Mordaunt-Short Mezzo 6 Speaker System

Mordaunt Short Speakers

The Mezzo 6 floorstanding speakers anchor the system. The system also included the Mezzo 5 center, two Mezzo 2 monitors that served as surrounds, and the petite Mezzo 9 subwoofer. Mordaunt-Short also offers a Mezzo 1 monitor.

The Mezzos are good-looking speakers with veneer finishes. Their curved enclosures minimize standing waves. Given the floorstander’s real bass response, that feature matters even more. Mordaunt-Short placed the tweeter at the top of the enclosure in an effort to manipulate diffraction off the front baffle. This gives the upper midrange and high frequencies a confident yet unhyped clarity that few high-end speakers achieve.

All of the Mezzos share a 1-inch aluminum-dome tweeter mounted in a separate housing atop the enclosure, which controls resonance. The Mezzo 6 adds two 6.5-inch aluminum-cone woofers that match the one in the Mezzo 2 monitor. The Mezzo 5 center uses a 5.25-inch aluminum-cone woofer that matches the one in the Mezzo 1 monitor.

The Mezzo 9 sub has two 8-inch drivers. All of the jacks are located on the bottom of the sub. The most significant feature is an internal equalization circuit. Subs with EQ are still distressingly rare.  This sub comes with a setup CD that’s loaded with low-frequency test tones. It also includes an SPL meter that measures bass frequencies