September 3, 2013 - Magico LLC, the leader in high-performance loudspeaker design and manufacture, is proud to announce their first subwoofers - the QSub-18 and the QSub-15. Built around the renowned Q platform, the QSubs set new standards in low frequency sound reproduction. Capable of delivering 136 dB sound pressure level with less than 1% total harmonic distortion at 20Hz, the message is simple: if you think you have heard low frequencies before, think again. According to Magico CEO and chief designer Alon Wolf, “Bass has never been heard like this before. For the first time, low frequencies can be produced with unprecedented clarity."
The QSub-18 weighs over 550 lbs. and has massive power handling capability of 8,000W, delivering thundering low frequencies that are fast, pure, and devastatingly accurate. As the images below illustrate, most conventional subwoofers fail to address the biggest problem in reproducing low frequencies: enclosure warping. Due to the enormous sound pressure buildup, the pliable walls of typical enclosures absorb a tremendous portion of the energy generated by the drivers, leading to distortion and massive group delay (smearing). The QSub can reach an internal sound pressure level of to 175dB - the equivalent of a commercial jet at takeoff - with less than 1% displacement of common enclosures.
Two massive woofers, each capable of 34mm of linear excursion and handling power of 8,000 Watts, are mounted in 2" thick aluminum baffles and fire adversely in phase to cancel out driver-borne resonances and lower the tremendous internal pressure. This is the way a subwoofer should be built.
At the heart of the QSub is a revolutionary new digital amplifier equipped with a 7,000VA power supply and regulated output stage. It develops an astonishing 6,000Wii. Designed to operate in two channel music or theater systems of the highest quality, the QSub has an onboard digitally-controlled active crossover for seamless integration with the main loudspeakers. The controller can also be bypassed for home theater use.
Representing an exciting addition to the trailblazing Q-Series of loudspeakers, the QSub will set a new standard in low frequency reproduction. In spite of its extraordinary performance, the QSub is a fairly compact (albeit heavy) unit that will not invade the listening environment, and can be ordered in Magico's M-CAST range of satin colors or their signature hard black anodized finish.
Magico will be demonstrating the QSub-18 at CEDIA 2013 in Denver, Colorado at Booth 3812 from September 26 – 28.
Driver complement: 2 x 18” QSub-18; 2 x 15” QSub-15
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Frequency Response: 15 Hz – 150 kHz
Dimensions QSub-18: 25.4”H x 37”D x 25.4”W (65cm x 94cm x 65cm)
Net Weight: 570 lbs. (258 kg.)
Dimensions QSub-15: 22”H x 27”D x 22”W (56cm x 69cm x 56cm)
Net Weight: 350 lbs. (158 kg.)
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The US Retail Price of the Magico QSub-18 is $36,000 and the QSub-15 is $22,000. Hard anodized finished is available at an additional cost. Delivery will begin in Q4 2013.
Magico was created over a decade ago for the sole purpose of leading a no holds-barred assault on what is possible in contemporary loudspeaker design. Inspired by the unique vision of industrial designer and accomplished musician Alon Wolf, every Magico product is designed against the true standard of perfect audio reproduction-live music. At Magico, we strive to lead in the creation, development, and manufacture of the most elegant and technologically advanced loudspeaker systems in the world. Each product expresses our passion to craft uncompromising devices that reveal the music as never before.