New Magico MXO Active Analog Crossover

   

Magico: "Magico LLC, the Leader in High-Performance Loudspeaker Design and Manufacture, is pleased to announce that the state-of-the-art MXO analog active crossover originally conceived and designed for the M9 loudspeaker system (@ 120Hz fixed) will also be available with high/low pass filtering (@ 55Hz fixed)."


Implementing the same MXO platform, this purpose-built version will benefit end users worldwide who demand the ultimate performance in sub/main integration.

The MXO provides extremely transparent high/low pass filtering which relieves the main loudspeakers of the punishing low frequencies below 55Hz and sends extended low bass information to the powered subwoofers.  This level of analog upper and lower range signal management improves transparency and resolution in the main loudspeakers and allows the powered subwoofers to seamlessly integrate with the main speakers.

Fully populated, 4-way expansion (future upgrade).

Electrical high/low pass output measurement of the MXO

The MXO features an Active 2-Way, 24dB/octave, Linkwitz-Riley filter slope at 55Hz with a 0/180-degree phase option and 12dB gain per channel. Designed in-house, the MXO is a dual mono, fully balanced / discrete circuit topology design from input to output using the highest quality precision parts (resistors/capacitors) to ensure an extremely low noise floor with extended signal bandwidth and ultra-linear response. 

The main discrete modular cards of the new MXO

Precision step attenuators provide 0.5 dB/step control with up to +/- 12dB of gain adjustment per channel using a proprietary design to ensure purity in the signal path.  The unique gain stage features software driven relays to control the circuit. A propriety technique is implemented to have one fixed resistor in series while maintaining a constant output impedance during volume changes to achieve optimized sound performance at all volume settings.  The open architecture of the MXO uses a modular card to motherboard design that enables the implementation of additional filter topologies or upgrades in the future. 

The main display (can be turned off once setup is done).

The dual chassis design of the MXO isolates the sensitive filter processing circuitry from the separately housed power supply. Featuring oversized lab grade power transformers, the power supply regenerates AC and applies active regulation across every stage of the circuitry.

The MXO dual mono power supply

Designed and constructed with the same high standards found in the finest preamplifiers in the industry, the MXO seamlessly integrates main/subwoofer speaker systems offered by Magico or other manufacturers for any listening room setting, while maintaining ultimate transparency.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Input Impedance Balanced:     44 kΩ (22 kΩ per leg)
  • Maximum Input Voltage:              15 V rms (+24 dBv)
  • Output Impedance Balanced: 100 Ω (50 Ω per leg)
  • Maximum Output Voltage:   15 V rms (+24 dBv)
  • Maximum Gain: 12db
  • SNR 1 V / 100 kΩ:  95dB (22Hz-22KHz, Unweighted at 0 db)
  • THD+N:           < 0.001 % at 1 V rms/100 kΩ load
  • All Pass Bandwidth: 10 Hz -200 kHz +/- 0.5 db
  • Channel Separation:               >115 dB at 10 kHz
  • Mains Voltage (Frequency):   100V (60 Hz) 115V (60 Hz) or 230V (50 Hz), factory-set.
  • Volume Control:       +/– 12 dB with 0.5 dB/steps, via front panel knob, each channel, each line
  • Phase Control:                   independent for each output, via front panel push-button switches
  • Stereo Inputs:                                            Balanced L/R (2 XLR)
  • Main Line Outputs:                                    Balanced L/R: (2 XLR)
  • Subwoofer Line Outputs:                          Balanced L/R: (2 XLR)
  • Subwoofer version Crossover Frequency
  • Filter frequency: 55 Hz
  • Filter Slope:   24 dB/octave, Linkwitz-Riley
  • Low Pass Frequency Response:   +0, -0.7 dB from 10 Hz to 35Hz, -6dB at 55Hz
  • High Pass Frequency Response:  +0, -0.7 dB from 100Hz up to 200 kHz, -6dB at 55 kHz
  • Dimensions
  • MXO Crossover:                   8” H x 18” D x 20” W (20 x 46 x 51 cm) 
  •  MXO Power Supply:              8” H x 18” D x 20” W (20 x 46 x 51 cm)
  • Weight 
  • MXO Crossover:                   40 lbs. (18 kg) 
  •  MXO Power Supply:              60 lbs. (27 kg)
Suggested US Retail Price: $48,000 (2-Way @55Hz Version)
Ship date: Q1 2022