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Old 09-24-2017, 08:28 AM
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Default Magico M3 vs S7?

The M3 seems to have received very high praise amongst the reviewers, and many would say it's a superior speaker compared to the S7. It appears that the M3 has smaller bass drivers than the S7 ( 3 7's vs 3 10's), but has improved midbass and a more refined midrange and tweeter.

Difference in price is 58k (64K if you get the m-coat finish) vs 85k (75k for the speaker, another 10K for the mpod feet).

Anyone compared these two, or anyone heard just the M3?
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:14 PM
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I spent some time with the M3s...VERY nice speakers.
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:49 PM
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Thanks for your reply! Could you describe what exactly you liked about them? Have you heard any other lines in Magico ? How would you compare M3 to the other speaker brands ?
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:27 PM
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I thought they were hyper detailed evenly up and down the frequency range. Especially in the lower end bass region...probably the most detailed I've heard. I heard bass textures in With Or With Out You (U2 Joshua Tree Remastered) that I've never heard before.
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I am a Magico S3 Mk II owner but have not heard the S7/M3. From others I believe the S7 (three 10-inch bass drivers) is designed for larger rooms and is a full range speaker. The M3 (three 7-inch bass drivers) is designed for smaller-to-medium rooms. The M3 is part of Magico's more refined premium series, replacing the Q3. Both speakers have received very favorable reviews.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:54 PM
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Q7 or bust!

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Old 09-25-2017, 11:12 AM
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I'll take the bust on the left!
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MPODs also work with the S7's to great effect.

S7's are somewhat different in character from the M3's - M3's are more refined, more polite, and sound smaller. S7's sound huge, or rather they disappear but the sound fills the entire space - wall to wall, floor to ceiling, back to front. With proper gear, both sound amazing in their own way but M3's would never work for me personally.

S7's for a medium to large room, and for someone who likes the volume turned up and/or listens to rock music or large scale classical for example.

To me, the M3's sound better with electronics like Soulution or Constellation while S7's sound better with something Class A.
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Any more thoughts on this comparison ?
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