Do you covet the sweet sound of Danish brand Raidho’s stunning loudspeakers, but lack a couple of zeros off the price tag?
Then you’re in luck, as sister brand Scansonic brings its fabulously affordable Raidho-inspired ‘HD’ range to the UK, including the new and deliciously affordable M-series.
Scansonic is owned by Dantax, the same parent company as Raidho and the brand’s loudspeakers are designed by Michael Børresen, creator of the renowned Raidho range. As a result, they have much of the Raidho family DNA and pedigree but at a fraction of the cost – which makes for a superb marriage of price/performance.
Børresen’s first designs for Scansonic’s HD range were the five models in the MB-series (named with his own initials): a compact standmount, three floorstanders and a home theatre centre channel, launched in early 2015.
“Think of these beauties as ‘Raidho’s for the rest of us’”, wrote Chris Martens for Hi-Fi Plus in his recent report of highlights from CES 2016.
The new M-series, comprising a compact standmount, two floorstanders and an active subwoofer, is designed around an ultra-light ribbon planar tweeter as used in the MB-series.
Its membrane is formed by a Kapton-aluminum sandwich just 20 um thick and with an extremely low mass – approximately 50 times less than any conventional textile, ceramic, beryllium or diamond dome. This lower mass translates directly into higher resolution and less material coloration….