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    Re: MBL goes into the big system. Could this mean a change?

    How do MBL 120s compare to AG Duos or Mezzos, or to Magico M3s for that matter?

    Do the sound big or small, or equal? What’s your impression?


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    Re: MBL goes into the big system. Could this mean a change?

    @ Mike, I may have missed this but what prompted you to explore this potential change?

    Would the 101s have been too much for that room?

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    Re: MBL goes into the big system. Could this mean a change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    How do MBL 120s compare to AG Duos or Mezzos, or to Magico M3s for that matter?

    Do the sound big or small, or equal? What’s your impression?


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    Completely different. The AG’s are a big impressive dynamic “live sound” presentation that I could live happily ever after with. The M2/M3’s out planar the planars in their seamless presentation and pin point Imaging. The MBL’s cast a massive soundstage wall to wall front to back. Their lack of a cabinet also presents vocals and piano and the like in such a natural form without colorations or resonances. The sound is focused but not quite as focused as a Magico or AG. But one thing I find puzzling is why I’m getting a much more focused center image in my home than in the store. My thinking is that the back wall Vicoustics diffusion in the store is causing the slightly less than focused image.


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    Re: MBL goes into the big system. Could this mean a change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Completely different. The AG’s are a big impressive dynamic “live sound” presentation that I could live happily ever after with. The M2/M3’s out planar the planars in their seamless presentation and pin point Imaging. The MBL’s cast a massive soundstage wall to wall front to back. Their lack of a cabinet also presents vocals and piano and the like in such a natural form without colorations or resonances. The sound is focused but not quite as focused as a Magico or AG. But one thing I find puzzling is why I’m getting a much more focused center image in my home than in the store. My thinking is that the back wall Vicoustics diffusion in the store is causing the slightly less than focused image.


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    Might also be that the angled roof is resonating back.

    Will have to spend more time with MBLs the next time I go to a show. Have always liked their omnidirectional soundstage.


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    Re: MBL goes into the big system. Could this mean a change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Diffusion is ok. Silk plants work best.
    So THAT'S why their room at RMAF looked like a jungle!

 

 
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