Audio Magic Spellcaster Speaker Cables

Spellcaster

User Reviews (6)

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apollo artists   AudioPhile [Aug 28, 2007]
Strength:

On time, took care of details, sounded great.

Weakness:

none

I had them do staging and sound for Marshall Tucker for me in Wilmington,De. They did a pro job. Great sound and no issues. A carefree ,no worry ,take care of everything production wise job. I am an ex soundman and probably more critical than most.

Customer Service

No issues

Similar Products Used: Many, Spellcaster is up there with my favorites
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5
VALUE
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5
Martin Leach   Audiophile [Jan 14, 2000]
Strength:

great detail, low bass, high treble, harmonious integration, very analog

Weakness:

none, except compared to the Sorcerers

these SpellCasterIIs were extremely well behaved & generated a very forgivingly musical sound over every frequency & few more at each end (bass & treble) that you didn't know was encoded in your CDs. These too exhibited that characteristicly forgiving AudioMagic "sound" that made my CDs sound like audiophile vinyl played on a high-end turntable & pre-preamp.

I could've been very happy with these until I heard the Sorcerers. These not only shown the detail but its image was considerably more stable & dynamic. Not only that, but each speaker generated depth on its own. Corporately the result was nothing less than miraculous. Stereophonic holography was never so stunningly vivid. I don't dare try the Illusions.

Similar Products Used: Audio-Magic:Excaliber_II,Sorcerer

Goertz:Micro-Purl, Sapphire
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4
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5
David Rowe   Audiophile [Apr 02, 2001]
Strength:

solid, firm bass

Weakness:

Lacked soundstage depth, imaging and sounded hard and flat

I had high hopes for the Spellcaster, considering I own and really like the budget Presto and have auditioned the next one up, Sorcerer. However, I found the Spellcaster quite disappointing. It had none of the smooth, warm listenability of the Presto. Instead it seemed flat and hard. And none of the Sorcerer's soundstage magic or detail. It's also no match for another interconnect which costs less, the MIT 330+ II. The MIT is much more detailed, more dimensional (real) and is more laid back and liquid. However, it is leaner and a touch brighter than the Spellcaster. And the champ of them all, the Cardas Golden Cross, has soundstage and imaging that has to be believed to be heard. For the price, the Spellcaster was not a very good sounding interconnect, consistently flat and hard. This, by the way, was after 3 weeks continual playing, so burn-in could not have been an issue. I would buy the Presto over the Spellcaster any day.

Similar Products Used: MIT 330+ II, Cardas Golden Cross, Audio Magic Presto/Sorcerer
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3
VALUE
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5
markl   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 21, 1999]

Asociated equipment:Aragon 8008ST
MIT T2 Bi-Wire
Cal Audio CL-10
Citation 5.0 pre/pro
PSB Stratus Goldi

My quest for a great cable is over. Like most audiophiles, I suffer from the constant anxiety that, good as my system may sound, there is some other tweak, some other gizmo that will wring out that last little bit of performannce.
Having purchased the best components that I could afford (above), the only area left to focus on was cables.
Never was a big believer in cables. Started out with Monster M550i based on the rave in HT Mag. Began suspecting that the cables were the limiting factor in the system, feeling that there were details and sounds that were obscured but trying to come out. Not wanting to wade into the cable jungle, and fearful of being unable to reliably compare apples to apples when switching between brands, I decided that the best bet was to look at better cables in the Monster line. So I bought Monster M950i's to replace the 550's. These cables seem to add an wxtra db or 2 to the output. VERY forward and bright. Very revealing vs. the 550i, but fatiguing. I liked the MIT T2 Bi-wire cables I use for the speakers, so I bought T2 interconnects. This helped--less bright, better balance and more natural reproduction but kind of bland and veiled.
Then I saw the Audio Magic Spellcaster on closeout and bought it on a whim, curious to see what a $450 interconnect sounded like.
OH MY GOD, is about all I can say. I put them in between my pre-amp and amp. First thing you will notice is the UNBELIEVABLE bass. I had always found my PSB's a little soft in this area but no more. As for mids and highs, these were extended but NOT bright-- the best word for it is "liquid". Sounstage is excellent and deep.
Can't wait to remove the T2's from the signal path between the CD player and pre-amp. I expect another level of "veil-lifting" to occur.
I believe that Audio Magic has a new version of this cable which I can only assume is even Better. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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5
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eko marcua   an Audiophile [Jul 29, 1999]

Just got it. Replaced my JPSLab Superconductor+ speaker cables with my new toy. After 6 hours, the sound start to sweeten my ears.
Compare to my JPS these Audio Magic Spellcaster produce better low end freq, the bass is just tighter with kick to the heart. The mid or vocal from JPS a bit better. The airiness or I could say the brightness from JPS reduced a bit. I can say spellcaster is warmer than JPS.
Overall, this is an excellent cable. A true contender for the best cables in the market. I just wish I could have the money to spend on those sorcerer or illusion class. 5 stars.


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5
VALUE
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Gord Mitchell   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 25, 1999]

in one word UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! A couple of months ago, I was scanning the web for new cables. As I was a long time Audioquest user, I naturally went immediately to the Audioquest categories and selected some cables. The salesman from the company stated that he had some great cables on closeout and that I would be more impressed with these cables than anything else in their price range. Wow was he right! I placed these cables between the amp and the preamp. What a change. The bass is deeper and more extended. The highs are extended as well without being forward. The whole soundstage became wider and deeper. I have to work on between the CD and Pre-amp. My choice Audio Magic. I'm a believer- hope there are still some on closeout, but if not they are still worth it.

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5
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