Music Culture Technology Corporation

Music Culture Technology Corporation's Reference line has been designed and engineered by MBL's official engineers. Though not yet distributed in the US, the combination of MC's partnership with MBL and their components' arresting good looks drew me in for an extended listen. It was also a belated listen, but that had to do with the Hard Rock Café across the street from the St. Tropez, whose bass blasting from the rock video they project in their parking lot between 5pm and 10pm made listening to anything other than equally blaring rock music an absurdity. Call it high end trumped by high insult.

Now that I've got that off my chest, back to MC. A multinational corporation, with everyone in the room from Hong Kong, MC is currently distributed in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and Singapore. Australia, the UK, and the USA are coming this year. (The company's CEO wants a dealer who specializes in audio as opposed to home theater.) Their RL 32 3½way, 4 ohm speaker ($32,000/pair) measure 87–88dB sensitivity, and extends from 20Hz to 50kHz. I was most impressed with the size of images, which grew to arresting proportions as the volume increased. While I thought the midrange a bit muffled, that may have had to do with the cabling. MC is definitely a company to watch out for.

Mike Fijne's picture

Come on Jason, 88dB for a 4 ohm speaker, what kind of log is that? What components are in it? Midrange looks Davis to me from the photo...

Bill Crane's picture

I found their room unlistenable as it was very harsh.They also had some very poorly designed monitors in an adjoining room. As soon as they played then I could hear the boomy port noise.

Robert Middleton's picture

I don't understand the need some people apparently have to criticize. Is it a need based in an inflated ego or some compulsion to set the world straight. In this case, is it a criticism of the equipment or some agenda to contradict Jason Victor Serinus. I spent a good deal of time in the MC room and quite enjoyed it. The reference line equipment on display was actually made by MBL - not a company that receives much criticism. As for hearing port noise, in that environment with music blasting from rooms in all directions - you heard port noise. Yeah.As for Jason Victor Serinus, I was in the Edge room when he was listening there. A guy that enjoyed the Edge stuff that much is not going to like a 'harsh' system of any kind. Solid state just doesn't get any less harsh than Edge.Don't know what your agenda is, but I don't buy it.

Music Culture official's picture

"Music Culture Technology, a multi-national company with headquarters in Asia and Germany, runs the full gamut of electronic equipment as they displayed their speakers, electronics and digital sources. The sound from this room was sonically pure and transparent with good dynamics and deep, tight bass. I sat there and listened, disc after disc, enjoying the music and the electronics. All of their equipment felt solid and looked very well made. I'll be looking for more to come from this company as I look for their equipment to hit the market."(Source from:The Stereo Times Show Report CES 2008;

Music Culture Official's picture

Everyone knows the MBL name, makes of some of the most exotic and expensive gear in the world. But what's new is the partnership between MBL and the new "Music Culture" company, "MC". MC produces three different lines at different pricepoints, but their top Reference Line is completely designed by the engineers at MBL. While not as gold laden and flashy as MBL, the Reference line is impressive in look and feel. As you can see, the make LOTS of different products. MC is in the running for our "Best New Product Line" at CES. (Source from:;

Justin's picture

My sheet states the RL 32s sell for 16,000 per pair, not 32,000.Also, I was told the top of the line in that room was the RL31, not the RL32. The room had the RL31 and reference bookshelf monitors only - at least that's what I was told!