Introducing Alumni, the little home cinema speaker package that thinks big. Belying indredibly compact dimensions, Alumni is the latest in a long line of elegant Mordaunt-Short surround speaker systems. These stunning high-gloss designs utilise the company's forty year research and development expertise and truly make your movies and music come alive.
Mordaunt-Short's passion for innovative design and advanced voicing techniques means nothing takes the shine off Alumni's performance.Alumni's small but perfectly formed cabinets blend seamlessly into any listening environment and come in two striking finishes - piano black and white high-gloss. Alumni is designed so that each speaker integrates with the next to provide an expansive and truly engaging soundstage. Indeed, Alumni thrives on Mordaunt-Short's stereo speaker pedigree and is equally at home as a 2.1 set-up.
Alumni is an accessible way into high quality hi-fi and home cinema at an incredibly affordable price.
Mordaunt-Short has been making compact speaker packages for nearly two decades and is an advocate of the necessity for a dedicated centre speaker design. This is ably demonstrated by both the award winning Genie and Premiere systems. The Alumni 5 centre speaker is critically voiced for the demands of dialogue in films which require crisp clean treble and high levels of detail for precise reproduction. But the centre is also adept at recreating a broad and open natural soundstage when playing music in surround.
The symmetrical D’Appolito (woofer-tweeter-woofer) configuration with two 3.5” mid/bass drivers has consistently been proven to provide the best power response and performance for speakers of this size. Like the satellites, the curved design reduces standing waves, as well as improving audio dispersion which makes positioning easier and less demanding. It is designed to be placed against a wall or under a TV for improved integration and impact. The centre also comes with an infinitely adjustable plinth.AV Max Review
The Mordaunt-Short’s Alumni is definitely a notch above the rest of the shouty, forward and distinctly distorted small speaker packages; it is evolved, clean and serene. Characters like good depth, diminutive but sharp and fine vocals, accurate texture and grain in the sound makes it a good music and movie package.Home Cinema Choice Review
The stability of the timbre from speaker to speaker is admirable - such smooth transititon around the room makes these aural effects come to life.