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Mordaunt Short MS400 floor standers or stand mounts?

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Super Wammer

Just picked up a lovely looking pair of these speakers on a whim, anyone familiar with them?

Are they supposed to be floor standers or are they best raised off the floor on some sort of stand?

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Hi Simon,

My copy of the 1970 HiFi Yearbook does not specify whether they are floor or stand mount but does say that they have a 1&3/4 inch plinth so they must be floor standers.

Price in 1970 was given as £52 10 shillings 

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Dealer

Designed as floorstanders. My dad had a pair...

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Lovely looking speakers.

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Super Wammer

Suspect they would sound a bit better on stands and away from the floor . But i do agree they look to be a lovely pair of speakers. 

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Super Wammer

We’ll they arrived safe and sound and look just as good in the flesh. The full wood cabinets make them feel really sturdy and well made. 

I lashed them up with some new Van Damme blue studio grade cables and they sound great. 

As MartinC said, on their plinths they appear to sit a little low, with the tweeter at roughly shoulder height to my seating position. However, they present a very good central image and wide sound stage. They have a sweet midrange which is crystal clear, the highs may be a tad forward or bright, but they have plenty of bottom end in my small room, you can feel the extended low notes in your belly!  

I may try an additional plinth to raise them slightly or maybe try tilting them back slightly.

Not keen on the old screws for connecting bare speaker cable so I will likely look to install some quality binding posts to take bananas and check over the crossover at the same time. 

Personally, I think they are screaming out for some lovely tube amplification..... the wife disagrees! 😳

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