I had the MAGICO MINI 2s for several years they sound wonderful.Your amp should be 200 ch for best sound.Your room will be perfect.You should get Stillpoint acoustic panel get 2 at the first reflection point in front of the speaker this is very important.These speakers will be wonderful for vocals and small jazz groups.You should pay less than 10k.Good luck.I still own MAGICO speakers.You should use copper speaker wire and interconnects. The TADs and Josephs are great as well.Good luck!!@ebm Thanks for your response. Happy to have confirmation on the room size as that was really a concern. Looks like I'll have to read up on Stillpoints as well as TADs as an alternative. For speaker and ICs, I am presently using Acrolinks 7N S8000 series, which is one below their top range Mexcel. Hopefully that would be good enough and I don't need to upgrade as they are costly
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My dad has a pair of these speakers and I love them. He has them driven with all Pass Labs gear. Very impressive and surprisingly good amount of bass for a monitor. That price is high those, 9-10k is more what I’d think they’d be
@chief4425 Thanks and I will lookout for the Passlabs amp. I am slightly concerned on the Watts but I from what I read, Magico Mini used to be voiced with Passlab amps hence it can't be too bad.
As you and @ebm ebm indicated, I will try to get the set down nearer to 10K... if not, it will be a tougher decision. Will also look at the TADs since there's lots of good things written and I've got a dealer nearby.
A thought....for a little less money and more advanced tech, I produce a speaker that might be of interest to you. I use materials that are similar to what is used in the Magico M line (carbon fiber sandwich panels with a honeycomb core though mine is DuPont Nomex rather than aluminum). The reason I am more reasonably priced than Magico is that I am using pre-fabricated panels rather than spending the money for molds.
The Verdant Blackthorn 1 is an interesting speaker. It is easy load with a min impedance of 7.3 ohms. You wouldn't need to change amps unless you wanted too and it delivers a BIG sound. Check out Andrew Quint's coverage of AXPONA 2010 speakers under $20K. It is $10K in Black. I can do a wood finish or a carbon fiber finish if you would like.
If you don't like them, I will take them back within 30 days, no restocking fee. They take 20 hours or so to break in so you will know within a short period of time.
In the article, they featured our launch prices and we have had to inch up as my manufacturing has gotten their arms around production. Paint was underestimated in terms of cost in my initial manufacturing. My coverage is about 3/4 of the way down.
The cabinet in the Magico Mini is a bit dated and I would bet the A1 is a better speaker today.
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