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Thoughts on Martin Logan Subs

post #1 of 5
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I've listened to a lot of different subwoofers, but the martin logan grotto, depth, and the descent, are hands down the best subs i've heard. The descent has absolutly zero cabinet vibration, you can literally take a nickel, and stand it up on the descent, play the most bass heavy music out there, and that nickel will not even fall. So I guess in essence, im just trying to get some feedback on what people think about the sub....has anyone heard anything better than the descent? or would i be wrong to say martin logan makes a pretty kick butt sub?
post #2 of 5
Great subs. I still prefer the JL F113. And I own ML speakers. However, my Jl audition was done in better rooms, better placement, with better electronics. That has to be said, and so please take that with a grain of salt. However, going by your "handle", if you work for tweeter, Im sure you might be able to find excellent accommodation. Yes, they are kick butt subs, but I like the JL better.
post #3 of 5
Especially the Descent and the Depth. Their new versions of these subs have higher wattage amplifiers as well and they are labeled the Descent "i" and the Depth "i". They are both really stellar performers the depth with it's tripple 8" drivers was able to deliver +/-3 db to 18 Hz.

The real issue with these subs is their pricing compared to all of the newer ID subs. They are not competitve at all with these subs and a lot of these ID subs will simply out perform them for a fraction of the cost. Now granted, a lot of them are no where near as attractive as the ML subs, that is for sure. I have heard the Descent many times and it can sound as if it wants to bring the house down, but so can all of the heavy hitters from SVS, Epik, ED, HSU, AV123, etc.

The ML subs (the Descent and Depth) are both really great for HT and for music. You could not go wrong purchasing either as long as you are ok with the extra money you will spend. The are astetically awesome looking in my opinion and are excellent performers.

The Grotto is a very good sub as well as it is servo controled but it will have no where near the output of the other two. And it's single driver design would be made mince-meat by the ID subs. It is really up there price wise compared to the ID subs and could not hang with them at all for HT. It is really great for music, and can do some justice for HT, but again for the price it just can not give you the "Performance per dollar" that the ID subs can.
post #4 of 5
How about the Abyss?
post #5 of 5
Personally I really liked the Abyss.. especially for music... I'm actually trying to decide on a pair of Abyss or a single f113
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