Mordaunt-Short MS206 Floorstanding Speakers

MS206

User Reviews (5)

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Miles   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 31, 2015]

I brought and collected mine direct from the factory in the south of England just as Goodmans were disbanding the MS brand in 1998.
I got them for the princely sum of £50. They were unfinished factory specials. One grill and one logo missing, otherwise perfect. I used the one grill I had as a pattern for two new ones.

The best audio purchase I have ever made still going strong. Nice clarity with just the right amount of bass for my eclectic tastes.
Superb speakers that still impress and in their day were around £450 rrp

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Ben brown   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 20, 2014]

I don't know what year these beasts came out but tbh I found mine next to a skip brought them home not a thing wrong and oh my god the quality and bass they produce is furnominal. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH THEY WERE WORTH BRAND NEW AND WHAT WATTAGE THEY PLZZZZ!!!!

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corsa   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 22, 2009]

Brought these speakers secondhand on the fact that my mate said "you like your music, You'll love these".
So i brought them!

Got these setup in my front rooms with a 300 watt yamaha amp and the only way i can describe them is jaw dropping. The bass isn't boomy just night a low a deep the bass you can feel.

I play dance music with these and i find that the voice is alittle to pitched but the bass is fantastic!

When ever mates come round i just have to show them in action!

Positioning is key! i had these either side of the TV and they didnt sound as good.

Now i have these either side of the room toed in.

SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

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Al Rutherford   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 10, 2002]
Strength:

Low-end; top-end clarity and detail; integration; and value for money.

Weakness:

Very sensitive to positioning for imaging. Toe them in, toe them in...

Unfortunately, Mordaunt-Short stopped producing this line in 1998. What that meant though, was that I found them being sold at 30% of the reatail price - new. I bought them there and then over the phone, the minute I got the magazine home... Why? I hadn't even heard them. Well - I guess a price that cheap, a speaker that looks this stylish, and a respectable British name did it. I agree entirely with Frank and his review. they do look good with the grills on (but I think they look yet better without them) - but they do impact the treble a great deal. Leave 'em off. The treble can be bright - I'm fairly certain this is a trait of MS speakers - but it's a small matter when weighed against their clarity and detail. The grills can help with the brightness - but don't try it, you lose too much in imaging. The bass does go low. Not bad - at all - for such modestly sized speakers. But do crank them up a bit to get the full benefit of this, they come alive with a bit of volume. Put simply - if you paid the reatil price for these (about $550 - 650), you'd be very satisfied. They're right up there with the best of em. If like me, you paid $200 - well. Frankly, I dont think there's ever been a better hifi purchase made! Very good speakers full stop. Fantastic speakers taking into account the value. If your looking for some floorstanders that give *excellent* value for money, and blow some $700 speakers out of the water, and you're lucky enough to find a pair of these being sold - they're not produced anymore :o( - BUY them.

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Frank Stijnen   Audiophile [Dec 24, 2000]
Strength:

Great looks, great sounds

Weakness:

Treble is very sharp, positioning is extremely crucial.

Great speakers, I regularly check new models and brands but I have not found speakers wich are better sounding, unless you are willing to pay two or three times as much. I listen to them without the fronts, unfortunately (they look great), because they cause a loss of defenition in the sound. This is maybe why the treble is a little bit sharp at high volumes. They bass is great, they go very deep for such little drivers, the mids and treble are simply astonishing in liveliness and defenition. The difference with the B&W's was simply to big.
The pure british sound, I simply just love it.

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