Magico Q5 Loudspeakers

October 8, 2010

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Magico Q5 loudspeakers at Hi-Fi+, TAS’s sister publication in the U.K. His conclusions:

I’ve already said much about the Q5 on the AVGuide website, including, “this is the best speaker in the world” and “there’s no magic in Magico”. I still stand by both these statements, and they don’t counteract one another. There is no magic here, just loudspeaker engineering by the book…except where the book says “compromise”.

The ‘best speaker in the world’ call is a tougher one to argue, because some might counter with more sensitive, less demanding speakers, or designs that make music sound better than itself in some way. My contention is that if you are looking for the most accurate frequency response, the lowest distortion and the widest dynamics, this is your loudspeaker. Under such conditions other considerations are secondary, assuming the speaker isn’t so demanding that it spends its years in search of better audio components. And under such conditions, this has to be the best speaker in the world.

You can read the full review here.