Now available in matt walnut veneer (+$1000).
These already great sounding speakers (designed by Michael Boerensen of Raidho) have now been upgraded and optimized by Scansonic’s new chief engineer Benno Baun Meldgaard from GamuT Audio.
The MB-2.5B is a slim floor-stander with two 4.5” carbon-coned drivers and a sealed ribbon tweeter. It’s a 2.5-way speaker with the second woofer assisting in the power demanding bass region. The cabinet is heavy, braced and curved, with carbon reinforcements.
The following changes have been implemented into the MB-B series speakers:
Cabinets - The internal construction has been changed, in order to optimize airflow which combined with the minimalistic use of damping-material has created a very dynamic and linear low frequency reproduction. The old acoustically vented cabinets have now been replaced with a ported cabinet, which is tuned for optimal impulse response - resulting in a more linear, dynamic and detailed low-end reproduction, while at the same time making in-room placement of the speaker much easier and versatile.
Drivers - The woofer and midrange drivers, have been fitted with a new low loss spider which greatly improves the dynamic capabilities as well as expanding the frequency response in the bass region. - A very nice side effect of this is that the break-in period has been reduced greatly (around 100 hours).
Crossover - The crossovers have been completely redesigned. This has resulted in a much more linear and natural sound, which is clearly visible throughout the whole line. The crossover has been designed to time-align all drive units at listening distance - The result is a speaker which not only presents a big and precise soundstage - it also boasts a timing that will make your foot tap and put a big smile on your face!
The MB 2.5B has a solid foundation in the Nordic design tradition. It is simple, sleek, elegant and visually square when seen directly from the front, and curved and organic when seen from an angle. The rounded edges of the cabinet reduces diffraction and minimizes the sonic imprint on the frequency response. It does not matter if your home is modern or classic, the timeless design of the MB-2.5 will fit in any home.
- Size: (WxHxD) 178 x 998 x 286 mm
- Weight: 15,6 kg
- Freq. response: 36 Hz - 40 kHz
- Impedance: > 6 ohm
- Sensitivity: 88dB
- Crossover: 500 Hz + 2600 Hz / Minimum phase
- Enclosure: Curved, heavily braced, ventilated box design with front loaded port and adjustable aluminum feet
- Drive units: 1 sealed ribbon tweeter with kapton/aluminum sandwich membrane
2 carbon coned 4,5” bass/mid driver with overhung magnet system!
- Finish: Black-silk or White-silk
- Amplification: We recommend high quality amplifiers >50W
Alan Sircom, HiFi Plus April 2015, concluded:
"...you won’t find anything close to doing what the MB‑2.5 do for the money. They have enough of the Raidho genetic code to sound like Raidho, but not enough to stop a prospective Raidho owner from changing their mind... That’s the big thing about the Scansonic MB‑2.5, there are those who’ve heard what Raidho do and love it, but hate the price. They simply cannot or will not make that kind of financial commitment on a pair of loudspeakers, no matter how good. Those people will see the Scansonic range as a golden opportunity. It brings them much of what the Raidho speakers offer in a more affordable, more approachable package. Very highly recommended!"
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The MB-series features the same good solid, two-way binding post. The feet are machined from aircraft quality aluminum and can be adjusted to level the speaker. For added rigidness, Scansonic added a carbon sheet to the top panel; this, paired with extensive internal bracing, makes the cabinet inert and silent.
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