Originally Posted by Dennis L.
I bought a Vision X on Saturday and the sound is fantastic
But, the darn thing has an audio anomaly.
It mutes the first 2 seconds of audio when it comes across a change. For example, every song track in a playlist will lose the beginning music. This dropout may go unnoticed when there'a an instrumental intro to a vocal, but it is horrible when you want to hear the beginning -- like TV dialogs (it loses words when using the DVR) or Beethovens 5th.
I found on example of someone's comment on Amazon that the same problem was admitted to by Martin Logan as "that's the way it is"
This problem occurs on two digital sources (LG TV and Sonos Connect w/coax) and DOES NOT occur with analog inputs of any source. Is the on-board processor is undersized? After a call to Tech support, I found the issue is indeed "the way it is" and unsolvable with a firmware update.
It turned out this was not something I could live with and I was running out of alternative options for TV sound. I had no ability for running wires and very little room for electronics (Entertainment center furniture has only 6" headroom for a receiver)
I returned (reluctantly) the Vision X
I am experiencing the same issues that you experienced. In my new setup in our vacation home, I have a Martin Logan Dynamo 800X subwoofer connected to a ML Vision X soundbar. The sound is fantastic for a sound bar and little ML sub. However, every time that I change channels on my TV, change inputs, or even going through previews of movies on a BluRay or DVD, I get a loud brief thump through the subwoofer. My Professional installer tried everything he could think of to eliminate the thump, but without success. He tried wireless vs wired, different cables, etc. After doing research, I found the same reports with the Vision X that you did. It is dropping the first few seconds of sound when changing channels, inputs, etc. My installer believes that the loud thump though the sub is caused by this dropout of audio on the Vision X and that a different sub would not help. I also experience severe lip sync issues when watching TV or a DVD/BluRay when first switching inputs to the desired source. This can be fixed by pausing the video for a couple of seconds which I believe is do to this anomaly with the Motion X with the audio needing to catch up with the video.
Like you, I am reluctantly returning the Motion X and will look elsewhere. What surprises me is that none of the reviews report this anomaly
A/V SYSTEM: Sony Z9D 75" LCD main, LG EF9500 55” OLED, Sony A9F 65”OLED , Anthem 525, Anthem AVM 60, ProAc D80 L+R, ProAc Response CC, AT surrounds, JL112E, Oppo 203 103 83, TiVo Bolt, Apple 4KTV, Shunyata Triton 3 , Auralex room tx, black out curtains. 2 CHANNEL STEREO: Aurender N10, Ayre QX-5 & PS Audio DS DACs, PS Audio DMP SACD transport, Ayre KX-R 20 preamp, Ayre MX-R 20 amp, Sonus Faber Amati Futura speakers.