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I'm looking at both of these or any others that anyone can suggest, to replace my Polk RM2650 & 2350 satellites.

I can't seem to find anything on the MLT-2's at all, and the energy take's are very well known.

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There are quite a few reviews for the MLT-2 on Newegg and Amazon sites.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882981013

http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-ML...2509650&sr=1-1

I read that they really just rebadged Paradigm satellite speakers, not actually made my Martin Logan. But Paradigm makes good speakers too.

You're going from satellite speakers to more satellite speakers, so don't expect a huge upgrade in performance.

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There are quite a few reviews for the MLT-2 on Newegg and Amazon sites.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882981013

http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-ML...2509650&sr=1-1

I read that they really just rebadged Paradigm satellite speakers, not actually made my Martin Logan. But Paradigm makes good speakers too.

You're going from satellite speakers to more satellite speakers, so don't expect a huge upgrade in performance.

I saw those, i was hoping someone had heard both... I'd hate to get the MLT-2's and then wish I got the energy's. My Polks are old, not very high end in comparison to both of these sets. Plus my sub died and i need a new one so why not upgrade them all for the price of a sub. I just got a Marantz sr6005 and already hear the difference in the older polks ( I have some sony floor speakers mg515's i think they are, and a polk center that's really nice) so I was hoping a newer set of highly rated satellites would be the topping on the cake.

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The Energy Take Classic is pretty much the standard in Sub/Sat systems. You're familiar with all the positive reviews, why not just go with them?

You'd get more performance out of two pairs of Polk Monitor 30's and the CS1 center.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290210

That would cost you $220 and could add the Polk PSW 505 for $170.
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-12-...2511522&sr=1-1

$390 total and you'd have a much better and fuller sounding setup than either the Energy Takes or MLT-2.

Small satellites = small sound!

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The Energy Take Classic is pretty much the standard in Sub/Sat systems. You're familiar with all the positive reviews, why not just go with them?

You'd get more performance out of two pairs of Polk Monitor 30's and the CS1 center.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290210

That would cost you $220 and could add the Polk PSW 505 for $170.
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-12-...2511522&sr=1-1

$390 total and you'd have a much better and fuller sounding setup than either the Energy Takes or MLT-2.

Small satellites = small sound!

Now that's the info I'm looking for! LOL thanks! I have that center channel btw, I think I may wing the 2 pairs of and the sub... thanks! Sadly i refer to the www for info on all these as I don't have the knowledge or time to go out and listen to all these setups... 1 because well being a father of 4 is a bit time consuming! LOL

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If you have room for towers I would suggest getting a pair of Monitor 60's up front while they are on sale for $99 ea. That would increase your sound performance. Skip the monitor 30's completely and use your old Polk sats as surrounds.

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Thanks, I have a pair of these:
http://www.retrevo.com/s/Sony-SS-MF5...56ci160/t/1-2/

Pretty nice too.. I'm looking at the 30's and 40's from polk I guess, the a sub.
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