Nordost MAGIC 1 Speaker Cables

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)


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interconnect


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fabian a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is a superb product, sound is clear, detailed, great dynamics, great bass.....perfect!. I've used them for a year with my Micromega Stage6 cd player and Densen Beat100mkII amplifier; now I'm using second-hand Nordost Blue Heaven with the speakers and I will surely have the interconnects too. Blue Heaven sounds more "open", with a little bit more of detail and more "ambience" in the good recordings. But don't think there is a dramatic difference! I'm going to use them with my new tuner in the future: don't think I was going to sell them!.
This cables are so natural and neutral that they will show all your system's faults. So if some say they are brilliant or not enough open this because of their systems but don't insult Nordost's magnificent interconnect!!!.
This is what I call a real BARGAIN, I'm going to give them 6 stars.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $70.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Les a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Teflon dialectric, pure copper conductor, and an impressively low capacitance! What more could one ask for in an inexpensive interconnect or for that matter any interconnect. I'm sure there are better but not at this price.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   online



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Doug Mencoff a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 25, 1999

Bottom Line:   
After trying Kimber PBJs, Straightwire Musicable II, and Straightwire Chorus, as well as a new Kenwood Dolby Digital receiver with a Toslink input, and a Straightwire Toslink cable between my Technics CD player and receiver, and finding them all rather flat, compressed and one-dimensional, I went back to my old Kenwood 103AR receiver and tried these Nordost Magic Interconnects between receiver and CD player. I was somewhat skeptical, since I found their Flatline Gold speaker cable to suffer from the above mentioned traits, and rejected it in favor of Kimber 4VS, which itself has mow been rejected in favor of Straightwire Quartet. I was wrong about my assumptions. Though it was somewhat compressed and flat sounding new out of the box, it was less so than any of the above cables and more detailed and balanced than any of them. Now after perhaps 24 hrs. burn-in, they are more open and 3-dimensional than the Kimber or Chorus after considerably longer burn-in. They seem to do a better job, along with the Straightwire Quartet speaker cables, of getting the most from modest components like mine. Five stars for value and four for overall sound.I may try the Black Knight next.

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Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Tom a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 12, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for an inexpensive interconnect for a secondary system in my office. I use Nordost Blue Heaven in my main system and they are great. So I picked up the Nordost Magic ($50) and the Straight Wire Chorus ($40) and decided to do a showdown. AND THE WINNER IS.... The SW Chorus won. It was not even close. In fact the Magic kind of lost. I would have returned them if they were the only one I tried. The Magic was bright and open compared with OEM cables, but everything sounded fake and artificial. I perform in and attend as a listener lots of classical concerts and I know what things sound like live. Everything was thin and tin sounding, vocals, strings, brass. Bass was very lacking except for louder bass such as timpani which was loose and boomy. I even tried them in my main system in replace of the Blue Heaven and the result was the same, so it was not the system. Even though they were dull in comparison, the OEM cables at least sounded like they should. Unless you have a dull system that need brightening, go elsewhere. The SW Chorus were excellently detailed for the price. I discovered new audience coughs on live recordings.

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Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 6, 1999

Bottom Line:   
If you're looking for a reasonably priced interconnect these are the ticket. I've had them in my system a year now and they perform as well as more expensive cables . You'll encounter tight deep bass , very nice vocals , better accuracy of musical instruments , better separation , and the let thru of more information from audio source . 4 stars for nothing is perfect .

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