Scansonic MB1 B Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)
The Scansonic MB1 B is a stand-mount, two-way monitor. Our main goal was to create a small speaker that does what it does really well. The reflex port is placed in the front, and it uses special inlays that reduce noise to an extremely low level. While the speaker is small and stylish, the music performance is lively bright and bold, with a bass performance that defies its compact size. The speaker is front-ported to allow for placement near the rear wall.
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, we have added a carbon sheet to the top panel; this, paired with extensive internal bracing, makes the cabinet inert and silent.
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 sound coloration.
For the MB-series, we have developed a ridged, dustcap free, carbon membrane. By carefully optimizing the shape and stiffness, we have succeeded in making a very well performing woofer that blends beautifully with the ribbon tweeter. The woofer has an overhung magnet system, with long linear stroke and excellent bass performance.
The internal construction has an optimized airflow which combined with the minimalistic use of damping-material has created a very dynamic and linear low frequency reproduction.
The ported cabinet is tuned for optimal impulse response – resulting in a linear, dynamic and detailed low-end reproduction, while at the same time making in room placement of the speaker very easy and versatile.
The woofer and midrange drivers, have been fitted with 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).
The crossovers are designed for a very linear and natural sound, which is clearly audible 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!
For the MB-1 we have a dedicated stand, with MB-series matching aluminum adjustable feet. The MB-1 also fits the X-1 stand.
- Heavily braced enclosure
- Front Ported design
- Carbon Fiber Midwoofer
- Ribbon Tweeter
- Made in Denmark
- Size, mm. (BxHxD): 178 x 312 x 286
- Weight, kg.: 6.1 per unit
- Freq. response: 45 Hz – 40 KHz
- Impedance: > 8 ohm
- Sensitivity: 86 db
- Crossover: 2600 Hz / Minimum phase
- Enclosure: Curved, heavily braced, ventilated box design with front loaded port
- Drive units: 1 x Ribbon tweeter · 1 x 5.25″ Mid/Woofer
- Black-silk, White-silk or Walnut
- Amplification: We recommend high quality amplifiers >50W
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