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post #31 of 2361 Old 01-16-2010, 10:42 PM
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Unfortunately the Fresco cost $700 more than the Encore, and I'm not trying to drop a G on a center channel speaker, that's the budget for my two fronts... Also I just noticed that reply probably wasn't intended for me...
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ML Vantage owner here just bumpin a kinda dead thread
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Unfortunately the Fresco cost $700 more than the Encore, and I'm not trying to drop a G on a center channel speaker, that's the budget for my two fronts... Also I just noticed that reply probably wasn't intended for me...

New, that's true. However, you can find them used for a couple of hundred more than the Encore. If you don't mind a used a speaker, then the Fresco may be the way to go.
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I would go with a Fresco over the Encore anyday. The encore is rather disappointing in my opinion. It lacks some clarity compared to other ML centers. And the Pro Monitor 800s work well for rears with any of the MLs. I use the Pro Monitor 1000s for the rears when I demo any MLs because they get a little more power which you need if you don't want them drowned out by the power if the fronts.

I decided to pull the trigger on a Fresco and I'm confident that was the right choice. I'll take a look at the Pro Monitor 1000s as well. Thanks for the input.
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Are Martin logan in a corner setup blasphemous? It's really the only config I can do in my living room and I want spires something fierce
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Probably fine in a corner, if you can bring them forward somewhat and give some space behind.
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Are Martin logan in a corner setup blasphemous? It's really the only config I can do in my living room and I want spires something fierce

Both in a corner? use some sound treatment/bass traps behind and you may be good
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Both in a corner? use some sound treatment/bass traps behind and you may be good

yeah my tv is placed in a corner with about a 60 inch av unit. my monitor audio speakers flank the sides of it. i was thinking of using spires in my living room and i dont really have the option to move all the surrounds, cable outlet around to setup 5.1 any other way
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Well I went ahead and bought the Encore for my center since the price dropped $100 (down to $200). Just got it yesterday, and man this thing is big, makes me old center look petite. Anyway I have it on top of my TV right now since (since that's the only place I can put it), but I am a bit nervous that my sub might vibrate it off one day, so are there are tips to keeping it up there. Maybe a nice sticky pad or something of that nature?
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I'll join in here. My home theater has used CLS for about 10 years with a M&K sub. This is to change soon with the help of Jim Power at Martin logan, as I have a pair of custom ebony trimmed Prodigy's coming. I also have a Danley DTS-10 for later in the month.


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Very nice setup.
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Wardsweb,

Wonderful setup, I've always wanted to try those Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks but never had the chance....

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Wonderful setup, I've always wanted to try those Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks but never had the chance....

They truly are awesome. They get more out of the CLS than any other amp(s) I have ever used before and I've been through half a dozen.

The system will change shortly. I have a pair of custom ebony trimmed Prodigy's coming as well a Danley DTS-10. This should really take the system to the next level.

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Can anyone who has the Encore comment on how they like it? I'm looking at possibly replacing my current center channel with the Encore. Reason being the eD center is too tall to be put in front of the TV (Pio 5020FD), but I'm wondering how much of an upgrade in sound quality this will be.

My current receiver is the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K with ProAC Super Tablettes for fronts.
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Also would like to know if I will have problems connecting the Encore to my receiver since the speaker is at 4 ohm and receiver at 8 ohm.
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Nice setup wardsweb
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Can anyone who has the Encore comment on how they like it? I'm looking at possibly replacing my current center channel with the Encore. Reason being the eD center is too tall to be put in front of the TV (Pio 5020FD), but I'm wondering how much of an upgrade in sound quality this will be.

My current receiver is the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K with ProAC Super Tablettes for fronts.

I honestly don't notice much a difference between my much smaller Boston Acousics center that came with my 5.1 speaker bundle a few years ago... perhaps because I am using fairly thin speaker wire. I would have got the Vignette had the price dropped at the same time the Source did, but I imagine it's not a bad deal for $200.
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Is the Dynamo 700 discontinued? Of course, I heard this from a guy at the Magnolia store in Akron area and was a little surprised since I was seriously looking at that sub.

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I know Amazon no longer carries The Abyss. I guess theya re gonna be pushing those wireless subs now. I never really understood the point of a wireless sub... I mean I do, but I just don't find it very useful for me.
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Wireless works nicely for me where I have to place my sub 25' from the receiver. My room doesn't give me much flexibility, unfortunately.
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I know Amazon no longer carries The Abyss. I guess theya re gonna be pushing those wireless subs now. I never really understood the point of a wireless sub... I mean I do, but I just don't find it very useful for me.

The ability to place a sub in the optimal position without worry of cables is awesome
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Newbie here. I recently saw the Best Buy carried MartinLogan. They had two different pair. Are those on a "lower level"?
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Newbie here. I recently saw the Best Buy carried MartinLogan. They had two different pair. Are those on a "lower level"?

Yes its ML entry stuff which is still pretty good stuff for decent price
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Just "discovered" Martin Logan and have been reading up on the Motion series (all my budget can handle), plus Amazon carries them for seemingly good prices.

Anyway, my question concerns the Motion 12. Can it be bi-amped? From the photos it seems it can't. I just want to be sure. It may make a difference in what AVR I would get if I decide to go with the MLs.

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Folks interested in hybrid MLs should check out the 43% off Purity sale at Audio Advisor.
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I just got a pair of ML Souce for L/R and an Encore TF for center from Audio Advisor yesterday. The Source are amazing. I haven't had any time with the center yet, though I feel like I could've just used phantom center cuz vocals are dead center just in stereo. They aren't even broken in yet and they just make my jaw drop. The staging is huge and lifelike. Now I need to get my subs around.

My Home Theater/Video Gaming/HTPC/2 Channel rig (Mitsubishi, MartinLogan, Marantz, DIYMA, and others)

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Wardsweb,

Really nice setup. Is that a Sammy 58B650? Love the CC riser. If commercial and not handmade, do you know the manufacturer or where you sourced it? I'd like to get one in Cherry, if possible.

I'll also shoot you a PM since it's been awhile for this thread topic. Thanks.

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Wardsweb,

Really nice setup. Is that a Sammy 58B650? Love the CC riser. If commercial and not handmade, do you know the manufacturer or where you sourced it? I'd like to get one in Cherry, if possible.

Thanks.

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I made the riser to fit the Martin Logan Cinema and hold the Samsung 52" LCD (LN52A750). It is a simple top, two sides and I cut a third side piece that I used to help support the top by placing it center of the back.




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Many thanks for the quick reply. Guess I'll have to make one after all.

The center rear piece is very clever. I would always worry about the integrity of angle braces, screws or wood joints otherwise. I will likely cut a low center hole in it for cabling run. I can't quite tell from the various pics if you fashioned some frontal fascia for the upper section of the side pieces or if that is all the CC. Whatever, it is a great home for a wonderful speaker. I'm sure to be correct in assuming the Prodigys were worth the switch?

Thanks again,
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Many thanks for the quick reply. Guess I'll have to make one after all.

The center rear piece is very clever. I would always worry about the integrity of angle braces, screws or wood joints otherwise. I will likely cut a low center hole in it for cabling run. I can't quite tell from the various pics if you fashioned some frontal fascia for the upper section of the side pieces or if that is all the CC. Whatever, it is a great home for a wonderful speaker. I'm sure to be correct in assuming the Prodigys were worth the switch?

Thanks again,
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The sides and back are standard rectangles. The top front edge overhangs the sides and has the front lip beveled from the bottom up for looks. It is put together with PL Premium Polyurethane adhesive and my air nailer. The whole thing just sits on top of the stand. It is made from 1" MDF. You can stand on it.

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