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Scansonic HD MB2.5 B & Vincent SV-237MK Hi-Fi Package

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RRP $9,036

• Elegant floorstanding speakers

• Ultra-light ribbon tweeters

• Dustcap-free 4.5" carbon cones

• Speakers made in Denmark  

• German tube & solid-state amplifier  

• Class A operation (up to 10 watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms)

• Class AB operation (up to 150 watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms)

• High-Quality Tributaries Speaker Cables Included

 

Winner of Hi-Fi World magazine's 'Best Amplifier' award

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Scansonic HD MB2.5 B & Vincent SV-237MK Hi-Fi Package
Scansonic HD MB2.5 B & Vincent SV-237MK Hi-Fi Package

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Summary

    Scansonic MB2.5 B & Vincent SV-237MK Hi-Fi Bliss

    German Hi-Fi meets Danish design and craftsmanship!

    Celebrate your music collection with this premium dedicated stereo hi-fi package. Featuring the made in Denmark, MB2.5 B floorstanding speakers from Scansonic HD. These elegant 2.5-way speakers, feature curved and heavily braced cabinets with solid carbon reinforcements. The speakers are designed around a sealed ribbon-tweeter and a 4.5” carbon-coned woofer.

    Do these fantastic-sounding speakers justice with the included SV-237MK hi-fi integrated amplifier from Vincent. Featuring hybrid tube & solid-state amplification design, analog and digital inputs, and Class A operation for up to 2 x 10 watts, then Class AB for 2 x 150 W (RMS) @ 8 Ohms.

    What's Included:

    - Scansonic MB2.5 B Floorstanding Speakers Pair
    Vincent SV-237MK Integrated Hybrid Amplifier
    - Tributaries Series 6 Speaker Cable With Banana Plugs (2x 1.8m)

     

    Scansonic MB2.5 B

    The MB2.5 B is a slim floorstander speaker pair, each with two 4.5” carbon-coned drivers and a sealed ribbon tweeter. The MB2.5 B is a 2.5-way speaker with the second woofer assisting in the power demanding bass region. The 2.5’s cabinets are heavy, braced and curved, with carbon reinforcements to deliver a powerful room-filling sound.

    Key Features:

    - 2.5-way floorstanding speaker pair
    - Low mass ribbon tweeters
    - Dual 4.5″ carbon cone drivers
    - Rounded cabinet design reduces diffraction and colouration
    - Reflex port at base of speaker
    - Adjustable feet made with high-quality aluminium
    - Visually and tonally matches the rest of the MB Series speakers

    "The Scansonic HD MB-2.5 is a beautiful loudspeaker that elevates itself above the average for its price, in both industrial design and sound signature. In order to let it perform at it’s best, it is essential that extra attention is given to placement and that the amplifier has enough quality to make it shine. When these basic requirements are met, nothing stands in the way of enjoying this piece of Danish delight."
    Read the full review on The Ear

    Want an even bigger stereo experience?
    You can optionally upgrade to the Scansonic MB3.5 B floorstanding speakers, which are larger and feature side-firing drivers!

     

    Vincent SV-237MK

    Supplying the Scansonic speakers with the pure and texturally-rich sound they deserve is the SV-237MK hybrid tube/solid-state amplifier from German manufacturer, Vincent. Now featuring digital inputs that are convenient for day-to-day use and enable greater possibilities for connection, the Vincent SV-237MK is the successor to the unbeatable SV-237 integrated amp.

    Key Features:

    - Hybrid Tube & Solid State Amplification
    - Switchable Tone Control
    - Class A operation for pure playback
    - 4 x High-Quality Speaker Binding Posts per channel
    - Pure Sound & Clear Dynamics
    - Analog & Digital Inputs

     

    Tributaries Speaker Cable With Banana Plugs

    Connect your speakers with these high-quality pre-terminated speaker cables from Tributaries.

    The Series 6 Star-Quad Speaker cable begins with ultra-pure highly conductive oxygen-free copper (HC-OFC) developed specifically for audio applications. Two 11AWG conductors consist of multiple solid gauges that are mathematically and tonally chosen to support low, mid and high frequencies for a natural sounding cable.

    Key Features:

    - Assembled by hand in Orlando Florida, USA
    - Star-Quad design reduces cable inductance & distortion
    - Two 11AWG HC-OFC conductors for superior signal transfer
    - Sophisticated multi-gauge design for superior bass, mids & highs
    - Insulated solid conductor eliminates distortion with stranded bundles
    - Each pre-terminated cable connects a single speaker
    - Terminated with spring clip banana plugs
    - Decorative woven jacket over a UL CL2 PVC Jacket
    - 2x 1.8m cables included
    - Longer lengths available

     

     

    Danish design and craftsmanship

    The MB2.5 B 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 reduce diffraction and minimise the sonic imprint on the frequency response. It does not matter if your home features a modern or classic décor, or anything in-between, the timeless design of the MB2.5 B will fit in any space.

    The internal construction has been changed, in order to optimise airflow which combined with the minimalistic use of damping-material has created a very dynamic and linear low-frequency reproduction. The ported cabinets, which are 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.


    Ribbon Tweeters

    It was clear to Scansonic from the very beginning, that some core techniques from the Raidho speakers would be of great 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.

    The MB-B ribbon tweeter has a membrane with an extremely low mass. It is formed by a Kapton-aluminium sandwich that is only 20 um thick, and the resulting mass is app. 0.03g, 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 colouration.


    Redesigned 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 MB-B range. The crossover has been designed to time-align all drive units at listening distance. The result is a speaker which not only presents a large and precise soundstage, it also boasts a timing that will make your foot tap and put a big smile on your face!

    Weaved Carbon Cones

    For the MB-B series, Scansonic developed a ridged, dustcap free, carbon membrane. By carefully optimizing the shape and stiffness, Scansonic has 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.

    The drivers are carefully designed to match the slim enclosure. The carbon-cone benefits from a very low weight, which in combination with the powerful magnet system, offers a very dynamic sound.

    A nice side effect of these design choices is that the break-in period has been reduced greatly to around 100 hours, meaning you can hear the best sound your speakers can offer sooner.

    About Scansonic HD

    It would be impossible to introduce Scansonic without first mentioning Raidho. Having worked with Raidho speakers for more than 12 years, this Danish group of engineers and designers found themselves facing a completely new challenge when they were tasked with creating a new range of high-performance speakers for the Scansonic brand.

    From the start, Scansonic's team were dedicated to building on all the experiences and strengths obtained from designing the Raidho speakers. At the same time, they also had to be aware of the long heritage and the Nordic design tradition of the Scansonic brand. The ultimate goal was to create the very best possible speakers within reasonable financial limits.

     

       

       

     

     

    The Rightful Heir to the Original SV-237's Throne

    Under the leadership of Frank Blöhbaum, who is the developer of the Thorens electronics and the Auto-Bias control of the T.A.C. tube amplifiers, the circuit design was completely revised and improved.

    In the output stage section, various changes have been made. These changes provide a much better transient response to complex loudspeaker loads. This means that when playing back music, which is at its core, patterns of transient responses, the improvements can be heard by simply listening. The musicality and sound reproduction are much better than its predecessor. Even the most difficult loudspeakers can be powered easily without sounding strained.

    "A gorgeously rich and spacious amplifier that made listening to music a rewarding experience."
    Read the full review by Noel Keywood in HiFi World Magazine (1.4MB, PDF)

     

    Tube Amplification

    The preamplifier section is fitted in its second stage with 6N1P vacuum tubes. The greater voltage level provides better signal stability. This results in a higher spectral purity of the signal and a further improvement in the fine details of sound. With this integrated amp, the musicality and classic "warm" richness that only comes from vacuum tubes are maintained.

    An advantage of the improved circuit design is a greatly improved signal to noise ratio. It results in an excellent playback quality even on the most critical loudspeakers. Enjoy explosive live performance and orchestration as a result of excellent dynamics. Moreover, the volume control has been finely adjusted so the level can be set precisely using remote control.

     

     

    Exceptionally Pure Sound

    The SV-237MK can be operated in Class A mode. Outputting 10W of power per channel in this mode, it has a crystal clear sonic characteristic and completely eliminates harmonic distortions. Class A mode is a feature typically seen in high-end power amplifiers, and rarely seen on integrated amplifiers. Vincent has cut no corners with the SV-237MK.

    An advantage of the improved circuit design is a greatly improved signal to noise ratio. It results in an excellent playback quality even on the most critical loudspeakers. Enjoy explosive live performance and orchestration as a result of excellent dynamics. Moreover, the volume control has been finely adjusted so the level can be set precisely using remote control.

     

    Plenty of Connection & Tone Options

    Selecting your source and adjusting your sound couldn't be easier with this unit. With plenty of both analogue and digital connection options, this integrated amplifier is perfect for hooking up a CD player or DVD player for a truly spectacular stereo experience. A feature that's now expected from Vincent's integrated amplifiers is switchable tone controls. The front of this unit features controls for the treble and bass, which can be bypassed with a single button for the direct sound.

     

     

    More Information
    Model Number MB2.5B SV-237MK TRIB6SPB
    RRP 9,036.00
    Specs

    Scansonic MB2.5 B

    Size (WxHxD): 178 x 998 x 286 mm
    Weight: 15.6 kg
    Freq. response: 36 Hz – 40,000 Hz
    Impedance: > 6 ohm
    Sensitivity: 88 dB
    Crossover: 500 Hz + 2600 Hz / Minimum phase
    Enclosure: Curved, heavily braced, ventilated box design with front loaded port and adjustable aluminium feet
    Drive units: 1 x Ribbon tweeter · 1 x 4.5″ Mid/Woofer · 1 x 4.5″ Woofer
    Finish: Black/White-silk
    Amplification: We recommend high-quality amplifiers >50W

     

    Vincent SV-237MK Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

    Frequency response:
    20 Hz - 20 kHz  ±0,5 dB
    20 Hz - 50 kHz ±2 dB

    Nominal Output Power at 8 Ω : 2 x 150 W (RMS)
    Nominal Output Power at 4 Ω : 2 x 250 W (RMS)
    Nominal Output Power in Class A at 8 Ω : 2 x 10 W (RMS)

    Input sensitivity: 300 mV
    Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.1 % (1 kHz, 1 W)
    Signal to Noise Ratio: > 90 dB
    Input Impedance: 47 k Ω

    Tubes:
    1 x 12AX7
    2 x 6N1P-EV

    AC power connection type: 230 V/50 Hz

    Inputs:
    4 x Stereo RCA pairs, 1x Coaxial, 1x Optical

    Outputs:
    1 x REC stereo RCA, 1x PRE stereo RCA,
    2 x Power Control (3.5 mm jack socket), 4 x 2 speaker binding posts

    Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 152 x 435 mm
    Weight: 20/4 kg
    Colour: Black/Silver

    What's in the Box?
    - 1x SV-237MK Unit
    - 1x Power Cable
    - 1x Remote Control SYR-A
    - 2x AAA Batteries
    - User Manual

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    Scansonic HD MB2.5 B Speakers
    2 Years
    Scansonic HD speakers include a 2-year warranty.

    Vincent SV-237MK Integrated Amplifier
    2 Years
    Vincent products include a 2 year Australian warranty.

    3 Months
    The vacuum tube in Vincent SV-237MK is covered by a 3 month warranty.

    Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Tributaries cables of the following type include a Limited Lifetime Warranty;
    HDMI (passive, not active), Analog Audio (RCA, XLR), IEC Power, Speaker Cables, Digital Audio (RCA, Toslink), and USB Cables.

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    If you experience any issues with this product please don't hesitate to contact us.
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    Nothing! We offer free post on all orders to anywhere within the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

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    Yes. You can usually pick up your order from one of our stores. We recommend that you contact us first to ensure your order is ready for collection.

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    We offer a 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products! If your order arrives damaged, faulty or not quite as you expected, please contact us and we will do everything we can to fix the situation.

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