Photos of Magico Owner's speakers

PeterA

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I thought it would be kind of cool to have a thread collecting photos of WBF's Magico owners' speakers. I'll get it started with two photos that I'm pretty sure most people have already seen.

Magico Mini II
 

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BlueFox

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I will give this a try.

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Gear:
Sony XA-5400ES SACD
Bryston BDP-1 file player
Auralic Vega DAC
Pass XP-20 preamp
Pass X600.5 amps

Speakers:
Magico S5

Power:
Three 20 amp dedicated circuits, one for each amp, one for source
Shunyata Triton/Typhon for source gear
Shunyata Cyclops, one for each amp
Shunyata SR-71 AC outlets

Power cables:
Three Shunyata Zitron Anaconda
Two Shunyata Zitron Python
Two Shunyata Zitron Cobra
One Shunyata Alpha Digital
One Shunyata Sigma Digital

Interconnect and Speaker cables:
Three Shunyata Zitron Anaconda XLR ICs
One Shunyata Anaconda Digital AES
Shunyata Zitron Anaconda speaker cable

Rack:
Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, 500 lbs empty

Miscellaneous:
Mapleshade Micropoint brass footers under most gear
Mapleshade Triplepoints on top of some gear
Shunyata cable risers
Acoustic Revive RR-77
 
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Bud, your system has come a long, long ways and I'm happy for you.... but please, do something about that carpet already. :eek:
 

BlueFox

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The benefit of being single, spend money on the stereo. :)
 
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BlueFox

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Looking at your listening room picture, I can see why you're single.

LOL. Thanks. I have to admit superficial, irrelevant, cosmetic crap has never done anything for me.
 

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At least Bud has good taste in gear.

Bryston/ Auralic digital

Pass electronics.

Magico's

Yeah baby, nice system.
 
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Bud, have you done any room treatments yet?
 

PeterA

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Thanks for posting your system, Bud. It looks great and I'm pleased to see another Pass/Magico system. It's a great combination. The speakers are so transparent I bet one could really hear the differences between the Pass X and XA lines. I've always wanted to compare the X600.5 to my XA160.5. Enjoy.
 

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Peter, thanks. I recently bought another house on Maryland's Eastern Shore to retire to in a few years, and I have been doing mental exercises as to where to setup the stereo. One option would be similar to yours with the speakers, and amps, on either side of the fireplace. However, that would result with long runs of the ICs to the amps. How long are your cables? Does the length have any discernible effects on the sound? Also, when you use the fireplace, do the speakers get warm? I would be a little concerned with the drivers drying out in some manner.
 

PeterA

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Why do you have candles blocking your painting?
It was someone else's idea, and temporary. They are now gone. It's an old photograph. This one is newer, but it shows a failed experiment with a friend's resonator between the speakers. It helped his system, but not mine.

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PeterA

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Peter, thanks. I recently bought another house on Maryland's Eastern Shore to retire to in a few years, and I have been doing mental exercises as to where to setup the stereo. One option would be similar to yours with the speakers, and amps, on either side of the fireplace. However, that would result with long runs of the ICs to the amps. How long are your cables? Does the length have any discernible effects on the sound? Also, when you use the fireplace, do the speakers get warm? I would be a little concerned with the drivers drying out in some manner.
My ICs are 6M long and balanced. I've never tried shorter cables, so I don't know if they would sound better. Obviously, I need to have the rack off to one side, so I need the longer cables. I rarely use the fireplace. It is mostly for atmosphere, not for warmth. When I do, the speakers do not get warm. The chimney draft is extremely good, so no smoke enters the room either.
 

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