MoFi SourcePoint 8 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker designed by Andrew Jones for MoFi. It features a 1.25" wide roll soft dome Tweeter and 1 x 8" Paper-pulp Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 47-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 87dB. MoFi SourcePoint 8 has an MSRP of 2999$ per pair.
What size of room is the MoFi SourcePoint 8 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the MoFi SourcePoint 8 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
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What is the Frequency Response of the MoFi SourcePoint 8 speaker?
MoFi SourcePoint 8 has a Frequency response range of 47-30k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 30-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 47 Hz, SourcePoint 8 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with MoFi SourcePoint 8, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $3000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how SourcePoint 8's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of MoFi SourcePoint 8?
The Crossover frequency of the SourcePoint 8 is set to 1600 Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the MoFi SourcePoint 8? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
MoFi SourcePoint 8's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 6.4 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 87dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so MoFi SourcePoint 8 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, MoFi SourcePoint 8 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Minimum Impedance of MoFi SourcePoint 8
Even though the nominal impedance of the SourcePoint 8 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to MoFi is 6.4 ohms MoFi SourcePoint 8 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the MoFi SourcePoint 8:
SourcePoint 8 features 5-Way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
MoFi SourcePoint 8 External Dimensions and Weight
MoFi SourcePoint 8 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 18 x 11.4 x 12.6 inch (456 x 290 x 320mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of MoFi SourcePoint 8 is approximately 928.0cm2 / 143.8inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of MoFi SourcePoint 8, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the MoFi SourcePoint 8 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The MoFi SourcePoint 8 weighs 12.70kg / 27.9lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how SourcePoint 8's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the MoFi SourcePoint 8 compare to the MoFi SourcePoint 10?
One of the natural alternative to the MoFi SourcePoint 8 is the SourcePoint 10 which is located one step higher in MoFi's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of MoFi SourcePoint 8 vs SourcePoint 10 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
MoFi SourcePoint 8 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a real wood veneer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
MoFi SourcePoint 8 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
MoFi SourcePoint 8 is available in Black, Walnut and Satin White.
SourcePoint 8 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the MoFi SourcePoint 8 come with a Grille?
SourcePoint 8 comes with magnetic grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the SourcePoint 8 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the MoFi SourcePoint 8.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the MoFi SourcePoint 8, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for MoFi SourcePoint 8
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the MoFi SourcePoint 8 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for MoFi SourcePoint 8