Radialstrahler 116 F
“Radialstrahl” means to “emit sound in a circular signal.” And the 116’s tweeter and midrange act not as conventional point source radiators, but instead as pulsating 360-degree omnidirectional spheres.
This speaker offers the same dimensionality, refinement and resolution of the larger MBL's. Dual side firing sub woofers replicate the radiation pattern of the two woofers mounted higher on the enclosure for consistent room loading. Finish quality is immaculate and attention to detail is exemplary, qualities we’ve come to expect on all mbl products. The custom-designed bass enclosure houses a quartet of seamlessly matched low-frequency drivers—two 5.5” woofers, and two 8” aluminum subwoofers, which makes the 116 a true full-range system The 116 is a four-way design. Delicious MT-50 Radialstrahler midrange and an HT-37 Radialstrahler tweeter. Frequency response is 32Hz - 33kHz. The numbers don’t begin to describe the magical qualities these speakers possess.
Each hand-finished 116 is a thing to behold—a modern sculptural device that benefits from classic German attention to detail, and obsession with perfection.
Intended for medium- sized rooms, the 116 is fully capable of the "disappearing act" that marks each of mbl's Radialstrahler speakers as something truly special. Once you've experienced it, the difference between mbl's Radialstrahler designs and conventional speakers is the difference between merely listening to music, and being transported by it.