Mordaunt Short // Alumni 8 - Floorstanding speaker
Floorstanding speaker, 15-100W RMS
Alumni 8 tower
The Alumni 8 tower adds another dimension to the range by combining the healthy bass extension of a standard box speaker with the elegance of a slim podium. Alumni thrives on Mordaunt-Short’s acoustic pedigree and is equally at home in stereo, 2.1 with an Alumni 9 subwoofer or multichannel set-ups.
The Alumni 8 tower uses a 1" aluminium tweeter, two CPC Continuous Profile Cone drivers and four Acoustic Bass Radiators for a superbly fluid sound.
At lower frequencies, subwoofers become omni-directional in that it is difficult to detect where the sound is coming from which in turn makes for a more entertaining movie as you feel part of the action. If the surround speakers can better deal with lower frequencies then the subwoofer can concentrate on the real booming bass parts. The Alumni tower's greater frequency range allows the Alumni 9 subwoofer crossover to be set lower therefore aiding its integration into the system for a more coherent and thrill driven home cinema experience.
Indeed, you may find that the Alumni 8 tower provides enough bass extension removing the need for a subwoofer altogether.
Aesthetically pleasing from any angle, the Alumni 8 will look great in your home.
Alumni 8 tower
|Sensitivity||86dB (1 Watt input)|
|Frequency response||49Hz - 20kHz|
|Nominal impedance||4-8 Ohms|
|Drive units||(2) 3.5" long-throw neodymium CPC woofer
(1) 1" tweeter
(4) Passive ABR
|Dimensions (h x w x d)||800 x 118 x 122mm (31.5 x 4.7 x 4.9")|
"The Mordaunt-Short’s Alumni is definitely a notch above the rest of the shouty, forward and distinctly distorted small speaker packages; it is evolved, clean and serene. Characters like good depth, diminutive but sharp and fine vocals, accurate texture and grain in the sound makes it a good music and movie package."
AV Max July 2009