MBL introduced the 500-watt (4-ohm) C15 Mono Power Amplifier to their Corona Line of high-end audio components. 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 when turning up the volume, comfortably driving 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).
Price and Availability
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.