Icon Audio MFV2 Speakers
- Regular price £899.00
MFV 2 (Made For Valves series 2)
All Icon Audio speakers and components are either made by Icon Audio or assembled from components we have manufactured for us.
The MDF is 1″ thick audio grade. There is a special recess for the mid/bass unit which helps with the dispersion of unwanted energy and resonance. The cabinet is braced for maximum neutrality in sound.
The mid/bass unit:
The cone and the cap are made as one unit giving very good rigidity, resulting in very low distortion, even at high power. The cone and voice coil come from Taiwan. The neoprene rubber surround is manufactured in Germany. We prefer to use “rubber” speaker surround, as they last longer than the foam type.
The magnet is NdFeB rare earth 70mm dia, it is very powerful, large enough to drive a 12″ speaker.
Uses a 3″ voice coil.
Unlike the similar units which uses a copper plated Aluminium coil, we use pure copper wire which has a lower impedance, therefore more powerful bass. The large coil enables the speaker to handle 150w of power (continuous).
The cone is made from silk, again from Taiwan, we feel that silk has better listening characteristics than metal or ribbon type tweeters. Ours is designed to have a lower operating frequency of 800 Hz; this provides very good integration with the midrange. We test and match the tweeters at 24c low humidity conditions for optimum matching and performance. We use special adhesive from the USA which gives very good temperature stability, strength and high frequency response. A copper ring is used to smooth the impedance curve, see picture “E”
There is a second magnet see pic “D”, this has two functions, 1, to increase the magnetic field strength, 2, to reduce the low frequency impedance raising mid-range output, increasing the damping factor and efficiency, the nominal impedance of the tweeter is 6 ohms. This helps with valve amplifiers to give a more linear freq. response.
The crossover is of minimalist design to get the best out of the drive units, whilst keeping a simple load for amplifiers. Jensen Copper foil, paper in oil caps are an upgrade option. The chokes are wound by Icon Audio.
The system has very good Richard H Small/Thiele characteristics with very good bass output at low distortion. Tested with the German Klippel Gmbh test system, which is unusual in that the system is tested at high power, rather than the low power systems that other test systems use.
The MFV 2 features a similar bass/mid driver to the MFV3 super, using a large voice coil with pure copper wire. By nature of its smaller design and stand mounting will have very tight bass and very low colouration. Designed for stand mounting with 15 to 150 Watts (depending upon room size and required sound level), it is capable of filling a large room with stunningly transparent music without being fatiguing.
The MFV6 is very similar but having smaller dimensions is ideal for a smaller room. Despite its modest size the characteristics are excellent offering great purity. Designed for shelf or stand mount.
- Designed for valve amps of 9w to 150w
- Efficiency 92db MFV3 Super. 90db MFV2 88db MFV6
- Nominal impedance 6Ω
- Designed in Leicester UK
- Rare earth NdFeB magnets
- Oversized magnets for extra efficiency
- Low Oxygen copper wire voice coils
- Very low F0 tweeters with copper ring
- Smooth impedance curve
- High overall sensitivity
- Easy to drive load
- Hand made crossovers with audiophile caps
- Audiophile inductors
- Long grain loudspeaker quality MDF
- Dark Rosewood finish
- Optional stands available complete with spikes
- Shielded magnets for minimum magnetic field
- Supplied with attractive front cover
- MFV6 5H x 18W x 24D (cm)
- MFV2 40H x 21.5W x 32D (cm)
Specification and price subject to change
(Specifications subject to change, errors & omissions excepted. General July 2018)
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