Radialstrahler 101 E Mk II Speakers
The Radialstrahler is an omni-directional floorstanding speaker for German innovators MBL. It is one of the most intriguing speakers in the world and the results speak for themselves.
The MBL Radialstrahler Loudspeakers are synonymous with high fidelity, true-to-life sound. Like instruments in an orchestra, club, or concert, MBL speakers radiate sound 360°. No matter where you are in your living room, you have an amazingly natural and realistic aural and emotional experience, just as if the sound were live.
The Radialstrahler ensures equitable distribution of energy throughout the whole room and thus works in perfect harmony with its environment. But it’s in the lower middle tone range that the mbl 101 E MK II really shows its special qualities. This is the range in which the loudspeaker connection to the air in the room is as problematic as it is decisive for the quality of the sound because it is the point that determines the naturalness and flexibility of the sound. And as true art is created by attention to details, we have given the mbl 101 E MK II two different loudspeaker cables which enable two separate entry points to the chassis. At the same time a variety of different materials allows you to choose further options. All this means that the mbl 101 E MK II achieves an incredible level of flexibility.
How it works
The MBL Radialstrahler principle independently arranges lamellae segments of a specific shape and material around a vertical axis for each frequency range (Tweeter, Midrange, Woofer). These segments are fixed at the top. All motion is generated by the upward thrust of the magnet/moving coil.
The moving coil and the magnet form a single unit. The moving coil moves freely in the air gap of the magnet. The musical signal, still electrical at this stage, is sent from an amplifier to the speaker. Electricity passes through the moving coil, and the resulting magnetic field allows the coil to move up and down in the air gap of the magnet.
The vertical movements of the coil force the lamellae segments to bend, creating sound waves. Just like a balloon that is held at the top and forced vertically from the bottom, then released again, the Radialstrahler drivers pulsate and launch waveforms. We hear them as music.