MAGICO, known for its high-performance, ultra-premium grade, two-channel loudspeakers, takes its first step into the home theatre arena with the SCC centre-channel speaker. This one is built to the same resolving standards as Magico’s hi-fi speakers, promising equal performance in detail and emotional involvement.
The Berkeley, California-based manufacturer’s brief for the SCC was to design a dedicated centre unit that would deliver the timbral accuracy, explosive dynamics, low distortion, and wide dynamic range associated with all its products.
It was also build on the template of the S5 and entry-level S1 speakers, and designed with the aid of advanced computer-aided technology and Magico’s own customised software to minimise diffraction effects and internal resonance, while determining the ideal damping requirements.
The SCC is crafted from 16-inch diameter extruded aluminum with half-inch thick walls similar to the S5. The curved shape provides the level of rigidity and mass necessary to ensure optimum performance from the four-driver, three-way acoustic suspension enclosure.
The driver array comprises two newly-designed seven-inch woofers, Magico’s acclaimed proprietary five-inch Nano-Tec® midrange, and a Beryllium diaphragm tweeter. An integrated and removable base provides additional support, apart from complementing the speaker’s cosmetics.
The SCC is available in a variety of finishes, and this includes Magico’s own satin M-COST and high gloss paint to match a wide variety of living environments. Magico quotes a frequency response of 22Hz to 50kHz, sensitivity of 89dB and load of four Ohms. Each unit weighs a back-breaking 72kg, so be warned that the SCC is no lightweight in any context.
Shipping starts in the first quarter of 2013 and each SCC is expected to retail from US$16,800. Waiting for what, then … check it out when it makes its debut early January at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.