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Vegas07 Biggest Hype: Magico

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by Josh Ray on January 12 '07

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Magico's Alon Wolf, a man who, for years, remained in the dark reaches of audiophilia doing custom commissions for various wealthy clients, has found a taste for the big leagues and unleashed a number of new speakers. With his monster reviews at TAS, many people were hyped up to see what was new from the house of the $22k bookshelf.

Well, that $22k speaker is now $26k. Yup, the Magico Mini (above) is in version 2 status and sports a brand spanking new custom driver that has a claimed 14 patents pending. Said to be made by the same company that manufactures helicopter blades, the driver utilizes nano-carbon-composite fibers strong enough to withstand a good ol' stomping but is as light as a spring breeze.

Also new is the V3 speaker (below), coming in at $22k. The V3 rocks the same nano drivers as the Mini but in a floorstanding model. A less complex cabinet makes for the lower price. Also demoed were the V6 speakers (bottom) with a monster extruded aluminum chassis. Price is way, way up there.

As for sound, many people liked what they heard but a couple people didn't think the Magicos had the same magic as CES06 (when they were absolutely stellar). Vanity shots of the drivers next page...

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Comments

Something was "missing" from the Magico room... the "magic" was gone from the room they had last year...
The magic was missing because the CAT amps were missing.