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Scansonic HD MB B Series + Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A

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BUN900796

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As low as $16,999

RRP $21,190

• Yamaha AVENTAGE Flagship AV Receiver

• Second generation MB Series speakers

• Technologies originating in Raidho Acoustics speakers

• Ultra-light ribbon tweeters

• Dustcap-free carbon cones

• Authentic Scandinavian design

• Made in Denmark  

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1 Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A 11.2 Channel AV Receiver   + $0
1 Scansonic MB Center B Centre Speaker Black   + $0
1 Scansonic MB1 B Bookshelf Speakers Black Pair   + $0
1 Scansonic MB10 100W Subwoofer Black   + $0
1 Scansonic MB-Series Twin Pillar Speaker Stands Pair Black   + $0

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Scansonic HD MB B Series + Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A
Scansonic HD MB B Series + Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A

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$16,999

Summary

    Scansonic HD MB B Series 5.1 Amp + Speaker System

    The Scansonic 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 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. With a solid foundation in the Nordic design tradition, these elegant Danish speakers are 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 modern or classic decor, or anything in-between, the timeless design of the MB-B Series will fit in any space.

    Powering this surround speaker system behind the scenes is the flagship receiver from Yamaha's brand new AVENTAGE range. The RX-A8A is an award-winning integrated amplifier that will handle any AV content you can throw at it and is ready to integrate into your home entertainment system. This top-end AV receiver will deliver only the cleanest power to the elegant Danish speakers and features the smarts to give you the best surround sound experience at home.

     "The Verdict"

    "Yamaha's new RX-A8A is both a powerful and formidable product, particularly at its asking price. With plenty of power on tap, it turns in a profoundly dynamic performance. In fact, it's one of the most powerful AV receivers I've had through my listening room at this price point. Coupled with its ability to create a massive sound field with pinpoint placement of effects, it's hugely dynamic and an immensely gratifying and engaging listening experience."

    Read the full review by Tony O'Brien on StereoNET

     

    What's Included:

    - Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A Receiver
    - Scansonic MB2.5 B Floorstanding Speakers Pair
    Scansonic MB Center B Centre Speaker
    Scansonic MB1 B Bookshelf Speakers Pair
    Scansonic MB10 100W Subwoofer
    Scansonic MB-Series Speaker Stands Pair

     

    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A

    The A8A is Yamaha's most innovative model yet. This AV receiver incorporates cutting-edge components and technology for home cinema unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Lose yourself in room-filling sound and crystal clear picture.

    Key Features:

    - Flagship AV Receiver of the AVENTAGE A Series
    - 11.2 Channel powerful surround sound with Zone2/3/4
    - 150W power output per channel
    - High slew rate amplifier for responsive, explosive sound
    - SURROUND:AI automatically optimises the surround effect in real-time
    - AURO-3D delivers a purely transformative, breath-taking immersive audio experience
    - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay 2, streaming services and MusicCast multi-room audio built-in
    - Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with CINEMA DSP HD3
    - HDMI 7 in/3 out, 8K/60Hz, 4K/120Hz, HDR10+ via firmware update
    - 11ch Pre Out for connecting to external power amplifiers
    - Dedicated gaming function (ALLM, VRR, QMS, QFT) via firmware update
    - Dual ESS SABRE ES9026PRO Ultra DAC for the ultimate high-performance conversion
    - Qualcomm® QCS407 chip is designed to provide truly superior audio performance
    - Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices

     

    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 front stage?
    You can optionally upgrade to the Scansonic MB3.5 B floorstanding speakers, which are larger and feature side-firing drivers!

     

    Scansonic MB Center B

    The MB Center B is a high-performance centre speaker designed to match a complete MB B speaker 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 aluminium feet
    - Visually and tonally matches the rest of the MB Series speakers

     

    Scansonic MB1 B

    The MB1 B is a small and very elegant 2-way speaker, designed to blend in anywhere. The elegant enclosure is curved and heavily braced with solid carbon reinforcements. The speakers are designed around a sealed ribbon-tweeter and a 4.5” carbon-coned woofer. The sound is open, crisp and very dynamic, and MB1 B is able to produce a soundstage that performs beyond its compact size. The reflex port is located at the front which makes the MB1 B a good choice in rooms with little or no space, placed in a bookshelf or on the matching stands.

    Key Features:

    - 2-way bookshelf speaker pair
    - Low mass ribbon tweeters
    - 4.5″ carbon cone drivers
    - Rounded cabinet design reduces diffraction and colouration
    - Reflex port at front of speaker for ease of placement
    - Visually and tonally matches the rest of the MB Series speakers

    Matching Scansonic MB Twin Pillar Speaker Stands included

    Designed for the MB1 B, the included stands will both elevate and support the bookshelf speakers. These twin-pillar stands feature clean lines as well as the same aluminium feet seen on the MB2.5 B floorstanding speakers. When used in a surround configuration with other MB-series speakers, you can be sure that your speaker system will look consistent all the way around the room.

    The twin pillar design grants the stands a less-imposing presence in the room, drawing your attention to what's important, the speakers on top. Every aspect of these stands is designed to enhance the look, feel, and performance of your Scansonic bookshelf speakers.

    Want even more immersive surround sound?
    Add an extra pair of MB1 B speakers for 7.1 channel surround sound! This is perfect for larger rooms and will result in more accurately positioned surround sound. An additional pair of speaker stands are also available separately.

     

    Scansonic MB10

    Using their knowledge and expertise in designing high-end loudspeakers, Scansonic focused on making the MB10 reproduce bass in a more natural and “honest” way than normally seen in subwoofers. The class A/B amplifier, in place of the commonly used Class D, plays a key role in the MB10’s natural and dynamic performance. This, combined with a low mass 10” woofer, and an enclosure tuned to match the woofer, means the sub doesn’t use any frequency equalization circuits. The result is a subwoofer that sounds articulate and refined without any booming - blending effortlessly into this high-quality speaker system while at the same time possessing the ability to rattle the room when playing a movie or your favourite piece of music. The MB10 can be connected with the LFE-input, or with speaker-inputs for the receivers/amplifiers where there is no active subwoofer-output available.

    Key Features:

    - 10" downward-firing low-mass driver
    - 100W Class A/B amplifier
    - Adjustable 25 Hz – 150 Hz frequency response
    - Rear-ported
    - LFE and speaker inputs
    - Visually and tonally matches the MB-B Series speakers
    - Technology inherited from world-renowned Raidho Acoustics speakers

    Want even more immersive bass?
    You can add a second MB10 subwoofer for an even deeper and more immersive bass experience in your home entertainment system.

     

    Scandinavian design and build quality

    The MB-B Series has a solid foundation in the Nordic design tradition. This range 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 cabinets 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 these speakers 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 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-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.

     

       

       

     

    [Optional] Complete This Package with Premium Cable Options

    Tributaries Speaker Cable With Banana Plugs

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

    The Series 4 Star-Quad Speaker cable begins with ultra-pure highly conductive oxygen-free copper (HC-OFC) developed specifically for audio applications. Two 12AWG speaker conductors are the result of combining 16AWG and 14AWG conductors opposite each other in a 4 conductor Star-Quad speaker arrangement.

    Key Features:

    - Assembled by hand in Orlando Florida, USA
    - Star-Quad design reduces cable inductance & distortion
    - Two 12AWG 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 banana plugs
    - Decorative woven jacket over a UL CL2 PVC Jacket
    - 1.8m cable included
    - Longer lengths available

     

    Ugly 12 AWG Speaker Cable

    Hook up the other speakers in this surround system with high-quality speaker cable!

    Our speaker cable uses a 99.95% Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) core, in a "Fig 8" configuration and performs at the highest levels. Unlike a lot of cheaper cables, this is a legitimate 12 AWG, many cheaper cables have a very thick jacket on them which makes the cable look a lot thicker than it really is.

    Features:

    - Size: 12 AWG
    - Dimensions: 4.5mm x 9mm
    - Carriers: 420 x 0.10mm x 2 cores
    - PVC: Clear With White Trace
    - 25m of cable included
    - Longer lengths available

     

    Tributaries Series 4 Subwoofer Y Cable

    Connect your subwoofer with this high-quality Tributaries subwoofer cable.

    The Tributaries Series 4 Subwoofer Y cables are designed to work with Subwoofers that do not have left and right inputs and where LFE is not available. and use ultra-pure highly conductive oxygen-free copper (HC-OFC) developed specifically for audio applications.

    Key Features:

    - Assembled by hand in Orlando Florida, USA
    - Heavy solid 22AWG HC-OFC conductors
    - Precision twisted pairs - excellent for audio
    - LDPE eliminates distortion while maintaining flexibility
    - Dual shielded to lower the noise floor
    - Gold-plated solid-brass RCA connectors
    - Decorative woven jacket over flexible PVC jacket
    - 3m cable included
    - Longer lengths available

    More Information
    Model Number RX-A8A MB2.5BLK MBCBLK MB1BLK MB10BLK S-SPKSTWIN
    RRP 21,190.00
    Specs

    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A

    Amplifier Section
    Channel: 11.2
    Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 185 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
    Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 150 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD)
    Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 220 W (8 ohms, 10% THD)
    High Slew Rate: Yes

    Surround Sound Processing
    Surround:AI: Yes
    CINEMA DSP: Yes (HD3)
    DSP Programs: 24
    Dialogue Level Adjustment: Yes
    Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
    Virtual Surround Back Speaker: Yes
    Dialogue Lift: Yes
    SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
    Dolby Atmos: Yes
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer: Yes
    Dolby TrueHD: Yes
    Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
    Dolby Surround: Yes
    DTS:X: Yes
    DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
    Auro 3D: Yes (via firmware update)

    Audio Features
    File Format: MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 384 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
    Pure Direct: Yes
    Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
    High-resolution Music Enhancer: Yes
    YPAO multi-point measurement: Yes with R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) , 3D, 64-bit High Precision EQ Calculation and Angle Measurement
    YPAO Volume: Yes
    Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
    Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
    A.R.T. Wedge: Yes
    Bi-amp capability: Yes
    Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
    DA Converter: 384 kHz / 32-bit ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9026PRO x2

    Video Features
    HDMI eARC: Yes
    HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
    HDMI Pass-through: 8K60AB, 4K120AB (via future update)
    HDMI Up-scaling: Yes, up to 8K (via firmware update)
    HDMI Up-conversion: Yes (Analog to HDMI)
    Dolby Vision: Yes
    HDR 10+: Yes (via firmware update)
    VRR/ALLM/QMS/QFT: Yes (via firmware update)
    Video adjustment: Yes

    Connectivity
    MusicCast Surround: Yes
    HDMI Input/Output: 7 / 3 (HDMI2.1 / HDCP2.3)
    HDMI CEC: Yes
    USB Input: Yes
    Network Port: Yes
    Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)
    AirPlay 2: Yes
    Bluetooth: Yes (SBC / AAC)
    Front AV Input: USB
    Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 3 / 0
    Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
    Analog Audio Input/Output: 6 / 0
    Phono Input: Yes
    XLR Terminal: Yes
    Component Video Input/Output: 1 / 0
    Composite Video Input/Output: 2 / 0
    Preout: 11.2-ch
    Headphone Output: 1


    Tuner
    FM/AM Tuner: Yes (Availability varies by region.)
    DAB Tuner: Yes (Availability varies by region.)

    User Interface
    On-screen display: Graphical User Interface
    SCENE: SCENE PLUS (8 sets)
    App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
    Web Browser Control: Yes
    Remote Control Unit: Yes

    Zone Control
    Zone 2 Audio Output: Preout / HDMI
    Zone 3 Audio Output: Preout
    Zone 4 Audio Output: HDMI
    Powered Zone: Zone 2 / 3
    Zone Video Output: HDMI
    Zone B Output: HDMI
    Zone GUI: Yes
    +12V Trigger Output: 2
    Remote (IR) Input/Output: 1 / 1
    Party Mode: Yes

    General
    Standby Power Consumption (IR only): <0.4 W
    Auto Power Standby: Yes
    ECO mode: Yes
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 192 x 477 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 271 x 477 mm)
    Weight: 21.4 kg

     

    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

     

    Scansonic MB Center B

    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

     

    Scansonic MB1 B

    Size (WxHxD): 178 x 312 x 286 mm
    Weight: 6.1 kg
    Freq. response: 45 Hz – 40.000 Hz
    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 4.5″ Mid/Woofer
    Finish: Black-silk or White-silk
    Amplification: We recommend high-quality amplifiers >50W

     

    Scansonic MB10

    Size (WxHxD): 360 x 418 x 360 mm
    Weight: 15.4 kg
    Freq. response: 25 Hz – 150 Hz (adjustable)
    Amplifier: 100W Rms, Class AB
    Inputs: Line as well as low impedance input
    Enclosure: Rear ported
    Drive unit: 10” long-throw, low mass driver – Down-firing
    Power consumption: <0.9A – standby, on: 10-300w
    Finish: Black/White matte silk

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    2 Years
    Scansonic HD speakers include a 2-year warranty.


    5 Year Warranty
    Purchase with confidence. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A receiver includes a 5 Year Warranty from Yamaha Australia, for your peace of mind.

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    Register your RX-A8A with Yamaha Australia for an extended 10 Year warranty!

    Visit the Yamaha Australia website for full warranty details.


    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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