The new Scansonic MB-B series is now available.
The MB5-B is Scansonic's latest development. The MB5-B is a unique slim floor stander with four 4.5” carbon-coned drivers and a sealed ribbon tweeter. The MB-5B works as a 2.5-way speaker design, where two 4.5” carbon coned midrange-woofers are supported by two additional Carbon coned drivers for additional bass performance. The two carbon midrange-woofers are run in series for an increased and dynamic power handling. The cabinet is heavy braced, curved and with solid carbon reinforcements. The speaker is crossed over at 2.6 kHz and the two added woofers assist up to 250 Hz. The MB-5B carries the bass right down to the deepest notes and does that with an effortless drive that will leave amazed.
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-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-5B will fit in any home.
- Size: (WxHxD) 178 x 1185 x 319 mm
- Weight: 53.8 lbs ea.
- Freq. response: 29 Hz - 40 kHz
- Impedance: > 4 ohm
- Sensitivity: 90dB
- Crossover: 250 Hz + 2600 Hz / Minimum phase
- Enclosure: Curved, heavily braced, ventilated box design with adjustable aluminum feet
- Drive units: 1 sealed ribbon tweeter with kapton/aluminum sandwich membrane 4 carbon coned 4,5” bass/mid driver with overhung magnet system!
- Finish: Black-silk or White-silk
- Amplification: We recommend high quality amplifiers >50W
Pete Davey of Positive Feedback concluded (July 2017):
"...lightning fast highs, punchy mid-bass, and tons of low-frequencies exciting glass-wear in the farthest reaches of my audio room and I just can't get enough. There is nothing like listening to an old favorite that if executed properly (on the right gear) can always bring back a trickle of nostalgia. In fact that has happened several times to me while writing this—I'll stop typing, close my eyes, turn the volume up and be transported away almost immediately. There really just is nothing like it. These speakers do everything right—and not kill the wallet. 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.
More information on our website: www.highend-electronics.com
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