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I need some advice on an upgrade for my 7.1 setup. The house was just built and I have new Martin Logan Helos 22's in the ceiling for my surrounds. The room is 16x23 with 10' ceilings. For the front I am currently using what was always supposed to be a temporary solution. I have Martin Logan Motion 10's for the L&R and a Motion 8 for the center. They were used in a small room in the old house, and don't seem to be filling this much larger room adequately. I have a chance to purchase a used pair of Martin Logan SL-3's for the fronts. I'm using a Marantz SR-7007 (125wpc) as my receiver. Will the SL-3's work in this set-up? Should I be looking at something else? Thanks.
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Depends on the price of sl3. I have had motion 10s morion 12s and Esls. Motion 12s are wayyyyyy better then the motion 10s.

And of course the Esls are even better of course
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Will the SL-3's work in this set-up?

Should I be looking at something else?
When I went speaker shopping in 1995 found a pair of SL3 in a (roughly) 25x40x12 demo room. We had them cranked.

Power was Krell KAV-250.

I remember standing at the far end of the room with a friend discussing their sound.

I bought a pair.

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Something else? Lots of stuff out there to buy. Good luck.

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But I'd have no qualms about trying SL3 in that size room.

I had them in maybe 15x35 open living/dining room with 18 foot ceiling in Texas for two years, then in an open two story condo/loft thing.

It never occurred to me that they weren't capable in either of those settings.

I still have them, in the bedroom now.

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Thanks for the replies. I was able to get Best Buy to price match an online price for a pair of ESL's, so I went new and saved almost $500 bucks. They should be in later this week. I can't wait to get them set up.
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Good choice, the SL3's are getting a bit long in the tooth.....

FYI, I noticed the other day that Verizon has the EM-ESL and Motion 20 available as well as other ML products in their rewards program . I'm not sure how the warranty would pan out, I guess it all depends on who fulfills the order.
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Good choice, the SL3's are getting a bit long in the tooth.....

FYI, I noticed the other day that Verizon has the EM-ESL and Motion 20 available as well as other ML products in their rewards program . I'm not sure how the warranty would pan out, I guess it all depends on who fulfills the order.

Wtf really?
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