Cuttin-Edge, On-the-Spot Reporting

Metalwork at Magico

Magico made its previous generation of loudspeaker cabinets using combinations of metal and wood, whereas Magico's current-generation models are all made of metal. Not surprisingly . . .

Metalwork

. . . Magico's new facility is home to an impressive machine shop housing five multi-axis CNC machines.

Metalwork

Magico manufactures most of the loudspeaker parts in-house. This photo shows the raw "pucks" for a portion of a Q7 footer.

Metalwork

The pucks are then transformed to footers in the CNC lathe.

Metalwork

The top portion of the finished Q7 footers.

Metalwork

The machined S5 top plates shown in the photo above . . .

Metalwork

. . . start out looking far less finished.

Metalwork

Toward the end of finishing, bolt holes are drilled and then tapped.

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The completed S5 top plate ready for final finishing.

Metalwork

The termination piece for the Ultimate III's rear rails.

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Like the S5 top plate, a cabinet wall for a QSub 15 . . .

Metalwork

. . . starts out completely unfinished, but is transformed in the CNC machine.

Metal shavings

This much metalwork creates a lot of waste material, but . . .

Metal shavings

. . . all the metal filings are gathered, grouped, and recycled.

Doug Schneider
Publisher, The SoundStage! Network

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