The large ASW Magadis (17000 EUR the pair) had the rare talent to magically pull their handsets at lightning speed captivated. These were neither millimeter precise back required, nor selected plates and certainly no hour-long adaptation.
- Speaker of ASW Magadis
- Data sheet
Whopping 90 kilograms, together with a rise of almost 1.60 meters, are an announcement hardly to be unsurpassed in clarity for boxes of joy. So it is clear what will be the Magadis the Vredener speaker specialist ASW never: A wellness product for the friends of wafting sphere sounds from discreet hideable mini Boexchen, where fear you need, that the family dog accidentally swallowed it when playing.
No, the Magadis’s for the serious Hi-Fi friends. Accept, that sound pressure and membrane surface area are closely linked and which also have no problem to give a non-negligible part of their living space for man-sized standing speakers.
Sweetens this often ridiculed by idiots, in fact very meaningful engagement with a build quality, with the will of the old boxes and housing manufacturers (see post “Speaker enclosure construction in Germany”)) in any way Nobel brands such as B & W or focal hide from must, phonetically how haptic standing in the eyes of many Highender on the front.
The classic rectangular form, which more and more comes out of fashion at large-sized transducers, is even remotely the Magadis. Only the bottom plate is perfectly basically, all essential parts are moderately rounded, so that the form with each change the viewing angle changes. The wall thickness is up to 6 cm, at the same time, a separate Chamber is assigned to each of the five chassis.
The visible surfaces are not those fakes who complain a high gloss, in natura come but wavy and full of pockets, dressed either in superior veneers plus clear coat or covered with piano lacquer of finest style.
As ASW, since always been specialists, leaving the manufacture of chassis and switch devices, Chief developer of Willi Nienhaus had when selecting the innards free hand and could cover himself without regard to internal constraints with all the delicious components, which regularly sidelined last but not least remain in the bread-and-butter business for cost reasons.
So reads the Assembly list like the wishlist of a confessing audiophile. Two 22 mm basses from ScanSpeak Revelator series with cones and one of the best drives of all time, these two make sure mesh-reinforced mid-range cone with ceramic membranes from the Cologne specialist Accuton.
The renowned parts specialist Mundorf, as well as the fine components of the crossover, that separated the signal at 200 and 3200 Hertz is responsible for the Central tweeter, whose folded foil membrane brings more space than usual in the game, without bundling therefore unduly. The considerable vertical extent no dips in the omnidirectional are generated, the chassis on a circle arranged and each other moderately inclined to.
Major recognition came from the laboratory, because dreary 1W for plump 90 decibel sound pressure was enough the Magadis, in an extreme case of 113 decibels were achievable, which is theoretically about 200 watts. Thus their watt demand at the lowest edge of the usual with transducers without Horn guide why come in addition to the usual transistor Boliden also slender tubes as playing partner in question is located.
The large ASW had the rare talent to magically pull their handsets at lightning speed captivated. These were neither millimeter precise back required, nor selected plates and certainly no hour-long adaptation. Their powers seemed inexhaustible, her sensational forward. To read how she performs in the competitive environment in the listening comparison.
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing, distance from 3 m, normal damped rooms from 30 m|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||2.2 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||2.7 Ohms|
|Maximum volume upper value||113 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||113 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||26 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||22 Hz|
|Short conclusion||Nobel level box with top Assembly and fine finish. Sounds mind-boggling vividly and accurately with a grandiose Spaßfaktor.\r\n|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||64|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||very good 87|
|Price / performance||outstanding|
|tested in output||3 / 09|