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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    Ahh, I see... And also, how much did you need to move the bass towers around to find the right placement?
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    Seeking input/feedback on a somewhat unorthodox approach to marketing loudspeakers

    Hi Duke, A few quick thoughts that can maybe add structure to your thinking on executing this... For each step in the process: A. initial interest/ awareness B. consideration C. purchase D. shipping E. setup F. customer use, and G. advocacy (on this site and others, shows, etc.) (Feel free to...
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    Thank you. Amazingly creative solution! Seems like the subwoofer towers are allowing you reduce the required amplifier power, with all of the benefits, and simultaneously excite the proper room nodes for better cancellation of the standing waves in the room so the speakers can really do their...
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    Yes, I would love to hear that combo
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    Yes, I would tend to agree. I heard a few tubes on the 101s, including the mighty and legendary VTL 750s, and tubes just can't cut it. One may as well get a Soundlab for that type of sound... Even Ken S. from CAT, whose amps can drive the toughest box speakers well, seems to have quit on the...
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    Yeah, I hear you... The whole reference system is just shy of $600K, I believe, if one sticks to all MBL. (I use symphonic line and CAT, as I find that combination more organic -sounding and SET-like.) I find tremendous benefits of bi-amping the 101s: greater transparency, separation...
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    Hi Lagonda, What do you think your speakers sound like vs. if one were to add the MBL stacks to them? And also, how do your 101s sound with and without the ML subwoofer panels? Thanks in advance
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    The exit strategy is to enjoy the musical experience and not think about anything else. Most MBL owners do just that and don't hang out on forums. Lagonda and myself are the exceptions. :)
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    MBLs would be much more transparent than any of your box speaker choices above, since they don't have an enclosure / box. It is an open, electrostatic transparency, without any of the electrastat downsides. You also are not paying for the "investment" in the enclosure, so the price of the...
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    MBL 101 X-Tremes

    Hi, Do you mind describing the differences with and without DSP? TU
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    "Can't Do 3D Like Other Technologies". Fair Criticism of Horn Speakers?

    Gentlemen, I appreciate all of the replies. Please keep them coming
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    "Can't Do 3D Like Other Technologies". Fair Criticism of Horn Speakers?

    Dude, so if you and some others think being in the dark about something is better than understanding the trade offs - so you can try mitigate them, what are you doing participating in this thread? ignore and wipe the knowledge from your brain immediately! :)
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    Stereophile / Sirinious: Gryphon "Emotionally" Obliterates D'Agostino Amps

    Finally, a fair Gryphon review from Stereophile after all these years. According to Jason Victor Sirinious, Gryphon destroys D'Agostino amps when it comes to emotional involvement. D'Agostinos, on the other hand, are better at the analytical audiophile criteria from the Stereophile Audiophile...
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    The Mysterious Case of the Listening Window! By Jeff Day, Positive Feedback

    Hey Elliot, No tricks here - I am just trying to understand the application of the Absolute Sound philosophy. Guys say they are comparing to "live, unamplified music", but as a practical reality it seems like it all goes back subjectivity and one's preference. Some guy will play a magnepan...
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    "Can't Do 3D Like Other Technologies". Fair Criticism of Horn Speakers?

    Well, there's Covid, family, work, other hobbies, time, and money. And when I do travel, why not try to see the different technologies as they really are? I disagree that those points under consideration are "irrelevant" because there are different brands, different models, different setups...

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