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Old 02-24-2018, 09:58 AM
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I had the pleasure of auditioning a pair of PMC MB2SE's in my home last month. My intent was to keep my EB1i's next to the MB2SE's and do a side by side comparison but the PMC Dealer convinced me to move the EB1i's out of the room. As I listened to to the MB2SE's over the next two weeks, I had much excitement and even some disappointment when I let them go back with the dealer.

My thoughts on the PMC MB2SE's.
- Mid Range is as good as it gets
- Airiness around the Voices
- Bigger Imaging, Fantastic sound from both our listening positions
- A Fuller Deeper Soundstage
- More powerful Low End
- Simply Enjoyable

The PMC MB2SE's will remain on my short list, they can easily replace my PMC EB1i's as my main speakers. Anyone looking for speakers in the $28K retail region should give them a listen.

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Rob.......The PMC MB2SE speakers sure look good in your superb sound system. I think if I had them in my living room in place of my PMC EB1i's, I don't think I would have let them go. Does the price you mentioned include the matching stands?
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Hi Rob, thank you for sharing your impressions on the MB2SEs. You mentioned you had some disappointment. In what ways?
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Rob.......The PMC MB2SE speakers sure look good in your superb sound system. I think if I had them in my living room in place of my PMC EB1i's, I don't think I would have let them go. Does the price you mentioned include the matching stands?
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Hi Rob, thank you for sharing your impressions on the MB2SEs. You mentioned you had some disappointment. In what ways?
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More of a personnel disappointment. Not to take anything away from the MB2SE's but my EB1i's will do given my current living conditions. Also I was hoping the MB2SE's would be good without a sub. While they have a nice bass section, I need more for my listening.
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Here are my EB1i's.
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Rob.......The PMC EB1i speakers are no second fiddle. I have loved my pair from day one, and for nearly ten years they have produced marvelous music in my living room. I had the opportunity to move to the PMC IB2i a few years back but couldn't let the EB1i's go. They are wonderful, smooth, revealing, and dynamic speakers with a deep and powerful low end. Even though I think it would be interesting to own a pair of PMC MB2SE speakers, letting go of my PMC EB1i's would be very difficult.
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Great setup Rob! Room looks beautiful. The EB1is are pretty massive as well. Is that a sub you have in the corner?
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Great setup Rob! Room looks beautiful. The EB1is are pretty massive as well. Is that a sub you have in the corner?
Yes a JL Audio F113.
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Update - My dealer contacted me back in July about purchasing the same pair of MB2SE's I demoed. I told him we weren't interested in the color or purchasing a demo model. After a brief discussion with him, a new pair of PMC MB2SE's in Amarone were ordered. Still patiently waiting.......

Once I decided that I will always use sub/subs with my 2 Channel system, it was way to easy to hit the BUY button.
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