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German Maestro really = MB Quart?

post #1 of 27
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Anyone have experience with this? Are the German Maestro 450's really the same as the MB Quart 450's ??? thanks!
post #2 of 27
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Anyone have experience with this? Are the German Maestro 450's really the same as the MB Quart 450's ??? thanks!
Yes, German Maestro 450's are the same as the MB Quart 450's...
Look's that the GMP 450s have a new version @ 35 ohms. GMP 435 S Kategorien - GermanMAESTRO Shop

Here is my review on the GMP 8.35 D Monitor:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/ger...indeed-406658/
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Acix. btw, very nice review of yours...

any sense how the GMP 435 S would compare to the GMP 8.35 D Monitor for use solely for voice over monitoring? thanks, again.
post #4 of 27
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Thanks, Acix. btw, very nice review of yours...

any sense how the GMP 435 S would compare to the GMP 8.35 D Monitor for use solely for voice over monitoring? thanks, again.
I found the GMP 8.35 to be a great deal for voice over monitoring.
They have a forward sound stage that make them very easy for voice over, and
the insulation is the best that I've experienced.

Here is a video for more info: http://www.gearwire.com/media/mb-qua...aes-vienna.wmv
post #5 of 27
Did MB Quart sell their headphones under other brands in the 80's? or were they called something else in the 80s?
Because I have 'Stantons' that look to be MB Quarts.
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Did MB Quart sell their headphones under other brands in the 80's? or were they called something else in the 80s?
Because I have 'Stantons' that look to be MB Quarts.
Here is more of the PMB/MB Quart history: PMB / MB Quart - Wikiphonia
post #7 of 27
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Here is more of the PMB/MB Quart history: PMB / MB Quart - Wikiphonia
Hi thanks, just read it.
Seems that they must have made it for Stanton and just rebadged it. But strangely...the Stanton model actually predates the MB Quart model :S.
post #8 of 27
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Hi thanks, just read it.
Seems that they must have made it for Stanton and just rebadged it. But strangely...the Stanton model actually predates the MB Quart model :S.
Cool Stanton... Hehehe, I wonder if they also did the QP85 or the BMP1000/500 for Stanton??
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
thank you, all of you! Now, here's the challange I just though of:
What is the absolute BEST headphone for voice over monitoring??? ahhh...
post #10 of 27
I have the GermanMAESTRO GMP 250 on my head now
It's exactly the same headphone as the MB Quart QP 250. The only difference is the lettering.
See: http://www.german-maestro.de/home_en.htm
post #11 of 27
Would you happen to have spare drivers for the MB Quarts? Particularly the QP85. Just to reassure me if I fubar the driver when I recable them that I don't throw away a ton of money on pretty much a nice looking headphone frame after I mess it up.

I probably won't mess it up, but it's nice to have something to fall back on.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
Would you happen to have spare drivers for the MB Quarts? Particularly the QP85. Just to reassure me if I fubar the driver when I recable them that I don't throw away a ton of money on pretty much a nice looking headphone frame after I mess it up.

I probably won't mess it up, but it's nice to have something to fall back on.
I'm not sure someone who speaks German will understand slang like 'fubar':
Urban Dictionary: fubar
(fubar = messed up, disturbed/destroyed)

Even saying 'a ton of money' would likely be a little confusing.
Not everyone is as fluent in english as you are so please try keep that in mind.

I'm excited that GermanMaestro is producing headphones. I'd like to try the GMP 8.35 D Monitor.
post #13 of 27
Haha sorry.

But I'm no longer looking for drivers.
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I know this is kinda resurrecting an old thread, but I was doing some googling, and came across this. I just thought it was funny that you chose German as an example, as the word "Fuerchtbar" is quite close to "fubar", which might be more than coincidental.

post #15 of 27

Hi Y'all,

 

to put some things as straight as possible as the former Product & Sales Manager Headphones and Headsets at MB Quart (Jan 2004 - Mai 2008), this is what happened (I'm still working on a proper history on Wikipedia): in 2000 Rockford Fosgate bought MB Quart...mid September 2004, they literally left MB Quart for bankruptcy overnight. Mid September 2005, after one year in receivership, Maxxsonics USA, Inc. acquired MB Quart and established Maxxsonics GmbH. After 2 years (again mid September, meanwhile 2007), Maxxsonics GmbH was apparently bankrupted (I'm still checking on this, but it's hard to get exact info) and Maxxsonics took engineering and production to China. This ment, for the original MB Quart crew that they lost the brand name "MB Quart". Since October 2007, the brand name MB Quart is used for products made in China only, no NEW German Made products were developed under name MB Quart anymore... The future of the original MB Quart crew (including myself) was unsure month after month. After I accepted the Product Manager Headphones/Headsets/Headzone ProAudio job at beyerdynamic, the rest of the crew (approx. 30 employes were left over) joined forces, together with a German investor and purchased the assets of the German trustee. In May 2008 the original crew of MB Quart continued to produce, develop and engineer high quality German made products under the new name "German-Maestro Badenia" (G-MB).

 

It's strange....for a long time nobody really opened up and told the real story, at least the real story including all of the rumours etc.

 

For those who don't know, MBHO (www.mbho.de) is the company owned by the legendary Herbert Haun (one of the first engineers at the original "MB", founded in 1962). Herbert Haun came from beyerdynamic... MBHO still produces and engineers the MB microphones, including the original Jecklin Disc.

 

More soon hopefully...on Wikipedia ;-)

 

Many regards,

Peter Grooff


Edited by SunDevil - 5/25/10 at 1:47pm
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