On the “small” Magico mini II (37000 EUR the pair) fascinated by the outstanding uniformity and maturity at maximum openness. The mini can breathe detail yet so tiny and hauntingly beautiful sounds.
- Compact speakers Magico mini II
- Data sheet
Magico – even the name sounds like magic, and the specialist press is full of praise: on the measurement of this world anyway, company residing near San Francisco collected an award after the other.
Outward Magico likes to himself with an aura of mystery. Only so much is known: CEO Alon Wolf is always seeking the ultimate – what is reflected in the price, naturally. Whopping 37_000 require German distributor for the currently smallest model of type II mini euro, that more expensive comes to the stand in box V 3, after all, reference in stereoplay. Comforting: The heavy bag, integrated in the concept of speaker stands is already included.
Of the approximately 90 kg total weight go almost two thirds on the account of the stand. Three steel balls bearing in half shells pair box and tripod. The housing consists largely of insanely thick Birch plywood, front and back, however, in centimetre thick aluminium.
A 7-inch cone to the side, is the high-frequency ring radiator from scan speak (see the article “Bookshelf of GamuT El Superiores 3”) which published braided like made of fabric membrane fails so stable, that she wears a people easily in the dismounted State. Editor in Chief Holger Biermann was able to convince the V-3 Test yourself: man and diaphragm were unverformt in this test.
Sound like the Magico by a superior unity with the she captivated the jury over many hours.
It was the rest of the field so clearly superior that each boxes change the face game to read: every time the Magico was again rebuilt, corners of the mouth went still further upwards.
The Magico met just the sounds by far most accurately. She celebrated the fine Nuanchen of a voice – the Magico unbelievable real. With the mini II, it seemed taken, as would a light veil of the recordings. The differences between a bassoon and an oboe were once again clear, the sound still three-dimensional and “real” depicted. And despite their all outstanding clarity sounded the Magico completely unexcited, stunningly beautiful and impressive, of course.
A shock came from an unlikely source. The larger, more technically younger sister V 3 was better in almost all areas – not only in terms of punch and low end. But this family dispute doesn’t change the result: the ‘small’ Magico is stereoplay reference – undoubtedly the best compact speaker in the world.
Magico mini II
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing on speaker stands, distance 2 m, normal sq-damped rooms up to 35 m|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||7.2 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||2.2 ohm|
|Maximum volume upper value||98 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||98 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||41 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||34 Hz|
|Short conclusion||Expensive designed compact at the boundary of what is possible with closed housing. Phonetically the calm, best dynamic.|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||63|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||very good 84|
|Price / performance||highendig|
|tested in output||8 / 09|