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Old 11-07-2021, 08:54 PM
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Try Spectral. Magico/Spectral systems have won best-of-show awards, at shows where much of the equipment mentioned in this thread was also shown. I understand that when we argue for what we already own, as I am doing here, it is assumed to be an act of vanity, and that those who do so are unable to be truly objective. But I auditioned numerous systems and found great synergy with my Spectral/Magico combo. Since Magico speakers are designed to be tonally neutral and very revealing, they will reflect what is fed them with more accuracy than many other speaker designs. Spectral is very accurate, very neutral, highly dynamic AND, when partnered with hi-end source components, very musical. Because of Spectral's high bandwidth, quality cabling is essential. For Spectral systems, the best component synergy in cabling is MIT. The top MIT cabling is generally accepted as some of the best in the world. Both Spectral and Magico have the ability to exploit the capabilities of the better MIT designs. Spectral electronics are, relatively speaking, a bargain in the high-end world. However, there is nothing cheap about MIT - especially the better designs! I would guess that some of the bad rap Spectral gets is due to people assembling systems with poor synergy - or trying to economize on their cabling - and not liking their results! So, things have a way of evening-out... There is no free lunch. What money is saved on the electronics by purchasing Spectral over, say, Constellation or Soulution, is probably spent on better MIT cabling anyway. Great sound will cost you, one way or another. In all modesty I say, what I have in my home is GREAT sound, and I am listening to Magico/Spectral/MIT/Esoteric!! Ted.
Hi Ted,
Were you able to compare it with Gryphon Mephisto?
I'm in a similar situation where I have the Spectral 500 ARs and thinking of Mephisto to improve on resolution and musicality.
Thoughts by other members also appreciated.
Thanks,
TJ
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Old 11-12-2021, 12:26 PM
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I don't want to hi-jack this thread, but add to it.

What about amps for the A5's? They have 1k watt upper limit which intrigues me.

I have the amount of power now. Sure, I only listen for very short periods of time very loud. But having that much headroom and low volume drive is amazing.
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Old 11-16-2021, 06:51 AM
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IMO, A5s sound good on Pass, EMM, Boulder, Gryphon, Luxman etc.

I presently have A3s running on Pass 260.8s. I'm replacing the A3s with M3s which are already on order. For the time being I will stick with the Pass 260.8s but may update.


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I don't want to hi-jack this thread, but add to it.

What about amps for the A5's? They have 1k watt upper limit which intrigues me.

I have the amount of power now. Sure, I only listen for very short periods of time very loud. But having that much headroom and low volume drive is amazing.
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Old 11-20-2021, 11:22 PM
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My friend powers his A5s with a pair of Bryston 28B3 and the results are very good.
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Old 11-21-2021, 08:52 AM
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WOW the A5s just won 2021 Stereophile Loudspeaker of the Year and Component of the Year!
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Old 11-21-2021, 09:33 AM
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My friend powers his A5s with a pair of Bryston 28B3 and the results are very good.
I’ve heard the A5 with Bryston 28B3. They sounded better then B&W 800D3 which I heard many times and on the same day, although at different locations and front end. The A5’s vocals etc where much better. Even my wife who has better hearing in the highs agreed.
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Old 04-24-2022, 04:18 AM
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The new Boulder 866 Integrated amp sounds really good with the new Magico A5's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGRVc2waFDk
Rick721 - how are out are your A5s from the front and side walls? Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2022, 09:37 PM
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Constellation make my Magicos sound, well, magical.
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