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Fantastic pair of vintage British hi-fi speakers in really nice condition. I am a real fan of Mordaunt Short speakers from this era, they are very much underrated and a bargain today.

These were derived from the more upmarket and highly rated Pageant and Carnival models - the MS20s kept the brilliant 8" bass unit but cut costs by replacing the real wood veneer with a vinyl wrap. They replaced the expensive isophon tweeter with a cheaper (but still excellent sounding) Audax mylar unit. The result is a speaker with (for its size) effortless, clean bass, open midrange and clear natural treble. Being a sealed box these are fast and tight with great timing and no muddiness.

In many ways these very much remind me of the classic Acoustic Research AR18 - they are a very similar size and shape and share a number of design cues - most notably using a superb 8" paper cone driver in a small sealed cabinet. Like the AR18 I rate these as a hi-fi speaker that makes a really good nearfield monitor. Mordaunt Short incorporated overload protection into the crossover of these which also means they are rugged enough for professional use. They do not suffer from the dreaded "foam rot" of the AR18s!

These are in nice cosmetic condition and fully working with no issues. All drive units are undamaged and they sound excellent, well balanced with no distortion. Only minor issue is the cloth on the original grilles (not photographed) has come unglued. I will include these but I would suggest that they will perform better with the grilles removed.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • MS20
  • Wood Effect
  • 1982
Made In
  • United Kingdom


Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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