Magico has announced the S5 loudspeaker, the successor to their acclaimed V3 loudspeaker that was released about five years ago. The S5 uses an extruded-aluminum enclosure that is 16” in diameter and with walls that are ½” thick. Each S5 weighs about 190 pounds. The exterior is paintable and comes standard in a black anodized finish, but optional high-gloss and satin finishes in a variety of colors are also available. The S5 is the first Magico speaker with a removable grille.
The S5 is a three-way design featuring Magico’s proprietary drivers: a 1” MB30 beryllium-dome tweeter, a 6” M380 midrange driver, and two 10” "hybrid" Nano-Tec woofers. Magico claims a sensitivity of 90dB (2.83V/1m), an impedance of 4 ohms, and a frequency response that extends from 22Hz to 50kHz. The company also says that the S5 can play extremely loud: 118dB at 50Hz (measured at 1 meter). The S5 will retail for $28,600 per pair when it becomes available in the second quarter of 2012.