Magico and Tube amp

Hello all. Wondering if anyone here is powering the Magico (m2) with a tube amp namely the ARC ref 160 mono. Looking for neutral, natural and musical sound. Thanks. 


@ghdprentice That’s the issue I’m having having heard the M3 with Constellation and currently using my bothers Luxman 900. Music has is not engaging.  Did the ARC 160 have enough power to handle the bass?

Magico, which are known to be an amp buster speaker ( like so many these days! One has to ask, why are these designs so popular??) works very well with one tube amp that can handle their nasty impedance drop, and that is the CAT tube amps. 

These are the best amps I have heard on Magico's.

I did hear Magico's being run with a CAT amp at CAF last year, or perhaps the year before and thought it sounded very good. I want to say they were the Legend monoblocks or something like that I am not a CAT expert.

+1 on CAT with Magico. @daveyf beat me to it, but the Magico S5 MkII with CAT electronics is a jaw dropping outstanding setup. It wouldn’t matter whether it’s the JL-5, JL-7, or the Statement....all 3 are in a league of their own IMO