Originally Posted by braveheart123
$36000 for one sub. I feel sorry for the one who buys it and then falls victim to room modes.:
The price actually isn't too far out of line. Consider that standard margins in audio are 5x parts cost, and anyone's going to get whatever brand premium they can.
Two Aurasound NS18-992-4A's cost about $1850-1900 shipped.
The power spec suggests to me a SpeakerPower 3200W/4Ω plate amp, at about $1500. That is an amp commensurate in quality to the Aurasound driver.
So, in a standard cabinet, that would be a $17,000 subwoofer. Magico thinks their aluminum cabinet is worth a 100% price premium, basically. If people buy the subs in quantities equal to or higher than other subwoofers priced similarly (assuming there are any), they're right.
Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
So this supposedly is using two Aurasound NS18's. Possibly, I'm not sure.
I knew it from the first picture, because of the pointy dustcap. If you want more evidence, consider this graphic they released:
Oh, and here's a picture of the bass driver in a previous Magico sub:
So yeah, I'm fairly convinced that, price excluded, there probably isn't a better commercially-offered sub out there, simply because there's nothing else with that excellent SpeakerPower amp powering a pair of Aurasound NS18's. Someone at this wealth level who is into audio to enjoy music is probably more interested in commissioning a bespoke item for her/his home than buying some mere off-the-peg product like this Magico thing. Such a person can equal or exceed the product for about $3400 in audio parts (amp, drivers) and cabinet costs being whatever the artisan sets for the dimensions and the desired finish.