Magico Q5 loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Four-way, sealed-box, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) beryllium-dome tweeter, 6" (152mm) Nano-Tec–cone midrange unit, 9" (228mm) Nano-Tec-cone midbass unit, two 9" Nano-Tec–cone woofers. Frequency response (in-room): 22Hz–50kHz, ±2dB. Sensitivity: 87dB/2.83V/m. Nominal impedance: 4 ohms. Recommended power: 50–1200Wpc.
Dimensions: 47" (1194mm) H by 11.75" (298mm) W by 21" (533mm) D. Weight: 387 lbs (176kg) each.
Finish: Black-anodized aluminum.
Serial Numbers Of Units Reviewed: 00009 & 00010.
Price: $59,950/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 13.
Manufacturer: Magico, Inc., 932 Parker Street #2, Berkeley, CA 94710. Tel: (510) 653-8802. Fax: (510) 649-9700. Web: www.magico.net.

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Magico, Inc.
932 Parker Street #2
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 653-8802
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dumbo's picture

Any reason why there was no waterfall plot of cabinet resonance done as is usually the case with other speakers? Folks deserve to see if such an elaborate speaker cabinet was worth the effort or not considering the excessive cost I'm sure it adds to the design and the manufacturers claims of aluminum being superior to good old fashioned wood.

Anyone willing to bet that the B&W 800D cabinet plot looks better at a 1/2 the price and complexity?

John Atkinson's picture

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Any reason why there was no waterfall plot of cabinet resonance done as is usually the case with other speakers?

Logistical issues. Because I had to travel to Michael's to measure the Q5, as explained in the review, I had to pack my speaker measuring gear and I mislaid the accelerometer. It's a 100-mile round trip from my place to Michael's and it wasn't possible to delay the measurements so I could return home to get it.

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Folks deserve to see if such an elaborate speaker cabinet was worth the effort or not considering the excessive cost I'm sure it adds to the design and the manufacturers claims of aluminum being superior to good old fashioned wood.

From the review: "listening to the cabinet walls with a stethoscope while I swept a sinewave tone up and down in frequency, I could detect only a small degree of liveliness at 418Hz. The cabinet's heroic, all-aluminum construction is obviously effective at minimizing vibrational resonances."

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile

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