MAGICO M2 3-WAY FLOORSTANDING SPEAKERS REVEALED
Introducing the MAGICO M2, the American brand's new state of the art floor-standing, 3-way (four-driver) loudspeaker.
Magico has just announced its M2 loudspeaker, expanding the M-Series product lineup and featuring many ground-breaking engineering designs distilled from the M6 and M3.
The company's materials science research into 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 fibre adding up to a 3/8-inch thickness. Similar to the external shell of a fighter jet or F1 car, this enclosure construction compared to machined or extruded aluminium 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 minimise internal standing waves and eliminate external diffractions.
The M2 incorporates a 28-mm diamond coated Beryllium dome tweeter with optimised geometry. The coating on the tweeter increases the stiffness without adding the extra weight of a pure diamond dome and offers a near perfect rigidity to weight ratio that, we are told, is unmatched in the industry. Additionally, this design provides extra-long excursion movement and uses a customised neodymium-based motor system that matches the sensitivity and power handling capabilities of the M2 while maintaining ultra-wide dispersion characteristics and ultra-low distortion measurements.
Magico is the world's first audio product manufacturer to utilise graphene in the development of a radically new and advanced loudspeaker cone design.
Graphene has many extraordinary properties and is rated to be 100 times stronger than the most robust steel. The newly designed Magico 6-inch midrange driver and 7-inch bass driver cones found in the M2 are both manufactured using Multi-Wall carbon XG Nanographene with a new ultra-stiff proprietary carbon weave that is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than cone materials used in previous Magico product offerings. The midrange driver features an underhung neodymium-based motor system that uses two extra-large magnets which provide an ultra-stabilised magnetic field for the pure Titanium voice coil to operate within.
Housed in a purpose built sub-enclosure formed of a proprietary polymer, the midrange driver benefits from optimised control and articulation. Furthermore, the driver is protected 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 dual bass drivers in the M2 are vertically aligned to achieve ideal room integration. Furthermore, this enables them to reproduce the lowest registers of the bass frequency with speed and accuracy. Combined, the bass drivers are optimised for minimal music related distortions in the frequency and time domain using the latest state-of-the-art FEA simulation of acoustics, mechanics, electromagnetic and thermal behaviour.
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 colourations. Moreover, this design allows 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. The MPOD 3-Pt stand contributes to the overall sonic performance by converting mechanical energy to heat through the science of constrained layer damping, while providing ideal coupling to the floor.
Magico M2 tech spec
- 1-inch MBD5D Tweeter (x1)
- 6-inch MAG60004RTC Graphene Nano-Tec Midrange (x1)
- 7-inch MAG70008RT Graphene Nano-Tec Bass (x2)
- Sensitivity: 88dB
- Impedance: 4 Ohms Frequency Response: 26 Hz – 50 kHz Recommended Power: Minimum 50W rms
- Dimensions: 18-inch x 17.5-inch x 45-inch (w/ MPod Stand)
- Weight: 165 lbs. (w/ MPod Stand)
Price and availability
The Magico M2 is set to ship early in 2019 and UK pricing is as follows (inc. VAT).
- Magico M2: £68,998 per pair.
- M2 MPOD stand: £9,500 per pair.
For more information, go to Magico.
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