A Deep Dive In The High End: Sitting Down With MBL

The Occasional Podcast Interviews Jeremy Bryan Of MBL

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It’s hard to deny that MBL’s Radialstrahler speakers aren’t a unique specimen in the land of speaker town. The 360 dispersion field creates a decidedly different feel than most of the box-n-driver setups, especially those that fill any audio show in the US. Captured at last year’s Florida Audio Expo (FLAX 2020) MBL’s Jermey Bryan sits down with The Occasional Podcast to fill in some of the gaps for the German based loudspeaker brand.

It’s actually not just fancy futuristic speakers that MBL makes, they also put together 3 full lines of electronics with some of the same ingenuity that graces the high end transducers. Jermey walks listeners through the process, and gives some more interior vantage points for the manufacturer that makes everything in house. He also talks shop with regards to his approach to room setup, as his presentations at audio shows are second to none. The whole sonic affair makes for a must stop, given the opportunity. Luckily enough for show goers (in non-covid times) MBL usually occupies one of the big rooms and isn’t hard to find.

Season four is in full swing for The Occasional Podcast, also available for download is last month’s podcast on the “Loudness Wars” which has been a highlight for the summer. Season three was a memorable one, seeing interviews with such audio legends as Jeff Joseph, Bill Dudleston, Nelson Pass and most recently Rob Watts. We had an amazing response from our last show with Dave exploring all things Mastering, and if you haven’t checked out our beginners guide to reel-to-reel playback, it’s definitely worth a listen.

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Brian Hunter is the host of The Occasional Podcast by Part-Time Audiophile and the founder of Audio-Head.com.

1 Comment

  1. Really enjoyed this podcast and couldn’t resist responding . First , I am not rich . Nor am I a Sultan but I have owned the MBL Xtremes for about 5 years . ” Aspirational” really defined my purchase of the Xtremes . For years I had heard the Xtremes and for weeks afterwards I was dissatisfied with the sound of my speakers ( Martin Logan Statements ) . When I finally bought them , Jeremy spent several days on assembly and set-up . Then as now , the sound fills me with joy . What more can you ask from any purchase be it a car , a watch , or simply a pint of ice cream . And , as an added bonus , my wife doesn’t have to hear me whining about the Xtremes after every audio show .

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