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Martin Logan Clarity anyone?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Drew_W, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Drew_W

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    Has anyone heard these? I auditioned them twice in the last 2 weeks, just want to get some additional opinions on them.
     
  2. cabreau

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    Sorry, didn't realize Clarity was a model...lol
     
  3. Miles_W

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    Drew,

    The Clarity was the first model with the Super Tweety, to fill out the upper ranges, If you have the space and the inclination, audio excellence has a lightly used pair of Requests for sale (they are up at Richmond hill) a much better pair of speakers in nearly every way, prbably a bit cheaper than new Clarities also...

    also you may want to ask over at www.martinloganowners.com

    good luck

    Miles
    ( a Happy Logan owner since 95 )
     
  4. Drew_W

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    I'm looking at paying around $2500CAD for slightly used Clarities. I've checked Martin Logan Owners, not much info there really, and not too many reviews out either.

    I wonder how the panels will work with the NAC driver off. I haven't been inclined to shove something narrow down into that hole to turn it off at my local dealer. Soundstaging is excellent, but of course, here I go second guessing myself as to whether this is the direction I should take. For the same price, I can get a new pair of Magnepan 1.6QRs, and they can be had used for around $1800CAD.
     
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    Oh, and I've been to Audio Excellence many times, and I saw the Requests, just didn't give them much thought. Thinking again...gah!
     
  6. Miles_W

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    Drew,

    they are a much bigger panel, far more satisfying sound, and provided that you have adequate amplification, much better bottom end... I'm not sure of the price, they where there last time I checked... as for the 1.6Qrs, I have listened but (not trying to troll or bash) imho they were very accurate but kind of uninvovling for me...

    how big is your room?

    Miles
     
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    On the smaller side...12'x15'
     
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    Thats an okay size, a couple of people are running CLSIIz (nothing but panel) in 12'x12' rooms, secret is to treat the rear wall for reflections... what kind of amplification?
     
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    Bryston 4BSST. Lots of moooooo power.
     
  10. Miles_W

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    Shouldn't be a problem... you should take the amp up there and try it... just call them in advance and ask them if they can be set up... I think you would like the results a much "fuller" sound than the Clarity's
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem... you should take the amp up there and try it... just call them in advance and ask them if they can be set up... I think you would like the results a much "fuller" sound than the Clarity's
     

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