Magico is at the bleeding edge of technological development, but it might need to slow that pace down a little in future. The S1 became the S1 Mk II in around three years, and there is nothing in the way of an upgrade path. The improvements made in this version change are major, and in most loudspeaker brands those major changes would occur every five to eight years. It seems counter-intuitive to suggest slowing technological progress, but those who buy products with one eye on their resale value will find such a rapid churn of design difficult to reconcile. I’d really want the jump from Mk II to Mk III to be as substantial as the one from Mk I to Mk II, but I think I’d prefer to see that product in 2022 rather than 2020. But that’s Magico, for you: uncompromising in every respect.
The Magico S1 Mk II is a product of superlatives. You can’t express that without appearing to be a rabid fan of the product, because if you like loudspeakers that are neutral, you are a fan of the product, and if you’ve heard the original S1, you’re an even bigger fan of the S1 Mk II. So, yes, the superlatives come with the territory. The Magico S1 Mk II is, quite simply, outstanding. Very highly recommended!
Type: two way sealed floorstanding loudspeaker
Driver Complement: 1 x 2.54cm Diamond Coated Beryllium Dome, 1 x 17.78cm Graphene Nano-Tec Cone
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency Response: 32 Hz - 50 kHz
Recommended Power: 50 watts
Dimensions (HxDxW): 109x23x25cm
Weight: 54.5 kg
Price: £20,998 per pair (M-Cast), M-Coat price on application
Manufactured by: Magico LLC
Distributed in the UK by: Absolute Sounds
Tel: +44(0)208 971 3909