- 5.1 sub / sat system
Boston Acoustics Horizon Series MCS100MDNT 5.1-Channel Speaker System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- One box, 5.1-channel speaker system
- Four 3" satellite speakers with .75" soft dome tweeters
- 3" center channel speaker with .75" soft dome tweeter
- 8" 100-Watt powered subwoofer
- All speakers feature MagnaGuard magnetic shielding
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From the Manufacturer
Horizon MCS 100 5.1-Channel Speaker System Takes the Complexity Out of Home TheaterWith the same Deep Channel® Design (DCD) woofers and soft-dome tweeters found in all Boston Acoustics Horizon speakers, this MCS 100 speaker system is an ideal solution for getting great sound in any room. The satellites are equipped with 3-inch mid bass driver and .75-inch soft dome tweeter as well as Reduced Baffle Diffraction Design (RBDD) for wider, smoother sound dispersion. Add the included 8", 100-watt powered subwoofer and you've got a system that's music to your ears.
Racetrack-shaped rear ports, adjustable footing, and integrated
mounting keyholes make these speakers attractive for any space (shown here in black)
Technology is Key
All Horizon speakers share certain key technologies. They all use 1-inch Kortec® soft dome tweeters, for smooth, extended high frequency response out to 25kHz. The woofers feature Deep Channel® Design, or DCD, providing increased bass output without the risk of bottoming out. The woofers all have phase plugs for smoother midrange response and increased power handling. With Horizon, Boston introduces RBDD which stands for Reduced Baffle Diffraction Design. The result is wider and smoother dispersion and more life-like sound. Please click on the hyperlink to learn more. Finally, these models feature MagnaGuard® video shielding, making them safe for use near any type of display.
Features to Please
All Horizon speakers share certain key features. They all have a racetrack shaped, rear port that is flared on both ends. The shape helps reduce the footprint of the port, taking up less room on the back of the speaker. The combination of the flared opening on both ends of the port tube and its rear location virtually eliminates chuffing, or audible port noise. They all have 5-way binding posts to accommodate the use of any thickness of speaker wire or style of termination. They all come with an adjustable footing, allowing them to sit securely on a flat surface either vertically or horizontally and to be angled toward the listening position. They all have an integrated keyhole for quick and easy wall mounting. The keyhole and standoffs on the back of the speaker keep it far enough off the wall to not block the port, maintaining the sound quality that the Boston engineers intended they have. They all feature a soft-touch finish, giving them an elegant high-end appearance and terrific feel.
Sized to Surprise
With many of the same technologies that drive Boston Acoustics' most powerful speakers, this compact speaker system is sized to surprise.
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 10-150 watts
- Satellite Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
- Satellite Frequency Response: 120Hz-20kHz
- Crossover Frequency: 3000Hz
- Satellite Dimensions (HxWxD): 7.38 x 4.38 x 4.69 inches
- Sensitivity (1 watt (2.83v) at 1m): 88dB
- Satellite Tweeter: .75-inch Kortec Soft Dome
- Satellite Bass Unit: Dual 3-inch copolymer DCD with Phase Plugs and MagnaGuard
- Subwoofer Cone Diameter: 8 inches
- Subwwofer Power: 100 watts
- Weight: 2.5 lbs
Top Customer Reviews
In terms of durability, the speaker cases are really pretty good. The body style is not one of my favorites, but many will find them attractive and nondescript. The case construction is solid. The connectors and binding posts make nice strong connections. The sound clarity is also nice and responsive. So there are some positives.
While the bass response of this set may be adequate for some, bass-heads will not be satisfied. The overall output is only enough for smaller spaces and starter AV systems. More disappointing to me is the performance of the center channel and satellites. Even if you have a receiver that will allow you to add speakers and grow it to a 7.1 setup, it's easier to scale up when your satellites are adequately sized. These speakers do not have enough amplitude to fill most living rooms.
1. The list price of this set is excessive for what you get. BA is a good brand and this is a nice starter set, but this is a premium price.Read more ›
Prices for surround sound have always been high until now. Boston Acoustics has a great reputation for quality and there is no reason to settle for simple stereo when you can have a completely encompassing sound experience with a powerful bass (subwoofer) that makes you feel like you are in the movie. If you are into SACD, DSD, dts or surround sound music, you will hear the music as if you were at that concert or in the studio when it was recorded. Stereo is history. The Boston Acoustic Sound System will turn your movie/sound system experience into another level of sophistication.
Any speaker's output is no better than that speaker's input! Understand this FACT before accepting anyone's verdict of any output device being weak or inadequate for whatever reason! Frequently when people say that a speaker has weak output, it is more often than not a function of the basic system power, and/or their surround sound system's speakers being properly balanced, inclusive of the subwoofer.
Even if directly replacing one speaker with another, a change in the audible sound pressure output is not a measure of better or worse quality. Speakers may have different sensitivities by design. In my own opinion, I am more concerned about the quality of sound at a certain level than I would be about how loud they respond at a certain volume control setting. It is of little importance to me if one speaker takes 5% more turn of a volume knob for an equivalent sound level. I have plenty of power to spare on the amplifier to achieve sufficient listening levels. What matters is that when the volume reaches my comfort level, how good is the sound quality that reaches my ears.
I have these speakers in a theatre system in a room approximately 12 by 16 feet (190 square feet). They are powered by a DENON AVR-899 700 watt 7.1 channel AV surround receiver specified for 100 watts per channel into 7 channels. It is presently configured for 5.1 playback by choice. I play Blu-ray dvd's constantly, of which most are of uncompressed, master, PCM or True HD sound quality specifications.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
product is unbeleivable sounds fantastic still going strong 2013 boston acoustics make great audio equipment i own qute a few of their items would recommend to anyone thanks again... Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by voltagenator
I bought these "like new" from amazon through a third party. The speakers were lightly used, some small scratches here and there. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Greg Fridder
I installed the MCS100 "home theater in a box" in a family room, paired with an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by baco99
This was an upgrade from a sony all in one surround package. It sounds great. I purchased two more speakers to make it a 7.1 system. All is good in theatre land. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by J. Perez
Sounds good but not enough for my large room. I recommend if room is under 170 sq ft, NO if over 220 sq ft.Published on May 3, 2010 by Dave Raveon
I'm using these speakers in a room that is not my main "theater" so I was interested in something relatively inexpensive from a reputable company that didn't sound tinny and weak. Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by G. Adams
This is a great sounding speaker system. Originally I was looking at Bose but couldn't justify the money. Read morePublished on December 2, 2009 by M. Lukey
I got the MCS100 surrounds (not the 5.1 speaker system amazon thinks I bought) to compliment my HS460 Towers and my MCS130 center. Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by A/V Man