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General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

RE: Magico speakers...

I was given a tour of the Magico facility in late 2015. From the aluminum machining area, to assembly, testing and cosmetic finishing, I was very impressed. When I heard the final result through their S7 speakers in their very well-designed listening room, it was "game over": Those were the best-sounding free-standing speakers I've ever heard (although I've not heard the Q7), and they beat the pants off most professional built-in studio monitors. If I had the money, I would not hesitate to buy them.

On a second point, regarding the owner, Alon Wolf. Some posters in this thread, and other places, have cast him in a bad light, personality-wise. That is an incorrect and unfair judgement.

It is almost universally common for people who are "driven" and "determined" and highly successful to have strong personalities and confidence in themselves. That's a big part of what makes them successful. Of all the highly successful people I've met, confidence and a strong personality are two of the most common traits. They tend to "cut to the chase" in professional conversation. This to be expected - they've already been down the road which many amateur and mid-level professionals want to rehash for the umpteenth time. They draw conclusions and make declarative statements because they know what they're talking about.

Obviously, everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses when dealing with people, especially on a personal or casual basis. Some might have a "Let's get a beer and pizza, how's the wife and kids" personality, while others don't. Not having an outgoing social warm fuzzy personality with people they don't know doesn't make them an asshole or a jerk. Pick any field - sports, entertainment, engineering, politics, business, academia, etc., and you'll find this to be true. As with all of us, some folks are better at showing their soft side than others.

I found Alon Wolf to be quite cordial and personable, even though it was 4:30 on a work day and he had better things to do than talk with me.


Edits: 01/09/17

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