Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers, Passive, Not for Turntable, Needs Amplifier or Receiver, 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter (Black, Pair)
|Speakers Maximum Output Power||75 Watts|
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- IMPORTANT: The MB42 is a passive speaker and needs to be used with an amplifier or receiver. IT CANNOT BE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO A TURNTABLE!
- Balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for enhanced transient and impactful bass. High performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging
- Ported enclosure delivers extended bass response with low distortion
- Neutral and accurate sound signature with excellent vocal clarity
- Compact classic design is easy to place and disappears into any room or decor
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Note: MB42 speakers are not self-powered and require an amplifier or receiver to play music.
Micca home audio products focus on delivering unbeatable value, with each product engineered to offer one of the most performance at a price point.
Proudly designed in the USA, built with high quality components and rigorously tested design, Micca speakers deliver exceptional sound quality and are well reviewed by owners and critics.
Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers
The Micca MB42 bookshelf speakers render an amazing listening experience while taking up very little in space or budget. Handsomely styled with classic appearance and natural textures, the MB42 is easy to place and blends into any room or decor. Its well balanced sound signature and vocal clarity are a great fit with a wide range of usage scenarios, from background music to home theater.
- Neutral and accurate sound signature with excellent vocal clarity
- Compact classic design is easy to place and disappears into any room or decor
An amplifier is required for use with this speaker and is not included. Use your existing amplifier, home theater receiver, or choose the Micca OriGain compact amplifier.
Silk Dome Tweeter
High performance 0.75-inch silk dome tweeter. Well integrated driver output matching for smooth treble, wide dispersion, and accurate imaging.
Carbon Fiber Woofer
4-Inch balanced woven carbon fiber woofer with rubber surround for enhanced transients. Matched ported enclosure tuning for deep and rich bass output.
Classic Good Looks
Simple yet sophisticated design with rounded corners, soft bevels, and classic cloth grill design for a timeless look. The MB42 sounds good and looks good.
|Micca MB42||Micca MB42X||Micca MB42-C||Micca MB42X-C|
|Woofer||4-Inch Carbon Fiber||4-Inch Carbon Fiber||Dual 4-Inch Carbon Fiber||Dual 4-Inch Carbon Fiber|
|Tweeter||0.75-Inch Silk Dome||0.75-Inch Silk Dome||0.75-Inch Silk Dome||0.75-Inch Silk Dome|
|Crossover||Filtering capacitor on tweeter||Advanced 9-element, 18dB/Octave on woofer and tweeter||Filtering capacitor on tweeter||Advanced 9-element, 18dB/Octave on woofer and tweeter|
|Enclosure||Rear ported, wood grain vinyl||Rear ported, matte black vinyl||Rear ported, wood grain vinyl||Rear ported, matte black vinyl|
|Magnetic Grill System||✓||✓|
|Power Handling||75 Watts (Each)||75 Watts (Each)||100 Watts (Each)||100 Watts (Each)|
|Sensitivity||85dB 1W/1M||85dB 1W/1M||86dB 1W/1M||86dB 1W/1M|
|Dimensions (inches)||9.5 (H) x 5.8 (W) x 6.5 (D)||9.5 (H) x 5.8 (W) x 6.5 (D)||5.3 (H) x 15 (W) x 7.1 (D)||5.3 (H) x 15 (W) x 7.1 (D)|
|Requires Amplifier or Receiver||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Note: MB42 speakers are not self-powered and require an amplifier or receiver to play music
Top Quality Components and Superior Construction
The MB42's design starts with carefully picked drivers that mesh perfectly in the critical crossover overlap region. It incorporates a balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for enhanced transient and impactful bass, and a high performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging. The drivers are housed in a ported enclosure that delivers extended bass response with low distortion. Full size 5-way binding posts provide the full complement of speaker wire connectivity options. Hex screws are used throughout for assembly.
Risk Free Home Trial, Satisfaction Guaranteed
Hearing is believing. Discover how good an affordable pair of speakers can be by trying them risk free in your home with your music. Place the MB42 along a wall or near a corner of the room for best results. They can be used on desks, book/wall shelves, or on speaker stands. If you are not absolutely delighted with the MB42's performance, simply return them for a refund.
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|Sold By||Micca Distributor||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Edifier Online Store||Micca Distributor||Amazon.com|
|Color||MB42 Standard Bookshelf Speakers||Black||Black||Wood||—||Black|
|Item Dimensions||6.50 x 5.80 x 9.50 inches||7.30 x 6.50 x 10.70 inches||17.90 x 10.70 x 16.20 inches||6.90 x 9.50 x 5.80 inches||5.10 x 4.20 x 5.20 inches||4.50 x 3.50 x 3.50 inches|
|Item Weight||3.00 lbs||8.25 lbs||19.90 lbs||10.80 lbs||2.00 lbs||1.30 lbs|
|Mounting Type||bookshelf||Wall Mount||bookshelf||bookshelf||Wall Mount||bookshelf|
|Speaker Type||Bookshelf||Bookshelf||Bookshelf||Bookshelf||Bookshelf||Bookshelf, Center Channel|
The Micca MB42 bookshelf speakers render an amazing listening experience while taking up very little in space or budget. Handsomely styled with classic appearance and natural textures, the MB42 is easy to place and blends into any room or decor. Its well balanced sound signature and vocal clarity are a great fit with a wide range of usage scenarios, from background music to home theater. The MB42 design starts with carefully picked drivers that mesh perfectly in the critical crossover overlap region. It incorporates a balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for enhanced transient and impactful bass, and a high performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging. The drivers are housed in a ported enclosure that delivers extended bass response with low distortion. Full size 5-way binding posts provide the full complement of speaker wire connectivity options. Hex screws are used throughout for assembly. Hearing is believing. Discover how good an affordable pair of speakers can be by trying them risk free in your home with your music. Place the MB42 along a wall or near a corner of the room for best results. They can be used on desks, book/wall shelves, or on speaker stands. If you are not absolutely delighted with the MB42 performance, simply Return them for a refund. Micca MB42 specifications: - woofer: 4" carbon fiber cone with rubber surround - tweeter: 0. 75" silk dome - enclosure: ported enclosure - frequency response: 60Hz-20kHz - impedance: 4-8 ohms - Sensitivity: 85dB 1W/1M - power handling: 75 watts (each) - dimensions: 9. 5" (H) x 5. 8" (w) x 6. 5" (D)
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Are they the best bookshelf on the market? Absolutely not, but they will hold their own to speakers costing 50% more.
The speakers are fairly well made, including acoustic fiberfill, and a clean crossover. On the downside, the cabinet is light so it tends to resonate at higher volumes. The solution while simple is not elegant. Add a heavy book on top of the speaker.
The frequency response rolls off over 16k significantly, while there are some spikes and dips in the lower ranges from 128 Hz to 800 Hz. I would strongly suggest using an EQ to help with the response. Since many will likely use this with a PC. This can easily be done with APO Equalizer and Room EQ Wizard (REW). Both are currently free software. To use REW you will need a calibrated microphone.
For those wanting more of an audiophile sound, a subwoofer is a must. I will eventually add a sub once I get to my destination. I am taking these overseas and didn't want to carry much or lose valuable speakers. So these fit the bill on the low-end side.
The last comment, the LF driver is 3.5" not 4". Which seems to be the marketing of lower end speakers to include the speaker mounting tabs.
Now, I'm no audiophile, and I'm really not that picky. But I like my music to sound good, and crisp and clear. I'm sure my shop, with all hard surfaces, wood, and concrete, is hardly the ideal place to highlight sound quality of any speaker, but they sound terrific.
Between the written reviews and one review that posted a video (aka audio) of these speakers in use (this was very helpful to me and totally sold me on the speakers), I bought them after only a few minutes' research. The attractively low price was the clincher, and frankly, these sound far better than the price would suggest.
They were just what I was looking for, and as good as most of the reviews suggested. I grew up in the 70s when you needed big huge speakers to get decent sound. Looking back, I can't believe the money I wasted on such things. Now, almost any inexpensive speaker will fit the bill, but I'm very pleased with these.
Make no mistake, these speakers are it!
A bit larger than my old speakers, the ebony laminated wood grain cabinets really complement my computer system nonetheless. The laminate is attached on all sides; even the back edges of the cabinets are silky smooth (many low-cost speakers leave the rear edges rough). The front covers are held in place via friction fitted metal pegs (not plastic pegs like some speakers). The silk dome tweeter and carbon fiber woofer of these speakers give them a classic, yet sexy high-tech appearance that says "expensive", even though they cost less than a dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant! I haven't looked inside the cabinets yet to see if there is any poly-fill; for such a low-cost speaker, I wouldn't expect it - but these have already surprised me. Maybe they will again when I get around to looking!
The sound? Gorgeous. When I unboxed these, I noted that they felt decent and solid - I was confident that there wouldn't be any rattling when playing at higher volumes. I can't say that I have pushed them yet, but at the volumes I have played them, they performed flawlessly. While the bass from these aren't bone rattling (which I would never expect from speakers this small), low-end reproduction was there. Where these speakers really shine are in the mid-range and high sections; both areas are clear and bright. I have no doubt that these would make for excellent use as front and rear surround speakers on a 5.1 or better home theater system. The range of both seem incredible to my aging ears, and they matched up perfectly with my small sub. I wasn't able to perceive any "holes" in the range nor in the crossover with the sub - but then again, I am not an audiophile, just an ordinary listener of my music.
Other notes on this system: It came packed very well. You had your normal Amazon packaging with filler air-bags, and inside the outer box is the Micca box holding the speakers. The speakers are wrapped in plastic bags, and place between two foam (not styrofoam, btw) cushions that protect the corners; the Micca cardboard box is made of fairly thick material. Short of extremely rough handling, they are packed very well for the trip. Mine arrived with not a single scratch.
The manual that comes with the speakers is very basic - but after all, these are speakers; if you are buying them, you likely know how to hook them up properly. I did like the fact that they mentioned proper gauges of wire for the length of the wire run, which is an important thing to know so that attenuation is kept to a minimum. My speakers use the amp in my subwoofer, and are a scant few feet distant, so I use fairly small gauge solid-core wire - nothing fancy (and certainly not "oxygen free" as far as I know!). The 5-way binding posts allow for easy connection, though I did find that having adequate lighting was necessary to align and fit the bare ends of my wire into the side hole (after which tightening down the post secured them). Connections would likely be far easier with bullet connectors or spade lugs, but my old speakers used spring connectors, so all I had were bare ends to work with. If you are using multi-stranded wire, be sure to tightly twist the ends to ease insertion (if you decide to use bare ends as well); you might even tin the twisted end with solder to make a solid end for easier insertion.
Finally - make sure you check to see if you can get your set via Amazon's "refurbished" option - that's what I did. If perfection is your need, then go with "brand new" - but if you don't mind possible imperfections and/or missing parts, then refurbished will save you even more money on an already low-priced speaker system. All mine were missing (according to the manual) were the "feet". Since I was placing these speakers on a desktop, I wanted to make sure they were "decoupled" from the surface, so I ended up picking up some 1/2" dark felt "dots" from the hardware store and putting them in place.
Again, I am very pleased with this purchase. These speakers are top-of-the-line for the bookshelf or desktop, with a bargain price that you shouldn't pass up.
Top reviews from other countries
Magnetic grills made my day :). Small yet powerful speakers. Crystal clear audio
These lack in a little bass but having a sub and changing crossover helped me a lot . These are gem of a speakers and I will recommend it at any day .
Thinking to test micca coco s speakers as surround. Will update if I get those as well
for such small speakers at that price point they are really quite good. Ive spent far more and got less sound quality from known good brand names.
I would recommend these for sure. and spending the extra bit for the X version is well worth it.