Originally Posted by Goat1
Awesome speakers! I think for the amount of money your spending on your sub,you should go with something like an svs pb or sb 13 ultra. Looks great and will spank that Logan sub.
As for the sub, couldn't agree more. However, as a very recent former Magnolia Design Center employee nothing will be able to come anywhere close to the price/performance I'll be getting
Originally Posted by SubSolar
Nice Montis! New Martin Logan subwoofer models are supposed to come out in November. So you may as well wait to see what they're like or at least get the current models discounted. I myself have Theos but will probably get either a Seaton Submersive F2 or Rythmik sub if I decide to go cheaper.
I definitely wanted wait for the new subs, but a great new job offer dictated that I move more quickly on the speakers that I had originally planned. Put in my order the day i gave two weeks notice
Originally Posted by Rob from NJ
Nice Montis speakers Simp1yamazn. Is that a Weimaraner pup?
Due to the speed of the electrostats, I would stick with a sealed sub with preference to the Rythmik subs - servo technology or the Power Sound Audio sealed subs (all great reviews across the board). Take that with a grain of salt since I own a SVS cylinder sub and have not heard either the Rythmik or PS subs.
Yes, she's my 3.5 (i think) year old weim
found her as a stray so we're not exactly sure how old.
The ML's are sealed and from what I understand (which admittedly isn't much) the ML subs use servo control, though not the same quality that the Rythmik. I would have liked to get the triple 10's in the Descent i but just couldn't swing it since my timetable was suddenly moved forward.
So how did I decide on these guys? Well, as I said I used to work for MDC so all in the same room were ML summit x's, ML ethos, B&W 802/803/805D, and sonus faber Cremoa and Luito. When I first started listening to all of these speakers, they all sounded great but slowly the differences became apparent and I formed my opinions. The 802D's immediately had my attention but the more I listened to them, the more it sounded anemic and unnatural to me. They have a harsh 6db bump in the treble that becomes very fatiguing. The Sonus Fabers were actually a HUGE disappointment to me. They are beautiful, well made, and I've never heard a bad word spoken about them. But when I listened to them in person they just left me feeling bored. Objectively they are very good, but somehow just seem to fade into the background and I almost forget they are there. I get the same feeling when listening to the CM series from B&W. Good, but boring. I have loved the ML sound for a long time but couldn't get past the directionality of planar speakers. But after listening to the Summit X's for a few months, I realized I don't care what anyone else hears because I'm the one sitting in the sweet spot
I also then had to figure out how to get the wife to let them into the living room. She hates all speakers. They are all ugly according to her. However, I showed her some pictures of the ML's and, unprovoked, she said that she liked the way they look. Too bad she didn't realize that they are about 5 ft tall. Ha!
So why the Montis and not the Summit X? Simple, money. timetable for speakers was moved up very quickly but I couldn't let my one good employee benefit go to waste. So there's my store of how I came to own my beautiful new Montis.