MoFi Electronics SourcePoint 8 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

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Digital sources: Oppo Digital UDP-103 universal disc player; Custom Intel/Win11 music server running JRiver Media Center v31 and Roon; exaSound s88 Mark II, and Okto DAC8 Pro D/A processors; QNAP TVS-873 network-attached storage device.
Preamplifiers: Coleman Audio 7.1SW for balanced source switching.
Power amplifiers: Benchmark AHB2, NAD C 298.
Loudspeakers: KEF Blade 2 Meta, Revel Performa3 F206; Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3; SVS SB-3000 subwoofer.
Cables: Analog interconnects: Benchmark Studio&Stage XLR– XLR, Kubala-Sosna Anticipation (RCA), Cardas Cross (subwoofers). Speaker: Benchmark Studio&Stage, Blue Jeans Canare 4S11. Digital: AudioQuest Coffee (USB).
Accessories: Furman Elite 15 DM i, Brick-Wall BrickWall 8RAUD, and CyberPower 850PFCLCD UPS power conditioners; Teddy Pardo 12V power supply (for exaSound s88); HDPlex 300W Linear Power Supply and AC filter (for server).
Listening room: 24' L × 14' W × 8' H with 2 MSR Acoustics Dimension4 SpringTraps in the front corners. Sidewalls lateral to L/R speakers have 2" thick, 2' wide, floor-to-ceiling OC 705 panels. Front wall has large windows partly covered by fabric drapes and 4" thick 2' × 4' OC 705 panels. Rear of room opens into 10' × 7' foyer and a 12' × 8' dining area.—Kalman Rubinson

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avanti1960's picture

Thanks for your review and enthusiasm - it mirrors my own enjoyment when I heard them.
Your setup mentions 4-1/2 feet from the wall behind them. I assume this is to the rear baffle- correct?
This would be difficult for many rooms to handle- how adversely is the sound affected with positioning closer to the back wall?

Kal Rubinson's picture

Yes, I meant 4.5' from the rear surface of the speakers and I do appreciate that one may not be able to accommodate that in smaller rooms.

There's nothing magic about the rear spacing in distinction from any other since, at low frequencies, the radiation is omni-directional. In my setup, the side spacing was 3' and I'd expect that 3' would work well for the rear. However, in that case, I'd recommend changing the side spacing so that the two near boundary distances are different.

MhtLion's picture

Great review! Mr. Rubinson consistently produces amazing reviews which are informative, easy to read, not holding back on weaknesses, and most importantly more objective because he often uses the same reference points/frame of perspective over his series of reviews. Compared that to some reviewers who are over-joyed over the fact they got an expensive gear for free for a set of period.

Indydan's picture

Just come out with any box with drivers in it, proclaim it is designed by the legendary Andrew Jones, and little audiophiles all over the world orgasm in their pants!
The "Andrew Jones" moniker feels more like marketing than anything else. If Andrew Jones is so exceptional at designing speakers, why did Elac, KEF or TAD not employ him for longer? Why does he jump around from contract to contract? Designing speakers for MOFI, which is primarily a record selling business, is not the most prestigious of assignements.

cafe67's picture

well aren't you just a happy little ray of sunshine

funambulistic's picture

Show us on the doll where that dastardly Mr. Jones hurt you.

Glotz's picture

I think you have turn the doll over first.. lol.

pbarach's picture

Have you actually heard these speakers? Or do you want to belittle them solely because you don't like the marketing tactic ("designed by Andrew Jones"). Are you saying speakers he designs aren't good because he has designed them for a bunch of manufacturers? As to why Jones "jumps around," or how prestigious a company he works for, those notions is irrelevant to whether he produces good designs. Also, for over 20 years MOFI has been owned by MusicDirect, an audio retailer; oh, they sell records, too.

MZKM's picture

Seems like the SourcePoint 10 has a bit deeper bass, a less linear frequency response, and wider dispersion?

Unless in a small room, seems like the SourcePoint 10 is better overall.

Trevor_Bartram's picture

I own a pair of Andrew Jones Elac speakers & I'm happy with them. I've heard the displacement theory before but I believe it's a marketing ploy to differentiate these Mofis from his Elacs. Also, Kef's Uni-Q drivers have large displacement & achieve exceptional performance. So what the Mofis are uniquely offering to the US market is Tannoy (& Fyne) technology for the 21st century.