Summary: As expected, MartinLogan speaker is top quality. Significantly improve my surround sounds, way better than my previous center speaker. Value for money and highly recommend to all stereo addict.
Summary: I purchased these speakers from Audio Advisor(top notch company)on a great sale they were having . Trust me when I tell you , you will find nothing better for the money. I purchased one for my center speaker. After watching just one movie I new I had to get two more for my rear speakers. I run these Babies through a Marantz SR5006 receiver. These speakers are rated as 4ohm speakers and the Marantz drives them perfectly.
Summary: I needed a center channel speaker to round out my motley assortment of 5.1 speakers. I'm irrationally fond of my front R/L pair - they are Tannoy 6 NFMs, an old monitor speaker from the 90's, and they have concentric horn tweeters and cone woofers which I have bi-amped. Stereo reproduction is nearly perfect because both tweeter and woofer are physically in the same place; and the speaker is designed for a very neutral, high-fidelity reproduction.
Summary: It does what is suppose to very well for the price. I paired it with Polk 850 wall speakers and it's pretty amazing for the money. I had to adjust the setting on the receiver to make sound even better.
Summary: First of all, I am not going to claim that I am an expert when it comes to speakers. But I have had many different brands of speakers and AV receivers which did not notice much difference between them which confirms that I am not an expert. I had JVC, Infinity, Pioneer, Yamaha, and Kenwood speakers in the past and again, did not notice major difference. As for AV receivers, I mainly had Denons which served me well over a decade.
One of the best center channel speakers on the market.
5 August 2011
Summary: As most enthusiasts, you need to listen to several speakers and find what is either 1) most accurate or 2) what suits your listening preference. Personally, I prefer tight, accurate, clear reproduction of music. Products own range from Soundwave, B&W, Velodyne, Martin Logan full size and others. This ML speaker used as a center channel is incredibly clear, provides some depth and brings movies to life. A must have for a well-rounded speaker system.
Summary: Stumbled upon Martin/Logan in the process of attempting to buy American. M/L website proudly proclaims that it is the American Speaker Company. Shipment arrives, box says "Manufactured in China". Considered sending it back, ultimately didn't. Great speaker, good price, just wish it would have been made in America.
Summary: Got myself 3 at 200 bucks a pop, for martin logans what a deal. oh well you get what you pay for side by side comparison with mirages and they lost in clarity and sound stage. get your self dipoles or bipoles for rear wont be dissapointed. compared it with magnepans mmgc and mmg it lost again same price. its tall and slender though so if you use them as upper speakers in a 10.2 speaker arrangement it serves it purpose well also next to flat screens they look cool too.