The Mordaunt-Short Carnival 8 is an imposing floorstander that handles a massive 150 watts of power thanks to its two substantial 6.5" woven composite cone drivers. At high frequencies, the Carnival 8 provides incredible detail while maintaining an impressive level of refinement, thanks to its 1" soft dome tweeter. The quality two-way first-order crossover uses premium polypropylene capacitors.
"You get big bang for the buck from these budget floorstanders," notes Tone magazine New Zealand for January 26, 2011. "These speakers are impressive performers."
"The Carnival series offers the best performance... no speaker package at this price level can beat Carnival," reports the June 2006 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine for Korea.
Excellent Performance Across the Spectrum
Carnival is Mordaunt-Short’s entry-level home theater and stereo loudspeaker series offering excellent performance across the frequency spectrum. Carnival models are ideal for stereo or home theater set-ups and are incredibly easy to mix and match.
Like all Mordaunt-Short products, Carnival is developed in the UK by the company’s London-based dedicated research and development team and benefits from Mordaunt-Short’s trademark engineering talents. The sleek cabinets house high performance woven composite cone mid-bass drivers plus an elegant elliptical tweeter design.
Polypropylene capacitors give a clearer signal and improved resolution, while low saturation inductors mean reduced distortion and better dynamics. Carnival also features an array of custom-designed components and like all Mordaunt-Short products, all models are structurally braced for excellent rigidity.
The magnetically shielded Carnival 8 has a recommended power handling of 15 to 150 watts. It measures 39.6" high, 7.9" wide, 11.4" deep, has a frequency response of 39 Hz to 20 kHz and 90 dB sensitivity.
"You get big bang for the buck from these budget floorstanders… The Carnival 8s are spry and lively speakers and never sounded bogged down… These speakers are impressive performers."
- Tone magazine (New Zealand), January 26, 2011
"The Carnival series offers the best performance... no speaker package at this price level can beat Carnival."
- What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision (Korea), June 2006
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