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Old 10-12-2017, 05:11 PM
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The S7 was my second choice. The presentation is overall more grand. This speaker is really meant for big rooms (probably bigger than or equal to 500 sq. feet) although it would work in medium rooms if they are well treated. If you like to listen to super dynamic stuff, like rock music or ultra dynamic classical than the S7 would work better. The M3 is a much more refined speaker, it's midrange clarity is unlike anything I've ever heard. It's a deceptively small speaker for what it does and it throws a ridiculous image. The top end is very clean and not harsh. I thought that the midbass in the M3 was a lot faster and staccato.

The S5 has a similar sonic signature to the S7 but less bass (smaller bass drivers). I found the midrange to be somewhat muddier than the M3.
Thanks for the input! It sounds like you chose wisely. I believe the M3 incorporates tech from the Q & S series and sounds like the best of both worlds. Jim (Still-One) mentioned Nagra and I can say for me transformed the way I hear music. I was looking for an amp that would be able to power any speaker and also work well with my HT plus 30 watts class A. I think i've never used more than about 10 watts and have been truly happy with the sound. I'm excited to see where you end up.

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Old 10-12-2017, 05:16 PM
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Thanks for the input! It sounds like you chose wisely. I believe the M3 incorporates tech from the Q & S series and sounds like the best of both worlds. Jim (Still-One) mentioned Nagra and I can say for me transformed the way I hear music. I was looking for an amp that would be able to power any speaker and also work well with my HT plus 30 watts class A. I think i've never used more than about 10 watts and have been truly happy with the sound. I'm excited to see where you end up.

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Nagra + Wilson blew me away at RMAF, I am sure it will do the same with Magico.

I spoke with someone at RMAF from Magico and I guess the M series will overtake the Q series and replace it at some point.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:10 PM
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Aditya,....congratulations!!!!!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:39 PM
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Congrats Aditya!!! Wow. I say it’s a good thing you have to lick wounds as I wager McIntosh and Magico will sound very good together. The 601 is capable of making the M3 sing while you are slumming it w/ McIntosh. Scott Walker Audio in Anaheim California pairs Magico w/ McIntosh ... seen a video of his with 601s driving S7. Looking forward to hearing how your 601s sound with the M3 beauties.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:51 PM
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Congratulations on an awe-inspiring pair of speakers. I’m looking forward to reading about your system choices to go with them.
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Thank you so much Mark!


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Aditya,....congratulations!!!!!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:21 PM
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Tony and Jason, thank you so much for your kind words. I am beyond excited.

Jason you are right, McIntosh is certainly no slouch, i'm sure will make the M3's sing.

To everyone else who commented; I will certainly look into all of those amps and I appreciate your guys' input.

Met someone tonight who owns the M3's and drives his gear with Devialet, and loves it.

Today, I listened to the S7's with Boulder 2150 monos with the 2100 series pre-amp. They had Nordost Oden 2 interconnects and SC's with Valhalla PC's. Holy crap, that was a stunning sound. Those boulder amps are out of this world in terms of transparency. I may look into the 1100 series of monoblocks that are coming out soon.


This will be an awesome journey! I'm very glad to share it with everyone on this forum.

Special shout out to Ivan, who makes this forum possible for us!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:42 PM
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Magico’s are no doubt an awesome speaker, we heard these as mentioned within this thread at RMAF, simply loved them, one of my new favorites, enjoy!
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:15 AM
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Wow. Congratulations. Magico M series are the most over-engineered (I mean that in a very positive way!) speaker on the market. Period. May you live a long life to enjoy them as long as possible!
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