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Old 02-09-2018, 05:04 PM
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Canít wait for you to get them dialed in!!!
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Speakers - Martin Logan Expression 13A, Martin Logan Balanced Force 212 sub, Martin Logan Stage X Center Channel, Martin Logan FX2 Surrounds.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:15 AM
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So...I have about 55 hours on these so far...and I am LOVING the sound. The CLX electrostatics are simply stunning. And these subs are SO musical and totally blows the "musical' sub can't produce prodigious bass myth! WRONG. I was wrong. Good Lordy last night I had to find about 100 room rattles.

The sound is large and truly transports you to the studio. I think these CLX speakers have the perfect marriage of intimate transparency and yet can play loud effortlessly. These are not the delicate Electrostatics of old.

And I only had about 50 hours or so on the new MC601's before I sold the 13a's. So in some ways my entire rig is breaking in.

I purchased some Stillpoints Ultra SS to go under the 13a's but never used them on the 13s since they were about to be sold so Ivan is sending me different adapters for those. I know they Ultra SS will be GREAT.

Also, I know the wires in the back are HORRID! Thats the next thing. Organize the cabling and wires. Its bad lol...And thinking some GIK diffusors behind the speakers and some cool art above the TT. Another project is to put the hallway door back on.

The audio rack is not a permanent solution...I'm super picky. What I want is more than I can afford. So I'm going to wait until I can! For now this is fine.

A few pics...













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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

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Nordost QB8 Power Distribution
Power Cables-Nordost Valhalla 2/Frey 2
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:34 PM
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Spectacular!! I have heard Mac n Logan. Me likey. I can't imagine those subs. I really like the black trim w your system.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:43 PM
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Thx Timm! Well the silver sony kind of sticks out BUT I am possibly eyeing a Bricasti M1-SE with network card (thats a mouthful). Can't afford it now. Going to Axpona and checking things out. For now, the Sony HDD is fine. Actually the C1100 tube preamp is so good its elevated that unit since the Sony has a built in DAC and therefore only analogue out (XLR)...

If you are game and want to make a trek down to North Louisiana, you are more than welcome!
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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
Power Cables-Nordost Valhalla 2/Frey 2
Nordost Frey 2 speaker cable

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Old 02-12-2018, 10:18 PM
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Congrats Tim on creating a first class system!!
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Pre and Power - McIntosh C2300 Preamp, McIntosh MC275 amps(x2), Emotiva UMC-200 Pre/Pro movies only, Emotiva XPA-3 amplifier for center and surrounds.
Cables and Accessories WireWorld Eclipse 7 Speaker Cables. WireWorld Eclipse 7 Balanced Interconnects. GIK Acoustics Soffit traps, Q7D Diffusors, 244 as cloud traps. PS Audio P10 Power Regenerator Shunyata and WireWorld Power cords.
Speakers - Martin Logan Expression 13A, Martin Logan Balanced Force 212 sub, Martin Logan Stage X Center Channel, Martin Logan FX2 Surrounds.
Screen Panasonic 60" Plasma.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:08 PM
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Nice set up,enjoy.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:27 AM
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That is a glorious system.

I really love the sound of ML electrostatic speakers.
I have heard the big ML subs and they play deep and loud.
I look forward to your experience in setting up and integrating the subs with the panels.
It has always been a problem for me with any of MLís hybrid speakers.

Regardless, I think you will have countless hours of sheer joy and pleasure listening to that system.
Congratulations!
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:44 AM
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Thx Timm! Well the silver sony kind of sticks out BUT I am possibly eyeing a Bricasti M1-SE with network card (thats a mouthful). Can't afford it now. Going to Axpona and checking things out. For now, the Sony HDD is fine. Actually the C1100 tube preamp is so good its elevated that unit since the Sony has a built in DAC and therefore only analogue out (XLR)...

If you are game and want to make a trek down to North Louisiana, you are more than welcome!
Oh sounds like fun. But that work thing. Hey - consider a psaudio directstream as well - I'm sure you will find one at Axpona. You can usually find new at nice discounts. Btw - I didn't even see the Sony !! Too busy looking at the 601s?? The pre ... the TT and the CLX and.... haha
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:52 PM
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Congrats Tim on creating a first class system!!
Thank you Steve! I have to admit when I sit down to listen. I get that little grin that only a great audio setup can bring.

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That is a glorious system.

I really love the sound of ML electrostatic speakers.
I have heard the big ML subs and they play deep and loud.
I look forward to your experience in setting up and integrating the subs with the panels.
It has always been a problem for me with any of MLís hybrid speakers.

Regardless, I think you will have countless hours of sheer joy and pleasure listening to that system.
Congratulations!
Thx Msegal...yes I had trouble getting the bass right with the hybrids. Granted I didn't have those 212 subs either. So not a true fair fight. But I also considered the 15's but after doing a back to back comparison. The CLX to me, was by far the winner. And with the ML special custom filter for this marriage? Its a happy marriage.

I ordered a new PBK kit since I can't find mine so that will help.

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Oh sounds like fun. But that work thing. Hey - consider a psaudio directstream as well - I'm sure you will find one at Axpona. You can usually find new at nice discounts. Btw - I didn't even see the Sony !! Too busy looking at the 601s?? The pre ... the TT and the CLX and.... haha
hey Timm, reading about the PS Audio this morning. GREAT reviews too. Thx!
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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
Power Cables-Nordost Valhalla 2/Frey 2
Nordost Frey 2 speaker cable

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:17 PM
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Tim,


Fantastic! The CLX, McIntosh gear, and subs are some serious eye candy. No doubt it sounds even better. The only thing I would change is the Aggie wear reflecting in the otherwise beautiful C1100 🤪 ...... if I ever find myself up in North Louisiana, I will be like a moth to a flame, gotta hear those speakers someday.
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Amp: McIntosh MC601 (3), MC501 (2)
Digital: McIntosh D1100, McIntosh MCT450, Meridian 808v6, Aurender N10 8TB, Oppo 203
Analog: McIntosh MT10, Rega RP10 w/ Apheta 2
Signal cables: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 speaker cables; Transparent Ref XL (MM2) interconnects
Digital cables: Wireworld Platinum 7 Coax, AES/EBU, and USB
Power: Shunyata Denali, Alpha HC, Furutech outlets, (3) 20 amp dedicated lines
Speakers: Dynaudio Contour 30
Rack: Quadraspire SVT2 with Nordost Sort Fut (6)
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