The Mordaunt Short Alumni 8 tower adds another dimension to the range by combining the healthy bass extension of a standard box speaker with the elegance of a slim podium. The Alumni thrives on Mordaunt-Short’s acoustic pedigree and is equally at home in stereo, 2.1 with an Alumni 9 subwoofer or multichannel set-ups.
The Mordaunt Short Alumni 8 tower uses a 1″ aluminium tweeter, two CPC Continuous Profile Cone drivers and four Acoustic Bass Radiators for a superbly fluid sound. At lower frequencies, subwoofers become omni-directional in that it is difficult to detect where the sound is coming from which in turn makes for a more entertaining movie as you feel part of the action. If the surround speakers can better deal with lower frequencies then the subwoofer can concentrate on the real booming bass parts. The Alumni tower’s greater frequency range allows the Mordaunt Short Alumni 9 subwoofer crossover to be set lower therefore aiding its integration into the system for a more coherent and thrill driven home cinema experience. Indeed, you may find that the Mordaunt Short Alumni 8 tower provides enough bass extension removing the need for a subwoofer altogether.