Micca mb42 bookshelf audio system, passive, no longer for turntable, needs amplifier or receiver, 4-inch carbon fiber woofer and silk dome tweeter (black, pair)

(3 customer reviews)


  • critical: the mb42 is a passive speaker and needs to be used with an amplifier or receiver. It can not be connected at once to a turntable!
  • balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for improved transient and impactful bass. High performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging
  • ported enclosure offers extended bass response with low distortion
  • neutral and correct sound signature with incredible vocal clarity
  • compact classic design is simple to area and disappears into any room or decor

Availability: 315 in stock

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be aware: mb42 speakers aren’t self-powered and require an amplifier or receiver to play music.

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micca mb42 bookshelf audio system

the micca mb42 bookshelf speakers render an wonderful listening experience whilst taking over little or no in area or budget. Handsomely styled with classic look and herbal textures, the mb42 is straightforward to place and blends into any room or decor. Its well balanced sound signature and vocal readability are a wonderful suit with a huge variety of utilization situations, from heritage music to domestic theater.

  • impartial and correct sound signature with terrific vocal clarity
  • compact classic layout is simple to place and disappears into any room or decor
  • an amplifier is needed for use with this speaker and isn’t blanketed. Use your existing amplifier, home theater receiver, or pick out the micca origain compact amplifier.

    high performance 0. Seventy five-inch silk dome tweeter. Properly integrated driving force output matching for smooth treble, wide dispersion, and accurate imaging.

    four-inch balanced woven carbon fiber woofer with rubber surround for greater transients. Matched ported enclosure tuning for deep and rich bass output.

    easy but sophisticated layout with rounded corners, smooth bevels, and classic fabric grill layout for a undying look. The mb42 sounds good and appears accurate.

    notice: mb42 speakers are not self-powered and require an amplifier or receiver to play tune

    the mb42’s design starts with cautiously picked drivers that mesh flawlessly inside the essential crossover overlap region. It carries a balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for improved temporary and impactful bass, and a high overall performance silk dome tweeter for clean treble and accurate imaging. The drivers are housed in a ported enclosure that delivers extended bass response with low distortion. Complete length five-way binding posts offer the overall complement of speaker wire connectivity options. Hex screws are used at some point of for assembly.

    hearing is believing. Discover how accurate an inexpensive pair of speakers may be by using attempting them chance unfastened in your property with your song. Vicinity the mb42 along a wall or near a nook of the room for pleasant effects. They can be used on desks, e book/wall shelves, or on speaker stands. In case you aren’t really delighted with the mb42’s overall performance, sincerely return them for money back.

    product description

    the micca mb42 bookshelf audio system render an top notch listening experience at the same time as taking up little or no in space or budget. Handsomely styled with classic look and herbal textures, the mb42 is straightforward to place and blends into any room or decor. Its nicely balanced sound signature and vocal readability are a incredible suit with a wide range of utilization scenarios, from history track to home theater. The mb42 layout starts with cautiously picked drivers that mesh flawlessly inside the vital crossover overlap location. It consists of a balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for stronger transient and impactful bass, and a high overall performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and correct imaging. The drivers are housed in a ported enclosure that delivers extended bass reaction with low distortion. Full size five-way binding posts offer the entire supplement of speaker wire connectivity alternatives. Hex screws are used during for meeting. Listening to is believing. Find out how desirable an lower priced pair of audio system may be by attempting them threat free in your own home along with your song. Area the mb42 along a wall or near a corner of the room for first-rate results. They may be used on desks, e book/wall cabinets, or on speaker stands. If you aren’t really overjoyed with the mb42 performance, sincerely go back them for a reimbursement. Micca mb42 specifications: – woofer: 4″ carbon fiber cone with rubber surround – tweeter: 0. 75″ silk dome – enclosure: ported enclosure – frequency reaction: 60hz-20khz – impedance: 4-eight ohms – sensitivity: 85db 1w/1m – electricity coping with: 75 watts (every) – dimensions: 9. Five” (h) x five. 8″ (w) x 6. Five” (d)

    Product Dimensions

    6.5, x, 5.8, x, 9.5, inches

    Item Weight

    3, pounds





    Item model number


    Customer Reviews

    4.6, out, of, 5, stars, 1, 332, ratings, 4.6, out, of, 5, stars

    Best Sellers Rank

    #8, 164, in, Electronics, (See, Top, 100, in, Electronics), #23, in, Bookshelf, Speakers

    Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


    Date First Available

    September, 28, 2012

    3 reviews for Micca mb42 bookshelf audio system, passive, no longer for turntable, needs amplifier or receiver, 4-inch carbon fiber woofer and silk dome tweeter (black, pair)

    1. TCL

      Your browser does not support HTML5 video. I purchased these little speakers thanks to the many positive reviews, and I have to add my own. I bought these speakers to replace another set of bookshelf speakers that I use in my workshop; one of those speakers fell off its wall perch and was damaged (blown out), so I needed a replacement. Now, I’m no audiophile, and I’m really not that picky. But I like my music to sound good, and crisp and clear. I’m sure my shop, with all hard surfaces, wood, and concrete, is hardly the ideal place to highlight sound quality of any speaker, but they sound terrific. Between the written reviews and one review that posted a video (aka audio) of these speakers in use (this was very helpful to me and totally sold me on the speakers), I bought them after only a few minutes’ research. The attractively low price was the clincher, and frankly, these sound far better than the price would suggest. They were just what I was looking for, and as good as most of the reviews suggested. I grew up in the 70s when you needed big huge speakers to get decent sound. Looking back, I can’t believe the money I wasted on such things. Now, almost any inexpensive speaker will fit the bill, but I’m very pleased with these. Read more

    2. AndrewA

      After reading various reviews on Amazon, and comparing prices with other brands, I recently purchased a set of these speakers (Micca MB42) to replace an ailing set of “Universal” speakers (that’s the brand – seriously!) I use on my computer. Most of my music listening is done on my computer, and it is important to me that whatever speakers I purchased sounded good and worked well with my sub (from an old Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 system). Make no mistake, these speakers are it! A bit larger than my old speakers, the ebony laminated wood grain cabinets really complement my computer system nonetheless. The laminate is attached on all sides; even the back edges of the cabinets are silky smooth (many low-cost speakers leave the rear edges rough). The front covers are held in place via friction fitted metal pegs (not plastic pegs like some speakers). The silk dome tweeter and carbon fiber woofer of these speakers give them a classic, yet sexy high-tech appearance that says “expensive”, even though they cost less than a dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant! I haven’t looked inside the cabinets yet to see if there is any poly-fill; for such a low-cost speaker, I wouldn’t expect it – but these have already surprised me. Maybe they will again when I get around to looking! The sound? Gorgeous. When I unboxed these, I noted that they felt decent and solid – I was confident that there wouldn’t be any rattling when playing at higher volumes. I can’t say that I have pushed them yet, but at the volumes I have played them, they performed flawlessly. While the bass from these aren’t bone rattling (which I would never expect from speakers this small), low-end reproduction was there. Where these speakers really shine are in the mid-range and high sections; both areas are clear and bright. I have no doubt that these would make for excellent use as front and rear surround speakers on a 5.1 or better home theater system. The range of both seem incredible to my aging ears, and they matched up perfectly with my small sub. I wasn’t able to perceive any “holes” in the range nor in the crossover with the sub – but then again, I am not an audiophile, just an ordinary listener of my music. Other notes on this system: It came packed very well. You had your normal Amazon packaging with filler air-bags, and inside the outer box is the Micca box holding the speakers. The speakers are wrapped in plastic bags, and place between two foam (not styrofoam, btw) cushions that protect the corners; the Micca cardboard box is made of fairly thick material. Short of extremely rough handling, they are packed very well for the trip. Mine arrived with not a single scratch. The manual that comes with the speakers is very basic – but after all, these are speakers; if you are buying them, you likely know how to hook them up properly. I did like the fact that they mentioned proper gauges of wire for the length of the wire run, which is an important thing to know so that attenuation is kept to a minimum. My speakers use the amp in my subwoofer, and are a scant few feet distant, so I use fairly small gauge solid-core wire – nothing fancy (and certainly not “oxygen free” as far as I know!). The 5-way binding posts allow for easy connection, though I did find that having adequate lighting was necessary to align and fit the bare ends of my wire into the side hole (after which tightening down the post secured them). Connections would likely be far easier with bullet connectors or spade lugs, but my old speakers used spring connectors, so all I had were bare ends to work with. If you are using multi-stranded wire, be sure to tightly twist the ends to ease insertion (if you decide to use bare ends as well); you might even tin the twisted end with solder to make a solid end for easier insertion. Finally – make sure you check to see if you can get your set via Amazon’s “refurbished” option – that’s what I did. If perfection is your need, then go with “brand new” – but if you don’t mind possible imperfections and/or missing parts, then refurbished will save you even more money on an already low-priced speaker system. All mine were missing (according to the manual) were the “feet”. Since I was placing these speakers on a desktop, I wanted to make sure they were “decoupled” from the surface, so I ended up picking up some 1/2″ dark felt “dots” from the hardware store and putting them in place. Again, I am very pleased with this purchase. These speakers are top-of-the-line for the bookshelf or desktop, with a bargain price that you shouldn’t pass up. Read more

    3. Irwin Electronics

      Right out of the box, connected to 20-watt Leppy amp, these are great sounding speakers. Not amazing, but very good indeed. Great bass, crystal clear highs. They have about 8 hours of break-in time as of this review. I understand they need about 40 before they truly become amazing. I connected my old 100-watt receiver and these really came alive! If you’re on a budget, a $20 Leppy amp sounds great. If you have something more powerful, these will have your neighbors dancing. As surprising as the bass is for a 4-inch woofer, the tweeters are where these REALLY shine! The woven carbon fiber and tuned port give deep, punchy, room-filling bass, without being boomy or artificial. The sound is very natural. My old ears are terrible, so I shouldn’t comment on the high-frequency response. But I can hear EVERYTHING like I haven’t heard in years! I used to be a Bose fan, but more recently I’ve been listening to JBL. Klipsch is known for their horn tweeter. I’d be foolish to compare inexpensive Micca to Klipsch. So call me an old fool. These are hands down the best sounding speakers I’ve ever purchased… and they’re not even broken in yet! I’m using these as a second little stereo in my office. They’d be great in a garage, workshop, bedroom, dorm, apartment, anywhere you want small speakers. They do sound good enough to be your primary living room speakers. ***UPDATE*** Everyone here says these need about 40 hours to break in. I played them about 16 hours Saturday and Sunday. That’s 32 hours. Add in a few hours each Thursday and Friday and I’ve hit that number. I can now retract the power statement. My vintage amp needs service. The pots are bad and it sounds like a summer thunderstorm. Until my contact cleaner and fader lube get here, I reconnected the Lepy Amp. The speakers are just as alive. Perhaps the receiver woke them up. A friend of mine does an Internet Radio Show every Saturday and Sunday at noon. Even with the little Lepy amp I could crank up the volume and hear these throughout the house! The bass is strong enough to resonate the walls. The highs are so bright and crisp, even muted in another room it was still very listenable. Sound that big from such a small speaker is nothing short of amazing. Add into the equation the fact that I’m driving these with a $20, 20 watt x2 amp and it’s unbelievable. I’m not an audiophile, but I used to be. Don’t let the Lepy amp fool you. The original TA2020 chip, while very low power by today’s standards, was classified as an audiophile chip. The Lepy amp is using the same circuit as designed by Tripath and includes Texas Instrument’s improved version of the TA2020 chip. The Lepy is very small, very low power, and very inexpensive. But it is an audiophile quality Class-T amp. It will drive these Micca speakers without breaking a sweat. I did replace the power supply with a 6 amp supply though. A worthy $11 upgrade. An audiophile-quality system that sips the tiniest bit of power and costs less than $100? Yes, it IS possible. These Micca speakers are at the heart of it! The last piece of the puzzle is the audio source. An old iPhone connected to wi-fi for streaming is a great start. The DAC in the iPhone is not audiophile quality, but it is very good. A $99 Dragonfly USB DAC makes a wonderful upgrade. I use an old laptop. I installed Linux Mint XFCE and use it only for streaming Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, other Internet Radio Stations, and my own CD collection ripped to high-quality AAC files. It sounds great with it’s built-in DAC, but the Dragonfly is on my list. Update: Forget the Dragonfly – Overpriced. Instead, I found this: Signstek HIFI USB to Coaxial S/PDIF Converter Convert Digital to Analogue Signal Mini USB DAC PCM $22.99! The same DAC can be found under the names Muse, Q5, and others. These incorporate a renowned DAC chip, with decent supporting circuitry. It is a fairly simple process to upgrade the capacitors, but I have not found it necessary. There is an old computer term, GIGO, Garbage In Garbage Out. This applies to audio as well. With the DAC in place, even my old restored vintage receiver sounds good. You may not notice the subtle flaws in the sound, but once they’re amplified, these speakers will faithfully reproduce them. With pristine audio feeding the system, you get pristine sound out. My restored receiver was ready for recycling. I’m glad I gave it one more shot with the DAC in place. If your Miccas do not sound amazing, you better check the source material. These speakers are so clean and clear you will notice the limitations in the source. Update: I’ve had these for 2 years now, and they play streaming music all day, every day. The slight bump in the upper bass range has turned into a full-blown resonate response around 125-150 Hz. They do, or will, require equalization. I use a software EQ and pull that nearly all the way down. That being said, many people say these require a sub. While a sub would do the same thing, and provide even more bass, these will surprise you. They are rated down to 60 Hz. I can bump up the 50 Hz band and these little guys kick! Going down to 35 Hz they’ll begin to distort. That’s just too low for a 4-inch driver. Still, a little bump at 50 and you can actually feel it, AMAZING! They like power too. If you using a decent receiver or amp, you should be good. Many, myself included, are powering them with a Lepy 2020A. 20 amps may not sound like much, but back in the day, most receivers were 15 amps. They had huge power supplies and plenty of reserves. They could power large speakers and shake the walls. The Tripath chip, at 20 watts, was a little monster. Using the Signstek DAC, they just didn’t play as loud as my big receiver. I have a Fosi Audio DAC Q4 that I was using on another system as a headphone amp. This little couple came together and were married recently. The result is audiophile bliss. I have the power back to be heard throughout the whole house. The Lepy can really show what’s it’s capable of, and the Micca’s reproduce it from deep bass to highs my ears can barely hear. In case you’re wondering about the vintage receiver the Fader cleaned the pots and restored the audio to its original glory, but leaking capacitors could be allowing DC voltage on the output. This would burn out the voice coils in the speakers and headphones. Recapping it is not a job I’m ready to undertake at this time and the Lepy’s portability gives me more options. To X or not to X? That is the question. I did 2 things to correct that 125-150 Hz resonance. I’m pleased to report it worked! One, I ordered the crossover kit direct from Micca. $29.99 which converts the MB42 into the MB42X. Does it make a difference? Yes. Is it a massive change? No. The change is subtle, but they actually DO increase the high frequency output and improve the clarity. Is that what flattened the upper bass bump? I’m not sure. To install the kit you must remove the drivers. Not that big a deal, 4 screws each. When reassembling, Micca’s instructions say to make the screws snug but to not over-tighten. I’m not sure how much this will help in the long run, but I applied thread lock to each screw. I figured with the vibration of these little woofers and the lack out torqued down screws I might be asking for trouble. This I believe has helped the most. Ensuring the woofers are securely attached to the box with no room for vibration. Are the crossovers a recommended upgrade? At ~$30 for the pair, yes. Would you be sorry you saved that much on the 42 vs, 42X? No. I also prefer the wood grain of the 42 over the flat black 42X. You can always upgrade later. How difficult is the kit to install? Do you have to solder the connections? If you can plug in a lamp, you can install the kit. No soldering required, plug and play. Read more

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