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Old 03-03-2019, 03:47 PM
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Default Magico M owners, what amps are you using.

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on the new M2ís. Wondering what amps you guys are pairing with the M series. Thanks everyone.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:13 PM
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I too second the Boulder choice. Years back I heard a set of B&W 802's here in San Francisco. The salesman was playing a cut of Sinatra's Witchcraft. Pretty amazing sound. It felt like Frankie was in the room. The sound from that turntable was so real, I couldn't believe it. And that was with a Stereo amp, not Mono block. Definitely audition the Boulder. Their not cheap, but they do impress!
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:16 PM
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:12 PM
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I have heard Magico's with many different amps. Soulution still seems to generate the best results.

Have fun auditioning.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:09 AM
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Constellation Audio performs magnificently in my system.
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:46 PM
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Constellation Audio performs magnificently in my system.


Did you find it hard to get the best/optimal sound from your Magicoís? Iíve been hear from some people that they can be tough to get sounding their best.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:17 PM
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Did you find it hard to get the best/optimal sound from your Magicoís? Iíve been hear from some people that they can be tough to get sounding their best.
There are so many vague or subjective references ("best/optimal", "some people", "they can be tough to get sounding their best") in your question that I'm not sure how to answer. All I can say is that my experience was trouble free, my system set up with relative ease, and that I'm quite satisfied with the end results.

Of course, I can only speak for myself and everyone else's mileage may vary.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:53 PM
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I'm using D'Agostino M400 monoblocks with Transparent Audio cables. The MSB front end creates a meaty analog like sound that the D'Ag's pass unadulterated to my Magico M3's that then present it perfectly.

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Old 03-05-2019, 05:37 AM
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I'm using D'Agostino M400 monoblocks with Transparent Audio cables. The MSB front end creates a meaty analog like sound that the D'Ag's pass unadulterated to my Magico M3's that then present it perfectly.

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You have such an elegant simple system. Beautiful! Could you comment on how the Q-sub interfaces with your M3's?
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:35 PM
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There are so many vague or subjective references ("best/optimal", "some people", "they can be tough to get sounding their best") in your question that I'm not sure how to answer. All I can say is that my experience was trouble free, my system set up with relative ease, and that I'm quite satisfied with the end results.

Of course, I can only speak for myself and everyone else's mileage may vary.
JBags,

I just came back to this thread and realized that I came off sounding a bit harsh in my earlier reply. It was purely unintentional and I apologize.

What I was trying to say is that "best/optimal" is pretty much in the eye of the beholder so what sounds best/optimal to me, might be perceived otherwise by someone else listening to my system. Regarding the "some people" part of the question, that part is pretty generic and hard to interpret - much like "they say" or "everyone agrees". I hope you understand my dilemma - there's simply not enough detail there to formulate any type of helpful response. Finally, "they can be tough to get to sound their best" could apply to any/all speakers when all of the other independent variables are left undefined. I would imagine Magico to be no different when matched with non-complimentary equipment.

Consequently, not knowing how to address the open-ended statement attached to the back end of your question I chose to answer the former by relating that I had no difficulty coaxing a sound that pleases me out of my pairing of my Magico M3s to my Constellation Audio separates while acknowledging that others might audition my system and determine that it's not their cup of tea.

Again, I apologize for the impertinent tone in my "vague and subjective" response to your question. It was not my intention to come off sounding so coarse.
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