About The Audio Tailor
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is Magico the best?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
The Magic of Magico Loudspeakers
If you are looking at Magico loudspeakers, you are looking for that pure magic sound.
Magico set out to create novel possibilities in contemporary loudspeaker design. Their philosophy emphasises low distortion, function over form, and excellent detail during playback. From there, there are exactly 2 ways to think about their price point:
The 1st: Why are Magico speakers so expensive?
The 2nd: You get what you pay for. If you find yourself in the first category, you’ll be happy to know that at The Audio Tailor, we have tons of exceptional brands at extremely competitive prices. Got a budget? We will match it with the absolute best audio equipment for what you’re willing to spend on your set up.
If you’re in the second category, then everything below this line has been written especially for you. Keep reading, you discerning audiophile, you.
With speakers as detailed as Magico - let’s start at the beginning.
The creator of Magico, industrial designer Alon Wolf wanted to build himself the perfect speaker system. We all know the saying: If you want something done well, you gotta do it yourself.
And this is the reason why every Magico speaker is designed to be the next best thing to being there live! When you choose a Magico, you’re in another world. Close your eyes, and now you’re in the VIP section of your favourite concert. You’re re-experiencing the night at your leisure. Let that music wrap you up and transport you to another plane of existence. You can almost feel the heat of the bodies around you. That natural high as the music reaches fever pitch. The cheers for an encore.
That’s how live it feels. All in the comfort of your listening room - thanks to the most powerful loudspeakers in the audio industry.
Perhaps you’re the classy type. How would you like to feel as if you are right at the orchestra pit at the philharmonic each time you power up these speakers? You will hear excellent high-frequency detail right away. Appreciate great low-end extensions, and let the cleanest bass money can buy boom right through you.
Top all that off with an overall presentation that is neutral, slick, and realistic. In short, you get everything you expect from Magico speakers, and more.
Flawless Sound, Sleek Finish
Beyond the great sound, the fit and finish of these speakers are absolutely gorgeous.
Alon realized long ago that the cabinet is 60 percent of the challenge in building the perfect speaker. So he chose aluminum. Sure, it’s pricey. It’s hard to manufacture. But, now you’re getting the kind of performance improvement that no other loudspeaker can keep up with to justify the cost.
Since then, the company has created a wide range of award-winning loudspeakers.
Let's delve into the unique processes and technologies Magico employs to create such remarkable loudspeakers.
Mozart said, "The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between."
Have you ever considered the silence between the notes?
Magico's loudspeakers deliver a rare faculty you won’t hear in other speakers: Their celebrated ability to reproduce silence - the space between the notes that very few speakers can pull off without the buzz and crackle of distortion. And Magico does this with spectacular success.
Clearly, aluminum brings out the sweet spot of Magico loudspeakers.
The benefits of aluminum as a cabinet material is that it provides a solid mounting point for the drivers and has minimal resonance.
The two components in the loudspeakers that contribute to this ability are the drivers and the enclosure. These are critical in sound.
The drivers allow for the rapid start and stop, and that controlled elimination of cabinet resonance that Magico speakers do so famously.
What about the enclosures?
When you put your hand on a speaker enclosure during play, you'll feel it vibrating. These sound waves radiate into the room, but the sound suffers if the enclosure is too heavy.
The resonances of a musical instrument are an essential part of defining quality, but for a loudspeaker, we need something else.
What Magico did was spend years developing an enclosure system that balances the elements for a superior loudspeaker enclosure. You get optimal stiffness, a meticulously measured mass, and damping that truly deepens the bass.
No other material can deliver this in a loudspeaker enclosure.
Magico was the first company to use aluminum in loudspeaker design. They built the first aluminum enclosure in 1994, and it became the industrial standard of premium quality, boasting top-notch clarity and dynamics. Today, many an audiophile will tell you that Magico has the best loudspeaker enclosure ever built. You will be hard pressed to find an aluminum enclosure built to more stringent specs with less bracing, that’s more affordable.
Simply put, there are no loudspeakers that have had a more thorough and long-lasting effect on how other manufacturers in the industry design and style their own. Magico sets the standard. The others scramble to get as close to it as they can.
If you are looking for a game-changer in the high-end audio sphere, the Magico brand will not disappoint.
Let The Audio Tailor Match Your Magico
When you purchase Magico speakers from us, it’s never a “buy it and figure it out” deal. We make it a point to support the existing set-up in your listening room.
With decades of hi fidelity know-how under our belts and more product knowledge than you can shake a stick at, all you have to do is tell us what you have, where you want to be, and we’ll do the rest!
The goal is to get you that feeling of comfort and familiarity you know, but with all the posh trimmings your new Magico loudspeakers will bring - all coming together like perfectly fitted puzzle pieces. So satisfying!
No matter your current set-up, we’ll know the precise Magico speakers you need to be the cherry on top of your listening experience.
Have you been asking Google whether you should buy the Magico A3 or Focal Kanta 2?
Has all your spare time been spent on audiophile forums reading articles that sound like “Magico A3 Floorstanding Speaker Review”?
Do you find yourself saying, “Hey Siri, compare Magico A1 vs A3” on your lunch break?
It’s great to get educated so you know where your hard earned money is going. But, you know as well as we do that there are still 3 bits of the equation that you’re missing:
- Online, everyone is an expert! There are only so many differing opinions you can read before you go cross-eyed.
- You want to hear the difference for yourself.
- When you’re spending this much money on speakers, there is no skimping on customer service in case anything goes wrong (touch wood!)
And that’s why we’re here.
What you need is Vaughan, Nathan, and Stuart looking after you personally.
So you can ask your questions.
You can get the right recommendations according to, yes, your setup, but also all the finer details like your room size, wall material, and family circumstances (got fur babies or real babies? Gotta take them into account before making decisions with very pricey, potentially delicate equipment!).
And you can have us guide you through all the Magico makes and models with a good old fashioned listen. Nothing like actually getting the ears involved, we always say!
When all that’s said and done and your precious new Magico of choice is on its way to your door, know that you can contact us any time. Be confident that you’ll get a response ASAP. And if you have any problems, concerns, or nagging questions - go ahead and ask ‘em!
Just because the transaction is over, it doesn’t mean we’ll stop answering.
Make the Most of Your Listening Experience with Magico
The Magico loudspeakers deliver materials and advanced manufacturing processes to craft incredibly accurate speakers that hit you on an emotional level!
The speakers capture the subtlety and nuance of the recording while conveying the music's intent and emotion. It communicates every the musical event without adding or subtracting information, which is what a true speaker should do.
If you are interested in exploring the aspects of performance, these speakers are unique.
When was the last time you found a product that was going to turn your audio life into daily magic?
Magico, like its name, delivers that listening magic audiophiles are looking forward to with every product they acquire each time they add to their sound system and listening room.
We all deserve a little magic in our lives, and the team at The Audio Tailor will help you find the magic you deserve with the Magico brand.
Ready to make your listening experience with Magico?
The products and accessories The Audio Tailor carries are all in the A-series:
Magico's A1 is your entry point to a rarified level of performance that leaves even similarly priced rivals in the shade.
The A1 bookshelf loudspeaker features a fully braced aluminum enclosure, beryllium dome tweeter, carbon Nanographene cone, and Magico's elliptical crossover.
The A1 enclosure is constructed using 3⁄8" thick 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum and is available in an elegant brushed aluminum, black anodized finish.
An innovative internal bracing technique and the most advanced damping materials make the sealed enclosure incredibly rigid and free of unwanted mechanical resonances.
The design is so flexible that you can stand it anywhere and finally understand what all the fuss is about when it comes to high-end sonics.
Come in and audition it, or if you are ready to buy, we are here to help guide you.
The A1 is the perfect loudspeaker for you if you are short of space and have the resources.
The A3 was driven by the engineering challenge to create a full range loudspeaker that incorporates similar design philosophies found in higher-end Magico offerings and provides an entry-level category accessible to a new and broader audience of music enthusiasts.
Listening to tracks through the A3s, you will find that detail and precise positioning are impressive, as these may be the most detailed and coherent dynamic speakers.
Magico's obsession with controlling cabinet resonances and unwanted driver movement pays off with detail and clarity while maintaining musicality and without being clinical.
How can we describe the sound of the A3?
Your listening sessions will grow in length because of it as you discover the detail and dynamic capabilities of the A3.
With the A3, there is no forward, analytical treble, and the presence range and upper midrange are neutral. Still, it delivers detail, coherence, and frequency extension, making for an involving experience that takes you on a journey into the music.
It has an all-black modern design, and the brushed aluminum finish is an attractive fine grain.
The A5 is a flagship A-Series model incorporating Magico's first 5-inch pure midrange driver and enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology.
These new advanced cones achieve an unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, critical to Magico pursuit.
Internal, stiff enclosure, minimizing unwanted resonances and offering stunning resolution and dynamics.
What do you get when you buy a set of the A5's loudspeakers?
A pair of aircraft-grade aluminum stuffed with the most advanced drive units crossed over to each other with a filter, all assembled and measured in a state-of-the-art factory loaded with cutting-edge test and measurement gear.
Doesn't it sound like a speaker that should cost between $50,000-$100,000?
But you can have it for a quarter of that price.
None of this will matter if the sound quality is lacking, but the A5 produces deep, linear, detailed, clear, neutral bass that continuously reveals the music.
The A5 produces vast soundstages, and if you are an audiophile like us, you will love listening endlessly to your music through these loudspeakers.
The Magico A5 is the best deal in high-end loudspeakers. Period!
And no, the A5 is not just a larger version of the A3!
The midrange is more refined with a better resolution of subtle details.
The bass sounds effortless. It's exceptionally tight and clean. The kind of quality you expect from a top-line subwoofer, but already perfectly integrated.
Introducing the multi-channel soundtracks for movies and music with a dedicated center channel track of information ranging from subtle to explosive in a split second. To reproduce dynamic swings of micro and macro information, it’s necessary to have a full range center channel loudspeaker that matches the speed and integrity of the front L/R loudspeakers.
Though Magico's ACC is one of the least expensive speakers in Magico's lineup, the attention to detail and build quality is impressive and follows the Magico standard of excellence.
The ACC uses the same driver complement as the A3 and is one of the best-sounding center channels in the industry. If you are purchasing Magico A series speakers, buying the ACC is a no-brainer. Even if you were not planning on a multi-channel movie system, the ACC's performance makes it worth exploring multi-channel music.
Whether in music or movie soundtracks - the rhythmic beat of deep, powerful bass resonates with our inner core and generates excitement levels that can raise goosebumps.
The ASUB expands the sound dimension capabilities of any other Magico speaker with thundering low-bass frequency reinforcement.
The ASUB features a fully braced aluminum enclosure, ultra-stiff aluminum cone, internal power amplification, electronic crossover, and DSP control center. A true Magico loudspeaker design offering superb performance with extensive control and uncompromised engineering.
Magico's ASUB is a good-sounding, high-performance subwoofer with the best and most flexible room tuning and speaker matching circuitry. Beyond that, we find it most fun to use.
Fun? Yep, fun! And lots of it.
We never had so much fun setting up, playing with, tuning, and listening to a subwoofer as we do with the Magico ASUB.
With the ASUB, Magico delivers excellent sound and build quality, smooth integration with various speakers, and exceptional clarity rendering of the bass notes.
Yes, perhaps there are less expensive, high-quality subwoofers on the market; you will not find another 10-inch model that could beat the overall performance of the ASUB.
With all the Magico products, the grilles are optional and available upon request and under separate order.
The new A5 is a flagship A-Series model (3 way / 5 driver design) which incorporates the company’s first 5-inch pure midrange driver as well as enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology. These new advanced cones achieve unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, a key parameter that Magico has pursued over the past 15 years. The massive, sealed enclosure of the A5 is formed entirely of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminium, the same material and construction methods as in Magico’s acclaimed Q-Series. Complex internal bracing helps stiffen the entire enclosure and minimise unwanted resonances and colourations, allowing all drivers to perform with stunning resolution and dynamics. The A5 is finished in an elegant brushed black anodised aluminium with grilles available separately as an option. “The A Series has been a great success in reaching a wider audience,” says Magico’s founder, Alon Wolf. “The A5 builds on that success with a new 5-inch midrange of extraordinary musicality. And the A5 ‘plays larger,’ with powerfully extended dynamic range.”
The 9” bass drivers in the A5 feature a newly enhanced version of Magico’s Graphene Nano-Tech cones. Graphene, a hexagonal lattice of carbon and in relation to its thickness, it is about 100 times stronger than the strongest high-carbon steel. The new cone design combines Graphene layered carbon fibre with advanced new core materials to achieve the highest possible stiffness to weight ratio. Extensive computer simulation and prototype testing allows engineering to create the driver chassis frame with an ideal combination of stiffness and damping, with minimal acoustical contribution and maximised airflow. The new bass driver incorporates oversized components including a 5-inch pure Titanium voice coil and huge copper cap with ½” of linear excursion. The super-stabilised magnetic field enables the A5 to output thundering levels of bass, producing 115 dB SPL (@ 50 Hz, 1 meter), while maintaining very low distortion and inductance below 0.18 mH. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) provides Magico engineers a single platform to assess acoustical, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal properties. This meticulous testing helps minimise distortions in the frequency and time domains.
The new 5-inch full-cone midrange driver enables wider dispersion and greater midrange transparency. Like the bass driver, the midrange also incorporates an advanced Graphene carbon fibre sandwich cone. A new foam surround helps achieve ideal cone/surround integration, faster settling time and impressively low distortion. The all-new motor system features a pure Titanium voice coil that operates in a super-stabilised magnetic field with a pure copper pole cap to minimise eddy currents and maximise efficiency. This latest midrange driver design truly sets a new benchmark of measured performance. A dedicated sub-enclosure houses the midrange driver, protecting it from the extensive back wave energy of the bass drivers.
The tweeter dome is based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of the M-Series tweeters and shared with the other A-Series models; the tweeter incorporates a pure beryllium-diaphragm with an optimised 28-mm dome. Magico encases the customized neodymium motor system in an engineered back chamber with the company’s most advanced damping materials. This enables ultra-low distortion, high power handling, massive dynamic capabilities and extended linear voice coil movement.
The A5 will be the first product in the world to offer Mundorf’s new M-Resist Ultra foil resistors. Now perfected after years of development, the new resistors deliver greater power handling, transparency and liquidity. The Elliptical Symmetry Crossover topology acoustically integrates all five drivers using a full complement of state-of-the-art components from Mundorf EB Gmbh of Cologne, Germany. The 3-way network features a 24 dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filter that maximises frequency bandwidth while preserving phase linearity and minimising intermodulation distortion.
- Driver Complement: 1” Tweeter (x1), 5” Graphene Nano-Tec Midrange (x1), 9” Graphene Nano-Tec Bass (x3)
- Sensitivity: 88dB
- Impedance: 4 Ohm
- Frequency Response: 24 Hz – 50 kHz
- Recommended Power: 50-1000 watts
- Dimensions: 10.5” (W) x 14.9” (D) x 44.75” (H)
- Weight: 180 lbs.