MAGICO’S latest offering, the M9 loudspeaker system, is not for the faint-hearted nor for those who have to ask how much. The acclaimed loudspeaker manufacturer, renowned for its used of aluminium enclosures, pulls out all the stops for this new model, and goes a few steps beyond.
The four-way, six-driver M9 is about seven feet tall (obviously not a standmount), and according to the company, features “the world’s first loudspeaker enclosure to combine inner and outer skins of carbon fibre with a revolutionary aluminium honeycomb core.”
The no-holds-barred M9 also comes with the new MXO, “a state-of-the-art analogue outboard active crossover designed by Magico to handle bass/mid-bass frequency separation.”
It also uses Magico’s latest generation of Nano-Tec driver cones, featuring aluminium honeycomb cores. There’s also a new beryllium-diamond dome tweeter. The complete driver array includes a six-inch midrange, two 11-inch mid-bass and two 15-inch bass units.
The MXO crossover, designed in-house, has an outboard power supply and features “Linkwitz-Riley filters to deliver 24dB per octave slopes at the crossover frequency of 120Hz.”
“The M9 tweeter, midrange and mid-bass drivers are controlled by a three-way passive crossover with acoustical target 24dB-per-octave Linkwitz-Riley filters.”
You’ll need two stereo power amps or four monoblocs to drive the M9 system.
Magico specifies a frequency response of 18Hz to 50kHz, sensitivity of 94dB and impedance of four ohms… and these behemoths can handle a maximum 2,000 watts of power.
Each unit measures 203 x 102 x 51 cm (h/d/w) and weighs a spine-annihilating 454kg… add 45kg for the MXO and its power supply box.
Magico tells us that the M9 is a loudspeaker “that can present intense crescendos with unconstrained power, yet reproduce the most delicate musical passages with transparency and stunning micro-dynamic detail.”
Shipping starts in the last quarter of this year… a pair can be yours for a mere US$750,000, the suggested retail price.
Three-quarters-of-a-million for a pair of loudspeakers. Beyond absurd.
When one thinks of what Alon Wolf could do for high-fidelity music reproduction for those other than race-car drivers if he just took a break from his profiteering then it’s time to boycott this Company
Homeboy, these speakers are not for YOU. Please, sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty, the technology and the sheer audacity of these magnificent loudspeakers and bury the animosity. There are many things in life that we can’t have but nonetheless admire from afar – let this be one of them.
He does quite a lot. Perhaps you care to check before you rant.
You can start with the excellent $6800 A1 and go from there.