A musically rewarding and compelling, state of the art loudspeaker. The Magico V3 will change your perception as to how close a speaker can sound to live music! Demo pair of Magico V3's.
6 years old, light use. Rated 8/10 due to some minor, superficial, hairline scratch in finish that do not show in photos. Please note: These are the only photos available as speakers are now crated, condition stated is what it is.
Please note: Shipping costs will be approx. $500-600 domestic and $1000-1200 international.
Magico V3's - stock photo
"Magico's V3 is an astonishing achivement in loudspeaker design, delivering a level of performance that is in may ways competitive with $100k loudspeakers... The V3 has a timbral realism and palpability in the midrange that approach the state of the art. Properly set up and driven by sources of commensurate quality, the V3 is muscially transcendental."
- Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound
Golden Ear Award, The Absolute Sound, 2008
"The V3's special qualities are instantly obvious, and immediately identify the V3 as not just another loudspeaker. The V3 has three characteristics that are, in my experience, state of the art, and which combine synergistically to make this such a musically rewarding and compelling loudspeaker. Those three qualities are the richness, density and truthfulness of tone color; the palpability and tangibility of instrumental images; and the resolution and seperation of individual instrument lines. Any one of these qualities would have made the V3 a great loudspeaker, but with all three present simultaneously, the effect is jawdropping.
To fully appreciate just what an achievment this loudspeaker is, you must hear it firsthand for yourself. But be forewarned; once you've heard your favorite music reproduced at this level of musical intimacy, there's no going back."
- Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, Issue 179, February, 2008
"...its combination of the V3's low-frequency majesty and definition, its clean, grain-free high frequencies, and the superbly transparent window it opens on the recorded soundstage, all make it a shoe-in for Class A in this magazine's "Recommended Components" listing... I found the Magico's presentation addictive."
- John Atkinson, Stereophile, May, 2008 (https://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/508mag/)
"the most thoroughly, knowledgeably, and successfully engineered mini-monitors the high end has yet seen." "These exquisitely made, stand mounted two-ways... have everything I most prize about loudspeakers: liveliness, neutrality, openness, bloom, presence, natural size and scale, and seamless, single driver coherence."
- Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound Issue 163, Best Sound at CES award
"Nothing prepared me for the (CES) show's sonic ballbusters... this alone made the (CES) trip worthwhile"
- Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound
"...incredibly open, detailed, and lively..."
- W. Garcia, The Absolute Sound Issue 161, 2006 CES Report
"...the most radical two-way two-driver monitor ever stuck into a small box..."
- Srajan Ebaen, 6Moons.com
"Beautifully constructed with a refined combination of gentleness and forcefullness: performs gracefully with sensational sound... An artistic speaker - the delicacy of the wood and metal combination performs with true substance."
- Stereo Sound (Japan), Issue 154
"Superb sense of vision and aesthetic by the designer. A new discovery of a richly sensitive and fresh speaker system!"
- Makoto Fujioko, A&V Village,
"From the first model, amazingly high end!! The main cabinet and the stand are delicately matched! An extreme sound design yet it performs musically!"
- Ichiro Igrashi, Radio Gijyutsu Magazine
"The speakers really took me by surprise, by storm even... The sound is big, big, big. Not in the bloated sense, but big like lifelike sound is... To me, it was almost - I said almost - worth putting up with Vegas to make discoveries like this one... It puts that old thrill back in high-end audio."
- HP's Workshop, The Absolute Sound Issue 161
"...this stand-mounted two-way bowled me over with its staggeringly realistic rendering of timbre, huge and nuanced spatial presentation, and wonderfully direct musical communication."
- Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, Best Sound at CES award
Introduced in the summer of 2007, the V3 incorporates all that Magico has learned in the past 15 years about loudspeaker design and manufacturing. The V3 sets a new price/performance benchmark in audio reproduction. Employing new proprietary Nano-Tec® drivers and the world's first "Elliptical Symmetry Crossover" (ESXO), the V3 will quickly set a new standard for high-end loudspeaker performance.
V3 drivers are mounted from the back of the aluminum faceplate so as not to obstruct the curvature of the front plate and cause diffractions. As with all MAGICO models, drivers are mounted directly to metal; no hardware is used to directly attach the drivers or metal parts to the wooden parts of the enclosures. This ensures perfect and reliable driver-coupling for years to come.
Making use of the best components available today, the V3’s crossover parts are more expensive than the entire parts’ cost of some competitors’ products. Compromise here (or anywhere) is anathema to Magico's philosophy.
As with Magico's entire range of products, the V3s are finished to reveal the beauty of the natural materials used in their construction; no veneer or paint is ever employed to disguise cheap materials or mask imperfect craftsmanship. Aluminum parts are treated with an anodization process that not only hardens and protects the metal surface, but also provides a unique appearance not achievable with paint. As with any MAGICO loudspeaker, "what you see is what you get" -- beautiful, yet high-performance materials combined in a unique design that is both exquisitely elegant and cutting-edge high-tech.
- Dimensions: 105 x 30 x 38 cm
- (H X W X D): 42 x 12 x 15 in.
- Weight: 72kg (160 lbs)
- Driver Complement: 1" Ring Radiator tweeter
- 6" Nano-Tec pure midrange
- 2 X 7" Nano- Tec woofers
- Sensitivity: 89 db
- Impedance: 4 ohms
- Frequency Response: 32Hz-40KHz
- Recommended Power: 50-300 Watts