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post #11 of 17 Old 01-23-12, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Martin Logan LX-16 Discussion Thread

Um- A couple of responses;
1. The MartinLogan LX-16 speakers are traditional-design Bookshelf speakers w/ HVFR (High Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeters. Similar tweeters are being used in the new GoldenEar tower speakers, and I believe there are some other manufacturers headed in this direction as well. They are not Electrostat speakers- they just happen to be from a company that's done Electrostat for many years.

2. I would highly recommend planning for a subwoofer with them; they're quite good, but really not up to the task of full range sound without a subwoofer.

As far as the frequency response questions, I'll leave that to someone else who knows much more than I do.
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-23-12, 07:48 PM
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Re: Martin Logan LX-16 Discussion Thread

Thanks so much for the correction, HVFR is new to me as well.

I totally understand the need for a sub with these, measured frequency response of the Infinity P162s low end is about what I suspect the MLs will produce so Im kinda used to not having full range in that zone 2 (yet anyway).
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Re: Martin Logan LX-16 Discussion Thread

Digital Trends was impressed, 8.5 out of 10.

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Highs:
* Outstanding treble and transient response
* Lush, open mid-range
* Adequate bass
* Gorgeous finish

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* No threaded insert for securing to speaker stand
* Optimal bass response requires precise positioning
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And, since no one else has said it yet, grats on the LX16s! I will be anxiously awaiting your impressions as I will be in the market for a 2-channel set-up in the near future for my workshop.

Ill tell ya Joe, the Martin Logan LX16s sound wayyyy bigger than they have business sounding. These speakers, when given room to breath, are amazing at imaging and can fill a room unlike anything Ive experienced. Do they have the kick of my towers, no of course not, but they provide everything else in spades. Theyre smaller than you would imagine and construction is very very tight. They will fold if asked for too much low-end, or maybe it was the combination of my amp and the speakers 4 Ohms rating, so yeah a sub is needed to fill out the bottom end. If you can swing a pair, I highly recommend owning a pair, youll be the envy of every wrench-turner on your block

BTW, it seems everyone is selling these for $800 a pair except one site. No idea if theyre factory authorized or not and they charge shipping but it could still save you $100-$150 a pair over everyone else. Again, never done business with this site but I thought the price on these LX16s was pretty good....

http://www.newaudiovideo.com/martin-...ir-p-9610.html
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Thanks for the impressions and the link - glad you are enjoying them!


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BTW, it seems everyone is selling these for $800 a pair except one site. No idea if theyre factory authorized or not and they charge shipping but it could still save you $100-$150 a pair over everyone else. Again, never done business with this site but I thought the price on these LX16s was pretty good....

http://www.newaudiovideo.com/martin-...ir-p-9610.html
FYI - that website is not an authorized retailer. Some manufacturers even specifically list it as not authorized.
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Re: Martin Logan LX-16 Discussion Thread

New audioholics review:

"Martin Logan is typically known for their hybrid-electrostatic loudspeakers; however, they are now trying their hand at more traditional speakers, with a twist. The Martin Logan LX16 two-way bookshelf speakers ($799 pr.) utilize a proprietary Folded Motion tweeter. Martin Logan has reached a new price point, and consumer demographic, with the entire Motion Series. I found the LX16s to stand up to the Martin Logan name. No, the LX16s cannot really compare to Martin Logan’s iconic hybrid electrostats, but they shouldn’t be expected to at only a fraction of the cost. The LX16s have a beautiful finish, excellent aesthetics, and come in a reasonably small package. The 5.25” midrange driver hammers out a surprising amount of bass, and the Folded Motion tweeter is crisp and clean, if not a little bright. These speakers would work great in a standalone 2.1 system, or as main speakers in a 5.1 system. If you are in the market for good speakers with above average looks, give these a listen..."

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...lf/motion-lx16
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