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Magico has re­leased its A3 loud­speaker, which it claims brings to­gether a bevy of tech­nolo­gies un­heard-of at its price point in­clud­ing a fully braced an­odised alu­minium en­clo­sure, a beryl­lium tweeter and driv­ers with car­bon nanographene cones. The Magico A3 is a floor-stand­ing, four-driver, three-way de­sign housed in an en­clo­sure made en­tirely from 6061 T6 air­craft grade alu­minium that’s in­ter­nally braced and fin­ished ex­ter­nally with a brushed an­odised alu­minium ‘skin’. The sys­tem uses two 178mm-di­am­e­ter bass driv­ers that have Magico’s ‘Gen 8 Tec cones’, un­der­hung neodymium mag­nets and 75mm ti­ta­nium voice coils. The midrange driver is said to be newly de­vel­oped by Magico for use in the A3 and has a 152mm di­am­e­ter car­bon fi­bre cone with a layer of XG Nanographene, an over­hung neodymium-based mo­tor sys­tem and a 75-mm di­am­e­ter pure ti­ta­nium voice coil.

The 28mm dome tweeter has a pure beryl­lium-di­aphragm and is based on Magico’s M-Project tweeter. It has a neodymium mo­tor sys­tem encased in an im­proved back cham­ber, and ac­cord­ing to Pe­ter Mackay of Magico: ‘ has our lat­est gen­er­a­tion damp­ing ma­te­ri­als that fa­cil­i­tate ul­tra-low distortion, higher power han­dling, mas­sive dy­namic ca­pa­bil­i­ties and ex­tended lin­ear voice coil move­ment.’ The A3’s cross­over net­work uses state-of-the-art com­po­nents from Mun­dorf of Ger­many and has 24dB/oc­tave slopes. ‘ The Linkwitz-Ri­ley fil­ter max­imises fre­quency band­width while pre­serv­ing phase lin­ear­ity and min­i­miz­ing in­ter­mod­u­la­tion distortion,’ said Mackay.

Magico specs the fre­quency range of the A3 at 22Hz–50kHz, the ef­fi­ciency at 88dBSPL and the nom­i­nal im­ped­ance at 4 .‘ At long last Magico has de­vel­oped a loud­speaker that’s ob­tain­able for a wider au­di­ence,’ said Boris Gra­novsky, of Ab­so­lute Hi End, which dis­trib­utes Magico in Aus­tralia. ‘ Now more au­dio­philes can get into Magico at a more af­ford­able price.’ In Aus­tralia, the Magico A3 loud­speak­ers will re­tail for around $14,000 per pair.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Ab­so­lute HiEnd on (04) 8877 7999 or visit the web­site at www.ab­so­lute­

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