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    Re: Suncoast Audio goes to the EXTREME - MBL XTreme Reference System

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I just received my copy of TAS today and read the review of the X-tremes. Just the review I would have expected. Even 10-11 years after first hearing them nothing in my audio experience has equaled that afternoon. There are many excellent speakers to choose from. This is one of only two speakers that I have speaker envy. Oh those fortunate few who don't have to weigh the pro's and con's of such a purchase.
    The X-Treme’s would look wonderful in your listening room, Jim. If I was building a new system from scratch, I would be giving serious consideration to the 101E Mk2’s in my more modest sized room.

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    Re: Suncoast Audio goes to the EXTREME - MBL XTreme Reference System

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    The X-Treme’s would look wonderful in your listening room, Jim. If I was building a new system from scratch, I would be giving serious consideration to the 101E Mk2’s in my more modest sized room.

    Ken
    Ken, the X-tremes would not work in my current 2-channel room. A speaker like that needs room to breathe and I wouldn't want them in our living room. That means the best option for a large speaker set-up would be moving stuff around in our lower level which has plenty of space. Now if I was only willing to part with that kind of money on audio.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio goes to the EXTREME - MBL XTreme Reference System

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I just received my copy of TAS today and read the review of the X-tremes. Just the review I would have expected. Even 10-11 years after first hearing them nothing in my audio experience has equaled that afternoon. There are many excellent speakers to choose from. This is one of only two speakers that I have speaker envy. Oh those fortunate few who don't have to weigh the pro's and con's of such a purchase.
    Jim -

    I’m in complete agreement with you. I’ve heard many ultra-priced speakers and systems; none have impressed me as much as the Extremes. These speakers are absolutely fantastic.

    I would like to see MBL develop a reference system (between the 101 Es and the Extremes) and trickle down the Extreme concept (pair down from 4 tweeters and mids to 2, remove the top “surround” tweeter and do 4 subs down from 6). That would be more affordable and easier to implement in a smaller room.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio goes to the EXTREME - MBL XTreme Reference System

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Ken, the X-tremes would not work in my current 2-channel room. A speaker like that needs room to breathe and I wouldn't want them in our living room. That means the best option for a large speaker set-up would be moving stuff around in our lower level which has plenty of space. Now if I was only willing to part with that kind of money on audio.

    Jim, what a fantastic room!
    They surely would fit in there perfectly...


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