Magico have announced the new S3 Mk II, floor standing, three-way (four driver) loudspeaker. The S3 Mk II nestles in between the S1 Mk II and S5 Mk II and features all of the design elements of the S-Series Mk II models, including a new 9-inch bass driver born from the design and engineering theories applied to the limited-edition, 10th Anniversary M-Project.
The S3 Mk II’s high frequencies are provided by a 1-inch Magico diamond-coated beryllium-diaphragm tweeter that, say Magico “offers matching sensitivity, wide dispersion, and increased power handling over the original S-series tweeter. A new aluminium housing for the magnet structure minimises overall resonance and improves the isolation parameters for the tweeter dome element. The long-throw voice coil enables lower distortion and optimal cutoff frequencies that enhance driver integration with the midrange driver”. Magico’s midrange reproduction is attained from a proprietary 6-inch driver. The cone material is formulated using Multi-Wall carbon fibre and a layer of XG Nanographene, which when combined is 20% lighter and 300% stiffer than the previous S-series cone designs. The purpose-built sub-enclosure is made of a proprietary polymer material which provides an isolated and optimised environment for the midrange driver to operate within. Two newly designed 9-inch Magico bass drivers handle the low frequencies and are produced with advanced manufacturing techniques using the same new Multi-Wall carbon, Nanographene cone. The magnet structure controls a 5-inch pure Titanium voice coil that has a 1/2-inch of linear excursion and produces sound pressure levels up to 112dB @ 50Hz/1-meter.
The monocoque enclosure of the S3 Mk II is formed from a single piece of extruded aluminium that is 3/8-inch thick and 12- inches in diameter. The new aluminium top plate is machined into a 3D convex shape to minimise enclosure diffraction and break- up vertical standing waves. A massive base plate incorporates a newly designed 4-point outrigger support system that lowers the speaker’s centre of gravity and increases overall stability. All four drivers in the S3 Mk II are acoustically integrated using Magico’s exclusive Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology that utilises components from Mundorf of Germany.
The S3 Mk II is available in two separate finishes: M-Cast (textured satin coat) and M-Coat (smooth high-gloss paint).
Tweeter: 1″ MBD7 Diamond Coated Beryllium Dome (X1)
Midrange: 6” M390G XG Nanographene Cone (X1)
Bass: 9” M905G XG Nanographene Cone (X2)
Impedance: 4 ohms
Frequency Response: 24Hz – 50 kHz
Minimum Recommended power: 50 Watts
Dimensions: 48”H x 12”D x 12”W (122cm x 30cm x 30cm)
Weight: 170lbs (77Kg)
Suggested US Retail Price:
$ 28,000.00 /pair M-Cast finish, $ 32,000.00 /pair M-Coat finish
Ship date: January 2017