5th January 2017 | by Adam Smith The S3 Mk II speakers are a high-price pair of speakers that are apparently designed to increase dynamic range and lower distortion. Magico has announced a new pair of seriously high-end speakers, the S3 Mk II, which are launching at CES 2017. Sitting between the S1 Mk II and the S5 Mk II, this addition to the S Series features a new 9in bass driver that promises to lower distortion.

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by Verity Burns | 28th November 2016  The £3600 premium floorstanders are a departure from the rest of the brand's more affordable line up, and offer new drivers and cabinet improvements. After previewing it quietly at the Munich Show earlier this year, Q Acoustics has officially announced its first high-end loudspeaker, the Concept 500. They will cost £3600 a pair. That’s some move away from the company’s previously more budget focus – and it's a

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by Alan Sircom | Dec 13, 2016 Based in Oslo, Norway, for the longest time, Hegel Music Systems recently outgrew its post-war prefabricated office and moved to larger premises nearby. ‘Larger’ is possibly not the best choice of phrase here; perhaps ‘slightly larger’ fits better. Nevertheless, the company has now taken up residence in an office in Oslo’s main wood testing laboratory. This little factoid hides a little secret about Hegel; the company’s small team have

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by Hi-Fi+ Staff | Apr 03, 2017 Magico M3 floorstanding loudspeaker It might seem strange giving any first-of-its-kind of ‘innovation’ award to a loudspeaker, as they are typically some of the most resistant to change products in any audio system, but the Magico M3 is an exception on two counts. First, the company is pushing the envelope in terms of materials science and technology, and second, the lowered distortion of this sealed box loudspeaker sets a

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