Magico S5 Mk II

The new S5 Mk II silhouettes its predecessor however that is where any similarity ends. Significant performance enhancements are realized with the implementation of new and advanced transducer and enclosure designs which have been distilled from the extensive engineering research devoted to the S7.

A newly designed 1-inch Magico Diamond coated Beryllium diaphragm tweeter provides smooth and extended high frequencies along with matching sensitivity, wide dispersion and increased power handling. A robust motor system and long-throw voice coil design enables lower distortion and cutoff frequencies that enhance driver integration with the midrange driver.
A higher benchmark of measured midrange performance is achieved with a newly designed 6-inch Magico driver that is formed of Multi-Wall carbon and Nanographene. The combined result of these two cutting-edge materials creates a new cone that is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than the cone used in the S5. A purpose built sub-enclosure made of a proprietary polymer material provides an acoustically optimized rear chamber for the midrange to operate within. The sub-enclosure concept was first introduced in the S3 and provides noticeable enhancements in midrange control and articulation.
Newly designed 10-inch Magico bass drivers offer a new motor system with extremely powerful magnets and ultra-stiff aluminum cones that are specially coated and finished with graphene dust caps. The new bass driver is capable of producing incredibly deep, powerful and complex bass frequencies with the utmost speed and accuracy.
The impressive enclosure of the S5 Mk II is assembled from extruded aluminum, 1/2-inch thick and 16-inches in diameter. A massive new top plate is machined into an elegant 3D convex shape to minimize enclosure diffraction and break-up vertical standing waves. The thicker base plate incorporates a newly designed 4-point outrigger support that lowers the center of gravity and increases overall stability resulting in lower noise floor and increased dynamics.

SPECIFICATIONS

Driver Complement:

1 x 1″ (2.54cm) Diamond Coated Beryllium Dome Tweeter
1 x 6″ (15.24cm) Graphene Nano-Tec Cone Midrange
2 x 10″ (25.4cm) Bass Aluminum Cone

Measurements:

Sensitivity: 88dB

Impedance: 4 Ohms

Frequency Response:
20 Hz – 50 kHz

Recommended Power:
50 watts – 1000 Watts

Dimensions:

48″H x 14″D x 15″W
(122cm x 36cm x 38cm)

Weight: 220 lbs. (100 kg)

Review at Stereophile

“My congratulations to Magico’s Alon Wolf and Yair Tammam for producing a speaker that offers full-range, uncolored, low-distortion sound coupled with superbly stable and accurate stereo imaging. The Magico S5 Mk.II joins those speakers as ones I could live with when I’m done with this reviewing business. It may indeed be large, but, as I found out, it had no problems, large or otherwise.”

 

Stereophile
John Atkinson, January, 2017

Class A Recommended Component

Review at Positive Feedback

“The new Magico S5 Mk. 2 retains the tradition Magico familial traits of quietness, transparency, neutrality and linearity from top to bottom of the frequency spectrum. At the same time, pretty much all other areas are improved most notably being dynamics and a reduction in midrange colorations. Where the S5 Mk. 2 strays the most from say Magico’s more expensive M3 speaker lies in the areas of having that “relaxed” quality, ultimate low level resolution and finesse. Yet, the Magico S5 Mk. 2 might just be the sweet spot in the Magico speaker line, providing a big gulp of the more expensive M3 without the associated price tag.
The Magico S5 Mk. 2 is one speaker that every audiophile owes a listen to under properly setup conditions! This speaker could be the end of the search for the Holy Grail in speakers for some audiophiles.”

 

Positive Feedback
Myles Astor, January, 2017

Writers Choice Award

Review at HiFi Critic

“While the S5 MkII may not immediately impress with whizz-bang auditioning, it has power and majesty, excellent resolution, natural timbres, deep, dynamic, authoritative and very well timed bass, combined with huge well focused stereo images. Easy on the ears, you can listen for hours on end to this rhythmically involving and highly musical design.”

 

HiFi Critic
Martin Colloms, July-Sept, 2016

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