It looks like it could support your weight if you stood on the loading tray…! “Built like a battleship”
The face plate is CNC machined aluminium billet but it feels like velvet, not like anything I have seen before.
I could believe that! It looks an incredible work of art. I am envious … But I am happy for you.
Craftsmanship at that level has to be impressive for its own sake!!
The face plate feels like it has velvet glued to it…stuffed if I know how they do that sort of surfacing effect with a CNC cutter. Maybe it’s bead blasted after cutting.
I can’t imagine how complex that is to manufacture…the engineering I do is far from precise.
I read that it’s done with a 5-axis CNC machine and each face plate takes 5 hours to cut.
Impressive. Can’t imagine programming that cut on the CNC machine. Lots of cheaper sample cuts before the money…
Downside is I have to press 4 buttons to turn the whole shooting match on. They go to all that effort to build something so luxurious yet don’t give it a trigger jack.
Jeeez, look at the price of it in the UK. I feel sorry for all the HiFi punters in that market.
No trigger?!? Well under the bed it goes, then!
Yeah, I know, time to retire it already. Unfortunately the box is too big to fit under the bed
Then you’re just going to have to get used to pushing the buttons, my friend!
Looking forward to your impressions. It does look jewel-like in the pictures.
The sound is captivating. I’ve never heard anything like it. I’m not one to listen to a CD from beginning to end, but with this thing I haven’t felt the urge to reach for the remote yet. It makes me want to re-discover every CD in my collection.
Quality and satisfaction has a way of making one forget about the purchase price, doesn’t it?
Yes. I can see where the money goes in building these speakers and other things. Getting what you pay for makes the price paid disappear as an after-thought. But, I couldn’t stretch the love to paying UK prices. Good for me however, I can flip it to a UK buyer come the time to upgrade. I’ve been selling my surplus stuff into the UK/EU and other international markets for more than what I paid for new, or at break-even. Australia is a good market to exist in for owning this stuff. That is, if you don’t feel the need to demo something at a dealer when deciding.
And for the benefit of those who might be night vision challenged…
The next upgrade will be one Esoteric Grandioso D1X either side of the pre-amp.
Mr. B…Does Magico use under hung driver technology?
I thought so. Underhung drivers are an amazing speaker tech. Distortion levels are so low that the music can be heard as intended with a natural rendering of the musical information. It seems to bring a calming effect to the ear.
That is the fundamental consideration of my whole installation. Hardware choices for minimal distortion. I suspect my stereo system if measured as a whole - being one with a coned speaker certainly - would be the lowest distortion of any home stereo system in the world.