To Hans Wetzel,
Thank you for your superb and meaningful review of the Magico S1 Mk.II. It may be the best, most useful speaker review I have read in the past 50 years. One question if I may: Do you think my Naim NAC 552 [preamplifier] and Naim NAP 300 DR [amplifier] have enough power to drive these speakers? I rarely listen to anything other than classical, favoring chamber, baroque, and a lot of Mozart and Beethoven at relatively low volume. I live in an apartment and wish to be sensitive to the comfort of others. Thank you again for this meaningful review.
The short answer is yes. With a sensitivity of 83dB, the S1 requires more power than your average loudspeaker. Given that you generally listen at low volume, however, your Naim amp’s 90Wpc into 8 ohms should be more than enough for your needs. If you start listening at high volume with any regularity, I would definitely think about investing in a more powerful amplifier. . . . Hans Wetzel