quality will be remembered long after the price is forgotten
Master-Class are designed for maximum performance with both audiophile and home cinema systems. To ensure this optimisation with home cinema use, we offer a “straight-through” facility with the crossover setting at 200Hz. This is considered as a bypass at line level, allowing the user to set the DAMP 3rd Gen Active Bass Crossover for their 2-channel listening at high-level and to set the frequency characteristics of their main system speakers via their AV processor/control unit with home cinema. The processor software will determine the lower frequency cut-off for the main speakers and the upper frequency of the sub bass. This is often recommended where higher sound pressure levels are required with smaller main speakers. When the user reverts back to 2 channel listening, their AV processor/control unit can be programmed to allow full range for the front left and right speakers. Once set up, the benefits of both systems, depending on which is being used are automatic.
Alternatively, an MJ bought initially purely for 2-channel use can easily be later incorporated into a future home cinema system.
Another aspect of the design of all MJ’s is our cabinetry. Many rivals use very cheap and cost-effective materials along with inferior methods of construction, throughout the loudspeaker industry. No MJ has ever been built in such a cheap way. All our cabinets are jointed, glued and braced together using specialist bonding techniques and modern aerospace derived glues. This is costly but ensures a much better quality of build with total confidence for long-term structural integrity.
Our definition of quality is attention to the finest detail with an excess of care. This is constantly referred to in the design and construction of an MJ. There are much cheaper ways to construct cabinets, but it is unlikely there are better ways. If there were, we would already use them.
We further refine this axiom to the way we design our electronics. Everything is designed to last for as long as we can achieve. All components are seriously over specified for minimal stress to ensure an exceptionally long and trouble free life. We believe an MJ will outlast its owner. In an age of planned obsolescence and “throw away” waste, isn’t it comforting that one British manufacturer at least, does the opposite and designs their products for the maximum long-term value to the user?
There is an old saying that we recite from a Rolls Royce design engineer responsible for developing the integrity of the fan blade in jet engines, “the quality will be remembered long after the price is forgotten”. This very much epitomises the ethos behind the design of all MJ products.
MJ are fortunate to enjoy a reputation for quality and sound for pound value. We jealously guard this reputation.