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    Arrow Martin Logan 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System Under $2000? No Way?! Way!


    At CEDIA Expo 2009, Martin Logan showed off not only a pair of new wireless subwoofers, but also some new speakers that will soon be available at price points previously outside the realm of the high end loudspeaker manufacturer.
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    Amazing. Now let's see what it sounds like...
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    For sure. I've never personally been a fan of the thin speaker types. Brings back memories - had a friend and back in the late 70's he had this towering speakers, but they were only about 2 inches deep or something like that. They simply looked like a panel. Can't recall the name. I know DD will know. They were amazing to look at - but I didn't like the sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    For sure. I've never personally been a fan of the thin speaker types. Brings back memories - had a friend and back in the late 70's he had this towering speakers, but they were only about 2 inches deep or something like that. They simply looked like a panel. Can't recall the name. I know DD will know. They were amazing to look at - but I didn't like the sound.
    Magnepan? Dahlquist? Ohhh there are soooo many I can't seem to remember all of the names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDoctor View Post
    Magnepan? Dahlquist? Ohhh there are soooo many I can't seem to remember all of the names.
    MAGNEPAN! That's it. His had a sort of off white cloth front I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    MAGNEPAN! That's it. His had a sort of off white cloth front I think.
    They do come in several color selections. Amazing speakers and they still are. They even offer a home trial period. If you have a good sub, give these babies a listen as they are awesome and priced right.

    http://www.magnepan.com/model_MMG
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDoctor View Post
    Magnepan? Dahlquist? Ohhh there are soooo many I can't seem to remember all of the names.
    Magnaplaner's where another set, I think thats was the name!

    http://houston.craigslist.org/ele/1370608028.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDoctor View Post
    They do come in several color selections. Amazing speakers and they still are. They even offer a home trial period. If you have a good sub, give these babies a listen as they are awesome and priced right.

    http://www.magnepan.com/model_MMG
    yeah, maybe that's what was lacking. Bass.
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    My friend had a pair with a sub, really sounded great the highs where wonderful! I didn't realize they where the same Magnepan and magneplaner's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fvbounty View Post
    My friend had a pair with a sub, really sounded great the highs where wonderful! I didn't realize they where the same Magnepan and magneplaner's!
    The midrange and highs are beyond compare. Speakers costing many times more still fall short of the transparent, airy, natural sound of a Magnepan. Just add a nice sub and voila. Anyone who hasn't heard then, should. You will fall in love with music all over again and will want to replay all of your favorite music through these truly amazing speakers as you will hear things you never did before.

    At $549 a pair, nothing else even comes close. Ya hear me Rizz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDoctor View Post
    Just add a nice sub and viola.
    I can't play the viola. Will Maggies still work for me? :D

    I've always had the impression that electrostats are fussy when it comes to placement. What's your experience, DD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trent.memphis View Post
    I can't play the viola. Will Maggies still work for me? :D

    I've always had the impression that electrostats are fussy when it comes to placement. What's your experience, DD?
    Funny, the one thing I recall about my friends panels were that they sounded amazingly muffled. Just flat. Neutral. Maybe that's how they should sound?? Granted - he had no sub...maybe there were no subs back in the day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trent.memphis View Post
    I can't play the viola. Will Maggies still work for me? :D

    I've always had the impression that electrostats are fussy when it comes to placement. What's your experience, DD?
    To a point placement is crucial but that can be said of any good speaker. Hook 'em up, placed anotu 7' apart and 2' to 3' away from the wall and let the magic happen...

    Voila.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    Funny, the one thing I recall about my friends panels were that they sounded amazingly muffled. Just flat. Neutral. Maybe that's how they should sound?? Granted - he had no sub...maybe there were no subs back in the day...
    Maggies do NOT sound muffled. It sounds like something else was going wrong w/your friend's system to make them perform that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDoctor View Post
    To a point placement is crucial but that can be said of any good speaker. Hook 'em up, placed anotu 7' apart and 2' to 3' away from the wall and let the magic happen...

    Voila.
    I'd say more like 4' from the front wall minimum. Great 2ch speaker though.
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