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    Re: MBL 101e MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    I stopped by at the Singapore distributor yesterday for a listen. Every bit as amazing as when I went tbeir 9 years ago.
    Driven by 4 mbl monoblocks, these could go as LOUD as you wanted them to - without breaking into discomfort or distortion.
    They played jazz and classical and The Eagles live well but spinning Pink Floyd the wall at loud volumes was incredible. He then brought out the latest Metallica album, I have hearr it before and wasn't that taken. This was almost taken to the event and the sound was fast, dynamic and incredible- all on cd.

    MBL is a speaker you feel as well as listen to. The omni drivers really are unique and this is gives them the best mids and treble I have ever heard.

    This MBL system was more musically convincing than the top of line Avant-garde Trios with bass gorns at 350k and all top of line Audio Note amps and Audax digital.

    If I ever win the lottery, the top of range MBL would be at the very top of my list.



    Fully agree that the MBL Reference combo (9011 + 101e MKII) is really great. As for Avantgarde Trio LE, I would say the Audio Note top gears are not as musical as with a full top Kondo combo. But price viz-a-viz, the MBL is more realistic for my small room and budget. Come to think of it, it may just be the foundation idea for a new change, partnered with Roon (Going away from Sooloos as its not being Mac OS "properly" supported and yes, the Roon also did sounded better). Add a Continuum/Viper/DS Audio or a full Kronos stack might just be the next dream for me.

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    Re: MBL 101e MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Seh View Post
    Fully agree that the MBL Reference combo (9011 + 101e MKII) is really great. As for Avantgarde Trio LE, I would say the Audio Note top gears are not as musical as with a full top Kondo combo. But price viz-a-viz, the MBL is more realistic for my small room and budget. Come to think of it, it may just be the foundation idea for a new change, partnered with Roon (Going away from Sooloos as its not being Mac OS "properly" supported and yes, the Roon also did sounded better). Add a Continuum/Viper/DS Audio or a full Kronos stack might just be the next dream for me.
    Jerry

    a change to MBL would be an awesome idea. Especially since the SG dealer is so experienced and a music lover.
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    Re: MBL 101e MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Jerry

    a change to MBL would be an awesome idea. Especially since the SG dealer is so experienced and a music lover.
    Indeed ...

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    Re: MBL 101e MK2

    Mike, ever tried MBL with Soulution?


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    Re: MBL 101e MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Mike, ever tried MBL with Soulution?


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    Yes. It was good. Fast, controlled and plenty of power. However, I prefer MBL’s own electronics on the 101’s.
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