Moving upmarket from the KEF LS50, Magico's Q1 is an all-out assault on the state of the art, without cost constraints. The $25,000 (per pair) speaker is pretty small; it's just 14.2 by 9 by 14.2 inches. Rap your knuckles against the side of the cabinet and you'll know this is no ordinary speaker. Rather than using typical medium-density fiberboard construction, the Q1 is made from thick aluminum plates, fitted to an interior metal chassis. Each speaker weighs 60 pounds, and its matching floor stand weighs 60 more. The sound is simply astonishing.