FLAX 2022 - MBL / United Home Audio Experience

FLAX 2022 - MBL / United Home Audio Experience

As long as I can remember the MBL room at audio shows was considered a full blown audio listening experience.  However, I never had a chance to fully appreciate and enjoy the room because of how busy things get at a show.  When I had the opportunity two opposing magazine reviewers got into a “fistie cuff” fighting situation over who has the best ears and it all went from there.  Needless to say I was still hungry to sit in the hot spot and really listen to the system. 

This year at the Florida Audio Expo 2022 I stumbled into the MBL North America with United Home Audio room after hour listening and decided I was going to make it happen!  Even if a Mad Mag Reviewer brawl broke out I was going to listen to this system!  Jeremy Bryan was kind enough to get the hot spot open for me to fully immerse into the listening experience.  I MELTED!  I absolutely melted into that couch and thought I would never leave that spot!  It was natural, the sound was surrounding me, the impact of the bass could be felt right in the middle of my chest.  You had no idea there was a speaker in the room, and (most importantly) they were playing fantastic music!

They played the Wall, some Blood Sweat and Tears, and much more.  At one point the music sounded so real I had to open my eyes to break the illusion because for a split second I actually thought a helicopter was about to crash through into the listening room.

From a visual standpoint I personally love the look of Radialstrahler mbl 101 X-treme.  They look industrial and modern with almost a tesla coil feel!  I believe we were listening to four Mono / Stereo Power Amplifier mbl 9008 A.  I love the visual of multiple mono blocks when working with a top shelf system.  And clearly with four of these babys this system was not going to run out of gas.  Greg Beron, from United Home Audio, was slinging reel-to-reel and making it look easy.  His latest product is certainly doing something right!
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Picture borrowed from TAS Facebook page by Lee Scoggins
I’ve heard people comment how past MBL rooms were bright but that 100% was not the case for this setup.  No one wants to admit it because the system has a heck of a price tag, but with the price tag comes highest level of performance.  This room was one of the best rooms at the show!  I'm saying (typing) that and there wasn't even a VPI table in there.

This system has certainly given us a lot to think about and we hope everyone had a chance to experience it during the Florida Audio Expo 2022! 
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Picture borrowed from TAS Facebook page by Lee Scoggins
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