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    MBL N11 and N31



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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Wow! Talk about audio jewelry...beautiful!
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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Nice looking bling Mike! How do they sound?
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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Nice looking bling Mike! How do they sound?
    Fantastic. MBL electronics is ideal with MBL speakers (as one would expect).
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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    MBL sure has an audio aesthetic quality all its own. What is unique is it looks great, in most peoples eyes, and sounds great too.
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    MBL N11 and N31

    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    MBL sure has an audio aesthetic quality all its own. What is unique is it looks great, in most peoples eyes, and sounds great too.
    The biggest misunderstanding is that MBL electronics can/should only be used with MBL speakers. Let me tell you, these electronics are stupid crazy good. I have a client running the MBL C level (entry level) integrated with Magico S1 mk2’s and I couldn’t believe the sound. It was fantastic. The Noble line of electronics are just awesome. The amps are Class D with an analog output stage (as I understand it). They never get above room temperature and have 36 amps of peak current. They have a soft clipping technology for protection. 560 watts into 4ohms. Sonically?? Very fast, dynamic, meat on the bones sound, smoooooooth on top, great bass control.

    The preamp offers Unity Gain for greater transparency with the option of switching to 8db of gain.

    The CD player/DAC has a Roon Ready network card coming any day now. The remotes are also just gorgeous.





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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The biggest misunderstanding is that MBL electronics can/should only be used with MBL speakers. Let me tell you, these electronics are stupid crazy good. I have a client running the MBL C level (entry level) integrated with Magico S1 mk2’s and I couldn’t believe the sound. It was fantastic. The Noble line of electronics are just awesome. The amps are Class D with an analog output stage (as I understand it). They never get above room temperature and have 36 amps of peak current. They have a soft clipping technology for protection. 560 watts into 4ohms. Sonically?? Very fast, dynamic, meat on the bones sound, smoooooooth on top, great bass control.

    The preamp offers Unity Gain for greater transparency with the option of switching to 8db of gain.

    The CD player/DAC has a Roon Ready network card coming any day now. The remotes are also just gorgeous.





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    I totally agree.
    I have mbl c51 integrted with my sabrina.
    Sounds amazing in all aspects; specially mids.
    My only issue with it , it s bit boomy.
    Wich dac your friend is feeding the c51?
    Thks


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    Quote Originally Posted by sksouri1456 View Post
    I totally agree.
    I have mbl c51 integrted with my sabrina.
    Sounds amazing in all aspects; specially mids.
    My only issue with it , it s bit boomy.
    Wich dac your friend is feeding the c51?
    Thks


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    It could be speaker positioning or the nature of the beast with those speakers. Every time I’ve heard them, I think “boomy little suckers”.

    I’m using the Noble CD/DAC.


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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It could be speaker positioning or the nature of the beast with those speakers. Every time I’ve heard them, I think “boomy little suckers”.

    I’m using the Noble CD/DAC.


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    I ve tried different strategies: feeding it by the c21, chord hugo2, different speaker cables, nothing removed that over emphasize of the bass generally and boomy bass sometimes.
    I never had this problem before with my devialet, so i don t thing it s speakers position placement.
    Thks


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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Since i m in my journey to acquire my next final integrated/ power amp , i profit of this occasion to ask you, and your highly educated earsMBL N11 and N31, how is the c51 compare to the big contenders like: gryphon 300, vitus 25, dan dag s250.
    Your opinion is highly appreciated !
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    Mike do they offer these units in white and chrome?
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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Mike do they offer these units in white and chrome?
    Yes


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    Re: MBL N11 and N31

    Mine arrived today.




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    Looking good, Mike. MBL N11 and N31


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