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MartinLogan Dynamo 800X 10" Compact DSP Subwoofer Review

The Dynamo 800X ($800) is a surprisingly small and light sub that's jam packed with cool features. For one, you can choose whether you use it in a front-firing or down-firing configuration. Plus, it's got powerful built-in DSP than includes Anthem Room Correction, to ensure the sub blends in with your room and your system. It is one of a series of five Dynamo subs, four of which have the X designation and feature app control and room correction.

Click this link to read more: https://www.avsforum.com/martinlogan...woofer-review/
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The Dynamo 800X ($800) is a surprisingly small and light sub that's jam packed with cool features. For one, you can choose whether you use it in a front-firing or down-firing configuration. Plus, it's got powerful built-in DSP than includes Anthem Room Correction, to ensure the sub blends in with your room and your system. It is one of a series of five Dynamo subs, four of which have the X designation and feature app control and room correction.

Click this link to read more: https://www.avsforum.com/martinlogan...woofer-review/
Mark, how does this compare to similarly priced but 12" KEF Kube 12b Subwoofer?

https://www.avsforum.com/review-kef-...-12-subwoofer/

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Mark, how does this compare to similarly priced but 12" KEF Kube 12b Subwoofer?

https://www.avsforum.com/review-kef-...-12-subwoofer/
Overall capability is in the same ballpark, maybe the KEF can play a bit louder but not deeper. This sub has considerably more features. This sub is quite a bit smaller yet offers similar extension.

This is a much better, more full-featured, premium offering from MartinLogan than I had expected based on simply reading specs and the price.
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Nice I was wondering how that performed.

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Am I the only one that thinks a subwoofer that costs $1700 should be rated and easily extend lower than just 20Hz?
I think everyone would agree with that. This sub costs $799.

Oh... you must be referring to the 1600X? If it performs like the 800X in terms of specs vs. reality, then I'd guess it does have in-room extension below 20 Hz once you factor in room gain. Would I get a 1600X instead of two 800X for the same money? Probably not but without hands-on, I'm just guessing.

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Hi Mark, I was wandering if you are still posting the review of the Martin Logan 4i as you mentioned on this review?

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Am I the only one that thinks a subwoofer that costs $1700 should be rated and easily extend lower than just 20Hz?
In a typical room you're probably looking at 11-15hz from the big ML but it's goal seems to be gobs of output >30hz while sacrificing <30hz capabilities.

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Hi Mark, I was wandering if you are still posting the review of the Martin Logan 4i as you mentioned on this review?

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I have fallen behind in my reviews, I do wish to get around to that but I can't say exactly when that'll happen. Working on it.

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I have fallen behind in my reviews, I do wish to get around to that but I can't say exactly when that'll happen. Working on it.
Thank you Mark, I currently have a set up with ML Motion 4i fronts, 8i center and a pair of Mirage OMD-5 rears (which I am selling to buy another set of ML) and I just ordered RSL's speed woofer to complete the system. I have a medium size HT and I'm hopping this setup sounds as I hope it will. Looking fwrd to your review.
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I have fallen behind in my reviews, I do wish to get around to that but I can't say exactly when that'll happen. Working on it.
Thank you Mark, I currently have a set up with ML Motion 4i fronts, 8i center and a pair of Mirage OMD-5 rears (which I am selling to buy another set of ML) and I just ordered RSL's speed woofer to complete the system. I have a medium size HT and I'm hopping this setup sounds as I hope it will. Looking fwrd to your review.
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Thank you for the review! I am looking to purchase 2 subs strictly to use with my Martin Logan Motion 40 towers for music. How well do you think the software and room correction works to blend it in with tower speakers?

Would you consider ARC over a Cross-Over setup. What about the JL Audio Dominion 110 vs this?

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