MBL N11 Preamplifier
MBL N11 Preamplifier

N11 Preamplifier

The N11 preamplifier is the central component of the MBL system.

5 Years


  • Offers 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
  • Analogue 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

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 analogue 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 analogue outputs (1 x Out RCA, 1 x Balanced Out XLR)
2 MBL SmartLink connectors (RJ45)

Width: 45,0 cm / 17.7 in
Depth (w/o cables): 45,0 cm / 17.7 in
Height: 15,0 cm / 5.9 in

Width: 58,0 cm / 22.8 in
Depth: 52,0 cm / 20.5 in
Height: 33,0 cm / 13.0 in