NEWS: Mordaunt-Short Alumni home cinema speakers available from September

Mordaunt-Short's Alumni home cinema sub/sat speaker package will be available from next month, either as a 2.1 or full 5.1 package.

Designed at the company's UK R&D centre, the speakers use a curved cabinet design intended to reduce standing waves and so improve sound quality, and are available in black and white gloss finishes.

Each satellite speaker has a 3.5in Continuous Profile Cone (CPC) mid/bass driver, 25mm aluminium-dome tweeter and audiophile components throughout.

The 120W subwoofer has a brand-new 8in long-throw woofer and the cabinet's vent is carefully terminated for low mechanical noise and distortion. It's fitted with low level and high level inputs, phase control and a volume-frequency filter.

Buyer's can buy the full 5.1 package for £600, or a 2.1 system with two Alumni 2 satellites, the 5 centre speaker and 9 subwoofer for £460.

A single LCR (left, centre, right) front speaker, the Alumni 3, will join the range later this year for £260.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.