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Surprised there isn't one of these already. Excellent speaker company!


Would love to see other Martin Logan owners set ups, suggestions, etc.


I presently have Montage fronts with a Fresco Center and DepthI subwoofer. For the rears presently I have two Polk Audio Monitor 50s each paired with a Dynamo subwoofer. In the next day or so I will be picking up Mosaics, putting them in the front and bumping the Montages to the rear with the Dynamos. My next move will either be getting a pair of Vignettes for 7.1 or a CinemaI for the center and bumping the Fresco to the rear for 6.1. Any thoughts/recommendations? What are you using?
 

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Anyone?
 

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You ARE aware of the ML Club website, yes? A pretty comprehensive and well run site. Anyways, that's where they all (or most of them) are. I happen to spend more time here, as this is where I started my audio hunting oddysey and also simply for the greater activity, but for any specific questions about ML products, I ask there. For your first question, post it over there, you will get responses.


Plenty of knowledgable folks, serious audiophiles.


I have Summits, Fresco-i center, 4x PSB B25 surrounds, and a JL F113. Powered by NAD separates, of which the pre/pro might* get an upgrade. Jolida cdp. Loooong down the road, if the Summits can ever get their own room (err), I may one day get a nice tube amp, maybe a used or demo BAT.


edit: forgot to give you the link:
http://www.martinloganowners.com/~tdacquis/forum/
 

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Yea most of the ML owners hang out at the martinloganowners website. However, I'm an owner and love the speakers
Currently have a pair of Vistas and a Fresco. In the past I've owned an Aerius i. The sound is always amazing, but with tradeoffs.
 

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Nice set ups both of you, lucky!


Yes I'm aware of the site, great place!
 

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I have a pair of Vistas with a Def. Tech. Supercube I with a Pioneer Elite VSX-35TX as a pre and Rotel's pushing them. Trying to ultimately decide what will be my center and rears once I move into my new home.
 

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ML is coming out with a new center speaker later this summer. Good deals are now available on Cinema i centers, or you can wait till the new model shows up.
 

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I have posted before. I have a HT set up with Montages/Fresco center and some in-ceiling Phase Techs with a PSB 6i sub. Also have a stereo set up with Mosaics. I use NAD receiver and amp for both set up.


I was visiting these sites often while and after making the decisions but have slowed down looking at these forums once my obsession faded after being incredibly satisfied with the systems I have.
 

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I'm running Mosaics for fronts, Fresco for center, Acculine A-1 for Surrounds (they have the Neo tweeter) and MFW-15 for sub. I have a Dynamo sub but I wanted the additional boom the MFW provides. Dynamo not bad though considering its size. I still have the Dynamo in case my MFW amp blows (happened once already).


Bought the Mosaics and Fresco used and they're quite a bargain that way.


I recently did an A/B comparison of the Mosaics with Rocket 850s and the Mosaics were pretty close. The Rockets have 4 woofers, one mid and one tweeter and weigh close to 100 lbs, so the 30 lb Mosaics held up quite nicely.


I was considering buying the Rocket 850 package to replace my Logan 5.1 setup, but now I'm not so sure. If anyone is interested in my Logans drop me a PM.


p.s. The Logan owners site is pretty much all Electrostatic owners, so it's nice to see some people who have the ML Planar speakers show up here and comment.
 

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I guess I can still qualify as an ML owner since I still have the CLS (20yrs original owner) and 2 Dynamo subs.

Due to the front projection system and WAF, these panels have to be put away for a while. But the sound coming from an e-stat ML panel will always be a benchmark for me in speaker choices.
 

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e-stat ML panel will always be a benchmark for me in speaker choices.


Yes they do seem to hold that status, even if the box store brand buyers refuse to admit it.
 

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I am almost an owner. I am building a house, and have selected ML speakers, but the house isn't done and the system isn't installed yet.


I almost went with Frescoes for front and center, with Vignette's in the rear, with a Grotto sub. But got concerned about the look of on-wall versus in-wall.


So at the last minute I switched to Voyage for L&R, Passage for center, and had to go with ceilings ... Helos 100's. Stuck with the Grotto sub.




I really liked the Frescoes. But the Voyages blew them out of the water in a side by side demo. You almost don't need a sub. Almost.


The inwalls will be mounted horizontally, and higher than I'd like, but am hopefully the aimable tweeters, and the fact the seating area is pushed well back away from the front wall, will make it all work out. Fingers are crossed on this setup. I have confidence in the speakers, having heard them, but I'm asking a lot with the setup.
 

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Hello,

I thought I might bring this forum back from the dead. I realize that Martin Logan speakers have their fans and detractors. But, the same thing can be said of any speakers.


I have owned Martin Logan speakers since my Freshman year in College when I purchased a pair of Aerius i's from HiFi Buys in Athens, GA. They were a Salesmen pair with Mahogany rails. I practically lived off ramen noodles for that first quarter. Next semester, I purchased a Cinema i.


Two years ago, I purchased a Pair of Vantages and a pair of Montages.

When the Tweeter empire went under, I picked up a Stage Center Channel and a pair of Vista's for Surround duty.


Next, I am going to sell my Paradigm Servo 15 to purchase a Descent i.

I really have enjoyed my speakers greatly and so long as you have the space to set them up properly and solid amplification, they sound special.

Cheers,

AD
 

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I've had a few systems:

1. Aeon's + cinemaI + scriptI + depth

2. Purity's without anything else

3. New system to be installed ASAP: 3x Fresco, 4xhelos10 (or maybe 2x helos20 depending on wiring issues, i own them all) + depth

I've been a happy ML owner and I worked for a dealer for the past 7 years
 

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how are the helios doing? i am stuck with in ceililng set up and would like to upgrade. want to aim them and looking for something with response down to 30 to 40hz. my current ones are rated 60 to ....
 

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I became an owner last year when I bought a Dynamo Sub to replace my old B&W AS6 and was blown away at how tight and dynamic a little sub like that could output. Then i added a pair of Tickets as my surrounds before finding a great deal on a pair used Sources as my Front L/R. I still have an old B&W CC6 as my center, but looking to upgrade that in the near future to complete my ML 5.1 setup. The music from ML are so pure and the clarity is really unmatched compared to conventional designs.
 

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New Purity owner here. Was not expecting a sound this great at this price. Would expect to have paid at least another $1000. Great speakers, wonderful internal amps....
 

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how are the helios doing? i am stuck with in ceililng set up and would like to upgrade. want to aim them and looking for something with response down to 30 to 40hz. my current ones are rated 60 to ....





My system of Helos 100's in ceiling for rears, plus Voyages front L&%, and Passage center channel, has been installed an running for about a week. New home, and rugs and curtains not in the room yet, so the room is very "bright" at the moment. Having said that, I am extremely pleased by the total system.


The Helos 100's are nicely articulate. Warm enough. Great sound. But of course I am using them as surrounds, so they have not had primary channel sound coming through them. A few details ...


First, the speakers are aimable as you know. However to aim them you turn the entire speaker by loosening the screws that hold the speaker to the bracket. I can't imagine anyone wanting to change the aim once it is in place, but if that is your mission, these are not for you.


Second, there is a switch to adjust the speaker to / from a wide field of coverage of the sound, to a narrow spot. The installer initially had it set on narrow and I can tell you narrow is a microscopic sweet spot. Switched to wide and the impact was wonderful.


I also had several B&W in-ceilings installled in other rooms. There is absolutely no comparison. The Helos 100 are vastly better.
 

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Just to add my share to a dead thread.


Recently bought a pair of Aerius on craigslist. The guy had taken such good care of his that it looks practically brand new. The sound is amazingly smooth and rich compared to my Deftech BP7002. Lacking on the bass, but that is easy to fix. Anyways here is the rest of my setup.


Pioneer Elite PRO150FD

Pioneer Elite SC-27

Pioneer Elite BDP-23FD


ML Aerius (Music Duty only)

Deftech BP7002

Deftech CLR2500

Deftech BP2X

Deftech Studio Monitor 450

Deftech SuperCube II
 
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