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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    @Rhapsody- thanks for your honest answer. I a big believer in compensating for services rendered, but can really (badly) use the advice of a local dealer. I feel uncomfortable getting dealers advice, then purchasing elsewhere - reeks of dishonesty. But if I’m a potential customer, then all...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Yes - Magico has a house sound No - my inexperience cannot adequately describe it beyond box store comparisons My audio acuity can generally recognize the Magico house sound. I’ll describe the context so hopefully you’ll understand. Four years ago I’d started researching my bucket list first...
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    Brand matching for preamp and amp - help me decide

    Thanks, that’s encouraging. I had a bad newbie experience where a dealer salesman cornered me to quote a budget, then try to ram down a so so box store sounding system. Luckily I had known better because I previously demoed a good sounding system with GoldenEar Triton speakers (I was shocked as...
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    Brand matching for preamp and amp - help me decide

    Thanks for your input. Needed another voice besides the one churning in my head. I’m a little measured with dealers because of the potential of conflict of interest. There is a dealer on this forum who I like - his reviews/posts greatly helped me decide on final component choice, but he’s...
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    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    I think we’re way off topic, but it’s an old thread....(I hope I didn’t break any taboo of not mentioning...) This is another example of an expert in the field who cannot accept that there are other methods to achieve excellent results without the scientifically methodological step by step...
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    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    Perhaps I’m reading this too literally, but designing a room for a specific set of speakers? We know the speed and wavelengths, wouldn’t a dedicated designed audio room serve most/all speakers? Could it be that different speaker types (box, dipole, omni, etc) and the varying...
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    Brand matching for preamp and amp - help me decide

    Upon "TAS Top 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio" recommendations, I've purchased a used Constellation Audio Stereo 1.0 amplifier. But living in North America limits my options to 120v/60hz components meaning that I can only shop used in USA and Canada for my preamp. Therefore finding a...
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    Magico A5s arrive at Rhapsody....color me confused;)

    I find it quite interesting that Alon is working at both ends of the price spectrum with his new $750k M9. He seems to have the pulse of cutting edge material science along with his Herculean resonance deadening enclosures. Probably a bit off topic, but some have expressed concerned of...
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    DYI Open-Baffle Speakers - is it hard to do?

    Thanks all. Appreciated your input/advise.
  10. K

    Magico A5s arrive at Rhapsody....color me confused;)

    @ Rhapsody Thanks for your quick review. It moves the A5 on the top of my next speaker purchase list. While demoing speakers, I consistently loved the Magico sound (S5mk2, M3, M6) but their products were generally priced above my range. When the A3 was introduced at $10k ($12.3k today), it...
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    DYI Open-Baffle Speakers - is it hard to do?

    Guess I’ll postpone this DIY speaker project until I get more knowledge/experience, which leads to: How did you get your knowledge on building speakers? Any suggestions on how I can increase my knowledge to the point on being able to build these open baffle speakers?
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    DYI Open-Baffle Speakers - is it hard to do?

    @kach22i When Stereophile's Herb Reichert visited famous amplifier designer Nelson Pass's home, he loved the sound of Nelson's open baffle speakers: https://www.stereophile.com/content/gramophone-dreams-26-nelson-pass-harmonic-distortion-page-2 So I'm wondering if I got a list of the driver and...
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    DYI Open-Baffle Speakers - is it hard to do?

    An major audio reviewer visited Nelson Pass’s home and loved Nelson’s homemade Open-Baffle Speakers. I got a list of speaker transducers and crossover components but have no idea if I’ve enough ability or need help to construct. Although I’m a fairly intellectual analytical guy, my knowledge...

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