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MCM Custom Audio 50-908 5.0 Speaker System Review

by February 22, 2009
MCM Custom Audio 50-9085 Bookshelf Speaker

MCM Custom Audio 50-9085 Bookshelf Speaker

  • Product Name: 50-908 Speaker System
  • Manufacturer: MCM Custom Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: February 22, 2009 20:15
  • MSRP: $ 36.95/pair, $103.85/5.0 system
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50-9085 Bookshelf

Features:
Poly cone 4" woofer, with single piece concave cone, and rubber surround
1/2" mylar dome tweeter
Rear ported enclosure

Specifications:
Power capacity: 60W/120W RMS/peak
Frequency response: 60Hz ~ 20KHz
Sensitivity: 87dB (W/M)
Impedance: 8ohm
Dimensions: 9.5" (H) x 6" (W) x 6.5" (D)

50-9080 Center Channel

Features:
Magnetically shielded drivers
Dual poly cone 4" woofers, with single piece concave cone, and rubber surrounds
1/2" mylar dome tweeter
Rear ported enclosure

Specifications:
Power capacity: 80W/120W RMS/peak
Frequency response: 50Hz ~ 20KHz
Sensitivity: 88dB (W/M)
Impedance: 8ohm
Dimensions: 6" (H) x 15.75" (W) x 6.5" (D)

 

Pros

  • Price
  • Size
  • Performance
  • What else is there?

Cons

  • None at this price point

Introduction

When getting into the home theater game, the biggest stumbling block for early adopters is price. The MCM Custom Audio 50-908 speakers consist of the 50-9085 bookshelf speakers and the 50-9080 center channel. As an entry level speaker, the MCM Custom Audio 50-908's blew me away. While they are obviously limited by their price point, what they do manage to do is overperform. For just over $100 you can have a 5.0 system that will not only introduce you to surround sound but not break the bank at the same time.

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Recent Forum Posts:

NohemiMoore posts on July 13, 2009 05:36
When getting into the home theater game, the biggest stumbling block for early
NohemiMoore posts on July 13, 2009 05:30
When getting into the home theater game, the biggest stumbling block
alexsabree posts on July 13, 2009 05:22
R-Carpenter, post: 570364
I suspect that at this price level this speakers are just about as good or may be surpassed by a “white van” models. Good deal is great but don't we all know that you get what you pay for? I cannot stop seeing “blew me away”, “great for the money” and so on. Call the things what they are.

Just because they are extremely budget friendly speakers. Does not mean that they are crap. Obviously they aren't going to sound superb, but for $40 a pair, could you expect any better?
R-Carpenter posts on May 21, 2009 22:43
I suspect that at this price level this speakers are just about as good or may be surpassed by a “white van” models. Good deal is great but don't we all know that you get what you pay for? I cannot stop seeing “blew me away”, “great for the money” and so on. Call the things what they are.
audioholic212 posts on May 21, 2009 10:38
I have this whole set and I can tell you that the 105 dollars you pay for the whole 5 speaker system is totally worth it. I am just a beginner though. But, for 105.00, I can tell you, you won't be making a mistake.
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