Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
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I'd definitely take to heart the first response, RE room size, type of music etc.
I have owned SL3's, CLSIIz's, reQuests, etc, and had the Prodigy's. I've recently ordered Aerial 10T-s, as they seemed so much more real. The Martin Logans, IMHO, are very much in your face. Though their dynamics are great, and I was hoping after the 2nd day of auditioning both types of speakers that it was "just the day," the ML were just to dark.
Mind you, I "wanted" to like the ML over the Aerials because they look so "cool" and eclectic, and I'm in the middle of redoing my HT with a 61" plasma....so the ML would look great in such a room. However, the sound quality of the Aerial's was just so smooth, it was literally the first time I heard a 3-dimensional sound from any speaker (which is surprising considering the ML is a dipole).
My room is small, 12ft wide x 20 ft deep, but man, check out the Aerials! You owe it to yourself - I got my pair for $4k new!