ScansonicMB2.5newScansonic MB2.5 New Black ribbon speakersAsk us about 6 MONTHS NO PAYMENTS OR INTEREST thru PayPal. Call us at 770-667-5633 to discuss these as well as all Scansonic speakers.The MB-2.5 is the smaller of the four floorstanding spea...3490.00

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       Call us at 770-667-5633 to discuss these as well as all Scansonic speakers.


The MB-2.5 is the smaller of the four floorstanding speakers in the line. It is a killer $3500.00 pair of slim floorstanding speakers.


They are great for small and mid sized rooms. They use the Scansonic ribbon tweeter and two 4.5” carbon-coned drivers in a 2.5 way design with the second woofer assisting in the power demanding bass region. They offer exceptional soundstaging coupled with great detail and wonderful imaging. They compete way above their modest price range.

The 2.5’s cabinet is heavily braced and curved, with carbon reinforcements. The rounded edges of the cabinet reduces diffraction and minimize the sonic imprint on the tonal balance.

The speaker is crossed over at 3.5 kHz, and the second woofer assists up to 200 Hz.The 4.5" Carbon coned bass/midrange driver uses an overhung magnet system.These are crossed over at 3.5KHz to the sealed ribbon tweeter. Resolution is superb and imaging and soundstaging are outstanding. They work great full range and exceptionally well with a quality REL, Gallo or Sumiko subwoofer in larger rooms to provide true full range high performance sonics.

Scansonic is owned by Dantax, the parent company of Raidho. Raidho makes world
class speakers at world class prices. Scansonic is designed by the same design team headed up by Michael Borrensen, of Raidho fame.They therefore have much of the Raidho DNA and magic that Raidho is known for. They sell for a fraction of the cost and offer superb performance for their prices. No they are not as good as Raidho but we feel a steal for their cost.

Michael said:
Having worked with Raidho speakers for more than 12 years, I found myself faced with a completely new challenge when I was asked to design a new range of high-performance speakers for the Scansonic brand.

From the start, I was very focused on building on all the experiences and strengths obtained from designing the Raidho speakers. At the same time, I also had to be aware of the long heritage and the Nordic design tradition of the Scansonic brand. This time, the task also came with a budget and a desire to create the very best possible within financial limits.

It was clear to me from the very beginning, that some core techniques from the Raidho speakers would be of importance: The speakers had to be designed around a ribbon tweeter that works with at super lightweight diaphragm that is sealed around the edges to allow for a seamless transition to the midrange region.

Furthermore, they needed to be designed and developed with a speaker driver with a ridged, pistonic-type membrane.

WEIGHT LOSS FOR RESOLUTION TRANSIENTS AND SUPERB LEADING EDGES

The MB ribbon tweeter has a membrane with an extremely low mass. It is formed by a Kapton-aluminum sandwich that is only 20 um thick, and the resulting mass is app. 0.03 g., which is approximately 50 times less than any conventional textile, ceramic, beryllium or diamond dome. The lower mass translates directly into higher resolution and less material coloration.

WEAVED CARBON CONES FOR STIFFNESS AND LOW COMPRESSION

For the MB-series, we have developed a ridged, dust cap free, carbon membrane. By carefully optimizing the shape and stiffness, we have succeeded in making a very quiet woofer that blends beautifully with the ribbon tweeter. The woofer has an overhung magnet system, with long linear stroke and excellent bass performance.

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!"


Technical information


  • Size: (WxHxD): 9.5"  x  41.6" x 11.9"
  • Weight: 41.4lbs ea
  • Freq. response: 40 Hz - 40 kHz
  • Impedance: > 4 ohm
  • Crossover: 3.5 kHz 2. order acoustic slope 250 Hz 1.order slope
  • 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 drivers with overhung magnet system!
  • Finish: Black-silk
  • Amplification: High quality amplifiers >50W

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