Magico new S5

Following the footsteps of Magico V3

"After an incredible five years since the Magico V3’s first release, we are excited to introduce its successor, the S5. This three-way, four-driver floorstanding loudspeaker borrows heavily from the peerless Q-Series' technological arsenal and employs new manufacturing techniques to create what is the most value-laden Magico loudspeaker yet."

The eye will be first drawn to the S5’s uniquely new curved enclosure, which is the world’s first utilization of ½” thick, 16” diameter extruded aluminum walls in a loudspeaker. Taking design cues from our iconic Mini, the cabinet design minimizes diffraction effects, internal resonance, and damping requirements. The elegant, paintable exterior offers a shallow profile that will complement a wide variety of end-user living environments. Available in our signature black anodized finish, the S5 is also offered in an array of high gloss and satin M-COAT® paint blends. A removable black grille is included – a first for a Magico speaker.

Incorporating entirely new dual-10” Magico hybrid Nano-Tec® bass drivers, the S5 is capable of an astonishing output of 118dB (@ 50Hz-1 meter). Combining an outer cone ring of aluminum and a Magico Nano-Tec dust cap, the new drivers combine superb power handling in the low bass with distortion-free response at the top of their pass band.

The S5 midrange's dual neodymium, underhung motor system with pure titanium voice coil former is powerfully efficient and extremely low in distortion.

The tweeter is a beryllium diaphragm model found in selected competitors’ $100,000+ reference offerings.
A new neodymium motor system has been customized to match the S5’s huge dynamic capabilities and power handling, while retaining its inherent wide dispersion and low distortion. As with all Magico drivers, the latest custom computer simulations are used to optimize electromagnetic and thermal behavior.

Magico will be showing the S5 at CES 2012 in Las Vegas in the Magico Suite: Venetian Towers,
Suite 35-209.


Driver Complement:
1 x 1” MB30 Tweeter
1 x 6” M380 Midrange
2 x 10” Hybrid Nano-Tec Bass
Sensitivity: 90dB
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency Response: 22 Hz – 50 kHz
Recommended Power: 50 – 1200 Watts
Dimensions: 48”H x 14”D x 15”W (122cm x 35cm x 38cm)
Weight: 190 lbs. (86 kg)


The US Retail Price of the Magico S5 is $28,600/pr. Delivery will begin in Q2 2012.

Matej Isak

Mono and Stereo ultra high end audio magazine
All rights reserved, December 2011