Ordered Magico S5 MK II traded S5 MK I - Thoughts - Feedback - Anyone here them?


There are no local ones to hear and I loved my Magico S5 MK I so I went for it and ordered them.

Traded my S5 MK I and a few other items. Ordered from Scott Walker Audio in Anaheim CA. They are awesome.

Would love all feedback, idea’s criticism etc.

Some have said they are way better others said only a little difference. The change cost an awful lot so hopefully they are good. They are about 4 weeks out and wanted to ask you guys thoughts. Sorry for the hear/here typo :)

Thank you






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From Audiogon Virtual System page:

Associated Equipment:

* Digital:
- DAC: Bricasti Design M1 Special Edition DAC;
- Digital Transport: Bricasti M1 Built-In Ethernet Network Player,

* Analogue:
- Turntable: VPI Aries Limited Edition 3D,
- Tonearm: 10.5 Inch Printed 3D Arm,
- Cartridge: Denon DL-S1,

* Preamplification:
- Linestage: Simaudio Moon Evolution P-8 Reference Preamplifer, Step Up Transformer: Bob’s Device Cinemag 1131

* Amplification:
- Power Amplifier: Pass Labs X250.8 Stereo Amplifier

* Loudspeakers:
- Transducers: Magico S5 MKII Reference Loudspeakers MCast Pewter,

* Power Supplies:
- Power Supplies: Uptone Audio JS-2 (2-Rail) Linear Power Supply, The Linear Solution LPS-912 LPS, Breeze Audio 12v Linear Power Supply (2-units), iFi Audio iPower 9V DC Power Supply

* Audio Network Server Hardware/Software:
- Servers: Small Green Computer SonicTransporter, Storage: WD My Cloud 12v 2TB NAS,
- PC: Qotom 190S Dual-Port - Baytrail J1900 12v Micro-PC
- Network Switch: The Linear Solution OCXO Audiophile Switch,
- Audio Software: Windows 10 Pro, Audiophil Optimizer, ROON 1.4, Fidelizer 8.0 Pro, JPlay, JRiver MC23,
Sonic Orbiter.

* Cables:
- Interconnect Cables: Kubala-Sosna Research Emotion XLR 2.0M, Kubala-Sosna Research Emotion XLR 1.5M, Darwin Ascension RCA 0.5M,
- Speaker Cables: Kubala-Sosna Research Emotion 2.5M Spades,
- AC Cables : Kubala-Sosna Emotion 2M (3-cables) Nordost Heimdall - 2 2.0M (2-cables), Verastarr Grand Illusion II 1.5M, Elrod EPS-2 Signature 1.0M,
- DC Cables: Gent Audio Custom DC Cables (Canare/Oyaide) (6),
- USB: Audiocadabra Ultimus3 Double-Headed Solid-Silver USB Cable, Curious Cables 200m Regen link, Uptone Audio USPCB A/B Adapter
- Digital: Black Cat Silverstar 75 BNC/RCA, MIT Terminator-3 RCA, DH Labs Silver Sonic D-75 RCA (2), Tara Labs Prism 100dx-1 Tosilink.
- HDMI: AudioQuest Chocolate 1.0M, AudioQuest Forest 3.0M, Ethernet: AudioQuest Vodka RJ/E 1.0M, AudioQuest Forest RJ/E 1.0 (2), Cardas Clear RJ/E 0.5M, The Linear Solution Custom RJ/E 1.5M.

* Sundries / Accessories: Solid Tech Hybrid 3+3 Shelves Audio Rack w/White Shelves and Silver Pillars, Solid Tech Rack of Silence Amplifier Stand, SRA Ohio Class Isolation Platform, Symposium Acoustics Svelte Plus Isolation Platform, Isoacoustic Iso-pucks (8), Weizhi Precision PRS-6 Power Distributor ; Red Dragon Audio Ceramic Cable Elevators (4), EdenSound Brass Vibration Weights (8), Bright Star IsoNode Footers, DROK USB Multi-meter/Tester, PS Audio Noise Harvesters (6), Furutech GTX (R) outlet, Oyaide R1 Beryllium AC Wall outlets (2) ; Blue Circle Audio The Yalu Balula (2)

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Has Magico come up with anything like a grill to protect that tweeter from being poked? I was talking to somebody at Goodwins last year about that exact thing, and he said, "Oh yeah...that happens more often than ya want to know." A small barbed wire fence maybe...tiny helmet over 'em when not in use...a document signed by every party guest that makes them liable on case of a drunk stumbling incident...something...
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rib61
Yes there was some risk for sure but I’ve owned Magico’s for years and I have faith in the company.

Every every new model has been significantly better than the prior so I was all in.

No local dealers had them in their showrooms. They are all full of the all new and red hot and super expensive M series speakers made out of carbon fiber which is awesome but way out of my price range.

Heck just the S5 MKII’s was a gigantic purchase for me. I’m a raging Audiophile but I’m a working man and not a wealthy person and it was a steep buy for me but I love the hobby.

I usually buy used but I had trade in’s, etc and wanted my own brand new pair of Magico’s so I went for it. I am very happy I did but it is a very difficult speaker sound wise.

Looks wise they look alike. It has so much more preciseness to it. It really delineates the musicians and separates everything so well it is so much more open and extended and airy and dynamic.  Even not even close to being broken in this speaker has a level of precision and speed that the original never came close to duplicating. It’s not only another level but another speaker. It is so different. Hard to describe! 
Wolf_garcia 

The Magico S5 MK II Speakers come with very nice grill protectors just like you listed. They are easy to put on and remove and cover the entire front of the speaker protecting all the drivers and are held on by Maginets that have thin soft felt over them to protect the speakers metal facing. They look and work great but sound much better off. The only MK I only had 4 magnets in the 4 corners and the nice one have 8 magnets that work much better and was a nice improvement. 
Thanks