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Mordaunt-Short MS 816
7 Reviews
rating  4.86 of 5
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jamin74 a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are what listening to music should sound like.When first played you are open to clear vocal's with no harsh over tones in the mid band with silky smooth high's.If you listen to rock or beat driven music they will blow you away with the shear power and depth these 3 way speakers can produce.They roll off at 40hz but seems lower than spec show's.I play them on su-a900mk2 amp and with raig against machine with volume at 11 o'clock is quite eye opening and makes your hair on your arms stand up with the listening room vibrating.I also have the Technics su-a700 and the difference between the two amp's is some difference in the clarity side of things but still at 11 o'clock gives you very strong and pleasing listen if i say easy on the ear i mean no harshness just proper enjoyment.
They are 90db three way oval mid driver and oval bass driver with rear port.
The speakers i have are for sale because my partner hates the size and the front baffle colour which is light cherry on black for the rest of the speaker cab.If anyone is interested let me no by email.They are in mint condition and work perfect.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FC Lesh a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for the MS 815. Purchased these as left-overs (new, unopened box) for a great price. They are absolutely beautiful to the eyes, and great sound quality. They took a while to break in, but just keep getting better. If you're lucky enough to find them in the back corner of a store (like it did) or on eBay - grab them.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   Audio Lab, Cambridge



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Colin Armstrong a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I havent owned a pair of MS816 but owned the big boys M817's these were very impresive speaker and were bought at an outstanding prize of £350.
The bass is outstanding matched together with the clarity of the mid and Treble.
This are powerfull speaker wattage 200, matched together with a powerful amp and they sing.
Less than three months ago I sold them and bought the new 908s Decleration series. I know the MS817 are nice speakers, but once listened to the 908s you will be overwelmed with the different sound that they produce, they sing with the warmth and power of the 800 series, but are that little extra bit special.
with the 10" sub on the side of the cabinet the bass hard hitting only that of a sub can produce.
They have two ali 4" drivers acting as the mid and one liquid cooled 1" ali tweeter.
The sound is much more superior than the 817's.
They not as big as the 817s,which having getting used them it quite different having that little extra room.
The 800 series are amazing but if you have that extra money to up grade to the decleration series, im sure you will be quite surprised how they perform.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Richers Sounds



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Haynes a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Well I had a pair of MS816 for a month before I upgraded to the MS817 which were even better. The 816 are very similar to the 817 only the speaker cabinets are smaller, thus the bass is not as noticable in comparison. The only problem I found was that the boxed new speakers (which are big, floor standing speakers) had cosmetic flaws with them, a mark here, slight damage there, so I had to exchange them until I found the perfect pair. Havin said that, once I did, I am a very happy customer.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $901.00

Purchased At:   Richer Sounds



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tod a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 10, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I'd like to add some information to Alan's review. Actually the new owner of MS is Audio Partnership (they hold CambAudio too).
Anyway MS 816 are superb speakers! Perfect quality in all kind of aspects.
They look amaizing as they sound. Good tuned bass, great balance!
Need more free space (that's my opinion.

p.s. Alan you've got it at stuning price!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




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