805-9927

MAGICO A3 Loudspeakers


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927


  • Description


     

    MY TAKE: MAGICO loudspeakers employ an impressive array of esoteric materials and manufacturing processes to craft speakers that are both incredibly accurate and immensely engaging on an emotional level. I have yet to hear a speaker that captures more of the subtly and nuance of the recording while at the same time conveying the intent and emotion of the music. Simply put, MAGICO speakers communicate the musical event without addition or subtraction of information – exactly what a speaker should do. A3 introduces a new price point to the MAGICO line and brings with it much of the technology found in the rest of the line - a stunning value! - Galen Carol

     

    Machined into the metal of every MAGICO loudspeaker is a subtle, yet permanent, “M.” Our symbol is a simple reminder to the owner of a MAGICO product that they have purchased a product born of an uncompromised, unapologetic pursuit of performance excellence.

     

    The standards we have set for a product bearing our M logo are not without consequence. The push forward into the development of new, exotic, costly technologies and materials has meant that these products are accessible only to a fortunate few. While we have long wanted to bring a more affordable product to the market, and despite constant experimentation and testing of various methods for reducing costs to achieve this goal, the results have always fallen short of earning the MAGICO M engraving.
     

    MAGICO is proud to launch the A series. At long last, a MAGICO loudspeaker obtainable for a wider audience; the A3 brings together a bevy of technologies unheard-of at its price point. A fully braced and anodized aluminum enclosure, beryllium tweeter, carbon Nanographene cones, neodymium-based motor systems and our renowned elliptical crossover, the A3 is the impossible made possible.


    The A3 borrows heavily from the leading-edge concepts and technology found in the rest of the line, making the A3 an outstanding value. As an example, the A3 enclosure is made entirely from 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum—the same material used by the enclosures of the Q Series. The simple rectangular shape and brushed, anodized finish reduces cost while optimizing performance and value.
     

    The A3 is a three-way, four-driver design consisting of 28mm tweeter, 6” midrange and dual 7” woofers combine to produce an impressive 22Hz to 50kHz frequency response.
     

    The tweeter uses a pure beryllium diaphragm and takes its basic design and geometry from Magico’s limited edition M-Project’s tweeters. The 6” midrange driver uses a carbon fiber cone coated with XG Nanographene and extra-large magnets to create a more stabilized field. The speaker’s low end is handled by two 7-inch woofers that incorporate an updated version of Magico’s Nano-Tec cones (also found on the M Project), which use carbon nanotubes in their construction.

     

    High-Frequency driver
     

    Extended high frequencies are provided by a newly designed MAGICO pure beryllium-diaphragm tweeter with an optimized 28-mm dome surface based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of the M-Project tweeter. The customized neodymium motor system is encased in an improved back chamber with our latest generation damping materials that facilitate ultra-low distortion, higher power handling, massive dynamic capabilities, and extended linear voice coil movement.
     

    Midrange Frequency driver
     

    The newly developed 6-inch midrange employs a Multi-Wall carbon fiber cone with a layer of XG Nanographene, providing optimal stiffness to weight ratios and an ideal damping factor. Overhung neodymium-based motor systems incorporate extra-large magnets to ensure a stabilized magnetic field in the 75-mm pure titanium voice coils of both the midrange and bass drivers.
     

    Low-Frequency Drivers
     

    Dual 7-inch woofers incorporate a version of the new Gen 8 MAGICO Nano-Tec cone. The same properties and materials that allow for the proper combination of stiffness, mass, and damping are carried through to the lowest frequencies. The chassis has also been simulated and tested for the optimal combination of stiffness and damping. Minimum acoustical impact is achieved by reducing vibration modes while maximizing air flow. A new overhung neodymium (N48) based motor system anchors the low-frequency reproducers to accomplish a super stabilized magnetic field. A pure Titanium, 75mm voice coils are consistent with the technology utilized through the midrange.
     

    The A3 Midrange and Low-frequency drivers were optimized for minimal music related distortions in its bandpass, in both the frequency and time domains using the latest state of the art FEA simulation of acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal behavior. All of this is now being done on a single platform, allowing Magico to take the next step in performance optimization.
     


    COMMENTARY:
     

    The Absolute Sound - AXPONA Show Report: "Best Sound (for the money) The “game-changer” cliché is overused but it applies to the show-stopping Magico A3."


    The Absolute Sound - Best Sound (for the money) Munich Hi End Show 2018 - "Best Sound (for the money) - "The Magico A3 at $9800 per pair. Although not budget priced, the A3 establishes a new benchmark at the important $10k price point. A far better speaker than Magico’s $27k V3 of ten years ago." - Robert Harley


    SoundStage! Factory Visit: "When Alon was giving me his shopping list of what the A3 had to have for it to “still be a Magico,” he added one thing at the end that I haven’t mentioned yet -- that it had to sound better than any speaker at that price from any manufacturer, no matter if that manufacturer happened to be five, ten, or 100 times Magico’s size. In many ways, this is a brand-new world for Magico, because they’re not just up against boutique speaker makers anymore -- they are competing against the world’s speaker-manufacturing powerhouses, many of which have been making sub-$10,000 speakers for decades and know how to make them sound good. Can the A3 hold up to that? That’s really why I went to California in the first place -- so I could hear the A3. That’s in the next article . . ." - Doug Schneider Founder, SoundStage


    FULL REVIEWS:

    Soundstage Ultra!: "After years of making loudspeakers that most people can only dream of owning, with the A3 Alon Wolf has tried to deliver the genuine, full-fat Magico experience to a far wider range of audiophiles. Luckily, those who can afford $12,300 will find their investment handsomely rewarded. The Magico A3 offers sensational midrange clarity, and its beguiling beryllium tweeter proffered immaculate soundstages that extended well beyond the front wall of my listening room. Those qualities are married to taut, precise bass that extends below 30Hz, and it all coalesces into the kind of holographic, lifelike sound that should satisfy all but the most stubborn listeners.

    "The finest loudspeakers don’t merely reproduce the music -- they transport the listener and transcend. In that respect, the nearly full-range Magico A3 brought me closer to my music than any other speaker I’ve reviewed in the last five years. The A3 is Magico at its very best." - Hans Wetzel

    Read the Full Soundstage Ultra! Review


    Mono & Stereo: "Make no mistake! These are no ordinary floor standing sealed speakers and calling them an entry level Magicos would probably offend Alon and his team. They might not sport the S series curved design cues or M series carbon panels and other upper echelon paraphernalia, but these are by all means full bloodied Magico loudspeakers. 

    "Minimalistic aesthetics might not project the complex internal bracing structure and painstakingly well-thought enclosures made from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum. There is so much hidden to the casual eye, but the sonic benefits of Finite Element Analysis simulations and optimized acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic, and thermal behaviors deliver the aural impact that could be easily associated with the double the price. 

    "The minimization of unwanted accumulated resonances and the absence unwanted energy dispersion shows just how well the calibrated sub-enclosure handles the mid-range drive behavior and in absence of multi crossing with the back wave pressure of the bass drivers. This translates into the stressless music rendition that removes the thick layers of typical enclosure's unwanted interactions that not only fatigue the atmospheric perception but also considerably slows down the music. 

    "Yes, this is quite an enthusiastic first impression write up.  Magico A3 speakers managed to entrapped me with their character free nature into the instant and unplanned prolonged initial listening. 
    There are loudspeakers and there are THE  high-end audio loudspeakers. Magico A3's laboratory-like precision and stand out potent nature allows an extraordinary music voyage. Literary out of the box they were capable of painting the sonic canvas with what a grander portion reality than expected!
    Stay tuned for more in due time..."

    "The Magico A3 speakers a true testament of 21st century’s exemplary high-end audio manufacturing and will surely be able to withstand the test of time. 
    The Magico A3s deserve only the highest praise. I will do something which Mono & Stereo has never done before, and that is to award the A3 with a triple award—the Mono and Stereo Best Buy Award, Highly Recommended Product Award, and Upper Echelon Product Award! 

     

                                  


    "Claude Debussy was right— “Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.” Inabsence of self imposing sonic signature, this is possible and it can bypasses our logical sensory-data collection. With the Magico A3 speakers, the emotional impact was beyond exceptional, it is never ending and the most intense experience I have ever had from the speakers of this size and this price! They could easily come with a two times higher price sticker without explaining! - - Matej Isak

    Read the Full Mono & Stereo Review


    HIFI+ - "The A3 is an important loudspeaker, and not just for Magico. In truth, the audio world already knows this... the lengthy hiatus between the A3’s launch and this, it’s first review in an English language high-end magazine, is simply down to the sheer number of A3s ordered every time they are demonstrated. There’s a reason for that. This isn’t ‘discount Magico’ or ‘Magico-lite’, and it isn’t even ‘Emporio Magico’: the A3 is a top-class Magico loudspeaker in its own right. It’s the one to beat at the price... and far beyond." - Alan Sircom

    Read the Full HIFI+ Review

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Frequency Response: 22Hz - 50kHz
    • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: 88dB
    • Recommended Power: 50 Watts Minimum
    • Dimensions: 44”H x 11”D x 9.25”W
    • Weight: 110 lbs.
    • Price: $9800


    DRIVER COMPLIMENT:

    • 1  1" MB7 Beryllium Dome (X1)
    • 1  6” Midrange Graphene Nano Tec (X1)
    • 3  7” Bass Graphene Nano Tec (X2)

    Video - How to Build a Magico Loudspeaker

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

    MAGICO A-Pod -


    The APOD is based on the scientific design principles of Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) and provides an effective way to couple the A3 or S1 MkII loudspeaker to the floor while dissipating unwanted mechanical energy away from the enclosure. Demonstrable results include increased dynamics, enhanced focus, higher resolution, and a closer representation of the original musical performance as it was intended during the recording process.
     

    The main structure of the APOD is formed from multiple machined aluminum sections which when assembled form a vertical stack. A solid pure copper substrate center round is sandwiched by a top and bottom layer of machined aluminum that when compressed together facilitates the Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) function. An adjustable spiked footer threads into the APOD base and when locked into position provides solid coupling to the floor.

    Direct installation of the APOD is intended for the A3 and S1 MkII loudspeakers.

     

    MAGICO Metal Grilles -

     

    A great way to protect the drivers from accidents, large pets or curious children. Magnets embedded in the front baffle of the A3 hold the grilles in place.

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MAGICO A3 Loudspeakers


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927


Description


 

MY TAKE: MAGICO loudspeakers employ an impressive array of esoteric materials and manufacturing processes to craft speakers that are both incredibly accurate and immensely engaging on an emotional level. I have yet to hear a speaker that captures more of the subtly and nuance of the recording while at the same time conveying the intent and emotion of the music. Simply put, MAGICO speakers communicate the musical event without addition or subtraction of information – exactly what a speaker should do. A3 introduces a new price point to the MAGICO line and brings with it much of the technology found in the rest of the line - a stunning value! - Galen Carol

 

Machined into the metal of every MAGICO loudspeaker is a subtle, yet permanent, “M.” Our symbol is a simple reminder to the owner of a MAGICO product that they have purchased a product born of an uncompromised, unapologetic pursuit of performance excellence.

 

The standards we have set for a product bearing our M logo are not without consequence. The push forward into the development of new, exotic, costly technologies and materials has meant that these products are accessible only to a fortunate few. While we have long wanted to bring a more affordable product to the market, and despite constant experimentation and testing of various methods for reducing costs to achieve this goal, the results have always fallen short of earning the MAGICO M engraving.
 

MAGICO is proud to launch the A series. At long last, a MAGICO loudspeaker obtainable for a wider audience; the A3 brings together a bevy of technologies unheard-of at its price point. A fully braced and anodized aluminum enclosure, beryllium tweeter, carbon Nanographene cones, neodymium-based motor systems and our renowned elliptical crossover, the A3 is the impossible made possible.


The A3 borrows heavily from the leading-edge concepts and technology found in the rest of the line, making the A3 an outstanding value. As an example, the A3 enclosure is made entirely from 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum—the same material used by the enclosures of the Q Series. The simple rectangular shape and brushed, anodized finish reduces cost while optimizing performance and value.
 

The A3 is a three-way, four-driver design consisting of 28mm tweeter, 6” midrange and dual 7” woofers combine to produce an impressive 22Hz to 50kHz frequency response.
 

The tweeter uses a pure beryllium diaphragm and takes its basic design and geometry from Magico’s limited edition M-Project’s tweeters. The 6” midrange driver uses a carbon fiber cone coated with XG Nanographene and extra-large magnets to create a more stabilized field. The speaker’s low end is handled by two 7-inch woofers that incorporate an updated version of Magico’s Nano-Tec cones (also found on the M Project), which use carbon nanotubes in their construction.

 

High-Frequency driver
 

Extended high frequencies are provided by a newly designed MAGICO pure beryllium-diaphragm tweeter with an optimized 28-mm dome surface based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of the M-Project tweeter. The customized neodymium motor system is encased in an improved back chamber with our latest generation damping materials that facilitate ultra-low distortion, higher power handling, massive dynamic capabilities, and extended linear voice coil movement.
 

Midrange Frequency driver
 

The newly developed 6-inch midrange employs a Multi-Wall carbon fiber cone with a layer of XG Nanographene, providing optimal stiffness to weight ratios and an ideal damping factor. Overhung neodymium-based motor systems incorporate extra-large magnets to ensure a stabilized magnetic field in the 75-mm pure titanium voice coils of both the midrange and bass drivers.
 

Low-Frequency Drivers
 

Dual 7-inch woofers incorporate a version of the new Gen 8 MAGICO Nano-Tec cone. The same properties and materials that allow for the proper combination of stiffness, mass, and damping are carried through to the lowest frequencies. The chassis has also been simulated and tested for the optimal combination of stiffness and damping. Minimum acoustical impact is achieved by reducing vibration modes while maximizing air flow. A new overhung neodymium (N48) based motor system anchors the low-frequency reproducers to accomplish a super stabilized magnetic field. A pure Titanium, 75mm voice coils are consistent with the technology utilized through the midrange.
 

The A3 Midrange and Low-frequency drivers were optimized for minimal music related distortions in its bandpass, in both the frequency and time domains using the latest state of the art FEA simulation of acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal behavior. All of this is now being done on a single platform, allowing Magico to take the next step in performance optimization.
 


COMMENTARY:
 

The Absolute Sound - AXPONA Show Report: "Best Sound (for the money) The “game-changer” cliché is overused but it applies to the show-stopping Magico A3."


The Absolute Sound - Best Sound (for the money) Munich Hi End Show 2018 - "Best Sound (for the money) - "The Magico A3 at $9800 per pair. Although not budget priced, the A3 establishes a new benchmark at the important $10k price point. A far better speaker than Magico’s $27k V3 of ten years ago." - Robert Harley


SoundStage! Factory Visit: "When Alon was giving me his shopping list of what the A3 had to have for it to “still be a Magico,” he added one thing at the end that I haven’t mentioned yet -- that it had to sound better than any speaker at that price from any manufacturer, no matter if that manufacturer happened to be five, ten, or 100 times Magico’s size. In many ways, this is a brand-new world for Magico, because they’re not just up against boutique speaker makers anymore -- they are competing against the world’s speaker-manufacturing powerhouses, many of which have been making sub-$10,000 speakers for decades and know how to make them sound good. Can the A3 hold up to that? That’s really why I went to California in the first place -- so I could hear the A3. That’s in the next article . . ." - Doug Schneider Founder, SoundStage


FULL REVIEWS:

Soundstage Ultra!: "After years of making loudspeakers that most people can only dream of owning, with the A3 Alon Wolf has tried to deliver the genuine, full-fat Magico experience to a far wider range of audiophiles. Luckily, those who can afford $12,300 will find their investment handsomely rewarded. The Magico A3 offers sensational midrange clarity, and its beguiling beryllium tweeter proffered immaculate soundstages that extended well beyond the front wall of my listening room. Those qualities are married to taut, precise bass that extends below 30Hz, and it all coalesces into the kind of holographic, lifelike sound that should satisfy all but the most stubborn listeners.

"The finest loudspeakers don’t merely reproduce the music -- they transport the listener and transcend. In that respect, the nearly full-range Magico A3 brought me closer to my music than any other speaker I’ve reviewed in the last five years. The A3 is Magico at its very best." - Hans Wetzel

Read the Full Soundstage Ultra! Review


Mono & Stereo: "Make no mistake! These are no ordinary floor standing sealed speakers and calling them an entry level Magicos would probably offend Alon and his team. They might not sport the S series curved design cues or M series carbon panels and other upper echelon paraphernalia, but these are by all means full bloodied Magico loudspeakers. 

"Minimalistic aesthetics might not project the complex internal bracing structure and painstakingly well-thought enclosures made from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum. There is so much hidden to the casual eye, but the sonic benefits of Finite Element Analysis simulations and optimized acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic, and thermal behaviors deliver the aural impact that could be easily associated with the double the price. 

"The minimization of unwanted accumulated resonances and the absence unwanted energy dispersion shows just how well the calibrated sub-enclosure handles the mid-range drive behavior and in absence of multi crossing with the back wave pressure of the bass drivers. This translates into the stressless music rendition that removes the thick layers of typical enclosure's unwanted interactions that not only fatigue the atmospheric perception but also considerably slows down the music. 

"Yes, this is quite an enthusiastic first impression write up.  Magico A3 speakers managed to entrapped me with their character free nature into the instant and unplanned prolonged initial listening. 
There are loudspeakers and there are THE  high-end audio loudspeakers. Magico A3's laboratory-like precision and stand out potent nature allows an extraordinary music voyage. Literary out of the box they were capable of painting the sonic canvas with what a grander portion reality than expected!
Stay tuned for more in due time..."

"The Magico A3 speakers a true testament of 21st century’s exemplary high-end audio manufacturing and will surely be able to withstand the test of time. 
The Magico A3s deserve only the highest praise. I will do something which Mono & Stereo has never done before, and that is to award the A3 with a triple award—the Mono and Stereo Best Buy Award, Highly Recommended Product Award, and Upper Echelon Product Award! 

 

                              


"Claude Debussy was right— “Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.” Inabsence of self imposing sonic signature, this is possible and it can bypasses our logical sensory-data collection. With the Magico A3 speakers, the emotional impact was beyond exceptional, it is never ending and the most intense experience I have ever had from the speakers of this size and this price! They could easily come with a two times higher price sticker without explaining! - - Matej Isak

Read the Full Mono & Stereo Review


HIFI+ - "The A3 is an important loudspeaker, and not just for Magico. In truth, the audio world already knows this... the lengthy hiatus between the A3’s launch and this, it’s first review in an English language high-end magazine, is simply down to the sheer number of A3s ordered every time they are demonstrated. There’s a reason for that. This isn’t ‘discount Magico’ or ‘Magico-lite’, and it isn’t even ‘Emporio Magico’: the A3 is a top-class Magico loudspeaker in its own right. It’s the one to beat at the price... and far beyond." - Alan Sircom

Read the Full HIFI+ Review

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Frequency Response: 22Hz - 50kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 88dB
  • Recommended Power: 50 Watts Minimum
  • Dimensions: 44”H x 11”D x 9.25”W
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Price: $9800


DRIVER COMPLIMENT:

  • 1  1" MB7 Beryllium Dome (X1)
  • 1  6” Midrange Graphene Nano Tec (X1)
  • 3  7” Bass Graphene Nano Tec (X2)

Video - How to Build a Magico Loudspeaker

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

MAGICO A-Pod -


The APOD is based on the scientific design principles of Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) and provides an effective way to couple the A3 or S1 MkII loudspeaker to the floor while dissipating unwanted mechanical energy away from the enclosure. Demonstrable results include increased dynamics, enhanced focus, higher resolution, and a closer representation of the original musical performance as it was intended during the recording process.
 

The main structure of the APOD is formed from multiple machined aluminum sections which when assembled form a vertical stack. A solid pure copper substrate center round is sandwiched by a top and bottom layer of machined aluminum that when compressed together facilitates the Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) function. An adjustable spiked footer threads into the APOD base and when locked into position provides solid coupling to the floor.

Direct installation of the APOD is intended for the A3 and S1 MkII loudspeakers.

 

MAGICO Metal Grilles -

 

A great way to protect the drivers from accidents, large pets or curious children. Magnets embedded in the front baffle of the A3 hold the grilles in place.