Music Hall Debuts first Loudspeaker Product
The Marimba loudspeaker from Music Hall features a MDF cabinet that houses a 1-inch silk dome tweeter and 5 1/4-inch polypropylene woofer that work in tandem to help the speaker reproduce a frequency response of 50Hz to 35kHz.
Long before two-channel, stereo became fashionable again the New York-based company Music Hall had developed and marketed a line of affordable CD players, turntables, cartridges, digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and other products that are designed to meet the sonic attributes that audiophiles crave at prices that are acceptable to a mainstream, non-audiophile consumer.
During the recently completed audio enthusiast Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) show the company demonstrated how consumers and dealers can assemble a good sounding audio system that doesn’t cost a lot of money. In its room the company exhibited a $3,500 system that included its Creek evo 50a integrated amp, with its Music Hall mmf-5.1se turntable set up with a Music Hall Cruise Control 2.0 turntable power supply and speed control, and a Music Hall 15.2 DAC. Rounding out the system was a pair of its new $349 Miramba two-way bookshelf loudspeakers that were engineered through traditional scientific methods and real-world listening evaluations.
The Miramba bookshelf speaker is designed to provide clean and clear sound with aesthetics that allow it to blend into a variety of home interiors. Music Hall says the speaker utilizes a MDF (medium density fiberboard) enclosure that is heavily braced to eliminate cabinet resonances, and internally it incorporates a 1-inch silk dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet, as well as a 5 1/4-inch polypropylene woofer and bullet-style dust cap. Music Hall adds that a complex crossover network that features high-purity copper internal wiring and a rear-mounted tuned port helps the speaker to reproduce a frequency response of 50Hz to 35kHz. The 11 inch by 6.6 inch by 8.7 inch 6-ohm speaker also has a rated sensitivity level of 87dB and a power handling capability of 75 watts.
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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
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