Yes, one was chipped, as seen in the first two pictures between the midrange and woofer. Almost inline with the Martin Logan printShipping damage ? It happens unfortunately.
^^What am I missing?
NewML does make a good looking speaker, hopefully you get a replacement sent out soon. Did you buy them new or secondhand?
This is a private message that I sent, edited for the sake of your question:Not a bad choice - what made you choose them - and where did you purchase them?
Well yes, Martin Logan would be better than the HTD Level ThreeThis is a private message that I sent, edited for the sake of your question:
"Yeah, I pulled the trigger. The chip just sank my heart, by replacements, yes I am replacing both, should be here toady. I'm honestly nervous/anxious about it. I also am using the Motion 15 bookshelf as a center.
*I was asked if I pursued the Chane speakers: I never tried the Arx speakers. I felt like the Motion 40s were just a class above those and the HTD Level 3s.
I did a quick set-up with 2-channel in pure mode and the difference was instantly noticeable. Some of my favorite tracks sounded so much cleaner and the clarity was fantastic. It pulled in sounds that I never noticed before on some tracks (with the Level 3s). I didn't even need to do a side by side to hear the difference - I actually didn't do one.
After I ran audyssey calibration quickly, I actually didn't like what it did. It brought up the treble too much and the bass isn't as enjoyable. So I am a little stuck there, maybe I fudged something up. I'm getting 4 panels from ATS acoustics sometime next week. It will be a pretty partial treatment with 4 panels, but more will be added. I need to do more research because the panels for the left and right side walls will need to be special cut because the left side of my room reflection is a closet door and the right side is a window. I'm thinking that Auralex (I probably just bombed the spelling) basic foam will be simple enough to stick on a door with some 3M tabs and can be cut.
Thanks, my issue is visually. Its a non dedicated HT, rather, a bedroom. I guess it's just my makeup that made me choose the towers. My visual preference is a strong factor it seems.Well yes, Martin Logan would be better than the HTD Level Three
The Motion 40 has a 5 db rise between 500 and 1 khz - and a 4 db rise after 10 khz
They are voiced to stand out some, in the showroom - so do to preference, some EQ
is needed - Plus room treatments will help.
You went with Martin - however from your list, I would have chosen the Atlantic Tech.
However, not a bad call - hope things work out - and enjoy the adventure!