A new Magico has been announced – the M3, which builds on the legacy of the company’s 2014 M-Project and takes it a few rungs up the technological ladder.
This five-driver M3 has “a new carbon-fibre side panel design, an all-graphene midrange and bass driver design, a new driver coupling system and the phenomenal 28mm diamond coated beryllium tweeter, previously found only in the M-Project.”
The newly-designed six-inch midrange and seven-inch bass driver cones on the M3 are both manufactured from “multi-wall carbon XG nanographene and a new proprietary ultra-stiff carbon weave which is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than the cone material used in previous Magico loudspeaker offerings.”
According to the company, “The underhung neodymium base motor system provides an ultra-stabilised magnetic field for the pure titanium voice coil to operate within. This radical new driver design offers the lowest THD in the industry and sets the performance benchmark for others to aspire to.”
The midrange driver operates in a “purpose built sub-enclosure made of a proprietary polymer that enhances midrange control and articulation… this sub-enclosure concept was first used in the S3 and is now applied to our more recent three-way speaker designs.”
Three seven-inch M3 bass drivers are vertically aligned to achieve ideal room integration and reproduce the lowest registers of bass frequency with speed and accuracy.
Magico adds: “A solid copper gasket is applied between the driver’s chassis and enclosure to maximise the coupling effect and diffuse resonances between the two surfaces. The M3 bass drivers are optimised for minimal music related distortions in the frequency and time domain using the latest state-of-the-art FEA simulation of acoustics, mechanics, electromagnetic and thermal behaviour.”
The diamond-coated beryllium diaphragm tweeter (28mm) offers “a near-perfect weight-to-stiffness ratio that is unmatched in the industry… the new tweeter provides extra-long excursion movement and uses a neodymium based motor system that is customised to match the sensitivity and power handling capabilities of the M3 while maintaining ultra- wide dispersion characteristics and ultra-low distortion measurements.”
Specifications given for the M3 are 91dB sensitivity, four-ohm impedance and frequency range of 24Hz to 50kHz. A back-breaking 145kg, the M3 measures 1,200 x 490 x 340mm (h/d/w).
Available only in the third quarter of 2016, the M3 has a suggested retail price of… wait for it… yes… US$75,000 a pair!