Here is an anybody who thinks the KEF Blade for one is better than every Magico I have heard, from the A3 to top end Q series model.
I like the Magico S3 MKII the best of all the Magicos I have heard. I have not heard M series. I heard these in the great audio stores in the Los Angeles area and at local shows.
Yesterday I bought a speaker that I like much more than my fav Magico S3 MKII, the ancient Thiel CS3.7. I liked the Yamaha NS5000, KEF Blade, Vivid Giya over all Magicos. Not that Magico were terrible, they just did not sound as incredible as these others.
I have a second system I am building later and I would be interested to hear if the Magico A5 gets me to the same level of happiness as the 3 other speakers I listed.
How about that? My ear appointment is scheduled for after Covid.
BTW - I heard the Magico A3 with the top end Mark Levinson separates setup at Brooks Berdan and I thought it was rather good with the ML. I had preconceived notions that ML was not that good. I also heard the ML 585 integrated with the A3 and it was almost as good. That is for the price.