Magico M2

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Magico M2
Friday, December 7, 2018

Magico is expanding its M-Series product lineup with the M2 floorstanding loudspeaker.The M2 features a new monocoque enclosure formed using multiple layers of carbon fibre adding up to a 9.4mm thickness. Magico claim that this enclosure construction compared to machined or extruded aluminum parts increases the strength-to-weight ratio by a factor of 60, while reducing overall weight by 50% and yielding outer dimensions that are 30% smaller without compromising internal volume. The curved interior and exterior walls minimize internal standing waves and eliminate external diffractions. 

The M2 incorporates a 28mm diamond coated beryllium dome tweeter with optimized geometry. The diamond increases stiffness without adding the extra weight of a pure diamond dome. This tweeter design provides extra-long excursion movement and uses a neodymium-based motor system that matches the sensitivity and power handling capabilities of the M2 while “maintaining ultra-wide dispersion characteristics and ultra-low distortion measurements.” 

Magico claims to be the world’s first audio product manufacturer to utilize graphene in the development of a loudspeaker cone design. Graphene has many extraordinary properties and is rated to be 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. The Magico six-inch midrange driver and seven-inch bass driver cones found in the M2 are both manufactured using Multi-Wall carbon XG Nanographene with a new ultra-stiff proprietary carbon weave which is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than cone materials used in previous Magico product offerings. The midrange driver features an underhung neodymium-based motor system that uses two extra-large magnets which provide an “ultra-stabilized magnetic” field for the pure titanium voice coil to operate within. 

A purpose built sub-enclosure formed of a proprietary polymer houses the midrange driver to optimize the control and articulation of mid-band frequencies and provides protection from the massive back wave pressure of the bass drivers. The dual bass drivers in the M2 are vertically aligned to achieve ideal room integration and reproduce the lowest registers of bass frequency with “speed and accuracy”. Combined, the bass drivers are optimized for minimal music related distortions in the frequency and time domain using FEA simulation of acoustics, mechanics, electromagnetic and thermal behavior. 

An internal three-axis matrix framework along with three tension rods running front to back internally, contribute to an extremely rigid enclosure designed to eliminate unwanted resonances and colorations. All four drivers in the M2 are acoustically integrated using Magico’s Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology that includes components from Mundorf of Germany. The MPOD 3-Pt stand contributes to the overall sonic performance by using constrained layer damping, while providing “ideal” coupling to the floor. The M2 retails at $68,998 and will be available in the first quarter of 2019.