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#238715 - 01/07/09 01:09 PM Martin Logan
rage96 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 98
Loc: Regina, Sask
Hey everyone I was just wondering if anyone has had a chance to own or compare the M80 v2 and the Martin Logan Preface Martin Logan Preface

Also one other thing I know its way off the main topic but does monsoon still make speakers mine are starting to make a fuzzy/crackle sound when I turn them up or down. Don't get me wrong I would love to get the Audiobyte speakers but to honest around $600 is way to much for computer speakers to some maybe not for the qulity but for me its to much.

Some my not like how the monsoon flatpanle speakers sounded but for me I loved them, yes it did not have a wide sound area but for the person sitting in the sweet spot they where nice.

Sorry for getting way off topic but I tend to do that. Thanks again for you input on the Martin logan and the monsoon/computer speaker question.


Edited by rage96 (01/07/09 01:36 PM)

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#238721 - 01/07/09 01:24 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: rage96]
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The fuzzy/crackle sound you get when adjusting the volume is most likely coming from the your pre-amp or receiver. Do you have an "old-fashioned" analog volume knob, perchance?
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#238725 - 01/07/09 01:32 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: pmbuko]
rage96 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
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Loc: Regina, Sask

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#238726 - 01/07/09 01:39 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: rage96]
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I have been reasonably impressed by Altec Lansing's PC offerings of late. For a cheap, good sounding system I bought my son this set and think it is surprisingly good.
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#238738 - 01/07/09 02:33 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: rage96]
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
I've heard a couple of different ML speakers, but never the Preface line. The ones I spent the most time with, when comparison shopping against M80's, were the Purity. This was at the local Best Buy store, in their Magnolia 'showroom'. I really wasn't all that impressed.

While I do like the aesthetics of the speakers (they look cool), I felt that the overall sound was lacking. My biggest complaint was that they had *no* bass. Basically had about as much bass as a pair of earbud headphones from across the room. Way less bass than even what M22's can produce. I fiddled around with settings on several different receivers, including a model similar to the one I own at home, but couldn't improve it at all. Other speakers had good bass, so I could only conclude that they just don't produce much, were incorrectly hooked up, or that maybe there was something actually wrong with them. The salesperson said that's how they were supposed to sound, so who knows.

The other thing I didn't like is how extremely directional they were. Yes, as you said, that sweet spot sounds good. Nice and wide soundstage and the speakers disappear nicely into the room. But from any other spot in the room, they just didn't sound special to me at all. Very 'blah'. With my Axiom's, my entire couch is the sweet spot, and they sound great from anywhere in my house.

My $.02 anyway, take it for what it's worth.
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#238744 - 01/07/09 02:58 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Registered: 09/05/08
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Loc: CT, US
I have the monsoons for my computer system. I think they are great little speakers and can't really beat them for the price. I do not think they are produced any more however, but you should be able to still find them online. I may one day upgrade them to the audiobytes.... actually i would really like to read a comparison of the audiobytes against the monsoons.
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#238752 - 01/07/09 03:17 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: Listener]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
SO what is stopping you? Order them up have a listen and do the comparison, then TRY to return them, <evil laugh>AH ha ha ha haaaaa. </evil laugh>
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#238767 - 01/07/09 03:46 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: jakewash]
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Posts: 269
Loc: CT, US
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
SO what is stopping you? Order them up have a listen and do the comparison, then TRY to return them, <evil laugh>AH ha ha ha haaaaa. </evil laugh>


Why Try? Is it that the 30 day return policy does not apply to them or do you think I won't be able to part with them?
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#238768 - 01/07/09 03:49 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: Listener]
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You might not be able to part with them.
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#238770 - 01/07/09 03:52 PM Re: Martin Logan [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 269
Loc: CT, US
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
You might not be able to part with them.


If I like them more than the monsoons perhaps Alan would agree to a trade. I bet he already has the audiobytes so it's a win win.
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