User Reviews/Feedback for Sophia Electric™ Magik Box
Received date: December 8, 2018
I was a more than a bit skeptical about some of the claims concerning this device. After all, how could a device so simple make THAT much of a difference?
I first tried the device in my Bob Latino ST-120. This is a push-pull amp with a Sophia Electric 6SN7 tube as the primary driver. Already a great sounding amp. I placed the Magick Box between the source (a Musical Paradise MP-D1 tube DAC) and the amp. Whoa... this was a noticeable difference. The MB took the already wide image of the ST-120 and made it wider, deeper and with a darker background. In addition, the highs were easier to listen to. This was a pretty great upgrade.
Next I tried it in my vintage Marantz 2240. I placed the MB in between the integrated preamp and power amp using the connectors in the back. This way, all inputs would benefit from it. I started playing songs from my digital library for my tests. This was a complete and utter transformation. I always loved the strong dynamics and tight bass of the Marantz. It just never had the width and openness of a good tube amp. All of that changed. Not only did it sound deeper and wider than ever before, but the midrange became so smooth and liquid. It is enormously enjoyable to listen to. I fell completely in love with how the Marantz now sounded. The digital harshness was completely eliminated. Now, I listen to this amp almost every day.
I don't know how you did it, but this thing is amazing. Thanks again!!!