Two New Loudspeakers from Magico

Posted on 16th December, 2015

Two New Loudspeakers from Magico

Magico, a loudspeaker manufacturer based in California regarded by many as one of the finest in the world, have today announced two new models that will arrive in Australia in early 2016.

Magico S1 (Mk II)

Magico S1 MkII

The S1 (Mk II) is an update to the award winning S1, and from a distance appears similar to its predecessor, however upon closer inspect a number of improvements have been made.

A new Magico 1” Diamond coated Beryllium diaphragm tweeter offers matching sensitivity, wide dispersion and high power handling. Magico says a robust motor system and long-throw voice coil design enables lower distortion and cutoff frequencies that enhance driver integration with the mid bass driver.

To match the tweeter, a newly designed 7” driver that incorporates the new Gen 7 Magico Nano-Tec cone material that was formulated for the M-Project has been fitted to the Mk II. The driver cone is formed from an ultra-stiff carbon material with a Graphene layer which provides a perfect ratio between weight, stiffness and damping. The voice coil is formed of pure titanium and the new motor features stronger neodymium magnets which enhance the magnetic field.

The two-way crossover has also been revised, maximizing frequency bandwidth while preserving phase linearity and minimizes IM distortion. Individual driver performance and the loudspeaker in its final form are tested and optimised for acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal behaviors using the latest state-of-the-art Finite Element Analysis simulation testing equipment.

Aesthetically pleasing, the monocoque enclosure of the S1 (Mk II) is formed from a single piece of extruded aluminum that is 3/8” thick and 12” in diameter. A massive new top plate is machined into an elegant 3D convex shape to minimise enclosure diffraction and break-up vertical standing waves. The thicker base plate incorporates a newly designed 4-point outrigger support that lowers the center of gravity and increases overall stability, that Magico says results in a lower noise floor and increased dynamics.

Magico S5 (Mk II)

Magico S5 MkII

The big brother, the new S5 (Mk II) incorporates elements of Magico's ground breaking engineering accomplishments which were found in the S7 loudspeaker.

The same tweeter is used as per the S1 (Mk II), while a new 6” midrange driver has also been fitted. The cone material is formulated using Arkema Multi-Wall carbon nanotube and XG Sciences C-750 Nanographene which combined is said to be 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than previous cone material used in the original S5. The underhung neodymium base motor system uses two extra-large magnets which provide an ultra-stabilised magnetic field for the pure titanium voice coil to operate within. The driver operates in a purpose built sub-enclosure made of a proprietary polymer material that was first introduced in the S3.

New dual 10” bass drivers have extremely powerful magnets, with ultra-stiff aluminum cones that are specially coated and finished with graphene dust-caps. This new bass driver is capable of producing incredibly deep and powerful bass frequencies with the utmost speed and accuracy. The excursion rate of the voice coil is measured at 15-mm linear movement, twice as much as its predecessor, and produces clean and undistorted sound pressure levels up to 120dB @ 50Hz / 1-meter.

The enclosure has been also updated like the S1 (Mk II), and all five drivers are acoustically integrated using Magico’s exclusive Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology that includes state-of-the-art components from Mundorf of Germany.

Both models will be available in Australia in early 2016, but local pricing has not yet been confirmed.

Magico is distributed in Australia by Absolute Hi End.

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