The Mordaunt Short Alumni 2 satellites benefit from an improved signal path via an upgraded crossover with low saturation inductors and polypropylene capacitors which reduce distortion and improve detail, integration and clarity. Alumni 2 profits from much of the technology present in some of Mordaunt Short's other loudspeakers such as Avant i and the flagship Performance range. The 25mm aluminium dome tweeter delivers elevated dynamic accuracy and razor sharp resolution while the CPC (Continuous Profile Cone) mid/bass drivers clean lines are fundamental to Alumni 2's superior audio reproduction. Indeed, the uninterrupted cone surface ensures excellent rigidity and therefore minimal distortion.
One of the most interesting aspects of the design is the cabinet: Alumni's curved shape discourages the build up of standing waves for a cleaner and more realistic sound. Improved internal wadding gives support where needed, inherently strengthens the speaker and most importantly helps critical damping.
Mordaunt Short Alumni 2 is Omnimount Readyª and prepared to industry standards with pre-fitted mountings. Thanks to this inclusion, you can choose from numerous stand designs to suit your environment. Different styles are available from many manufacturers including Mordaunt-Short with its 300P floor stands or the fiendishly clever 300M wall brackets!
Mordaunt Short Alumni 2 Performance Features
- Latest generation 3.5Ó CPCª (Continuous Profile Cone) mid/bass drivers
- 25mm aluminium dome tweeter which is light but incredibly rigid to reduce distortion
- Curved cabinet design to reduce standing waves
- Audiophile grade components throughout
- Compact contemporary size blends seamlessly into any environment
- Stunning piano black and white high gloss finishes
- Protective grilles with contrast finishes
- Dedicated stands and Omnimount Readyª fittings
Mordaunt Short Alumni 2 Specifications
- Sensitivity 86dB (1 Watt input)
- Frequency response 100Hz - 20kHz
- Nominal impedance 4 - 8 Ohms
- Power 15 - 80W recommended
- Drive units (1) 3.5" CPC mid/bass
- (1) 1" tweeter
- Crossover Second order
- Dimensions (h x w x d) 176 x 108 x 145mm (6.9 x 4.2 x 5.7")
- Weight 2kg (4.4lbs)
Established in 1967, Mordaunt
Short is responsible for the development of some of the world’s most critically
From the beginning, Mordaunt Short has produced loudspeakers
of the very highest order which is underlined by that fact that our first ever
range enjoyed exclusive distribution through Harrods of Knightsbridge, London.
The very essence of Mordaunt Short can be found in each and
every speaker they create. Whilst Mordaunt Short is proud of their heritage
and the fact that there one of the few remaining British owned and engineered
speaker brands, they never rest on tradition. Instead, Mordaunt Short is always
in search of new technologies to take you as close as possible to the music
An incredibly forward-thinking company, Mordaunt Short produces
some of the most technologically advanced loudspeakers available today. All
Mordaunt Short products are a testament to this innovative spirit and style
but it is most apparent in models such as Genie and Performance. Their expertise
allows them to constantly challenge the status quo – does a speaker really
have to be made from wood? Why does it have to be rectangular?
But the most important resource they have, are the people who
work for them. With a dedicated team of ten engineers and a purpose-built research
and development centre in London, Mordaunt Short has some of the best resources
in the industry.
With an engineering pedigree second-to-none, you won’t
be surprised to hear that Mordaunt Short designs each and every component in
their products to their own specifications.
After a lengthy development programme, all Mordaunt Short products
are put before the ultimate test – the human ear. And not just any ear
will do. Before you get to listen to Mordaunt Short speakers, Mordaunt Short’s
head of acoustic engineering signs off each and every design.
Since its foundation, Mordaunt Short has produced legendary
designs including the Festival, Carnival and Pageant models of the early-Seventies
which was followed by the Pearl Edition range of the late-Nineties right through
to today’s Performance and Genie ranges. Every one of these models was
conceived from one continuing vision - to build the best loudspeaker money can
buy, combining engineering excellence, an enthusiasm for innovation and carefully
controlled manufacturing processes.