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Magico A5 Loudspeakers


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210-805-9927

Magico A5 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 the addition or subtraction of information – exactly what a speaker should do. - Galen Carol

     

    Magico A5

     The largest and most advanced of Magico’s A Series, the A5 incorporates the company’s first 5-inch pure midrange driver as well as enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology. These new cones achieve unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, a key parameter that Magico has pursued over the past 15 years. In addition, the crossover debuts Mundorf’s new M-Resist Ultra foil resistors for unmatched transparency, liquidity, and power handling. “The A Series has been a great success in reaching a wider audience,” said Magico’s founder, Alon Wolf. “The A5 builds on that success with a new 5-inch midrange of extraordinary musicality. And the A5 ‘plays larger,’ with powerfully extended dynamic range.” The three-way, five-driver floor-standing speaker retains such Magico hallmarks as extensively cross-braced 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and Elliptical Symmetry Crossover.

     

    New bass drivers with advanced new sandwich cones -

    The 9” bass drivers of the A5 feature a newly enhanced version of Magico’s Graphene Nano-Tec cones. Graphene, a hexagonal lattice of carbon, achieves 50 times the tensile strength of high-carbon steel. The new cone design combines Graphene layered carbon fiber with advanced new core materials to achieve the highest possible stiffness to weight ratio. Thanks to extensive computer simulation and prototype tests, the driver chassis achieves an ideal combination of stiffness and damping, minimizing acoustical contribution and maximizing airflow. The new bass unit incorporates oversized components including a 5-inch pure Titanium voice coil and huge copper cap with ½” of linear excursion. The super-stabilized magnetic field enables the A5 to really thunder, producing 115 dB SPL (@ 50 Hz, 1 meter), while maintaining very low distortion and inductance below 0.18 mH. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) provides Magico engineers a single platform to assess acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic, and thermal properties. This meticulous testing helps minimize distortions in the frequency and time domains. Borrowed from the Magico M3 and M6, the triple bass driver configuration provides easy room integration, maximum distribution of the floor bounce effect, and effortless reproduction of extreme musical peaks.


    New five-inch pure midrange driver -

    The new 5-inch full-cone midrange driver enables wider dispersion and greater midrange transparency. Like the bass driver, the midrange also incorporates an advanced Graphene carbon fiber sandwich cone. A new foam surround helps achieve ideal cone/surround integration, faster settling time and impressively low distortion. The all-new motor system uses a pure Titanium voice coil. The super stabilized magnetic field and pure copper pole cap minimize eddy currents and maximize efficiency. This latest midrange driver sets new benchmarks of measured performance.


    High-frequency driver -

    Based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of the M-Series tweeters and shared with the other members of the A-Series, the tweeter incorporates a pure beryllium-diaphragm with an optimized 28-mm dome. Magico encases the customized neodymium motor system in an engineered back chamber with the company’s most advanced damping materials. This enables ultra-low distortion, high power handling, massive dynamic capabilities, and extended linear voice coil movement.

     

    Crossover debuts the Mundorf M-Resist Ultra foil resistors -

    Magico acoustically integrates all five drivers with the proprietary Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology built with state-of-the-art components from Mundorf EB Gmbh of Cologne, Germany. The A5 will be the first product in the world to offer Mundorf’s new M-Resist Ultra foil resistors. Now perfected after years of development, the new resistors deliver greater power handling, transparency, and liquidity. The 3-way network features a 24 dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filter that maximizes frequency bandwidth while preserving phase linearity and minimizing intermodulation distortion.

     

    Aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure -

    Weighing in at 180 pounds each, the A5 features a massive, sealed enclosure machined entirely of 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, the same material and construction methods as in Magico’s acclaimed Q-Series. Complex internal bracing helps stiffen the entire enclosure and minimize resonance. A dedicated sub-enclosure houses the midrange driver, protecting it from the extensive back wave energy of the bass drivers. The aluminum has an elegant, brushed black anodized finish.

     

    REVIEWS:

    Soundstage!: "I was struck from the get-go by a number of aspects of the A5s’ performance. Immediately, you’ll notice that tweeter is something rather special. The resolution, detail and dynamic expression of this beryllium driver is outstanding. With that comes an uncanny ability for the A5s to disappear while projecting an expansive soundfield populated with sharply-focused images which are spread wide across the room’s width, depth and height.

    "The A5s’ efforts at providing the listener with profound levels of detail and separation (resolution) make it anything but the shrinking violet while never being objectionably forward sounding. You’ll hear everything that is in the grooves, pits, ones and zeros, whatever. However, never do the A5s become brash or etched – and worse, certainly never harsh – they just excel at communicating what is in the recording in an entirely listenable way. If the production is lack-lustre, you’ll hear that too but, hey, don’t shoot the messenger. If the recording is great, or even merely good, boy you’re in for a treat.

    "The new A5 may be the range-topper from Magico’s entry point ‘A’ series but there’s nothing entry-level about this extraordinary loudspeaker (or its series’ siblings for that matter). Its tweeter is derived from the company’s über loudspeakers while the midrange and bass drivers are brand new designs employing advanced materials and refined technologies worthy of statement products. The cabinet construction, along with the fit-and-finish, is exemplary and, again, would befit the very best in high-end audio. But the A5 is not just a systematic assembly of outstanding elements – it intelligently sums its parts in order to realise a greater whole (the fine-tuned crossover playing a big part here). It’s the expression of highly skilled engineers and designers with a team focus and a clarity of purpose fulfilled by the A5’s capability to offer tonally accurate, powerfully dynamic, realistically immediate, precisely resolute and thoroughly enjoyable music.

    "The A5 is a proclamation, a statement, with as potent a message as Magico’s own flagship M6, or the soon-to-be-launched M9. It’s a narrative conveying a powerful company ethos: Magico’s products are no compromise – at any price."… Edgar Kramer

    Full Review


    Specifications -

    Driver Complement 1” Tweeter (x1) 5” Graphene Nano-Tec Midrange (x1) 9” Graphene Nano-Tec Bass (x3)
    Sensitivity: 88dB
    Impedance: 4 Ohms
    Frequency Response: 24Hz – 50kHz
    Recommended Power: 50 – 1000 Watts
    Dimensions: 10.5” (W) x 14.9” (D) x 44.75”
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Price: $21800

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Magico A5 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 the addition or subtraction of information – exactly what a speaker should do. - Galen Carol

 

Magico A5

 The largest and most advanced of Magico’s A Series, the A5 incorporates the company’s first 5-inch pure midrange driver as well as enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology. These new cones achieve unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, a key parameter that Magico has pursued over the past 15 years. In addition, the crossover debuts Mundorf’s new M-Resist Ultra foil resistors for unmatched transparency, liquidity, and power handling. “The A Series has been a great success in reaching a wider audience,” said Magico’s founder, Alon Wolf. “The A5 builds on that success with a new 5-inch midrange of extraordinary musicality. And the A5 ‘plays larger,’ with powerfully extended dynamic range.” The three-way, five-driver floor-standing speaker retains such Magico hallmarks as extensively cross-braced 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and Elliptical Symmetry Crossover.

 

New bass drivers with advanced new sandwich cones -

The 9” bass drivers of the A5 feature a newly enhanced version of Magico’s Graphene Nano-Tec cones. Graphene, a hexagonal lattice of carbon, achieves 50 times the tensile strength of high-carbon steel. The new cone design combines Graphene layered carbon fiber with advanced new core materials to achieve the highest possible stiffness to weight ratio. Thanks to extensive computer simulation and prototype tests, the driver chassis achieves an ideal combination of stiffness and damping, minimizing acoustical contribution and maximizing airflow. The new bass unit incorporates oversized components including a 5-inch pure Titanium voice coil and huge copper cap with ½” of linear excursion. The super-stabilized magnetic field enables the A5 to really thunder, producing 115 dB SPL (@ 50 Hz, 1 meter), while maintaining very low distortion and inductance below 0.18 mH. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) provides Magico engineers a single platform to assess acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic, and thermal properties. This meticulous testing helps minimize distortions in the frequency and time domains. Borrowed from the Magico M3 and M6, the triple bass driver configuration provides easy room integration, maximum distribution of the floor bounce effect, and effortless reproduction of extreme musical peaks.


New five-inch pure midrange driver -

The new 5-inch full-cone midrange driver enables wider dispersion and greater midrange transparency. Like the bass driver, the midrange also incorporates an advanced Graphene carbon fiber sandwich cone. A new foam surround helps achieve ideal cone/surround integration, faster settling time and impressively low distortion. The all-new motor system uses a pure Titanium voice coil. The super stabilized magnetic field and pure copper pole cap minimize eddy currents and maximize efficiency. This latest midrange driver sets new benchmarks of measured performance.


High-frequency driver -

Based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of the M-Series tweeters and shared with the other members of the A-Series, the tweeter incorporates a pure beryllium-diaphragm with an optimized 28-mm dome. Magico encases the customized neodymium motor system in an engineered back chamber with the company’s most advanced damping materials. This enables ultra-low distortion, high power handling, massive dynamic capabilities, and extended linear voice coil movement.

 

Crossover debuts the Mundorf M-Resist Ultra foil resistors -

Magico acoustically integrates all five drivers with the proprietary Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology built with state-of-the-art components from Mundorf EB Gmbh of Cologne, Germany. The A5 will be the first product in the world to offer Mundorf’s new M-Resist Ultra foil resistors. Now perfected after years of development, the new resistors deliver greater power handling, transparency, and liquidity. The 3-way network features a 24 dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filter that maximizes frequency bandwidth while preserving phase linearity and minimizing intermodulation distortion.

 

Aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure -

Weighing in at 180 pounds each, the A5 features a massive, sealed enclosure machined entirely of 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, the same material and construction methods as in Magico’s acclaimed Q-Series. Complex internal bracing helps stiffen the entire enclosure and minimize resonance. A dedicated sub-enclosure houses the midrange driver, protecting it from the extensive back wave energy of the bass drivers. The aluminum has an elegant, brushed black anodized finish.

 

REVIEWS:

Soundstage!: "I was struck from the get-go by a number of aspects of the A5s’ performance. Immediately, you’ll notice that tweeter is something rather special. The resolution, detail and dynamic expression of this beryllium driver is outstanding. With that comes an uncanny ability for the A5s to disappear while projecting an expansive soundfield populated with sharply-focused images which are spread wide across the room’s width, depth and height.

"The A5s’ efforts at providing the listener with profound levels of detail and separation (resolution) make it anything but the shrinking violet while never being objectionably forward sounding. You’ll hear everything that is in the grooves, pits, ones and zeros, whatever. However, never do the A5s become brash or etched – and worse, certainly never harsh – they just excel at communicating what is in the recording in an entirely listenable way. If the production is lack-lustre, you’ll hear that too but, hey, don’t shoot the messenger. If the recording is great, or even merely good, boy you’re in for a treat.

"The new A5 may be the range-topper from Magico’s entry point ‘A’ series but there’s nothing entry-level about this extraordinary loudspeaker (or its series’ siblings for that matter). Its tweeter is derived from the company’s über loudspeakers while the midrange and bass drivers are brand new designs employing advanced materials and refined technologies worthy of statement products. The cabinet construction, along with the fit-and-finish, is exemplary and, again, would befit the very best in high-end audio. But the A5 is not just a systematic assembly of outstanding elements – it intelligently sums its parts in order to realise a greater whole (the fine-tuned crossover playing a big part here). It’s the expression of highly skilled engineers and designers with a team focus and a clarity of purpose fulfilled by the A5’s capability to offer tonally accurate, powerfully dynamic, realistically immediate, precisely resolute and thoroughly enjoyable music.

"The A5 is a proclamation, a statement, with as potent a message as Magico’s own flagship M6, or the soon-to-be-launched M9. It’s a narrative conveying a powerful company ethos: Magico’s products are no compromise – at any price."… Edgar Kramer

Full Review


Specifications -

Driver Complement 1” Tweeter (x1) 5” Graphene Nano-Tec Midrange (x1) 9” Graphene Nano-Tec Bass (x3)
Sensitivity: 88dB
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency Response: 24Hz – 50kHz
Recommended Power: 50 – 1000 Watts
Dimensions: 10.5” (W) x 14.9” (D) x 44.75”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Price: $21800