New Magico speaker - new M5?

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Thanks for posting, Ack. It looks like it has two woofers while the M3 has three woofers. It also looks thinner. Perhaps it is an M2. I'm curious about the base.
 

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Yeah I too think it's shorter and narrower. The video misled me
 

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Looks like a nice but probably very expensive solution for a smaller room like yours, although you require full range, and I don't know if this will cut it. I'm guessing $50-60K. More than the S3 II, but $30K less than the M3.
 

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nice Philip Glass music in the background at least...
Keith, from your comment, can I assume that you are not a fan of Magico speakers? If so, why not?
 

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Looks like a nice but probably very expensive solution for a smaller room like yours, although you require full range, and I don't know if this will cut it. I'm guessing $50-60K. More than the S3 II, but $30K less than the M3.
If the M3s won't cut it, this won't either.
 

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I don't get the static sound or point. The rear baffle is incredibly narrow with only one bolt coming through at each level. I wonder what we will learn on Dec 7th. Just typical internet speculation at this point, haha.
 
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Alon will formally give an announcement on it this Friday.

However, my reliable intelligence source said that it's the M2 to replace the Q3.
Also, there may be a much bigger M Series to be launched later this year to replace the Q7 Mk2.
;)
 

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Alon will formally give an announcement on it this Friday.

However, my reliable intelligence source said that it's the M2 to replace the Q3.
Also, there may be a much bigger M Series to be launched later this year to replace the Q7 Mk2.
;)
Huh?
Wasn’t the M3 the replacement for the Q3?
 
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Huh?
Wasn’t the M3 the replacement for the Q3?
IMHO Number-wise seems to be, but size-wise and sonic-wise, M3 resembles Q5 more.
 

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IMHO Number-wise seems to be, but size-wise and sonic-wise, M3 resembles Q5 more.
The Q3 and M3 have the same number and very similar sized drivers. The Q5 has larger woofers.
 

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Alon will formally give an announcement on it this Friday.

However, my reliable intelligence source said that it's the M2 to replace the Q3.
Also, there may be a much bigger M Series to be launched later this year to replace the Q7 Mk2.
;)
How can the M2 replace the Q3? The Q3 has already been replaced by the M3. The Q3 and M3 are very similar in size and have the same number of drivers. The M2 looks much more like the M version of the S3 mk2, at least in driver number and configuration.
 
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M3 : 48"H x 13W x 19"D
Q5 : 47"H x 11.75"W x 21"D
Q3 : 47"H x 10.5"W x 16"D

IMO M3 gives bass of quality & quantity not inferior to Q5.
 

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M3 : 48"H x 13W x 19"D
Q5 : 47"H x 11.75"W x 21"D
Q3 : 47"H x 10.5"W x 16"D

IMO M3 gives bass of quality & quantity not inferior to Q5.
Thank you. I was focused more on driver complement. We will learn more on Dec. 7th.
 

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I can't see how the M3 replaces the Q5 either, regardless of speaker dimensions, especially sonically. Perhaps we mean price-wise
 
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I can't see how the M3 replaces the Q5 either, regardless of speaker dimensions, especially sonically. Perhaps we mean price-wise
I can't remember the sound of the Q5 because I heard them so long ago, and only once. I have read that some people think the Q3, which came after the Q5, solved some issues of driver integration and efficiency that the Q5 struggled with. I don't really know if that is true, but one never sees the Q5 for sale on the used market. Perhaps they did not sell many of those. It is interesting that Magico never revised Q5 with a Mk2, instead developing the M series.
 

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