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 notreal 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 M3 is more suited to larger rooms than the M2 while retaining a reasonable footprint.
In 2014 the introduction of the limited edition M-Project provided a glimpse of the cutting edge designs and advanced technologies that were being developed at Magico. Over the past two years intense research has been dedicated to exploring new methodologies and materials which are now incorporated in the Magico M3.
A new carbon fiber side panel design, an all-graphene midrange and bass driver design, and the phenomenal 28mm diamond coated beryllium tweeter, previously found only in the M-Project, all come together in an extraordinary achievement of design and technology.
An internal three-axis matrix framework in the M3 contributes to an extremely rigid enclosure and eliminates unwanted resonances and colorations, allowing all drivers to perform with stunning resolution and dynamics.
The M3 midrange driver operates in a purpose built sub-enclosure made of a proprietary polymer that enhances midrange control and articulation. This sub-enclosure concept was first used in the S3 and is now applied to Magico's more recent 3-way speaker designs.
The M3 incorporates the Diamond coated Beryllium diaphragm tweeter (28-mm) used in the MPro. 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 M3 while maintaining ultra-wide dispersion characteristics and ultra-low distortion measurements.
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 M3 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.
A contributing element to the stunning overall sound performance of the M3 is the application of the MPOD. The MPOD is based on the scientific principles of Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) which are well documented 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. M3’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 3 X 7” (17.78cm) Graphene Nano-Tec Bass
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Recommended Power: 20 - 500 watts
Dimensions: 48"H x 19"D x 13W (120cm x 49cm x 34cm)