Magico A5 Speakers (pair)

Regular price $33,700.00

Magico A5 Floorstanding Speakers

Consensus

"The A5, as I said, is built to NASA tolerances, and it performs like it. It offers micro-resolution, yet never approaches sounding analytical" Absolute Sound

"At $24,800/pair (all prices USD), the A5 is today’s best value in a high-end loudspeaker. It’s so good that, unless you simply want bigger speakers equipped with giant cones enclosed in cabinets of refrigerator-size internal volume, I’m not sure there’s a good reason to spend any more on speakers" Soundstage Global

"The Magico A5 also received a Reviewers' Choice award and is now being recognized with a Recommended Reference Component award as well" Soundstage Ultra

"Magico A5's arrive at Rhapsody.Audio - With 8 hours of playing time out of the box and a price of $24,800, they are the most resolving speaker that I have ever heard. I am still trying to comprehend what I am hearing from a speaker at this price.....color me happily confused" Rhapsody Audio Video 

“The Magico A5s are still the easiest recommendation to make in high-end audio. These $27k/pr. speakers sounded better than most of the $100k speakers I heard at the Munich show 2022.” Jeffs Hot Takes - Soundstage Global

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The new Magico A5 is a flagship A-Series model (3 way / 5 driver design) which incorporates the company’s first 5-inch pure midrange driver as well as enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology. These new advanced cones achieve an unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, a key parameter that Magico has pursued over the past 15 years. The massive, sealed enclosure of the A5 is formed entirely of 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, the same material, and construction methods as in Magico’s acclaimed Q-Series. Complex internal bracing helps stiffen the entire enclosure and minimize unwanted resonances and colorations, allowing all drivers to perform with stunning resolution and dynamics. The A5 is finished in an elegant brushed black anodized aluminum with grilles available separately as an option. “The A-Series has been a great success in reaching a wider audience,” says Magico’s founder, Alon Wolf. “The A5 builds on that success with a new 5-inch midrange of extraordinary musicality. And the A5 ‘plays larger,’ with powerfully extended dynamic range.” 

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The 9” bass drivers in the A5 feature a newly enhanced version of Magico’s Graphene Nano-Tech cones. Graphene, a hexagonal lattice of carbon and in relation to its thickness, is about 100 times stronger than the strongest high-carbon steel. The new cone design combines Graphene layered carbon fiber with advanced new core materials to achieve the highest possible stiffness to weight ratio. Extensive computer simulation and prototype testing allow engineering to create the driver chassis frame with an ideal combination of stiffness and damping, with minimal acoustical contribution and maximized airflow. The new bass driver incorporates oversized components including a 5-inch pure Titanium voice coil and huge copper cap with ½” of linear excursion. The super-stabilized magnetic field enables the A5 to output thundering levels of bass, producing 115 dB SPL (@ 50 Hz, 1 meter), while maintaining very low distortion and inductance below 0.18 mH. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) provides Magico engineers with a single platform to assess acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic, and thermal properties. This meticulous testing helps minimize distortions in the frequency and time domains.



The new 5-inch full-cone midrange driver enables wider dispersion and greater midrange transparency. Like the bass driver, the midrange also incorporates an advanced Graphene carbon fiber sandwich cone. A new foam surround helps achieve ideal cone/surround integration, faster settling time, and impressively low distortion. The all-new motor system features a pure Titanium voice coil that operates in a super-stabilized magnetic field with a pure copper pole cap to minimize eddy currents and maximize efficiency. This latest midrange driver design truly sets a new benchmark of measured performance. A dedicated sub-enclosure houses the midrange driver, protecting it from the extensive back wave energy of the bass drivers.

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The tweeter dome is based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of the M-Series tweeters and shared with the other A-Series models; the tweeter incorporates a pure beryllium-diaphragm with an optimized 28-mm dome. Magico encases the customized neodymium motor system in an engineered back chamber with the company’s most advanced damping materials. This enables ultra-low distortion, high power handling, massive dynamic capabilities, and extended linear voice coil movement.


The A5 will be the first product in the world to offer Mundorf’s new M-Resist Ultra foil resistors. Now perfected after years of development, the new resistors deliver greater power handling, transparency, and liquidity. The Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology acoustically integrates all five drivers using a full complement of state-of-the-art components from Mundorf EB Gmbh of Cologne, Germany. The 3-way network features a 24 dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filter that maximizes frequency bandwidth while preserving phase linearity and minimizing intermodulation distortion.

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Reviews

Consensus. The Magico A5 is the most acclaimed hi-end loudspeaker in the world

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In June 2021, Jeff Fritz reviewed the floor standing A5 for SoundStage! Ultra. The Magico A5 also received a Reviewers’ Choice award and is now being recognized with a Recommended Reference Component award as well.  read the article

 

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"The Magico A5 is the best deal in high-end loudspeakers today

Selecting the A5 as Product of the Year: Outstanding Performance, SoundStage! Australia links to the full review by Edgar Kramer, who declared, “The A5 is a proclamation, a statement, with as potent a message as Magico’s own flagship M6, or the soon-to-be-launched M9. It’s a narrative conveying a powerful company ethos: Magico’s products are no compromise – at any price.”
Read the review in Sound Stage Ultra

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Previewing the A5 for The Absolute Sound, Matthew Clott pronounced it, “a speaker that makes no excuses… The A5 could be considered a turning point in the price-to-performance ratio in the Magico lineup. [It] certainly justifies donning a mask and venturing out to your closest Magico dealer – to hear what cutting-edge technology combined with next-generation thinking can accomplish.

"The imaging is the first thing I noticed about the A5. These speakers don't only disappear under optimal conditions; they disappear always" 

Off-axis imaging was exceptional, too. I could move my chair to any point between the two speakers and still hear a stable stereo soundstage. I've heard otherwise excellent speakers that can't do this off-axis imaging trick, some of them quite expensive"

In-room measurement by John Atkinson: "I can't recall measuring an in-room response this good!"

Stereophile Recommended Component

"A unicorn among equines, the A5 is one of a very rare breed – the 'impossible' moving-coil speaker that gets very close to the lightness and transparency of the best 'statics/ribbons while harboring a bass kick that eludes them all. Walk into a room with a pair of A5s on demonstration and it will take mere seconds to realize you are in the presence of something very special indeed. Yes, they are that compelling." HiFi News

Specifications

  • Driver Complement 1” Tweeter (x1), 5” Graphene Nano-Tec Midrange (x1), 9” Graphene Nano-Tec Bass (x3)
  • Sensitivity: 88dB
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Frequency Response: 24 Hz – 50 kHz
  • Recommended Power: 50-1000 watts
  • Dimensions: 10.5” (W) x 14.9” (D) x 44.75” (H)
  • Weight: 180 lbs.

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