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Margin Logan Motion 6 vs HTD Flat Panel?
11 replies to this topic
Posted February 18 2013 - 05:55 AM
I currently have a Martin Logan Motion 6. I am semi-happy with it, but would like more power. Would this be a suitable upgrade in terms of power/quality? http://www.htd.com/P...t-panel-speaker The motion 6 is a little muddy on dialogue and loud action scenes. Thanks!
Posted February 18 2013 - 07:34 AM
What AVR are you using? Typically a speaker "not giving you the desired result" is the AVR/AMP...not the speaker. More power usually doesn't solve the issue either. And lastly... Speakers don't have power. Amps do.
Posted February 18 2013 - 07:37 AM
And the Motion 6 is actually "slightly" more efficient than the HTD you linked. So, your problem of "lack of power" will be exacerbated if you switch the 6 for the flat panel. The issue could also be, the Motion 6 is supposed to be crossed over at 120hz. The HTD goes to 80hz. So, if the crossover is wrong you have now...that could be a lot of the problem.
Posted February 18 2013 - 07:38 AM
I just got a Marantz Slimline NR1603 this weekend. Much improved from my older Yamaha. I feel like the ML Motion 6 is probably undersized.
Posted February 18 2013 - 07:41 AM
It is undersized. It only has 3.5" midranges. Where do you have the crossover set?
Posted February 18 2013 - 07:48 AM
I haven't even tweaked that to be honest. I only had enough time to play around with the Audyssey automatic set up. It did a spectacular job on the F/R and surrounds. Would the HTD speaker offer better dialogue? I think I had it set to 80hz crossover on the receiver on my Yamaha.
Posted February 18 2013 - 07:50 AM
Biggest issue is that I have to use a slim center. I have a massive bulky old one, but my new house I had to mount my TV so I lost the room my TV stand provided. The ML Motion 6 is only about 3.5" deep, the HTD is 4.5" so not a huge depth increase.
Posted February 18 2013 - 08:22 AM
First thing you need to do is go into set-up and figure out where the crossover is and move it to 120/150hz. Your prior Yamaha only had one crossover point. Your Marantz has 5 crossover points...(center/front/surround/surround back/subwoofer)
Posted February 18 2013 - 08:29 AM
So change the entire system to 120/150? Or just the Center? Thanks very much for your tips. I am new to home theater and am addicted
Posted February 18 2013 - 08:39 AM
Well, I have no idea what the rest of your speakers are. So, just change the center.
Posted February 18 2013 - 08:56 AM
I'm slightly ashamed to admit it, but Bose ceiling speakers. After a lot of review, in my price point, those sounded the best to me. I got them for a hell of a deal too. Those actually sound great though. Just the center and sub I am not super happy with right now. It's hard to find a good center that will deliver the sound I want in such a small space. The HTD speaker had larger speakers and more features. For the price and reviews seems like a good speaker to me, but I am not an expert.
Posted February 18 2013 - 09:14 AM
You could always buy it and return it. Call and see if they have an open one to send you. Be honest that you want to try it against the Motion 6... Worst case they make you pay the shipping back to them.
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