March, 12, 2012 - Venerable Berlin High-End audio manufacturer MBL will introduce the much-anticipated mbl C15 Mono Power Amplifier at the High End 2012 in Munich. The offspring rounds out the existing new Corona Line of mbl C31 CD Player, mbl C11 Preamplifier, mbl C51 Integrated Amplifier and mbl C21 Stereo-Power Amplifier. With its striking, unique blend of cutting-edge minimalist design and classical elegance the mbl C15 effortlessly adapts to its line siblings.
The C15’s beauty runs far below its smooth aluminum surface. MBL has implemented their LASA-technology (Linear Analog Switching Amplifier) and as a result has a homogeneous characteristic of THD throughout the frequency range and also the frequency response is load independent. The output power range is totally unaffected by distortion therefore each instrument at each volume level will be played genuinely. Thus, a perfectly balanced sound in quiet passages is guaranteed as well as then, when turning up the volume.
The new amp always remains calm and confident, and with its 500 W (4 ohms) it can comfortably drive any loudspeaker load.
German precision design and execution dominate the inner-workings of the mbl C15. All power supplies and transformers are not only screened off by magnetically shielded partitions encapsulated in MU metal, but they are also electrically isolated. The Power Amplifier offers both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) inputs. The loudspeakers can be wired in Single-Wiring or in Bi-Wiring modus. A novel intelligent MBL SmartLink network enables the Corona devices to talk with one another via standard Ethernet cables. Updates for equipment software can simply be uploaded via the integrated SD card reader. Stand-by power consumption is in the environmentally friendly range of below 1 VA (True “Green” Standby). As with all Corona Line products, the mbl C15 is available in a choice of two standard colors: smart white or elegant black, each with a choice of Gold plated, Palinux plated, and various lacquer finish options. The price is € 9.600.
Since its incorporation in 1979, Berlin’s MBL Akustikgeraete GmbH & Co. KG has focused on the development and production of state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line audio equipment. MBL’s manufacturing plant crafts their unique Radialstrahler loudspeakers and electronic systems by ingeniously combining precision handcrafting with highly sophisticated mechanized production processes. MBL products are available through a world-wide distribution network in over 40 countries. The excellence of MBL and its products in terms of fidelity and build-quality is evidenced by a wide range of distinctions awarded by the international trade press. Prices of complete systems range from € 18,000 to as high as € 400,000.