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Old 11-25-2012, 02:11 PM
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Default Magico S5 review

Hifi News review:
http://www.bm.rs/Magico/Magico%20S5%...bar%202012.pdf

Next is German Stereoplay January 2013 issue that will be out in first week of December 2012.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:22 PM
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The "piquant observation" by the reviewer's audiophile friend sums up my take on Magico speakers on repeated auditions (V2/V3/Q5): "these are the most fabulous speakers I have ever heard...but i don't think i can ever fall in love with them." Always highly resolving, precise and neutral, the proverbial and very cliched clean pane of glass, but I usually don't get the emotional connection to the music. Go figure
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:08 PM
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Hifi Plus review:
http://www.absolutesounds.com/pdf/ma...gicoS54web.pdf
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 AM
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:46 AM
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You welcome.
Tomorrow German Stereoplay issue with S5 test with full measurements will be on news stands in EU. As soon as I get the chance to scan it I will post PDF here.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:30 PM
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Just finish reading S5 review in German Stereoplay. In short-excellent review. Measurements are also showing few interesting things. Bass is with 26Hz -6db anechoic very deep indeed and S5 could go up to 20Hz in room. S5 is having the deepest bass of all Magico speakers, only Q7 goes deeper. S5 is moderately demanding load with minimum of 2.5 ohms at around 60Hz(which mirrors Hifi News measurements of S5). S5 can produce 112db at 31Hz.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:57 PM
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German Stereoplay review:
http://www.bm.rs/Magico/Magico%20S5%...20-%202013.pdf
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for sharing.

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S5 plays in the same league as Wilson Sophia, Vivid Audio Giya and T+A CWT 2000.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:52 PM
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Thanks for sharing.

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S5 plays in the same league as Wilson Sophia, Vivid Audio Giya and T+A CWT 2000.
Actually, final words in review are missleading. 68 final points was also won by Wilson Audio Sasha and TAD Reference One. So, S5 plays in that league. My own audition leads to conclusion that S5 is better overall then Sasha and almost as good as TAD-R1. Sophia 3 won 66 points. For comparison Magico Q5 and Sonus Faber Aids won 69 points.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:31 PM
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In the latest SS from Japan, the S5 received 3rd place, in the “Best Buy” category, were the Sasha is 9th. It also received another Grand prix award.
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