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Old 02-08-2018, 10:15 PM
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Default New CLX Art Speakers IN THE HOUSE...

So most of you know my Audio Journey…Lots of 'upgrades'. Some of it gradually and some quickly I upgraded just about everything in my system. Cables/interconnects/power etc.. next.

I loved the Martin Logan 13a’s. In fact I enjoyed them so much I wanted more of it! Was able to demo a pair of Martin Logan CLX Art speakers in Milwaukee last October and was in Audio Bliss. It was the best 2 channel experience of my life.

During that trip I met up with a local dealer and BOOM. Secured a great deal to trade my almost new 13’s for a new set of CLX Art Electrostatics. AND for a pair of ML Balanced Force 212 subs.

So I’ve been without 2 channel audio since the first of December! I knew they were hand made so really no hurry and it gave me time to save the $$.

I’ll update this thread with pics but for now here's a teaser…

Buddy Adam helped me get them in.



Yea BIG and HEAVY

Got them all hooked up. Took some time. Only had them connected for just a little over a day and so far so good. Did the ML custom filters that marry the subs and the CLX. Trying to not do much critical listening until they break in.

I'll post updates with actual gear pics and some brief summaries. Its going to be a FUN ride!

Quick impressions so far? HOLY MOLY these are SO GOOD
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Components/Speakers/Subs
Analog Preamp....McIntosh C1100T/C1100c
DAC....Cary Audio DMS-500
Amps....McIntosh MC601's (2)
Speakers....Martin Logan CLX-ART
Subwoofers.... Martin Logan Balanced Force 212's (2)
Turntable....VPI Classic Signature-Ortofon Cadenza Blue Cart

Power Distribution/Power Cables/Interconnects
Nordost QB8 Power Distribution
Nordost Valhalla 2 power cable
Nordost Frey 2 power cable
Nordost Frey 2 speaker cable
Nordost Frey 2 XLR

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:23 PM
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Congrats Tim -- can't wait to see a pic of them in your room. Don't you just love delivery day.

Best to you Sir,

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:27 PM
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I have always wanted to hear these CLX panels. I still have my reQuests from the 1990ís in my collection. Enjoy.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:48 PM
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Congrats Tim!
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:13 PM
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Congrats Tim! Did you get the ML PBK Room Correction kit with microphone and software? It's a nominal fee option with their subs which is highly recommended, it makes a big difference in getting a smoother room response.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:20 PM
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Tim, so glad you are back up and running, 2 months is a long to wait but Iím sure the payoff is coming through in spades. Canít wait to see the near speakers in your room.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:00 AM
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Can't wait to see the pics of the final setup! I have a pair of the 212's and I think you'll love them!!! The CLX Arts are very special speakers and I think the very best of what Martin Logan has produced. Congrats!

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Tim,
Congratulations. Two months with no sound is way too long. Happy listening!
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:53 PM
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You guys are awesome! I love this forum. Really do. Everyone is truly supportive and helpful and you can feel the genuine joy that is shared when others are doing stuff for their system.

AWESOME.

Yea while I am work I have the system jamming to a playlist on shuffle Got a PBK kit on the way. Bought one last fall for the 13s but dangit cant find it. So that will certainly help with the room and bass response.

Pics coming but don't judge! I need some kind of art behind the gear AND some diffusors as well. And still working on the best way to display the components. What I wanted won't work

We can all appreciate that this is a journey...

Thanks again for the kind remarks.
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Components/Speakers/Subs
Analog Preamp....McIntosh C1100T/C1100c
DAC....Cary Audio DMS-500
Amps....McIntosh MC601's (2)
Speakers....Martin Logan CLX-ART
Subwoofers.... Martin Logan Balanced Force 212's (2)
Turntable....VPI Classic Signature-Ortofon Cadenza Blue Cart

Power Distribution/Power Cables/Interconnects
Nordost QB8 Power Distribution
Nordost Valhalla 2 power cable
Nordost Frey 2 power cable
Nordost Frey 2 speaker cable
Nordost Frey 2 XLR

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Old 02-09-2018, 03:15 PM
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Awesome! now lets see some pics OUT of the boxes
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