MBL Revamps its Noble Line
Cut to the chase. On a duet by Jane Monheit and Michael Bublé, the new Noble line's sound with MBL's 111F omnidirectional speakers was warm, polished, and absolutely beautiful. The seductive MBL shine was still there, but to my ears, brighter and richer than before. A non-compressed recording Jürgen made in Germany of a 1929 Steinway whose lacquer was intentionally removed, was unquestionably euphonic, but in the best possible way. Jürgen tells me that power amp employs better technology to deliver higher current that can more easily drive complex loads, and the preamp has a higher dynamic range with less noise and distortion.