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Scansonic MB Center B Centre Speaker

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MBC.con
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From $2,399

The MB Center B is a high-performance centre channel for a Scansonic MB-B home theatre setup. The MB-Center B is, like the other MB-B series speakers, built around the amazing MB-B sealed ribbon tweeter. This allows for a stress-free, dynamic and detailed treble presentation.

• Elegant centre speaker

• Ultra-light ribbon tweeter

• Dustcap-free 4.5" carbon cones

• Compact speakers under 1m tall

• Authentic Scandinavian design

• Made in Denmark

Scansonic MB Center B

Remembering all the movie enthusiasts, Scansonic felt it natural to build a matching centre speaker for the MB-B range, supporting the most critical area in a surround sound system, and delivering stunning vocal performance and matching dynamics.

The MB Center B is a high-performance centre speaker designed to match a complete MB B-setup in a home cinema system. Consistent with the rest of the MB-B series, the sleek and elegant enclosure is heavily braced and curved. It features two 4.5” carbon-coned woofers and a sealed ribbon tweeter. The ribbon-tweeter, in combination with the woofers, allows for an open and detailed sound, making the Center B ideal to handle the delicate midrange-area with open and clear dialogue, while still matching the dynamics from the front channel speakers

Key Features:

- Low mass ribbon tweeter
- Dual 4.5″ carbon cone drivers
- Rounded cabinet design reduces diffraction and colouration
- Same dynamic driver section as the MB2.5
- Large dynamic scale and limitless headroom
- Reflex ports at front of speaker for easy placement
- Adjustable alumiunium feet
- Visually and tonally matches the rest of the MB Series speakers
- Authentic Scandinavian design
- Easy on the eyes and ears
- Maximum performance in the price range
- Technology inherited from world-renowned Raidho Acoustics speakers
- MB-B series speakers have been upgraded and optimized in almost all areas

Scandinavian design and build quality

The MB Center 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 minimize the sonic imprint on the frequency response. It does not matter if your home features a modern or classic decor, or anything in-between, the timeless design of the MB Center B will fit in any space.

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.

Ribbon Tweeter

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-aluminum 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.

Sounds great with any amp

The Scansonic MB-B speakers are, by design, easy loads on practically any amplifier. The impedance doesn't drop below 4 ohms on any model, and the sensitivity is high on all models.

We will recommend a high-quality amplifier at any time, but it doesn't matter if it is a tube amplifier, solid-state, a Class D, or a Class A. The MB-B speakers are designed to sound great with anything, you connect them to.

About the MB Series

The MB Series, now in its second generation, is based on technologies that originated in the world-renowned Raidho Acoustics speakers, most notably, the signature ribbon tweeter. The MB-B Series presents a wide range of affordable speakers where the goal is to offer a very high-quality level, all wrapped in classical and authentic Scandinavian design.

The MB-B series was designed to see how far it is possible to go on a budget, designing a series of products that is accessible for most people but also with no compromise in sound quality.

The design was essential, and the visual appearance of an MB-B speaker will fit any room with the clean lines and a simple choice of modern colours: satin white or black.

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.

 

   

   

More Information
Model Number MBC B
RRP 2,399.00
Specs

Size (WxHxD): 480 x 178 x 286 mm
Weight: 10.3 kg
Freq. response: 45 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 adjustable aluminium feet
Drive units:
1 sealed ribbon tweeter with kapton/aluminium sandwich membrane!
2 carbon coned 4,5” bass/mid driver with overhung magnet system
Finish: Black/White-silk
Amplification: We recommend high-quality amplifiers >50W

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