Mordaunt Short 916i's Floorstanding Speakers - £199.95 @ Richer Sounds
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Mordaunt Short 916i's Floorstanding Speakers - £199.95 @ Richer Sounds

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Found 23rd Oct 2009Made hot 24th Oct 2009
Available in Black, Maple and Calvados.

These are in the clearance section but there are plenty left, check your store for details.

Reduced from £349.95 to £199.95.

These are a fantastic set of speakers and for £200 you wont get a better bargain on the high street.

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great post RH, none near me tho gutted

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some stores(a select few) accept payment over the phone, might be worth a call, probably have to pay a little extra for delivery, but would be still worth it.

hmm would these be better than my existing speakers..
Tannoy Mercury F4 Custom on the front and Wharfedale Valdus 500's on the rear?

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androo;6670994

hmm would these be better than my existing speakers..Tannoy Mercury F4 … hmm would these be better than my existing speakers..Tannoy Mercury F4 Custom on the front and Wharfedale Valdus 500's on the rear?



Hmmmm, I'm not sure I have heard the F4s(might have done but cant remember).

It depends on the type of sound you want.

Mordaunt Short 916s give a very detailed sound, ideal for classical music or hearing every single bit of detail on screen in a movie etc. The Bass is also very good on them(not quite what the MS 908s used to give) but still quite impressive. Your local store should be able to Demo them for you. Take in the kind of music, movies you like and they will put it on for you.:thumbsup:

I don't listen to classical music and I like bass, I have heard some B&W 603 S2's, they have a lot of punch for the size, I might hold out for some 2nd hand. I would get rid of the Wharfdales 1st as the F4's outclass them (and the 500's were very very cheap to buy £80!)
The F4's were about £170 new which was a bargain!

Great speakers, listened to these next to a set of Q Acoustics and KEFs. I bought these as they made the others sound dull and lifeless. Great for acoustic or music that requires definition rather than just bass. They are good for bass aswell but these speakers aren't compromised by it. The only mistake I made is that I paid £299 for mine. £199 is a great deal.

Great deal, that's pretty much cost price (I used to work there). Very good speakers.

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raikiri;6675226

Great deal, that's pretty much cost price (I used to work there). Very … Great deal, that's pretty much cost price (I used to work there). Very good speakers.



me too:thumbsup:

Just collected unpacked and listening now, very happy, thanks for the post!

Would these work on my samsung lcd without an amp?

here is a pic I found of the side of my tv:
avforum.no/for…jpg

federalex;6676366

Would these work on my samsung lcd without an amp?here is a pic I found … Would these work on my samsung lcd without an amp?here is a pic I found of the side of my tv:http://avforum.no/forum/attachments/tv-apparater/19114d1177078423-offsiell-trad-samsung-m86-m87-serie-lcd-tver-samsung-baksida.jpg



no, you'd need an amp to power these.

I have the 900i's on Soundstyle Z1 stands and the sound is amazingly detailed for the price. I'm pretty sure they use the same tweeters as the 916's. The bass is fantastic on the 900i's ; taught, composed and very well integrated. I don't think these were 5 star reviewed by whathifi, like the 900i's but it's probably because they have a list price of £400! These are a bargain. Very impressed with my Mordaunt Short's.

They look pretty too!

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philbot;6676447

no, you'd need an amp to power these.



On a budget I would recommend the Cambridge A5 for £100 or the Cambridge 640A V2 (£200) thats if you can get hold of one. I think these are discontinued now but RS should have some left. If you cant get hold of these then look at NAD amps.

The above are only if you ever want two speakers otherwise look at home cinema amps. If you require any advice then PM me, I have a good knowledge of HIFI and home cinema.

This is a steal, I bought a pair of these in the calvados (cherry) colour earlier this year for £350. I have them bi-amped by my Sony 2400ES (also on clearance with RS at £300) and mated up with the 905i centre and 903i dipole rears, along with a epos subwoofer. They are good, but I wasn't totally happy with my system until I got the sub to fill in the low level bass. Now the system sounds awesome and I have no regrets.

Remember to allow a period of break-in, they sound nothing like they did the day they came out of the box.

Hi, would these work on a panasonic home cinema kit as a direct replacement for the satelites. Thanks, Adam:?

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If your panasonic speakers are bare wire then theoretically yes you could. I would check the power of your amp though to see if the 916i's are suitable. What model is your system?

nice one mate but the wife won't be thanking you :thumbsup:

cheers for the help "alexthekid" i have no had a look around and beleive this is my cheapest option for now
richersounds.com/pro…100

il be getting somthing more powerfull in january!!

now on to the phone to find a set of these speakers

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federalex;6693318

cheers for the help "alexthekid" i have no had a look around and beleive … cheers for the help "alexthekid" i have no had a look around and beleive this is my cheapest option for now http://www.richersounds.com/product/amplifiers-receivers/tangent/amp100/tang-amp100il be getting somthing more powerfull in january!!now on to the phone to find a set of these speakers



If you can stretch your money then try get hold of a cambridge A5 for £80, its miles ahead of the tangent amp100. Just incase you didnt know, these are stereo amps so you wont be able to add surround speakers in the future but if its just a short term thing then no problem.

hi there my system is the SC-PT450 home cinema kit. thanks, adam

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adam060577;6698891

hi there my system is the SC-PT450 home cinema kit. thanks, adam



They would work but wouldnt be ideal. People worry about over powering speakers but you can also under power them, this could happen with this amp and speakers.

The speakers normally retail for around £300 so you should look at spending around that on a amp or maybes a little less if you can get one in a sale.

I personally like Pioneer, Onkyo, Yamaha or Denon. You could probably pick up a HDMI amp for around £200ish that would do the job and also future proof yourself.

adam060577;6698891

hi there my system is the SC-PT450 home cinema kit. thanks, adam



Definitely dont get the speakers for that 'amp'.

It's not designed to drive proper speakers, you'll end up damaging the speakers as the amp will 'clip', possibly damaging the amp too.

At the minimum, get a Cambridge Audio A5, even try buying a used NAD C320BEE off eBay for about £120.

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jazzy639;6700310

Definitely dont get the speakers for that 'amp'.It's not designed to … Definitely dont get the speakers for that 'amp'.It's not designed to drive proper speakers, you'll end up damaging the speakers as the amp will 'clip', possibly damaging the amp too.At the minimum, get a Cambridge Audio A5, even try buying a used NAD C320BEE off eBay for about £120.



+1:thumbsup:

Would a Mission cyrus amp power these?

ohitsaidwalker;6739666

Would a Mission cyrus amp power these?



No problem at all.

ClashInDevon

ClashInDevon;6739724

No problem at all.ClashInDevon


Thanks I know its an old amp, but what a brick... sounds great even now. Presently have it through a Yamaha sub and Solid "Satelitte speakers", to much wire and room disturbance so need to go for an option similar to these?
Thanks for your input, will try to locate a pair:thumbsup:

I have the Mordaunt-Short Premier Plus package and I use this in conjunction with an Onkyo 606 AV Receiver. Will adding these as fronts and putting the two existing fronts as extra rears to make a 7.1 system be a good idea?

Any advice appreciated.

Got the last pair from the Birmingham store. They are my Christmas present. I have tried them out and they sound so clear. I can hear sounds in the music I have listened to that I am sure weren't there before. I want to keep them out but she wont let me. Back in the box. :-(
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