Overture Event Features Magico Q5, Alon Wolf, and TAS' Robert Harley

Magico Q5
Overture Event Features Magico Q5, Alon Wolf, and TAS' Robert Harley

Overture Ultimate Home Electronics in Wilmington, Delaware will be hosting the US premiere of the Magico Q5 loudspeakers on Saturday May 1 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Overture at 800-838-1812.

Featured guests will be Alon Wolf, CEO of Magico, who will be demonstrating the Magico Q5 loudspeaker, and Robert Harley, editor-in-chief of The Absolute Sound and the author of three best-selling books. Robert will be signing copies of his Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems, The Complete Guide to High-End Audio Systems (now in its 3rd edition) and Home Theater for Everyone: A Practical Guide to Today's Home-Entertainment Systems.

About the Magico Q5

Editor's Note: This is from the Magico Press Release:

Magico LLC, the leader in high-performance loudspeaker design and manufacture, is proud to announce the unveiling of its newest loudspeaker, the Magico Q5: a 5-driver, 4-way floorstander housed in a fully-braced, fully-damped, aluminum and brass, hard-anodized enclosure. The Q5 is the first Magico product to feature complete in-house control of all design and build variables.

From the outside, the Q5's form is indicative of its function—pure and simple, rigid and unbiased.  Although not significantly larger than our own V3, its total weight is nearly 400 lbs. The enclosure, machined entirely from aluminum and brass at our new facility, achieves a balance of mass and stiffness which had, up until now, been prohibited by the cost associated with such an undertaking.  Processed individually to ensure coverage of every face and edge, each outer surface is first polished then burnished in our recognizable hard anodized finish. The entire enclosure is an expression of all of our past and present functional and aesthetic design choices.

From the inside, the Q5 reveals the challenges involved in actually designing and assembling a properly built aluminum enclosure.  The coordination between our engineers, machinists, and technicians cannot falter due to the amount of interdependence between every component.  The frame architecture alone is made from over 50 individually machined parts, all of which must be aligned, fastened, and assembled in a particular sequence.  A single side wall contains nearly 100 threaded holes and before the baffle is even affixed, the cabinet itself already contains over 350 fasteners. A variance of greater than .002" can contribute to a "tolerance stack" large enough to prevent an enclosure from being completed without being disassembled first.  It takes nearly a week to assemble a pair.

Continuing our pursuit of developing and implementing the world's finest loudspeaker drivers, we are also proud to introduce a new tweeter, the MBe-1®  Recent advances in break-up mode control of Beryllium diaphragms combined with our own MR-1® motor system led to the development of the MBe-1. The result is a tweeter with significantly wider extension, lower distortion and greater power handling. Magico-designed Nano-Tec® drivers complete the Q5 driver array with two 9” woofers, a 9” mid-bass unit, and a 6” midrange to deliver the complete frequency range. Numerous new developments have been made on other fronts as well, including a unique Bass Mechanical Resonance Cancellation (BMRC™) system which allows us to acoustically cancel break-up modes by precisely offsetting the bass drivers’ acoustical center and angle.

The Magico Q5 is a unique statement of purpose--it firmly demonstrates the goals of our company and our relation to the industry as a whole.  It is a display of our design approach, most fully realized now due to the foundation we have worked relentlessly to establish.  Standing on the shoulders of our many technological breakthroughs we have been able to overcome all restrictions; from production feasibility to market feasibility, the Q5 forces neither manufacturer nor consumer to compromise.  In the end it is in both of our interests to continue to research the ways in which technology can be used in the service of music. If and when it is properly employed, the results are enough to surprise even us.

About Overture Ultimate Home Electronics

Overture is nationally recognized as a leader in home theater, home audio, home automation, and lighting control. For over 15 years our mission has remained unchanged; to create a better everyday life for our customers. We do this by providing you with the finest home electronic systems, custom designed to suit your needs and to exceed your expectations. We take great pride in the work we do and this is reflected in the many awards we have received and the accolades from our customers and the industry alike. We are proud of our reputation for the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction.

About Robert Harley

Since 1999, Robert Harley has been the Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound, the world's most respected journal of high-end audio. He has written more than 700 published product reviews and articles on audio and home theater. Robert was also the Editor-in-Chief of The Perfect Vision , and the Technical Editor of Stereophile Magazine. He holds a degree in audio engineering, and has worked as a recording engineer and studio owner, compact disc mastering engineer, technical writer, and consumer-electronics journalist.


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.

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