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luk71

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I want to buy mbl 101 mkii. what do you think about combining them with the karan 600 amplifier ?
do you have experiences with mbl speakers combined with other brands? thanks !!!!
 

Ron Resnick

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My favorite amplifiers for MBL 101E Mk. IIs are high-power hybrid amps. I have twice heard Aesthetix Atlas Eclipse monos driving those speakers, and I think the Atlas is a great solution.

I am sure other high-power hybrid amps (like Absolare and Lamm) would work and sound great as well, but Aesthetix offers the greatest value per dollar in this area, I believe.
 

Lagonda

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MBL 9011 where designed to drive that speaker to perfection, the mid bass is really hard to energize with most amps. I used Krell FPB 700cx before
getting the 9011, though it was good, but 9011 are just in a different
league. Another WBF member uses 2 pairs of Symphonic Line Craft on
his 101’s. Never tried the Karan’s.
 

luk71

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MBL 9011 where designed to drive that speaker to perfection, the mid bass is really hard to energize with most amps. I used Krell FPB 700cx before
getting the 9011, though it was good, but 9011 are just in a different
league. Another WBF member uses 2 pairs of Symphonic Line Craft on
his 101’s. Never tried the Karan’s.
Do you use a single 9011 in stereo mode ? Tks
 

Lagonda

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Do you use a single 9011 in stereo mode ? Tks
A single 9011 and a Krell Fpb 700cx on bass towers.
As stereo amp the 9011 only puts out 2x130 watts, but handles the 101E,s
much better than the (on paper) more powerful Krell. In stereo mode
the tone of the 9011 is sweeter than mono mode. I rarely play over 90db.
 

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