Magico launches M7 floorstanding speaker, pricing revealed

The new M7 from high-end speaker specialist Magico draws on the technology and engineering developed for the flagship M9.

The M7’s unique 164cm tall enclosure weighs nearly a quarter of a tonne and is fashioned from a monocoque carbon fibre shell with aluminium baffles damped using aerospace composites. 

A beryllium treble unit and five Gen 8 Nano-Tec bass, midbass and midrange drivers combine to deliver musical realism reportedly entirely unsullied by distortion and colouration.

The Magico M7 is a four-way, six-driver floorstanding loudspeaker featuring the latest Magico drive-unit technology, an organically shaped carbon fibre-and-aluminium enclosure, and the latest Elliptical Symmetry Crossover.

The M7 was conceived by Founder and CEO Alon Wolf as a more accessible version of the semi-active M9. The Magico engineering team was tasked with creating the all-passive M7, which the manufacturer claims is capable of sound quality never before achieved in a speaker of its size. 

Magico leveraged tools such as a Klippel Near-Field Scanner and a Polytec Laser Doppler vibrometer, among many other advanced tools, along with two decades of design experience creating the industry’s most advanced speakers. 

All M7 drivers were designed to eliminate music-related distortions in both the frequency and time domains. Their design was optimised using the latest state-of-the-art FEA simulation. Acoustic, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal behaviours were examined on a single platform allowing simultaneous optimisation of each parameter. 

The M7 uses the tweeter designed for the M9. This high-frequency 28mm driver utilises a beryllium diaphragm with optimised geometry. The diaphragm is then diamond coated using a chemical vapour-deposition process to push the beryllium substrate ever closer to the theoretical ideal. 

Magico engineers created a new neodymium-based motor system that results in the lowest distortion possible, massive dynamic capability, and even greater power handling than previous designs. 

Lastly, the acoustical performance of the back chamber was improved with careful FEA modelling. The high-frequency detail retrieval of this driver is simply unmatched by any competing design, claims the manufacturer. 

The 5 ‘ pure midrange driver in the M7 features a Gen 8 Nano-Tec cone formed of an aluminium honeycomb core sandwiched with outer and inner layers of graphene-infused carbon fibre. The advanced cone is supported by a newly designed basket assembly and an innovative foam surround, the latter to help achieve ideal cone/surround integration. The result is faster settling time and low distortion. 

The all-new underhung neodymium-based motor system uses two extra-large magnets to facilitate a super-stabilized magnetic field. A pure copper pole cap minimises eddy currents and maximises efficiency.

This new development in midrange driver technology sets a new benchmark for measured performance in both the frequency and time domains. In fact, according to the manufacturer, this is the highest-performing 5” midrange ever developed. 

The M7’s 9” midbass driver uses a newly designed basket assembly along with Magico’s Gen 8 Nano-Tec cone, consisting of an aluminium-honeycomb core sandwiched with outer and inner layers of graphene-infused carbon fibre. 

This drive unit is equipped with a 127mm voice coil and an underhung neodymium-based motor system using dual extra-large magnets. The vented pure titanium voice-coil former enables +/-13mm of stable movement. This high-sensitivity driver is capable of output of 120dB @ 1m in its band pass. 

The M7’s new 12” bass driver uses a newly designed basket assembly and a Gen 8 Magico Nano-Tec cone, which includes an aluminium-honeycomb core sandwiched with outer and inner layers of graphene-strengthened carbon fibre. 

This drive unit has a 127mm voice coil, an underhung neodymium-based motor system using an extra-large magnet, and a top magnet to get a stabilised magnetic field. Parts include a huge copper cap and a vented titanium voice-coil former, contributing to +/-15mm of stable movement at very high sensitivity. 

A new composite-material spider ensures great heat dissipation with no rocking distortion. This driver is capable of 120dB SPL @ 25Hz measured at 1m. 

The M7’s enclosure design is simply not possible using common sheet-stock construction methods. The M7’s enclosure begins with a monocoque carbon-fibre shell conceived using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modelling. 

A multiply 6061-T6 aluminium front baffle with constrained-layer damping using aerospace composites is affixed to an aluminium rear baffle with front-to-back tensioning rods. The result is a cabinet that produces negligible internal resonances, enabling a minimal amount of damping.

The baffle shape was refined until almost no diffraction effects were measurable. The M7’s overall structure results in maximum strength on every axis, with extreme stiffness and rigidity along with minimal energy storage. 

Elliptical Symmetry Crossover Magico’s Elliptical Symmetry Crossover (ESXO) is used in its most advanced and costliest form in the M7. The four-way network contains components from Mundorf of Germany and Duelund Coherent Audio of Denmark – only the finest of their types and values were selected. 

The M7’s ESXO crossover perfectly integrates the six drive units into a virtual point source—the six drivers sounding as one complete whole. A bespoke support system developed specifically for the M7 uses MPOD technology in order to provide a stable footprint while eliminating noise and achieving perfect coupling to the floor. 

Lastly, on the rear of each M7 is a chrome plate with Alon Wolf’s signature. This signals Alon’s personal endorsement of every M7 that leaves the Magico factory. 

Absolute Sounds is the sole UK distributor of Magico loudspeakers.

The Magico M7 begins shipping in Q1 2024 and is priced at £450,000 per pair (inc. VAT).

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