Testimonials (on the S5 Mk II and Mk I)
“The Magico S5 MK II joins those speakers as one I could live with when I’m done with the reviewing business… offers full-range, uncolored, low distortion sound coupled with superbly stable and accurate stereo imaging.
My Measurements of Magico’s S5 Mk II review it to be a superbly well-engineered loudspeaker”
– John Atlinson, Stereophile, February, 2017
BEST SOUND OF SHOW (2012 Munich Hi End Show)
“Actively displayed for the first time, Magico’s most affordable aluminum-bodied multiways, the $28k S5s, on the other hand, were tremendously engaging, utterly delightful, very lifelike on lifelike recordings, and joys to listen to…Magico is going to have what I think will be its hottest seller yet in this wonderful transducer.”
– Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound, report on 2012 Munich Show
“It offers the lowest level of listener fatigue I have yet encountered under £100,000, and tells very clearly how micro resonant and ‘noisy’ many loudspeakers are… In achieving this very high standard of natural dynamics, very low distortion, vanishingly low coloration, very low fatigue, exceptional transparency and an almost magically powerful, speedy, upbeat bass, the Magico team should be applauded. Incredible as it may seem, in the high end arena the Magico S5 Loudspeaker is actually rather good value, as its complete performance reaches massively beyond its price.
– Martin Colloms in Hi Fi Critic (read the review)
“The Magico S5 Loudspeaker was robust and powerful in the bass, smooth yet detailed in the treble, with an intoxicating midrange that would seem to invite long listening sessions. The highs were airy and fast over the several cuts we heard, yet they never became harsh — the Magico S5 Loudspeaker seems to be voiced just right, actually. But the bass — oh, the bass. First, it freakin’ pounded. I mean, shake-the-walls and rattle-the-rafters pounded. These speakers will play loud, clean, and loud — frankly, they played louder than any speaker I’ve heard anywhere near their size. My initial reaction is that a pair of them will have astonishing dynamic range, but that they can also display finesse when needed. And they always maintained that silky smooth midrange no matter the cut we heard…
My prediction? Magico will sell more of these speakers than any other model in the company’s history. They are that good for a price that is that right!”
– Jeff Fritz, The Soundstage Network (read the review)
Magico S5 Mk II Loudspeaker
The new Magico S5 Mk II Loudsoeaker silhouettes its predecessor however that is where any similarity ends. Significant performance enhancements are realized with the implementation of new and advanced transducer and enclosure designs which have been distilled from the extensive engineering research devoted to the S7.
A newly designed 1-inch Magico Diamond coated Beryllium diaphragm tweeter provides smooth and extended high frequencies along with matching sensitivity, wide dispersion and increased power handling. A robust motor system and long-throw voice coil design enables lower distortion and cutoff frequencies that enhance driver integration with the midrange driver.
A higher benchmark of measured midrange performance is achieved with a newly designed 6-inch Magico driver that is formed of Mutli-Wall carbon and Nanographene. The combined result of these two cutting-edge materials creates a new cone that is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than the cone used in the S5. A purpose built sub-enclosure made of a proprietary polymer material provides an acoustically optimized rear chamber for the midrange to operate within. The sub-enclosure concept was first introduced in the S3 and provides noticeable enhancements in midrange control and articulation.
Newly designed 10-inch Magico bass drivers offer a new motor system with extremely powerful magnets and ultra-stiff aluminum cones that are specially coated and finished with graphene dust caps. The new bass driver is capable of producing incredibly deep, powerful and complex bass frequencies with the utmost speed and accuracy.
The impressive enclosure of the S5 Mk II is assembled from extruded aluminum, 1/2-inch thick and 16-inches in diameter. A massive new top plate is machined into an elegant 3D convex shape to minimize enclosure diffraction and break-up vertical standing waves. The thicker base plate incorporates a newly designed 4-point outrigger support that lowers the center of gravity and increases overall stability resulting in lower noise floor and increased dynamics.
– 1″ (2.54cm) MBD7 Diamond Coated Beryllium Dome
– 6″ (15.24cm) MAG6004RTC Graphene Nano-Tec Cone
– 10″ (25.4cm) MAG10508 Aluminum Cone
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency Response:20 Hz – 50 kHz
Recommended Power:50 watts – 1000 Watts
– 48″H x 14″D x 15″W
– (122cm x 36cm x 38cm)
Weight: 220 lbs. (100 kg)