Purchased the Martin Logan SLM speakers for the LCR locations in our new home theater. We wanted something that was very unobtrusive, couldn't be knocked over by kids, but would still provide very good sound. We paired it with the Dynamo 1000W subwoofer and a pair of B&W CCM663 in-ceilings for surrounds, all being powered by a Sony STR-DN1040 receiver. Installation on the wall for the SLM was a breeze! We just had a new home built and I got the opportunity to prewire everything the way I wanted this time. After running the EQ feature of the Sony AV receiver and placing the subwoofer in it's sweet spot, which fortunately was just a little off center up front, the sound of this combination really came to life. I was worried about the crossover setting of the sub and making it too easy to locate it, but it worked out very well. I did not get the opportunity to demo the SLMs or 1000W sub prior to buying them, so I took a gamble based on previous ML speaker experience.
Let's put it this way...we were completely floored by the imagining and sheer output of these small speakers. I ended up crossing over the sub at 120hz, which worked perfectly to bring it all together with the SLM bottom end of 110hz. . The sealed sub has a ton of power and output to fill our 1,000+ sq ft Rec Rm area. The B&W in-ceiling surrounds aren't quite as bright as the SLMs and their FMT tweeters, but this is what I was going for. They sound very nice as well. I would highly recommend this combination for a complete HT speaker package for under $5k.
I was able to get a local Best Bye* to price match and beat some on-line prices that I found. I was able to get the following components for these prices:
ML SLM (ea) $399 x 3
ML Dynamo 1000W (ea) $738
B&W CCM663 (pr) $500
Sony STR-DN1040 (ea) $299
Sony KDL-70R550A (ea) $1,738
Sony BDP-S5100 (ea) $49
Sanus VLL10-0B1 (ea) $.01
Monster Power HDP1250G (ea) $147Total $4,668
The wife had given me a $10k spending limit, so I took a little extra and bought myself a new H&K handgun.