Magico

M2  (on-demonstration)

The Magico M2 is coming soon to Pearl Audio.

The Magico M2 is Stereophile's 2020 Loudspeaker of the Year.

The Magico M series is a no-holds-barred attack on the state of the art in loudspeaker design. Such an effort's necessary extraordinary technological innovations and uncompromising construction pose a fundamental question: how much can the listening experience really be elevated? After all, Magico's S and A series already push sonic performance to new extremes and deliver fidelity and sonic experiences that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago. Diminishing marginal returns in sonic performance for increasingly expensive products is an oft-cited concert in ultra-high-performance audio and not without reason. So what else is left to improve in the listening experience from a loudspeaker? The Magico M series answer this question unequivocally. They transcend the paradigm of diminishing returns and break through a barrier in sonic performance to create an entirely new kind of listening experience.

Even with loudspeakers of extraordinary sonic fidelity the listener must engage in a suspension of disbelief. The sound is clear, accurate, and realistic but the listener still knows that it is reproduced from a recording and a stereo system. Therefore, to fully engage with the music, the listener willfully ignores that knowledge: suspending their disbelief that the sound isn't real. The Magico M series operate on another dimension. When properly set up and partnered with appropriate electronics, the Magico M loudspeakers require no suspension of disbelief. Their sonic performance is so lifelike and so convincing that the listener is left in another kind of disbelief. It is impossible for the aural pathways in the listener's brain to comprehend that the sound is not real and is, in fact, emanating from the loudspeaker which can clearly be seen in the room and yet seems to the perception as sonically irrelevant as a lamppost. This complete illusion of sonic realism is a wonder which few lucky audiophiles have experienced and even fewer will ever have the pleasure of having at home. The Magico M2 represents a new price point and size at which this kind of experience is possible.

Magico's materials science research in the properties and applications of carbon allows the M2 to feature a new monocoque enclosure. Similar in construction technique introduced in the M6, it is formed using multiple layers of carbon fiber adding up to a 3/8” thickness. Similar to the external shell of an F-35 fighter jet, this enclosure construction compared to machined or extruded aluminum parts increases the structural strength-to-weight ratio by a factor of 60, while reducing overall weight by 50% and yielding outer dimensions that are 30% smaller without compromising internal volume. The curved interior and exterior walls minimize internal standing waves and eliminate external diffractions.

An internal three-axis matrix framework along with three tension rods running front to back internally contribute to an extremely rigid enclosure which eliminates unwanted resonances and colorations, allowing all drivers to perform with stunning resolution and dynamics. All four drivers in the M2 are acoustically integrated using Magico’s exclusive Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology that includes state-of-the-art components from Mundorf of Germany.

A purpose built sub-enclosure formed of a proprietary polymer material houses the midrange driver to optimize the control and articulation of mid-band frequencies and provides protection from the massive back wave pressure of the bass drivers. Midrange sub-enclosures using different shapes, sizes and materials have been implemented throughout the history of Magico 3-way loudspeaker designs.

The M2 incorporates the Diamond coated Beryllium diaphragm tweeter (28-mm) used in the M3 and M6. The optimized geometry and the Diamond coating on the Beryllium aligns the acoustical properties closer to perfection without adding extra weight of a full Diamond dome, this revolutionary tweeter design offers a near perfect weight to stiffness ratio that is unmatched in the industry. The new tweeter provides extra-long excursion movement and uses a neodymium based motor system that is customized to match the sensitivity and power handling capabilities of the M2 while maintaining ultra-wide dispersion characteristics and ultra-low distortion.

Magico is the world’s first manufacturer to utilize graphene in the development of a radically new and advanced loudspeaker cone design. Graphene has many extraordinary properties and is approximately 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. The newly designed Magico six-inch midrange and seven-inch bass driver cones found in the M2 are both manufactured using Multi-Wall carbon XG Nanographene and an ultra-stiff proprietary new carbon weave which is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than previous cone material used in Magico loudspeaker offerings.

Two seven-inch M2 bass drivers are vertically aligned to achieve ideal room integration and reproduce the lowest registers of bass frequency with speed and accuracy. The M2 bass drivers are optimized for minimal music related distortions in the frequency and time domain using the latest state-of-the-art FEA simulation.

A contributing element to the stunning overall sound performance of the M2 is the application of the MPOD. The MPOD is based on the scientific principles of Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) which are well documented and the most effective way to channel unwanted vibrations away from a component and its platform. Operating under massive weight the MPOD is a noise channeling system that effectively dissipates resonance while maintaining ultimate coupling properties to the floor resulting in remarkable sonic results. M2’s ordered with the MPOD 3-Pt Stand come with a beautifully appointed case that includes six MPOD’s and a professional grade torque wrench that allows for periodic maintenance of the internal tension rods.

SPECIFICATIONS

Driver Complement:
1 X 1” (2.8cm) Diamond Coated Beryllium Dome Tweeter
1 X 6” (12.24cm) Graphene Nano-Tec Midrange
2 X 7” (17.78cm) Graphene Nano-Tec Bass

Sensitivity: 88dB

Impedance: 4 Ohms

Recommended Power:
Minimum 50W rms

Dimensions:
45"H x 17.5"D x 18W
(114.3cm x 44.45cm x 20.32cm)
(including MPod 3-Pt Stand)

Weight: 165 lbs. (75 kg)

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