MBL 5011 Preamplifiers

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Three-dimensional
  • Dynamic and self-contained
  • 3 unbalanced outputs
  • Incomparably clear and pure sound
  • Existing High End systems

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by claudebbg a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2008

Bottom Line:   
After some years with a fantastic Krell 300il, I upgraded to a MBL5011 and 2 MBL9006 pre/mono amps setup.
The change is huge and concerning the pre MBL 5011, it certainly is the most transparent pre I have ever heard (far from the 300il pre section of course, but also better than an old Golmund Mimesis I owned a couple of months).
Everything seems to flow through it, whatever you give it. I used a 3dLab DAC2000 first and upgraded recently for a MBL 1511F.
It is also quite easy to use and full of possibilities (but I mainly use one of the tons of inputs and one of the 5 outputs).
As my setup is symetric from source to amps, I use XLR in and out (with MBL cable) and I can only recommend using it as a default (a bit deeper on complex and big soundstages, performers even more stable).
It can be seen on http://mbl-hifi.fr/catalogue_mbl_5011.html

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $8000.00

Purchased At:   France

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