- Written by Jeff Fritz Jeff Fritz
- Parent Category: BloggingOnAudio BloggingOnAudio
- Created: 27 March 2013 27 March 2013
The Magico S1 is the new floorstander from Alon Wolf and company. It's priced at $12,600 per pair and is a two-way design that features an extruded-aluminum cabinet and a pair of drivers: a 1" beryllium-dome tweeter -- the same one used in the company's S5 -- and a brand-new 7" Nano-Tec midrange woofer. Now the S1 you see below is in the company's M-Cast finish, in this case bronze. The exterior feel is slightly textured, unlike the piano finishes you see on many speakers (including some Magicos where their M-Coat is optional). The paint looks to me like it would be quite durable, but I don't want to test that theory! I know their hard-coat anodized finish is very solid.
Overall the S1 package is quite robust. The 95-pound weight is impressive. The quality of finish is exemplary, and the machining is very precise. Check out the bottom plate and the machine screws. This puppy is really put together. The outriggers provide very stable footing for the S1, and the spikes are quite tall so they dig deep into carpet. The small copper Magico logo on the bottom of the front baffle adds a touch of luxury. The S1 is kind of like a little Rolex -- chunky and precisely made. We'll see how it sounds.
Editor-in-chief, The SoundStage! Network
The S1s come strapped to a pallet.
Heavy-duty cardboard instead of wooden crates
Outriggers embedded into the foam
The interlocking foam makes it easy to use again.
Protect that Be tweeter!
Metal discs for the spikes
Outriggers are ready for installation.
Check out that audio jewelry.
Machine screws and washers
Ready to stand them up
Two high-tech drive units
The Bronze M-Cast finish
A nice, compact package
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