@sciencecop I don't dispute that I am not a Magico fanboy like yourself, BUT i don't bash Magico at every opportunity, no need to. Yes, I am a 'lovely' person, are you? or are you just another nasty little troll?
@mheinze Maybe you should read these threads a lot better than you do...before you tell anyone that they know nothing about the speaker!
If you did this, MAYBE you would have read this from member easy_h:
"I got mine about a month now. My Bryston 7bsst2 couldn’t drive them. This speaker is extremely power hungry. Now I need to save up to get me a power amp to drive this speaker. ".
Is that telling anyone that this speaker can be easily driven...Duh!
My hearing or not hearing this speaker changes nothing about how it acts with the partnering amp...You sir, have a good day.
@mheinze I am not a Magico fanboy if you are asking that, and I don't get upset when someone offers an opinion of my speaker. You own A3's, good for you, so when i stated that they didn't impress me, you didn't like that...too bad. I have heard Magico's that did impress me, so saying I thrash Magico's anywhere I can is not accurate. I do have better things to do...question is--do you? Like I said before, have a nice day.
@mheinze Please explain how me hearing the A5 will change its requirement for a monster power amp upstream???
I have heard the A3, nothing special at all IMHO.
The A5 may very well be a totally different sounding speaker, I sure hope it is, but the fact remains that if one has to buy a huge monster amp to drive it, how great is that??
I have an a’phile friend who went out and spent a lot of money on a nice three way metal speaker ( brand not relevant) and thought he was going to get great sound with his 75 watt/ch tube amp ( no problemo says his dealer!)..only to find that in order to drive his new speaker, he had to a) buy a ss amp that could push 300+ watts/ch and do it into a brutal low impedance load and b) he had to spend roughly equivalent to what he spent on the speakers in order to accomplish this. Not a happy camper........