SourcePoint 888: Deep Bass, Clear Sound – MoFi's New Floorstander

SourcePoint 888: Deep Bass, Clear Sound – MoFi's New Floorstander

By: CE Critic - Buy Better Tech


MoFi Electronics, in collaboration with the legendary speaker designer Andrew Jones, has unveiled a new floorstanding loudspeaker that promises to elevate your listening experience – the SourcePoint 888.

A Legacy of Audio Excellence

Before diving into the technical details, let's acknowledge the mastermind behind these speakers. Andrew Jones is a force to be reckoned with in the speaker design world. His career spans decades, with stints at KEF, Pioneer/TAD, and ELAC, where he consistently delivered speakers known for their superb sound quality and accessible pricing. The SourcePoint 888 represents the next chapter in his continuing partnership with MoFi Electronics.

The Heart of the SourcePoint 888

So, what makes the SourcePoint 888 special? At its core, this speaker strategically employs three 8-inch drivers. The magic begins with the same concentric driver found in the acclaimed SourcePoint 8 standmount. This features a paper cone midrange unit paired with a 1.25-inch soft-dome tweeter nestled in its center. This design ensures precise alignment between the drivers, resulting in a remarkably focused soundstage and clear imaging.

Now, here's where the 888 takes things up a notch. Two newly developed 8-inch paper cone woofers join the party, handling frequencies below 130Hz. This clever design unburdens the concentric driver from deep bass reproduction, allowing it to focus purely on delivering crystal-clear midrange and treble frequencies.

Technical Wizardry for Your Ears

The engineering that went into the SourcePoint 888 is where things get truly exciting for audio geeks. Let's break it down:

  • Woofer: The woofers use opposing neodymium magnets with a short coil placed in a long magnetic gap. This translates to incredibly responsive and distortion-free bass – the kind that you can feel as much as hear.
  • Cabinet Craft: Each woofer resides in its own isolated chamber, minimizing unwanted cabinet resonances. Think of it as giving each driver its own room to perform without interference.
  • Fine-tuned Crossover: The speakers use a meticulously designed three-way crossover to blend the drivers seamlessly. Imagine a perfectly orchestrated symphony where each instrument plays its part in harmony.

Key Specifications

  • Configuration: 3-way vented box with concentric driver
  • Frequency Response: 32Hz-30kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms (minimum 4.5 Ohms)
  • Sensitivity: 87dB/2.83V/1m
  • Crossover Frequencies: 130Hz, 1.6kHz
  • Maximum Power Input: 200W
  • Dimensions (W x H X D):
    • 12.6” x 16.1” x 42.1” (without grille)
    • 12.6” x 16.1” x 42.1” (with grille)
  • Weight: 96.2 lbs / 43 kg
  • Finishes: Satin Walnut or Black Ash real wood veneer with satin black painted baffle

What Does it Mean for You?

All this technical jargon boils down to one thing: a transcendent listening experience. The SourcePoint 888 promises to deliver deep, powerful bass that'll make your heart thump, crystal-clear vocals that cut through the mix, and a soundstage so expansive you'll feel like you're front row at a concert.

Andrew Jones's Vision

As Jones describes it, "The goal with the SourcePoint 888 was to take the best of the SourcePoint 8 and supercharge it. This floorstanding design allows for an even greater sense of scale, dynamics, and ultimately, a deeper emotional connection with your music."

Get Ready to Experience It

The MoFi Electronics SourcePoint 888 will hit the market in Q2 2024, retailing for $4,999 (USD) per pair. And if you're attending AXPONA 2024, be sure to visit the MoFi Electronics suite (Suite 334) for a first-hand audition and a chance to chat with Andrew Jones himself.