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    From what I understand, Alon is using Tube Research Labs Platinum Golden Triode Referrence Preamplifier and Tube Research Labs Platinum Golden Triode Reference 400 Mono Amplifiers in his studio at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roysen View Post
    From what I understand, Alon is using Tube Research Labs Platinum Golden Triode Referrence Preamplifier and Tube Research Labs Platinum Golden Triode Reference 400 Mono Amplifiers in his studio at home.
    Interesting...

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    I would just buy McIntosh 601s and pocket 50k+

    SS at these levels just seems like very incremental gain for a lot of $.

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    Very conventional external design (rectangle black box enclosures).
    ...Even ugly (straight black boxes) for certain many people.

    But it's what's inside, in the soul, that things truly matter: the Music it sings.
    .... Dim the lights, close your eyes, and listen ....

    * Thanx for sharing the pix wizard.
    Last edited by NorthStar; 05-12-2012 at 11:16 AM. Reason: typo

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    Anyone have specific views on how they sound? I have read some of the posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydelee21 View Post
    Anyone have specific views on how they sound? I have read some of the posts.
    The speaker is very balanced. It has great extension both in the highs and the lows. All the drivers integrate beautifully. In Jeff's room, the speakers are around 12' from the center seat. I could go on and on about how they disappear and how you cannot even detect their presence in the room, but you get the point. The bass has slam that sounds natural and mirrors what is on the recording. Those with different preferences, may still complain about the bass not being to their taste. But, to someone who hears a lot of different speakers, this sounds right to me. They are extremely revealing. If it is on the recording, it will be faithfully reproduced through the Q7's. That is what I look for from a speaker and in an audio system as a whole. Others will say that it is soulless. To that, I roll my eyes.

    Others have asked how the Q7 sounded compared to the Arrakis. To me, they are both exceptional speakers. To my ears, the Rockport had a warmer sound to it. Both speakers are well designed and the measurements prove that. The Magico Q7's are more revealing. I could live with any speaker in either speaker line. I owned a pair of Mira's for several years and they are by far my favorite speaker that I have owned, so I may always be partial to Andy Payors designs. But, I will say, the Q3 and Q7 really opened my eyes to sealed designs. Magico is pushing everyone right now and I love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Smith View Post
    Others have asked how the Q7 sounded compared to the Arrakis. To me, they are both exceptional speakers. To my ears, the Rockport had a warmer sound to it. Both speakers are well designed and the measurements prove that. The Magico Q7's are more revealing. I could live with any speaker in either speaker line. I owned a pair of Mira's for several years and they are by far my favorite speaker that I have owned, so I may always be partial to Andy Payors designs. But, I will say, the Q3 and Q7 really opened my eyes to sealed designs. Magico is pushing everyone right now and I love that.
    You read my mind... Thank you. That is very very interesting. Like with any component, it matters what you partner it with. In this case, being so utterly transparent simply allows one to find a 'voice' that they like further upstream and know they will hear it down thru the speakers with greater integrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Smith View Post
    Others will say that it is soulless. To that, I roll my eyes.
    Nothing's wrong with a 'neutral', 'natural', 'accurate' soul.

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    A neutral loudspeaker will guide you through the waste lands suburbs and ghettos of the sometimes full of misleading financial interests high end world , and allow you to get further ahead , instead of moving in circles

    THis damn factory were i work broke down again last night , missed a good chance to hear dartzeel /magico Q 1 Q3 at a dealer show
    Well the money is good at weekends
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    My full review will post on June 1.
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