As JA stated in his review of the new M2, the speaker will appeal to the well heeled guy who wants a well made product. One that has some bragging rights. Now whether or not the particular Magico can easily be bested by another design/brand at a fraction of the price is irrelevant to this consumer. Sound quality isn't necessarily what is first on their shopping list. Exclusivity and bragging rights are ...and therefore the higher the price, the better the speaker!~ Something that Alon Wolf has understood from the beginning. Something that maybe the folks at Magnepan should take heed of.
My friend owns S7's, so I'm quite familiar with their sound. The S7's need a large room, whereas the S5 Mk2's can be placed in either a medium or medium-large room, so it's relative. That said, I agree the S7's are more enjoyable overall with better dynamics and an easier on the ear balance. However, the S5 Mk2's are not far behind, a lot less money as you noted, and I think the soundstaging from the S5's is a little better. That is due to their machined 3D convex top plate which breaks up vertical standing waves.I was at Magico a while ago and compared the S5 Mk II to the S7. While the S7 was a bit better, it didn’t strike me as $25K more than the S5 better.
I gave Salk similar advice.I told the guys at Schiit Audio that they would sell a lot more of their two channel gear if they doubled their prices. They weren't interested.
I told the guys at Schiit Audio that they would sell a lot more of their two channel gear if they doubled their prices. They weren't interested.
I suppose you're joking, but wouldn't happen anyway. The prestige audiophiles wouldn't care bothering with an Yggdrasil DAC also if it were double the price. Still too cheap to be taken seriously. Oh well, they don't know what they're missing. And the more budget oriented audiophiles who are serious about sound but couldn't afford the double price wouldn't buy it either.
No, I love what Schiit is doing. They are one of those companies that save the high end for the younger generations.
Whoa dude... Magnepan bashing in a Magico bashing thread is just plain disrespectful to Magico... try and keep the bashing on point (Just jkn).Exclusivity and bragging rights are ...and therefore the higher the price, the better the speaker!~ Something that Alon Wolf has understood from the beginning. Something that maybe the folks at Magnepan should take heed of.
I’ll be honest though, just because you may not necessarily be a fan of a product is not a good reason to bash anything. We all appreciate different things but constantly undermining other things in an attempt to improve the perception of the things that you then favour is something of a povo move.
followed by what seems to be a chiding over the redundancy of ... what? Either 'yet another Magico speaker' or, and this is the way I read it, "yet another TAS review extoling a Magico speaker." Either topic eligible steak tartar for hungry forum denizens.This one beats all others that beat all others before that which beat all others before that - I am about to throw up, TAS
"Best of all, the M6 simply doesn’t have any shortcomings that one must consciously or unconsciously listen past."
Too funny, and full bullshit at the same time. Show me a speaker that in some areas cannot be bettered by other reproduction.
Al, Actually, the review's author, Robert Harley, writes this in the opening paragraph:
"Before taking delivery of Magico’s M6 loudspeaker, the three best-sounding speakers I’d had in my home were Magico’s own Q7 Mk.II ($229,000, Issue 256), the Wilson Benesch Eminence ($235,000, Issue 294) and the Rockport Lyra ($169,000, Issue 276). The M6 doesn’t have the bass extension, power, and muscularity of the mighty Q7, but it’s close. The M6’s midrange isn’t quite as magical as the Eminence’s ethereal, electrostat-like transparency. This new Magico also falls a little short of the Rockport in resolving extremely low-level textural detail that reveals the beauty and realism of instrumental timbre."
Harley is showing you the speaker right here. It is the Magico M6. "Too funny, and full bullshit at the same time." Really? It seems like he knows of at least three speakers that he has actually had in his own listening room that he feels better the M6 in specific areas, and he describes those areas, and he names those speakers. This qualifying opening paragraph serves quite well to set a context and to support his conclusion that his preference for the M6 is about how balanced it is.
Lots of chat here about the two covers showing the M6 and M2. Upon actually reading the first review, I don't get what all the excitement is about. Has anyone here actually heard the M6? I think Kingsrule upgraded from the Magico M Pro to the M6, so we have at least one owner. I have heard the M Pro at Madfloyd's house many times. It is a tremendous speaker, IMO, and it served to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary and introdue new technologies. It also ushered in a new series up upgraded models and a new direction for the company. The M6 is Magico's replacement of the M Pro.
I found the article pretty interesting actually. Thank you Ack for sharing the link to the digital review.
To Robert Harley's great credit, the review then seems more of a balanced assessment, but I still think the quoted sentence should not have been written as such.
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