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I'm just looking for thoughts, and opinions on MB Quart Alexxa speakers. Does anyone have any experience with them?

http://www.mbquart.com/en/produkte/h...t.php?nr=s-one

http://www.mbquart.com/en/produkte/h...t.php?nr=b-one

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They probably hand most speakers their ass
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Nice looking loudspeakers. I have used MB Quart 25mm and 20mm titanium tweeters in my DIY projects in the past. Excellent manufacturer.

A snippet from audioholics..........

"All In-Room Alexxa's are offered in three different cabinet finishes;
Cherry Maple, Satin Black, and Piano-Finish White. MB Quart's top-line
floor standing tower model, the S-One, is $899.95 each MSRP. The matching
Alexxa center-channel loudspeaker, the C-One, is $599.95 MSRP. The Alexxa
Series small bookshelf-sized effects speaker, model B-One, has an MSRP of
$449.95."

"Adding to the German engineered and designed new Alexxa product line-up
are two powered subwoofer systems. The largest, the SW-12 is a 12-inch
acoustical suspension design, powered by a 350-WRMS integral amplifier,
while the 10-inch version the SW-10 is powered by an integral 250-Watt RMS
amplifier. The SW-12 powered subwoofer has an MSRP of $999.95 and the
SW-10 retails for $899.95 MSRP."

Those are some reasonable prices.
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I used to have MB Quart car speakers, they were pretty good ... so I found an impressive looking MB Quart home theater center speaker. The model was something like a "Q306c" and it was pretty well built, heavy, and cheap.

I actually bought 3 for my bedroom, and well ... I opened one, and it sounded like crap. It muddled the midrange, the highs were grating, and I sent them back.

I also own two rear surround MB Quart home surround speakers, they look like car speakers in a triangular cabinet. They also sound quite mediocre, i believe they are sitting in my garage somewhere.

So 2 strikes and they are out.
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I have a full set of MB Quart speakers run in a 5.0 setup. I have QLC-404 mains, QLC-304 Center and QLC-104 surrounds.

QLC-404s - I like these speakers a lot. Paired with my NAD receiver they sound great. They are 4-ohm speakers that aren't very sensitive (87db) so you need an amp that can drive them well. They have a very nice full sound to them.

QLC-104s - I have only used these as surrounds. They do fine...

QLC-304 - This is the weak point in the system. Its not the greatest center channel and doesn't sound that great at lower volumes. If I am listening at moderate to loud levels it is fine, but at low levels it sounds a bit muddy...

This in no way translates to the Allexxas...just helping where I can.

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I used to have MB Quart car speakers, they were pretty good ... so I found an impressive looking MB Quart home theater center speaker. The model was something like a "Q306c" and it was pretty well built, heavy, and cheap.

I actually bought 3 for my bedroom, and well ... I opened one, and it sounded like crap. It muddled the midrange, the highs were grating, and I sent them back.

I also own two rear surround MB Quart home surround speakers, they look like car speakers in a triangular cabinet. They also sound quite mediocre, i believe they are sitting in my garage somewhere.

So 2 strikes and they are out.


Unfortunately it sounds like you dealt with quarts lowest end speakers. Also they seem to require very stable amps into 4ohms like nad or mcintosh.
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Unfortunately it sounds like you dealt with quarts lowest end speakers. Also they seem to require very stable amps into 4ohms like nad or mcintosh.

I tested with a 43 Pound Pioneer VSX-45TX, definitely ample power

I will agree they were low-end MB Quarts, but thats no excuse for poor engineering. If you gonna build a great 70 dollar speaker, than build it: like Infinity and several other name bands have successfuly done. I've been buying this budget level of speaker for secondary systems since the 1980s, with good results.
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The lines prior to this year were built by Rockford Fosgate that bought MB Quart a couple years back. Within the past year Maxxsonics bought MB Quart from Rockford Fosgate which then Maxxsonics took the line back to the roots where it came from and started having the engineers from Germany start to make the speakers again. When RF had MB Quart all speakers were made in US.

I am part of Team Maxxsonics for car audio which is how i know this. I have listened to these speakers and i am debating to buy these (thanks to team pricing hehe) and i was very pleased with them. Granite i dont have the experience like everyone else does in HT.

I am a car audio guy that is trying to get into home audio now. I have been doing stereo competitions for about 7 years now for my car.

Maxxsonics also owns Hifonics, Autotek, and Crunch
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