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Magico conjures up its most affordable speakers yet

Magico is in a Catch 22 – adamant on delivering speakers with advanced, innovative and costly materials, capable of “uncompromised” sound, but at the same time wanting to expand its audience beyond the ultra-wealthy.

After all, Magico is behind an impressive (indeed eyebrow-raising) portfolio of five- and six-figure speakers, including one of the world’s most expensive.

But it’s managed to launch its most affordable speakers yet: the A3 floorstanders. We’d take “affordable” with a tablespoon of salt, though, as the £11,998 price tag still puts them out of reach for most mortals.

The A3s feature a 28mm beryllium-diaphragm tweeter based on the geometry of the one used in its limited edition M-Project, with the neodymium motor system encased in an improved back chamber.

Magico claims a new 15cm midrange with a carbon Nanographene cone has been chosen for optimal damping and stiffness-to-weight ratio, while dual 18cm woofers employ a version of the new Gen 8 Magico Nano-Tec cone.

All four drivers in the three-way A3 use Magico’s proprietary elliptical crossover technology and, like the enclosure developed for Magico’s Q Series, the A3’s cabinets are made entirely from aircraft-grade aluminum, which is then fully braced and anodized.

The Magico A3s are due on sale in the spring - time to start saving...

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.