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Mordaunt Short MS30's & other stuff

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mike Swannick, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. Mike Swannick

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    I've just waded through 7 pages of hits after searching the forums for Mordaunt Short, MS30, MS30's & other combinations to find no mention.

    I've just had 4 of these babies given to me and would like to know a little more about them if anyone can help please....

    The other stuff...........

    Reading through a huge variety of topics threw up the following points;

    1. Richer Sounds
    2. Paradigm

    The not so good comments about RS outweighed the good ones many fold and reminded me about my last visit the a South London branch close to a train station. A friend was in the market for a budget sub/sat setup for his old man as a birthday gift and requested some info about a set of Yamahas.

    Friend: " Do you have any on display?"
    RS salesprson: "No sorry, but we do have some boxed downstairs, I'll go and check"
    -- 10 minute wait --
    RS salesperson:" There you go" (plonks big cardboard box on counter)
    Friend: "Oh good, can I have a look at them please?"
    RS: "No, sorry"
    Friend: "Why not?"
    RS: "Because that would mean that I would have to open the box, and they wouldn't be boxed as new then"
    Friend:"So you haven't got any on display, and you won't show me any, but you want me to give you £150.00 for a sealed cardboard box that you won't open, correct?"
    RS: "Yes" (straight faced)

    Interaction discontinued at this point. As we left the small but record breakingly busy shop premises, I noticed that there were a series of about 5 or 6 rolls of stickers on the counter, customer side, in lurid flourescent colours, each one bearing a smug announcement like "I've just made a saving at Richer Sounds" and the like. There were copious amounts of said smug stickers available for all and sundry to sticky up there t-shirts but there was one roll which had been supremely popular amongst its peer group with just it's cardboard inner left on the rack. I suspect that was the sticker that read "I've just been treated like a **** at Richer Sounds".

    And now Paradigm.

    Is it pronounced;

    1. Parad-igum
    2. Para-dijum
    3. Para-dime?
     
  2. Jason S

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    Don't know about the MS30's but I've just installed a set of 900 series (902 & 905C) and pretty impressed so far although just breaking in (Wife insists they were smaller in the shop!!)

    http:\\www.mordaunt-short.co.uk has manuals etc.


    I've always found RS to be a useful tool, but you need to know what you want first. I got 33% off my current reciever (Yam RVX 630) and they're usually OK if you avoid the weekends. This is Southampton branch though, not used any others. Although if I can get a better deal from a "proper" dealer then I'll go there but soemthings (£160 off) can't be refused!!

    Para - dime

    Jason
     
  3. Mike Swannick

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  4. buns

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    to my recollection, the ms30's are quite big??? if im thinking of the right ones, they were really quite good, but took some driving.

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  5. Mike Swannick

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    My MS30's are about 18" tall, 12" wide & 12" deep.

    I will edit this post later when i've measured them.
     
  6. rozzar

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    Don't know about teh standard MS30s, but I have the Classic versions which sound pretty good but midrange is notable by its absence...
    Sound very good with Nordost Blue Heaven speaker cable and Arcam amplification
     

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