Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
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Martin Logans are not typically discounted very heavily as ML has ways of discouraging their dealers from doing so. If you want a deal on close-to-new, the best deals can be had when ML replaces one model for another when the old model is on clearance. Dealer demos can be good deals as well.
IMO, the best deals in MLs is in the used market, if you can find ones for sale near your location. I recently grabbed a pair of near-mint SL3's (roughly equivalent to the Ascent i) for $1625. If I could have found room for them, I would have gone for the ReQuests, which are a bargain at their $2000-$2500 used price. Perhaps as I get more experience with my SL3's I'll be able to tell the difference between them and a pair of Ascent i's, but for me, the old MLs have just as much magic as the new ones.