TYPE: Preamplifier

Over the last three decades, MBL has played a major part in breathtaking developments in the worldwide audio sector. MBL accompanied and influenced the birth and growth of high-end audio equipment. Throughout the entire process, MBL was driven by its special goal: to be the cutting edge market leader in terms of technology and quality. There was a time when the “Radialstrahler” was only an idea on a sketch-pad. An idea that many people believed would not work, was turned into patent. Thirty years and countless awards later, thousands of audiophiles in the whole world are now closer to their beloved music than they had ever dreamt of.


MBL’s goal remains unchanged: developing the most advanced speakers and audio players worldwide plus the establishment of a standard above all competitors – with the highest possible demand on quality. Every single MBL component is man-made, from development and design to the manufacturing, testing and listening – from the idea to the finished product. It’s up to you, the music lover, to assess the result. Your judgement, your emotion when you listen to your favorite piece of music on one of our players, this is what counts at MBL. Let yourself be enchanted by music and the design of our music equipment – all our efforts are dedicated to music and to you.

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General description / special features

  • Off ers a variety of inputs and outputs to ensure total flexibility and universality 
  • UNITY GAIN function for improved transparency and resolution of music through a lower noise floor and greater dynamic range 
  • In- and Outputs with XLR priority to maximize common mode rejection
  • Single stage gain with high bandwidth and extremely low noise and distortion
  • Analog volume control via stepping motor and potentiometer
  • Unused inputs can be deactivated, eliminating interference with the input selection
  • Simple selection of the music source by intelligently managed inputs from all connected devices (eg CD-DAC)
  • The maximum volume during power-on can be limited by a simple menu setting, to prevent dangerously high levels (eg protection of children‘s ears)
  • Two separate line output groups
  • 5’’ color TFT display, 6 smart keys
  • MBL SmartLink version 2.0, employed to network MBL devices with the exchange of status information 
  • Intelligent remote control concept for easy operation
  • SD-card slot for easy firmware and display content update
  • “Made in Germany” development and production made in MBL’s own factory in Berlin

Inputs / Outputs

  • 7 analog inputs (2 x CD RCA, 2 x Aux RCA, 1 x Processor in RCA, 2 x Balanced In XLR)
  • Optional phono input or additional balanced XLR input 
  • Ground terminal for connected phono devices
  • 5 variable analog outputs in two separate output groups:
  • Group 1 : 2 x Variable Out RCA & 1 x Balanced Out XLR
  • Group 2 : 1 x Variable Out RCA & 1 x Balanced Out XLR
  • 2 fixed analog outputs (1 x Out RCA, 1 x Balanced Out XLR)
  • 2 MBL SmartLink connectors (RJ45)