I figured the over $ 200,000 included the base towers. That site i found was selling it for a bit over $235k. So thats for a pair and not for each speaker?The MBL 101 X-treme are $265,000 pr. The Bass Towers $157,000 and throw in about $220,000 for amps and you are good to go.
Try to listen to them sometime. They are quite stunning. Be carful where you place them the speakers weigh 3600lb a pair.
Each power amp has 2 power cords so you might need to figure in some electrical work.
Not sure where you are but the largest dealer for MBL is Suncoast Audio here in Florida located in Sarasota. Mike is an amazing dealer if you need anything. I have no connection to him nor have i purchased from him.
He owns a great web site called AudioShark. That said this is still the first place I come to see what is new. Hope I didn't violate any ML laws here.
Please don't take me wrong, as I am not trying to directly compare them to my 15's. I'm just saying that they do absolutely nothing for me 'visually'. Trust me, there are lots of super high dollar items that I lust for. These just don't do anything for me. Just one man's opinion...Well they are way beyond a 15A in my opinion but just not sure I would go that way. If I had the money I would certainly tour a lot of speakers and they would be on my short list
Yes, value or price is what holds most of us back! Going off track to another brand.. I've never given Magnepan a serious look, and they are priced even lower than ML. Anyone here ever own a pair and switch to ML, or vise versa?I've heard a number of MBL setups over the years (from the most expensive floorstanders, down to the small stand-mounted). Overall, they were very impressive, albeit driven with uber expensive MBL gear. They present a more diffuse soundstage, with crystalline mids and highs, and very musical. Contrary to ML's with narrow sweet spots, the MBL's sound fairly consistent even when listening off-axis. The Muraudio omnidirectional hybrid stat speakers have a similar sonic presentation. If/when audio shows return, they definitely deserve a listen, even if you wouldn't ever buy a pair! From my perspective, ML's offer the perfect combination of musicality, WAF, and value!
With the sound being emitted omnidirectional, doesn't that mimic a live performance? To me that would sound most realistic. Aren't those reflections what you would experience if the actual band was in the room playing? That's one thing about this that confuses me.The MBLs are Omni-directional speakers...... So remember that only a VERY SMALL percentage of the sound emanating from them is getting to your ears directly. Most of it is being bounced around the room. So guess what? You'd better have a really nice sounding room too. You need to have proper broadband diffusion and absorption to make the system sound great. And since these big speakers need a big room, the treatment of the room won't be cheap. Oh.... plus it should look really nice, as long as you're spending hundreds of $K's on the system. I've heard them many times at shows. Beautiful sounding... clean, clear, room filling, but too diffuse for me. Not the best choice for rock or pop music. More amazing with classical & big band.
I once owned Magnepan MG-12s. Nice sounding speaker. You absolutely need a sub. I like my current Montis quite a bit more though.Yes, value or price is what holds most of us back! Going off track to another brand.. I've never given Magnepan a serious look, and they are priced even lower than ML. Anyone here ever own a pair and switch to ML, or vise versa?