Originally Posted by kiwi2000
Yes I found the equipment list. Interesting especially the pie charts which answered a lot of my nosy non of my business questions.
I have more detailed versions if you're really nosy...
If you're calculating, use a 40-50% off MSRP for my speaker 'actuals'.
Something else for sure, ML products are not usually the first pick for a home theater.
I thought maybe you had those ML's for stereo listening and had the HT stuff hidden behind the walls or something.
I've had ML's since the early 90's, and used them in my RPTV setup for a long time. My theater plan was to move the 'old' set into the theater and buy a new set for music in the living room (and also because the style / wood color didn't match the new house). I ended up getting a deal twice on Vantage pairs, so both the living room and theater got upgraded...
I'd certainly recommend the new Motion bookshelf-sized (Motion 4/6/8) line for entry-level 5.1 applications, I think they sound great, especially for the unobtrusive size.
But, they are a very open and incredible sounding speaker to be sure. Nothing else like theme except Quad. I would be suspect of the sound pressure levels obtainable with them though.
I might of course be all wet as i have not listened to ML's for a very long time.
The hybrid designs (ESL panel with traditional cone woofer) dealt with that issue a long time ago. The panels may not reach the SPL limits of other designs, but that would be in the 'stupid loud' realm... Mine will more than fill the theater space and with only moderate, non-crazy-wattage amplification... But yes, that is one of the primary differences between the ML models as the panel size increases through the product line.