Of the many speakers I have reviewed over the years, the one I now regret the most having had to return to the manufacturer was the mbl 111B
. No other tweeter has so efforlessly floated high-frequency sounds into my listening room like the German manufacturer's unique, omnidirectional "Radialstrahler" design. At RMAF, mbl was demming the larger 101E speaker, which Michael Fremer reviewed
in October 2004. The sounds of Brian Bromberg's solo double bass on "Come Together" and Nils Lofgren's Ovation guitar on his Live Acoustic
CD, played on mbl's new digital gear, were to die for.