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The MLT-2 is very good. Two of my friends have them, and they sound better than any other "box' system I have ever heard.
My experience with the Polks is limited, but my impression was not that good. The speakers became very strained and distorted when the volume was cranked up at all. The laws of physics still apply, and those are very small speakers. The amount of air they can move is small. They don't like it when they are pushed.
If you get the Martin'Logan system, it will sound good by itself.
If you spend another $200 for a Polk PSW505 subwoofer, you will make a significant improvement on that, and your total cost is well under $600.
If you have $825 to spend, there are certainly several better options than the Polk system.
For example, a Cambridge system consisting of a pair of S30 speakers, a pair of S20 speakers, and an S50 center would cost less than $600, and for $200 add a Polk PSW505 sub, and you will have a system WAY WAY better than even the Martin-Logan system.