Mordaunt-Short MS-902 Floorstanding Speakers

4.64/5 (33 Reviews)


Product Description

The Mordaunt-Short 902 is a 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker designed for listeners who want mid-band resolution plus treble clarity and whose budget and environment demand a compact size. The rear-ported cabinet ensures a tight, fast bass response with surprising extension. These loudspeakers are voiced to allow you to derive maximise pleasure from your music. The dramatically simple yet elegant styling combines form with function and maintains Mordaunt-Short's heritage of first class design and sonic excellence.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jandanhof a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I use these two small speaker for my study. If paired with a good amplifier, CD-player and good cabling (for instance Kimber 4PR), these are probably the best budget speakers around these days, provided you buy the 902i version. They have punch, good treble, and enough bass to satisfy (or at least surprise) even the high-end lovers. I use a Marantz CD5400 player, Van den Hul The Bay interconnect, Rotel RA-980BX amplifier and Kimber 4PR speaker cables. I simply love the sound they make. Only when I hook up my old B&W DM560 I hear the difference. More depth and dynamics, but considering the price difference this is not surprising.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   Hifi Studio City Ens



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by benlg a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Do not be fooled by the cheap price tag, the Mordaunt Short 902s offers incredible high end stereo performance. I have paired the 902s with many mid level HT receivers eg. Onkyo and Marantz as well integrated/separate amps from Cambridge Audio and Parasound. The performance never disappoints. It shines and performs at its best with integrated and separates, the sound really opens up with a good amp. Mids and treble are clean and crystal clear. Timing on the bass is fast, deep and dynamic and will have your toes tapping. Stereo image is very good. If there is one word I would use to describe the speakers its precise. The only flaw Ive noticed is that the treble can sound harsh with a bad recording or bright sounding amp. Ive had best results matching the 902s with warmer amps like Marantz and Cambridge Audio. The 902s are the best value Ive found and have in my two channel setup. Very musical for casual listening but also very good detail for the critical listener.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   Accessories4less



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tkyong1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I agreed that the MS902 is bright speaker but it's very detailed and clear.

However, some time speaker is not the only component to blame, please read further....

I experienced a bright system since i bought my first hi-fi system with MS902. My system = (Marantz CD4000 + PM4200 + MS902 via QED Micro Bi-wire).

You guy should know that the above set-up is on bright side and the QED Micro bi-wire enhanced the brightness further and make certain recording hard to listen for long hours.

I met a Marantz Dealer 2 days ago, he suggest me to change my QED Micro to QED Plus Speaker Cable which is 2 times price of the Micro.

Surprise, Surprise, the whole system now sound warm, more powerful due to increase in bass, it tamp the treble to a very comfortable level and make the recording sound so ease to listen. I simply love it.

See, guys, sometime certain shops would like to sell you something and they will said your component is not good...balabala...

Try experiment and important talk to a honest hi-fi shop technical adviser will help a lot.

Thanks

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   marantz dealer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marco Stam a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2003

Bottom Line:   
These speakers were recommended to me to match my Onkyo DV 434 receiver and I still thank that man on my bare knees. Once run in and put on decent Atakama floor stands, the sound is crystal clear even when played fairly loud. Even heavily orchestrated pieces such as my old Marillion albums do not sound 'fuzzy' in the mid-range. (I like to distinghuish the individual instruments, rather than being covered by warm blanket of mid-tones.)
However, when played very softly the bass may get lost a bit and it is fairly booming a when played VERY loud.
Because they are also used in a Home Theater (they're at 4 you know) with an MS 905 center, I am considering adding a sub to it (REL Quake II is a good candidate, because it is said to have very good musical quality as well)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $210.00

Purchased At:   RAF Hilversum



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rob a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2003

Bottom Line:   
i have the 902 signature.what can i say? im not going to say how wonderfull these speakers are, because they just arn't.every one raves on about tight bass and crisp treble. the bass is muddy / flabby and this is only if you are lucky enough to hear it.its usually muffled by the overly bright treble.these speakers dont have anything special in their price range, in fact i think you could do a lot better.they are pretty to look at though.i use silver speaker cable and it hasent fully burned in yet so im hoping that when it does some of the brightness will go away.these speakers will sound slightly mettalic due to the cones being alloy.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   e bay




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