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The Absolute Sound – German Nobitity

The October issue of The Absolute Sound Magazine published an article about MBLs new designed Noble Line. “German Nobility! MBLs Noble Line“ is the headline of Jonathan Valins review. Find out more about the subtleties, refinements and the hard facts of the with great care engineered electronics.

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2018 HIGH END – Press Coverage

The year’s Munich High End show was filled with a lot of great moments, beginning with our incredible annual jazz-dinner concert which welcomes a record number of invited guests, some wonderful live performances at our booth thanks to Concert Köln, plenty of business meetings with our much appreciated distributors and dealers, and, most of all, some amazing demos on each of our two systems, the 101E with the Noble Line and the Reference line powering the 101 X-tremes.

Jonathan Valin from The Absolute Sound wrote “MBL X-Tremes (€200k), driven by MBL 9011 amps and 6010 D preamplifier and sourced by an MBL DAC (only), were, as usual, simply superb—very airy and spacious and alive, without a trace of box sound and, despite the four chassis and omnidirectional radiation-pattern of the drivers, possessed of excellent imaging.”

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2018 Axpona – Press Coverage

MBL North America presented MBL in two rooms at this year’s Axpona 2018, which took place from April 13 to 15 in Illinois, USA. The Radialstrahler 101 E MKII were powered by MBL’s Noble Line and the recently introduced mono power amplifiers N15. We are pleased about the numerous and positive reports:

  • Julie Mullins „MBL demos are a treat.”
  • Greg Weaver „MBL always has a fun room…”
  • Jason Serinus “So many things about this system struck me as wonderful.”
  • Chris Martens “Jeremy Bryan of MBL North America has turned trade show audio system set-up into an art form, as this year’s MBL room at AXPONA clearly demonstrated.”
  • Myles Astor “No speaker gets out of the way of the music like a well setup pair of 101s…”
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Stereophile “Recommended Components” A+ Rating

“The best performance with High Resolution data files.”

The new Noble Line N31 CD-DAC has received a rare A+ rating in the Stereophile April, 2018 issue.

John Atkinson concluded that digital sound doesn’t get any better than what he heard from the N31. Furthermore he noted that the MBL offered 21 bits of resolution—the current state of the art of digital audio. This prompted John Atkinson the measurer to agree with John Atkinson the listener: “Digital audio engineering doesn’t get any better.”

 

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Stereophile “Recommended Components” Class A

In the April, 2018 issue of the magazine Stereophile two of our products received recommendations in the following categories:

  • Mono Amplifier: C15
  • Full-Range Loudspeakers: 101 E MK II
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The Absolute Sound “Editors’ Choice Award 2018″

“The Best Audio Gear of 2018″

The magazine “The Absloute Sound” recommended 7 MBL products in it´s March, 2018 issue in the following categories:

  •          Loudspeakers “$20,000 and above”:  120, 101 E MK II, 101 X-treme
  •          Power Amplifiers “$6,000—$10,000”: C21
  •          Integrated Amplifiers “$3,000 and above”: C51
  •          Preamplifiers “$5,000—$10,000”: C11
  •          Disc Players “$2,000—$10,000”: C31

 

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Stereophile “MBL´s Noble N31”

John Atkinson, editor of the U.S. magazine Stereophile reviews the Noble Line CD-DAC N31:

“…with older digital recordings (“Southern Cross,” from Crosby, Stills & Nash’s CSN (4 CDs, 16/44.1; 320kbps AAC le, Atlantic 82319-2), the N31 sounded simply magnificent….as before,
the N31 allowed sonic shortcomings to step to one side, letting the rock’n’roll magic flow forth. And again, the N31’s presentation of detail was superb”

“As I say in the “Measurements” sidebar, digital audio engineering doesn’t get any better—nor, I feel, does digital sound quality. At $15,400 it may be expensive, but MBL’s Noble Line N31 is beyond reproach.”

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SUPER AV – “Outstanding overall performance Award 2017″

MBL won the “Outstanding overall performance Award 2017” from the Chinese magazine Super AV for its Noble Line Mono Power Amplifier N15.

MBL cancels participation at CES 2018

MBL cancels participation at CES 2018

Due to illness, unfortunately MBL North America has to cancel our participation at CES 2018 on short notice. We regret not welcoming our friends, fans, and the Press in Las Vegas, and hope to see you again at one of the other upcoming shows in 2018. Next year we expect to be back at  CES as usual.

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STEREO “NOBLE LINE – Aus dem Vollen geschöpft”

The German hifi magazine STEREO reviewed MBL’s new Noble Line in the latest July issue. The components CD-DAC N31 and Integrated Amplifier C51 were featured.

„…Dabei offenbarten sie gemeinsam wie unabhängig voneinander das von uns so geschätzte „MBL-Klangbild“, nämlich eine aus dem farbigen, energetischen Grundtonbereich heraus gespeiste Opulenz, die etwas Festliches hat. Sorry, aber so ist es, denn gegenüber dieser Pracht … erscheint manch anderes Erstklassiges beinahe etwas nüchtern. Keine Frage: MBLs neues „Noble“-Set schöpft aus der Fülle und geht in die Vollen …“ Matthias Böde

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2017 LAAS – Press Coverage

At the inaugural Los Angeles Audio Show, we presented our new Noble Line N15 Mono Amps and N11 Stereo Preamplifier driving our Radialstrahler mbl 101 E MKII loudspeakers. We are proud that the performance at the MBL North America exhibit has harvested consistently positive feedback, to wit:

  • Jason Victor Serinus “…It was a case of total immersion”
  • Robert Harley “One of the best showings of the always exceptional MBL speakers.
  • Ron Resnick “The MBL system is always a thrill ride!”
  • Steve Hoffman “ Incredible dynamics, and ‘thunderous bass’ as one promoter kept telling me long ago but here it was really true”
  • Computer Audiophile: “I’ve never heard a more lifelike reproduction anywhere.”
  • Audio Bacon: “The most celestial audio room of the show.”
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The Absolute Sound “The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show”

We are pleased to report that Robert Harley, Editor in Chief of The Absolute Sound Magazine awarded MBL with “Best of Show” honors at the Los Angeles Audio Show 2017.

He also awarded the new Noble Line with his “Most Significant Debut” Awards.

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Stereophile “The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show”

Jason Serinus from Stereophile called the MBL system at the LAAS “jaw-dropping-best-of-(my)-show systems–one that wrapped me in its warm embrace. … The soundstage, warmth, and color on another track from Blue Tofu were near unbelievable. Seated in the exactly positioned single sweet spot, it was a case of total immersion.”

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2017 HIGH END – Press Coverage

This year’s MUNICH HIGH END was one of the most successful shows MBL has ever had.

The response from the many visitors to the 2 systems we had on active display was basically unanimous: the 101 X-treme powered by our Reference electronics was considered “best of show”.

Read more about MBL at the HIGH END 2017 at the press coverage.

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Stereophile “Axpona 2017″

Jason Serinus from the magazine Stereophile reports about MBL @ Axpona 2017:

“…the very different color palette of the percussion array heard in the first movement of the Violin Concerto were to die for.”

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The Absolute Sound “Editors’ Choice Award 2017″

For the third time in succession the magazine “The Absloute Sound” awarded the following 8 MBL products with the Editors’ Choice Award:

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2017 CES – Stereophile Interview

Our chief engineer Jürgen Reis talks exclusively Digital with John Atkinson from “Stereophile”, going deep into detail about new Noble Line CD/DAC N31 and different aspects of modern DAC design.

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2017 CES – AudioStream Conversation

At CES Micheal Lavorgna  from AudioStream in a conversation with our Chief Engineer Juergen Reis & John Atkinson (Stereophile) about technical details.

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2017 Consumer Electronics Show – Press Coverage

This year´s CES was a complete success for us. We have summarized the highlights in the following press coverage. We can proudly announce that MBL was awarded several times by editors of renowned hifi magazines with titles like ”Best of CES“, „Best Sound“, or „Best of Show“.

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SUPER AV – “Outstanding overall performance Award 2016″

MBL won the “Outstanding overall performance Award 2016” from the Chinese magazine Super AV for its Noble Line Preamplifier N51.

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CEDIA 2016 “Best of CEDIA 2016” Award

Great award from rAVe Publications for our loudspeakers mbl 101 E MKII. Thank you, we feel honored.

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Demonstration of the MBL Noble Line

Our chief engineer Jürgen Reis gives deep insights into our Noble Line electronics at the HIGH END Show 2016 in Munich. Watch more:

HIGH END 2016 – Demonstration of the MBL Noble Line

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HIGH END 2016 – Demonstration of the Radialstrahler System mbl 101 X-treme

Our chief engineer Jürgen Reis explains detailed the Radialstrahlersystem mbl 101 X-treme at the HIGH END Show 2016 in Munich. Watch more:

HIGH END 2016 – Demonstration of the Radialstrahler System mbl 101 X-treme

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HIGH END 2016 – Impressions

We have captured moments of the HIGH END Show 2016 in Munich for all of our customers and fans who were not able to come around:

HIGH END 2016 – Impressions of MBL

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2016 AXPONA – Press Coverage

We have summarized the highlights of this years AUDIO EXPO NORTH AMERICA in the following press coverage.

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Audiostream – “MBL’s Juergen Reis on Listening, Measurements, and (Un)Certainty”

Learn more from our chief engineer Jürgen Reis about the relation between listening, measurements, and (un)certainty. He explains the importance between the interaction of measurement and listening during developing processes. To find aspects for improvements both elements have to be in balance: How to measure, what is audible and how does it sounds, what is measurable.

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Inearspace “Bristol Sound & Vision Show – The Best Of”

The British online magazine inearspace.com summarized its impressions of MBL at the Sound & Vision Show, Bristol UK:  “MBL continue to impress in every circumstance and setting.”

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2016 Consumer Electronics Show – Press Coverage

We have summarized the highlights of MBL of this year’s CES in the following press coverage.

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The Absolute Sound “Editors’ Choice Award 2016″

Once again the magazine “The Absloute Sound” awarded the following 8 MBL products with the Editors’ Choice Award:

 

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SUPER AV “mbl N31 – Super AV Award 2015″

The Chinese hifi magazine “SUPER AV” chose the CD-DAC mbl N31 from the new NOBLE LINE for their “Outstanding Popularity Awards 2015”.

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Positive Feedback Online “The Show Newport Beach – PFO Audio Oasis Award 2015″

MBL North America and it´s retail partner United Home Audio’s received the PFO Audio Oasis! Award.

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Positive Feedback Online “Axpona – PFO Audio Oasis Award 2015

MBL North America received the PFO Audio Oasis! Award.

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The Absolute Sound “Editors’ Choice Award 2015″

The magazine “The Absloute Sound” awarded the following 8 MBL products with the Editors’ Choice Award 2015:

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2015 Consumer Electronics Show – “Press Coverage”

We have summarized the highlights of MBL of this year’s CES in the following press coverage.

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21hifi.com “mbl 101X-treme – Equipment Award 2014-2015″

21hifi.com, the Chinese hifi internet portal, awarded MBL with the “Top Ten Hi-Fi Equipment Award 2014-2015″ for the mbl 101 X-treme Radialstrahler Loudspeaker.

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SUPER AV “mbl C31 – Super AV Award 2014″

The Chinese hifi magazine “SUPER AV” chose the CD-DAC mbl C31 from the CORONA LINE for their Outstanding Overall Performance Award 2014 / category “SACD/CD-Player”.

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Visual & Audio Equipments “101 X-treme Best Speaker Technology of the year 2014″

The mbl 101 X-treme Radialstrahler Loudspeaker received an award for “Best Speaker Technology of the year 2014” by Visual & Audio Equipments magazine.

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The Absolute Sound “mbl C51 – Product of the Year”

MBL is pleased to announce receiving the absolute sounds award PRODUCT of the YEAR for our CORONA LINE Integrated Amplifier mbl C51.

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Stereophile “2014 – Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show – TAVES”

Robert Deutsch from Sterophile reports about MBL @ the Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show:

The MBL-126 had the same sort of open sound that characterizes their the higher-end models.”

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Audio Video Magazine “CD Player MBL Corona C31″

Fernando Andrette reports about the CD Player from the Corona Line mbl C31 in the September issue of the Audio Video Magazine.

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SuperAVMag “Interview with Jürgen Reis”

Eric Fung interviews Jürgen Reis about MBLs new Noble Line series at Hong Kong Audio Visual.

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The Absolute Sound “mbl C51 – Golden Ear Award”

MBLs Integrated Amplifier mbl C51 from the Corona Line is announced for the “Golden Ear Award 2014″. Read more in the September issue of ‘The Absolute Sound’.

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mag@zine TED “Concepts éprouvés et innovations créent des sentiments incroyables!”

In the latest issue David Susilo, editor of the Canadian magazine “ Tendances Électroniques & Design” reports about the MBL Corona Line.

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Positive Feedback Online “The Show Newport Beach – PFO Audio Oasis Award 2014″

MBL received a PFO Audio Oasis! award for the Surround sound presentation at THE Show Newport Beach.

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Audiotechnique “Equipment report mbl C15″

The chinese magazine Audiotechnique published an equipment report about MBLs Mono Power Amplifier mbl C15 from the Corona Line in its issue n°388.

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Audiotechnique “Equipment report mbl 101 E MKII”

The chinese magazine Audiotechnique published an equipment report about MBLs Radialstrahler loudspeaker mbl 101 E MKII in its issue n° 393.

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Stereophile “MBL Corona C15 monoblock power amplifier”

John Atkinson, editor of the U.S. magazine Stereophile reviews the CORONA LINE mbl C15 Mono Power Amplifier.

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Invitation HIGH END 2014

Join MBL at the High End 2014
MOC München – Atrium 4,  Room E102  –  May, 15 – 18 / daily 10am – 6pm

The High End at Munich 2014 will mark the introduction of the new Noble Line of electronics in Europe. The new designs feature state of the art sound quality; unique, user friendly controls; diverse technical innovations; and innovative special features.

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Positive Feedback Online „Impressions: The MBL Reference System“

In its latest issue the US online magazine reports extensively about the MBL Reference Line System:

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The Absolute Sound “mbl C51 – Power & Grace”

Neil Gader, editor of the U.S. magazine The Absolute Sound reviews the mbl C51 Integrated Amplifier from our Corona Line in the May/June 2014 issue.

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AV Showrooms “Gold Show Award – Best Sound at CES 2014″

The online video magazine AV Showrooms honored MBL with the “GOLD SHOW AWARD” for the best sound at CES Las Vegas. It was demonstrated the new generation of NOBLE LINE electronics with the Radialstrahler mbl 111 F.

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MBL Press Coverage “2014 CES”

Read about MBL at the CES 2014

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The Absolute Sound “Editors’ Choice Award 2014″

The magazine “The Absloute Sound” awarded the following MBL products with the Editors’ Choice Award 2014:

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21hifi.com “mbl 7008 A – Equipment Award 2013-2014″

21hifi.com, the Chinese hifi internet portal, awarded MBL with the Equipment Award 2013-2014 for the Integrated Amplifier mbl 7008 A (NOBLE LINE).

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AUDIO ART “mbl C15 – Best performance of the year 2014 Award”

Taiwans “Audio Art” honored MBL’s CORONA LINE Mono Power Amplifier mbl C15 with the “Best performance of the year 2014” Award.

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Positive Feedback Online “mbl C51 – PFO Brutus Award 2013″

The Integrated Amplifier mbl C51 won the “PFO Brutus Award 2013” from the online magazine Positive Feedback Online.

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New Audiophile „mbl C11 & C21 – Outstanding Preamplifier & Amplifier Award“

The Chinese magazine ‘The New Audiophile’ awarded the Preamplifier mbl C11 and the Stereo Power Amplifier mbl C21 from the Corona Line with the ‘Outstanding Award 2013′.

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SUPER AV “mbl 120 – Super AV Award 2013″

The Chinese hifi magazine “SUPER AV” chose the Radialstrahler loudspeaker mbl 120 from the CORONA LINE for their Popularity Award / category “Bookshelf Speaker”.

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Magazine Audio “mbl C51 – Editor Choice Award 2013″

The CORONA LINE Integrated Amplifier mbl C51 won the “Editor Choice Award 2013″ from Magazine-Audio, a French-Canadian eZine.

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dagogo.com “mbl C31 – Testbericht”

Jason Victor Serinus published a review of MBL´s CORONA LINE CD Player mbl C31

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AV Showrooms “BEST SOUND at the Capital Audio Fest 2013″

 AV Showrooms awarded MBL with the Gold Show Award for the “BEST SOUND at the Capital Audio Fest 2013”.

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STEREO “Juergen Reis – Secrets of Developer”

In its issue 08/2013 the German hifi magazine STEREO reports in the category “Secrets of Developer” about the heard of MBL: Juergen Reis. Learn more about himself and why he successfully develops jewels of sound whose naturalness and harmonies far exceed those of any established standards.

 

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The Absolute Sound “mbl C31 – Golden Ear Award”

Once again MBL was awarded with The Absolute Sound “GOLDEN EAR AWARD” – This year we received the award for the CORONA LINE CD player mbl C31.

 

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Positive Feedback Online “T.H.E Show Newport Beach – PFO Audio Oasis 2013″

MBL North America received the PFO Audio Oasis! Award for T.H.E Show Newport Beach 2013!

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The Absolute Sound “The Absolute Sound “The 100 Most Significant Audio Products in the last 40 Years”

The magazine „The Absolute Sound“ awarded in its July issue two of the MBL products in the category “The 100 Most Significant Audio Products in the last 40 Years.” – the mbl 101 (manufactured from 1986 – 1988) and the mbl 101 E MKII (manufactured since 2008).

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Positive Feeback Online “mbl C31 – Review”

Positive Feedback Online reviewed the mbl C31 CD Player.

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MBL Press Coverage “HIGH END Munich 2013″

Learn more about the 2013 High End show in Munich.

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HiFi News UK “mbl 1511 F – Review”

 The British HiFi magazine HiFi News published in the May issue a review about the mbl 1511 F.

 

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MBL Press Coverage “2013 NY Audio Show in New York City”

Lesen Sie über MBL bei der 2013 NY Audio Show in New York City.

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MBL Press Coverage “2013 Axpona in Chicago”

Read about MBL at the 2013 AXPONA in Chicago.

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AV Showrooms “Axpona – Gold Show Award 2013″

 AV Showrooms awarded its “Gold Show Award – Best Sound” to the mbl 116 F Radialstrahler Loudspeaker.

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Magazine-audio.com “Best Sound of the SSI 2013″

The French Language magazine “Magazine-audio.com” awards MBL with it’s “Best Sound of the SSI 2013″ award.

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The Absolute Sound “Editor’s Choice Award 2013″

The magazine “The Absloute Sound” awardedthe following products withe the Editor’s Choice Award 2013:

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MBL Press Coverage “2013 CES”

Read about MBL at the CES 2013.

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AV Showrooms “2013 CES – Gold Show Award”

MBL received AV Showrooms “Gold Show Award” for “Best Sound” @ CES 2013. “This year’s show featured outstanding sound. The top rooms shared that elusive “it’s almost real life” in sound quality. They include… the MBL suite, for concert hall like sound.”

 

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AUDIO ART “mbl C51 – Best value of the year 2013 Award”

Taiwans “Audio Art” honored MBL’s CORONA LINE integrated amplifier mbl C51 with the “Best value of the year 2013” Award.

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21hifi.com “mbl C51 – Equipment Award 2012-2013″

21hifi.com, the Chinese hifi internet portal awarded MBL with the Equipment Award 2011-2012 for the Integrated Amplifier mbl C51 from the MBL CORONA LINE.

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New Audiophile „mbl C51 – Best Performance Integrated Amplifier“

The Chinese Magazine „New Audiophile“ awarded the mbl C51 in the category „Best Performance Integrated Amplifier“.

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SUPER AV “mbl C51 – Super AV Award 2012″

The Chinese hifi magazine “SUPER AV” chose the integrated amplifier from the MBL CORONA LINE chain – mbl C51 for their Popularity Award 2012.

 

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Ljud & Bild “MBL CORONA LINE – Review”

The December issue of the Swedish magazine Ljud & Bild published a review on the following devices from the CORONA LINE: mbl C11, mbl C21, mbl C31, mbl 120. The test result impresses with a total out of 6 of 6 stars and therefore receives in addition, the recommendation of the editorial staff.

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AV Showrooms “GOLD SHOW AWARD – Best Sound at CES 2012″

MBL showcased the production mbl 101 X-treme System at CES 2012 in North America. The new online magazine, AVShowrooms.com, awarded the system “Best Sound at CES 2012″ with its Gold Show Award

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The Absolute Sound “mbl 120 and CORONA LINE electronics – Space Commander

The Absolute Sound reports about the Radialstrahler mbl 120 from the Corona Line and awarded it: Golden Ear 2012 and Editor’s Choice 2013.

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Positive Feedback online “REFERENCE LINE – Circuitus Maximus Award 2012″

MBL received PFO’s “Circuitus Maximus Award” for the REFERENCE LINE.

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Positive Feedback online “REFERENCE LINE – Brutus Award 2012″

MBL received PFO’s “Brutus Award” for the REFERENCE LINE.

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AV Showrooms “Gold Show Award – Best Sound of Show”