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Old 09-18-2011, 11:34 AM
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Magico held a demo of their Q3 at a local dealer around here a few months ago. Cold and sterile sound is an immediate tune-out for me. Those Q3 speakers captivated the listening audience including myself throughout their entire demo, and I didn't even like any of the sales rep's music samples he was so proud of
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I think the amps were Pass Labs XA160.5, but there was a crowd so I stood 10 feet or so behind the sweet spot on their couch and couldn't see the gear very well. I'll check with the dealer on Monday, I do remember they were using the MCD500 as a transport
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I think the amps were Pass Labs XA160.5, but there was a crowd so I stood 10 feet or so behind the sweet spot on their couch and couldn't see the gear very well. I'll check with the dealer on Monday, I do remember they were using the MCD500 as a transport
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Pass amps are highly musical.
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Like most things taste is subjective and when it comes to things we hear, or don't hear. The Q1 looks to be built like a brick turd house with good internal bracing but this of course does not guarantee great sound. Based on the post's here they seem to be not too impressive.
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10 pairs of Evolution Acoustics MMMicroOne with stands for the same price.....

Evolution Acoustics MMMicroOne
That's what I was thinking....
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I'd rather have a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C1 Signatures. With the extra $13K saved I could get a used pair of C-J LP275M monoblocks, or a used ET-5 and a used pair of LP140Ms.
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I'd rather have a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C1 Signatures. With the extra $13K saved I could get a used pair of C-J LP275M monoblocks, or a used ET-5 and a used pair of LP140Ms.
That gets a big from me!
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I'd rather have a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C1 Signatures. With the extra $13K saved I could get a used pair of C-J LP275M monoblocks, or a used ET-5 and a used pair of LP140Ms.
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Interesting !
Pass amps are highly musical.
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Hi Jerome,
I checked with my dealer and the Pass amps were not hooked up to the Q3 speakers during that demo session. Instead, the speakers were powered by a Krell 402E with Krell Phantom pre-amp. They also told me on the phone today that their new Krell gear is from the current product line, and it sounds a lot different than their previous Krell models...
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