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Review Summary For : Begali Magnetic Professional
Reviews: 19MSRP: 248.00 + 9.50 s/h
Magnetic iambic paddle with a metal oxide finish, using micro-threaded adjustments and precision bearings.
Product is in production
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SV1DAY Rating: 2020-03-21
A jewel, not a key... Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Although I am not an experienced CW operator, not at all I can say, this is the second paddle I own. The feeling it gives you is unique. Robust, accurate handling, pleasant touch, easy adjustments, does not slip onto the table and a real beauty on your desk. I stare at it for hours, opened mouth, like fool! It is a unique piece of craftsmanship, a proof of excellent in machinery, a masterpiece indeed! Amazed truly! The combination of black base, with gold top and contacts and red finger pieces is of unprecedented aesthetics. This is a jewel in you shack, not a key!
N0MN Rating: 2012-06-14
Wonderfully Crafted Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
This is my first Begali and my only regret is that I waited so long to order one. My workhorse for over 30 years was a Bencher and the Magnetic Pro makes me want to throw rocks at it! The relatively small footprint works well with my operating desk and its mass keeps it in place. It was very easily adjusted to my preferred touch and it stays adjusted. If I ever get another paddle it will definitely be a Begali, the Bugati of paddles!
N0UY Rating: 2011-12-25
AWESOME Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
This is my second Begali paddle and I love this one even more than the first. I have installed a female jack under the cable strain relief to make it easy to connect and disconnect from one rig to another. The quality is excellent as with all their products. I have the touch set up so lightly that blowing on the finger piece will send a character. This is the most effortless paddle I have ever used. Excellent value and a must for any serious cw operator.
PA0NMH Rating: 2010-09-02
"Work is love made visible" (Kahlil Gibran) Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
The Begali Magnetic Pro (# 0792) is my third key made by Piero, and everything about these keys has already been said..
Robust precision construction with creative functional design is the winning combo. If you appreciate real quality in design and construction , then try the Begali Magnetic Pro.The workmanship is top notch. Expert machining coupled with a flawless finish. If only everything in the world were made with the same quality and craftsmanship as the Begali keys....(and the LL-tuners)
DK3NG Rating: 2009-01-06
Best key I've ever owned Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I have owned a few paddles by different folks in my lifetime. Schurr, Kent, Vibro, ETM and so on. The Begali beats them all. I've always wanted a 'magnetic' keyer and the Magnetic Pro fits the bill in every respect.

I also like Begali's excellent service , very good communications with Bruna. And packing of my key was so good, I almost did not want to unwrap it.

KE4KY Rating: 2008-06-18
The Best!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Adjustments-easy and smooth!
Weight-more than adequate to stay in place!
Feel/Action-crisp, exact, not spongy!

The nearest competitor is the Kent, followed by the K8RA line.

Bencher...well, does not come close.

I bought mine at Dayton (2008) and feel the money was well spent. I would highly recommend to anyone that is a CW enthusiast.
K2KN Rating: 2008-02-06
Outstanding paddle Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
This is my second Begali paddle. I am very pleased. The build quality and design is excellent. Very fine adjustments that stay put. Very fine and consistant feel like nothing else. This key is a bargan for what you get for the price. I have no reservations.
M0XYZ Rating: 2008-01-03
simply fantastic. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
After looking around and talking to freinds i wanted a new key to add to my collection ,i contacted bruna begali and enquired about a key to suit my needs and work along side my icom775 it soon became obvious that a magnetic classic was the one,ihave to say that the service i required was first class and i received my new key within 7days during the xmas season. For value and craftsmanship this key is absolute first class the cw just rolls off its a little early to say how it go s against the schurr and jones but i can tell you it s very encouraging so far i will post later with a new update on this product all the best and hope to work you soon m0xyz /G7kyj ady.
W5LXG Rating: 2007-12-19
The best yet Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
It is all true! I can not add any more technically or commercially to the previous reviews on this wonder paddle. The Begali's treated me royally from my first e-mail to the day the paddle arrived 8 days after I paid for it. Over my 50 years on the air,I think I spent more than the cost of my Begali buying the "usual suspects" of other paddles,searching for the smoothest.One might skip the disappointments,buy a Begali and be done with it!
N6NKN Rating: 2007-08-11
Perfect Match To The PRO III Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I had to wait a few weeks for my Magnetic Professional. But I didn't mind. I already have one of Piro's Simplex Monos and a gold plated Begali Signature. The Magnetic professional is a Signature dressed in basic black, and as such, it is a perfect match for my Icom Pro III. And does it play? Ah, yes. Sweet, sweet music like a fine violin. Uncompromising precision, the trademark of every Begali key.

When you use a key of this quality the small details stand out; the finely pitched adjustments, the flawless finish, and the rock solid feel when in use. It will spoil you for lesser instruments used in the art of Morse code.

Even something as simple as the finger pieces can influence the end result. I requested my key with the short black anodized aluminum finger pieces, and they have the feel of cool, fine silk.

If only everything in the world were made with the same quality and craftsmanship as the Begali keys.

"Begali Keys: Made By People Who Care."