Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter (Black, Pair)

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MB42X Advanced Bookshelf Speakers
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  • Balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for enhanced transient and impactful bass
  • High performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging
  • Highly optimized 18dB crossover with Zobel network and baffle step compensation
  • Ported enclosure delivers extended bass response with low distortion
  • Dramatically transformed sound signature that is incredibly open, balanced, and dynamic

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Style:MB42X Advanced Bookshelf Speakers

The Micca MB42X builds on the success of the sensational Mb42 by significantly raising the performance bar while still taking up very little space and budget. Handsomely styled with classic contours and updated design cues, the MB42X is easy to place and blends into any room or decor. Its enhanced tonal balance and clarity makes it a great fit with a wide range of usage scenarios, from background music to home theater. The MB42X starts with the solid credentials of the Mb42: a compact ported enclosure Housing a balanced woven carbon fiber woofer delivering enhanced transient and impactful bass, and a high performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging. New for the MB42X is a highly optimized 12dB crossover with Zobel network and baffle step compensation. The result of painstaking fine tuning through balanced application of science and art, the New crossover yields a transformed sound signature that is incredibly open, balanced, and dynamic. Along with full size 5-way speaker wire binding posts and Hex fasteners, the MB42X has a magnetic grill system for added sophistication. The MB42X combines the trifecta of solid drivers, advanced crossover design, and optimized enclosure tuning at a shockingly low price. Hearing is believing, try them risk free in your home with your music. Place the MB42X 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 MB42X performance, simply Return them for a refund. Micca MB42X specifications: - woofer: 4" carbon fiber, rubber surround - tweeter: 0.75" silk dome - crossover: 12dB/Octave - enclosure: ported - 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)


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
Frequency Response 60Hz-20kHz 60Hz-20kHz 60Hz-20kHz 60Hz-20kHz
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

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22 May 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy, excellent speakers.
By Matthew Tan on 22 May 2021
I'll use my pictures to guide anyone through this review. A picture is worth a thousand words. I'll be making several references to the last $77 pair of passive bookshelf speakers I bought from Amazon as well, the Singing Wood T25. Let's go! Pic 1. Box is nice and well detailed, see the photos 2. Product features are highlighted and pictured 3. Good for Micca to put a 'new product' seal (merely a piece of paper) on the box. Makes it slightly.... less tamper-proof. Reminded me of my last review (one star) I gave to a center speaker I ordered (Monoprice) that arrived all gunked up as it was opened before and used. 4. Speakers were indeed brand new, even individually bagged. Excellent so far. 5. They don't come attached with rubber feet, you need to put them on yourself. I think it's so you can use those acoustic isolation pads or whatever, if you choose, and the feet won't get in the way. I'm not going to as them sponges gather dust, 'nuff said. 6. Rear of the speakers, binding posts/banana inlets aren't as quality as my Singing Woods. Plastic here feels cheaper tho not that brittle. Disappointing. I know this is a budget speaker but if you want to be king of budget you'll have to pay attention to these things... 7/8. Wah. Build quality is def a little lower than my SWs. There is a vinyl wrap that looks and feels quite ok, but I wonder how it will hold up over time. Considering it will be situated near a window, I'm just crossing my fingers. For my SWs, DVD
the lovely beech wood grain wrap looks quality and can fool you as being actual wood. The magnet front grilles also are a little loose, and not quality either. I guess most ppl will remove them but I need them to ward off the dust and kids.... 9. This is where all the negatives end. I hooked them up to both an av receiver and a small tube amplifier. I would say the small tube amp kicked the Pioneer receiver to the curb.... Sound quality was amazing with this speaker! I even did a direct A/B comparison with my SW T25s, the Micca Mb42x, which costed $40 more at $118, truly sounds that much better and even more so! Treble: Good, yet not harsh, unlike the Singing Woods, when cranked up loud. Mids: As good as the SW. Bass: Without a proper crossover, the SW's bass response really gets very unfocused and complicated bass passages just blend into each other. It just comes across as if the woofer can't keep up. But the MB42x, with a properly designed crossover, nailed fast and complicated bass passages excellently. Literally you can hear every note; it's actually like the bassist was playing better, on the same recording! A truly astounding difference! I listened to Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary album, comparing both speakers. In conclusion, you get what you pay for, more ex than the Singing Wood and sound is proportionally and also exponentially better. You can't ask for more than that. I'm pretty sure speakers of this caliber would have costed much more years ago. Only con is the crappy build quality. Oh yeah, no speaker wires, unlike the T25, which came with 2x 2.5m 18awg wires, nicely soldered at the tips! Micca could learn a thing or 5 from Singing Wood!! I hope the vinyl wrap won't start peeling off after a few years....
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21 September 2020
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Ronin
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for the price point
1 May 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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Erins Audio Corner
1.0 out of 5 stars YouTubers are crazy. This speaker is garbage. The Neumi BS5 is much better.
15 August 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
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1.0 out of 5 stars YouTubers are crazy. This speaker is garbage. The Neumi BS5 is much better.
Reviewed in the United States on 15 August 2020
I review speakers for my YouTube channel (Erin's Audio Corner). For the past some-odd years the Micca MB42X has been the king of budget speakers in the audio community. I recently tested the Neumi BS5 and was very impressed with it. At the same price, I thought it made sense to test the Micca MB42X and compare the two. Both are $90/pair. That's where the comparison ends.

The Micca MB42x MKIII is a terrible speaker if you intend to listen to it as a budget audiophile speaker (or anything resembling that). There. I said it.

Micca lists these “Feature Highlights” on their site:

Balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for enhanced transient and impactful bass
High performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging
Highly optimized 9-element crossover with full 18dB/octave* alignment and compensation network
Ported enclosure delivers extended bass response with low distortion
Dramatically transformed sound signature that is incredibly open, balanced, and dynamic
That’s a big “no” to every-single-one of the above “features”.

It suffers extreme non-linearity and high distortion. While I think anyone in their right mind would know not to expect tons of output (not just bass; but overall volume) from a speaker this size, what you would expect is a semblance of linear frequency response. This speaker does not have that at all. The midrange exhibits a trough centered on ~300Hz. The difference in the midrange to upper-midrange/low-treble is nearly 5dB and then a 3dB dip from low-treble to upper-treble above 7kHz. This results in a very “hollow” sound in the midrange and rather “forward” sounding presence region followed by a lack of upper end detail and sense of space (also thanks to the increasing directivity of the tweeter).

As for bass… well, there’s really not much there. But, again, it’s a small bookshelf speaker with a 4-inch mid. There is a high-Q peak centered around 115Hz but that doesn’t do much except add some unnatural ‘umph’ to kickdrums via the harmonic. But, again, since this region is down so low relative to the treble region, it doesn’t really help.

Placing these speakers near a wall would help the midrange out but in doing so you just boost the overall response; meaning you also boost the trough in the midrange and the high-Q midbass bump. Plus, the rear port would be blocked killing the low end contribution it provides. Meaning that placing the speaker against a wall would be pointless.

Distortion is very high below 200Hz with greater than 5% THD at typical listening levels. Above this, the distortion is anywhere from 2-3% THD in the midrange at these same listening levels.

Unless you absolutely need a speaker this size, you have the ability EQ until your heart (or ears) is content and you don’t plan on listening louder than talking levels in the nearfield… don’t buy this speaker. Buy the Neumi BS5 if you’re looking for a budget set of bookshelf speakers. That’s an easy, easy decision. Comparatively, this Micca speaker isn’t even in the same ballpark. It’s not even worthy enough to hold a baseball. Buy the Neumi speaker.
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TCL
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy Them. Just buy them!
28 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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223 people found this helpful