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Old 09-14-2020, 06:35 PM
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Exclamation New Magico A5's Poor-Man's M Series ?

Could these new A5's be as good as the Magico M2 speakers ?!

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...eaker-preview/

The Magico A5's are a perfect match with the all new Boulder 866 Integrated amp!

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Old 10-07-2020, 03:30 PM
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These A5's are a lot better than I thought !





https://www.soundstageaustralia.com/...5-loudspeakers
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:58 AM
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Looking forward to hearing these myself. Looking to upgrade speakers next year and these are def a contender
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I heard the A5s (now up to $24800) and the M2s with mpods ($68000) in the same room on the same amp (Luxman m900u). The A5s were 98% as good for most applications and actually sounded better with hard rock. The imaging was spot on for both. The M2 advantage was more controlled, cleaner bass, but for about 1/3 the cost, the A5s are a no brainer if you have the budget. Absolutely amazing speakers and bested (IMHO) the $38000 Wilson Sasha DAWs and other speakers that were 2-3x the price (e.g., Focal Scala Utopias).
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storfmon... Welcome to AA!
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I heard the A5s (now up to $24800) and the M2s with mpods ($68000) in the same room on the same amp (Luxman m900u). The A5s were 98% as good for most applications and actually sounded better with hard rock. The imaging was spot on for both. The M2 advantage was more controlled, cleaner bass, but for about 1/3 the cost, the A5s are a no brainer if you have the budget. Absolutely amazing speakers and bested (IMHO) the $38000 Wilson Sasha DAWs and other speakers that were 2-3x the price (e.g., Focal Scala Utopias).
I had the opportunity just this past weekend to hear both the M2 and A5. Unfortunately they were in different rooms with different equipment. For me the M2 was moderately better in all facets. Better imaging, more precise midrange and lower bass presentation.

Would say that the A5 gave maybe at best 60-70% of the performance of the M2. They were still very good performers for their price range.

I have also heard Focal Utopia Scala's as I currently own the Maestro's
A5 not in same league but again budget, price etc should be kept in mind

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I had the opportunity just this past weekend to hear both the M2 and A5. Unfortunately they were in different rooms with different equipment. For me the M2 was moderately better in all facets. Better imaging, more precise midrange and lower bass presentation.

Would say that the A5 gave maybe at best 60-70% of the performance of the M2. They were still very good performers for their price range.

I have also heard Focal Utopia Scala's as I currently own the Maestro's
A5 not in same league but again budget, price etc should be kept in mind

Edward
Since you have some B&W speakers, did you have a chance to listen to 800D3s? If yes, how did they compare to the speakers you listened to so far?
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Since you have some B&W speakers, did you have a chance to listen to 800D3s? If yes, how did they compare to the speakers you listened to so far?
Have listened to the 800D3 in showrooms and have owned both 802D3's and the older 802D2's.

Both the 800 and 802's are great speakers for the price. They checkmark just about everything one would want again at a great price point.

Ultimately for me, the Diamond tweeter was too bright and fatiguing at times compared to the Berrylium tweeters of Focal and Magico for instance.

The midrange for me is also more precise on the Focal's and Magico's I have heard compared to the B&W's

Ultimately the choice always comes down to your preference of sound/image and of course price point.

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Looking at the A series center, ACC, how does it voice match the A5? ACC uses different drivers.

Looking at LCR full replacement and want close to perfect voice match.
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