The Q3 builds upon the proven concept of the Q platform first developed for the award-winning Q5, which was the first Magico product to take advantage of complete in-house control of all design and ...
The Q3 builds upon the proven concept of the Q platform first developed for the award-winning Q5, which was the first Magico product to take advantage of complete in-house control of all design and build variables. The Q3 continues this tradition.
•1 x 1” MBe-1 Tweeter
•1 x 6” Nano-Tec Midrange
•3 x 7” Nano-Tec Bass
•Impedance: 5 Ohms
•Frequency Response: 26 Hz – 50 KHz
•Minimum Power: 30 Watts
•Dimensions: 47” H x 16” D x 10.5” W (119cm x 41cm x 27cm)
•Weight: 250 lbs./ea. (113 kg)
Frequency response is specified as 20Hz–50kHz, sensitivity as 90dB (which is significantly higher than the Q5′s 86dB), and impedance as 5 ohms.
A true three-way design, the three new woofers are complemented by a 6” Nano- Tec midrange and the MBe-1® Beryllium dome tweeter. Together, these drivers represent Magico’s continued pursuit of developing and implementing the world’s finest loudspeaker drivers.
Being very reminiscent of the larger Q5, one comes to expect that it is merely a scaled down version of the same speaker. In many respects this is accurate; the MBe-1 high frequency driver, the continuous curve of our diffraction-minimizing baffle, and the substantial collar-locking isolation foot are among the many things that the two models share. However, because the dimensions and layouts of the boxes differ, as well as the driver behavior and resultant crossover implementation, the Q3 has different critical points and frequencies of resonance. To address this, a modified version of the damping employed in the Q5 is applied in specific areas of need. Varying levels of force are applied to multiple thicknesses of damping materials to affect the elimination of distortion-causing resonance across the entire audioband.
The Magico Q3 is a unique statement of purpose—it firmly demonstrates the goals of Magico and their relation to the industry as a whole. It is an extension of their design approach, most fully realized now due to the foundation they have worked relentlessly to establish. Standing on the shoulders of their many technological breakthroughs,they have been able to overcome all restrictions; from production feasibility to market feasibility, the Q3 forces neither manufacturer nor consumer to compromise. In the end it is in all interests to continue to research the ways in which technology can be used in the service of music. If and when it is properly employed, the results are enough to surprise all of us.
Magico loudspeakers are our latest love affair; sound to die for and room friendly. HiFi+ Review ... It has all the Magico traits (exceptional mid-range clarity, wide bandwidth, powerful solidity of a broad-as-the-room image and that snap-focus in on the music), but it also has some of the characteristics of those speakers we were weaned on.