Detailed reviews of Amplifiers used in conjunction with Martin Logan loudspeakers. Want to know what amp will be a good match to your Martin Logan loudspeakers? This is the place to find out!
AMP MFG - Rogue Audio
MODEL - M-150
MSRP - $4495 (a pair)
USED MKT PRICING - $2200-2800
SPECS - 150wpc, freq response 5hz - 50Hz +/- 1 db
SPEAKERS - Vantage, and as of 12/9/08 - Spire
My foray into tube power for my Logans began last winter and I have been enjoying these little 55 lb gems...
Manufacturer: Audio Research Corporation
Model: VT 100 III
Average Used Price: $3400 - $3800 (note - I anticipate this to change because the amp has just been discontinued)
Specs: 100 watts per channel (4 or 8 ohms at less than 1% THD)
Amp Auditioned On: Sequel II, Ascent i,...
i am using belles mb200 with my summit x . they seem to be an extremely good match after some worries raised in the hi fi plus review that they struggled with clx
they are very natural and control the sound very well. extremely reliable, class ab so fairly hot . a good match for the summit x ...
Denon & Marantz Holding Inc.
Manufacturer suggested retail price:
Before negotiation new retail price, $ 1142.
After negotiation sale price paid, $ 1000.
Amp Manufacturer: Pass Labs
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $6,000
Used market average price: $2,500
Basic Specs (watts, etc.): 250W into 8 Ohms. 500W into 4 Ohms
What ML speakers are you driving with this amp: reQuests
You can read many reviews of this amplifier online...
Wow. One of first things I noticed was less strain. Wait, I could have been imagining that. . .so, let's forward 6months. . .
I've been very happy with my Aragon. It's rated at 400w into a 4ohm load. The Aerius i's are spec'ed at 3.8ohms, I believe. Even if the dynamic woofer pulls more, I...
Amp Manufacturer: Wyred 4 Sound (Made in the USA!)
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $2,400
Used market average price: about $2,000
Basic Specs (watts, etc.): 570W into 8 Ohms. 1140W into 4 Ohms (see below for more details)
What ML speakers are you driving with this amp:...
Naim nap 180 (new 1.800 euros, now 750 euros)
Continuous, 8 ohms 60 watts per channel
Naim nap 250 (new 4.000 euros, now 1.500 euros) recap 500 euros
Continuous, 8 ohms 70 watts per channel
I have been a fan of Krell long before I could afford them.
One of my earliest experiences was at a CES show quite a few years ago. Dan D’Agostino and Gayle Sanders were displaying together at an art gallery a little off the main show area. Krell and Apogee had been bedfellows for quite a...
Amp Manufacturer: Anthem / Sonic Frontiers International (Owned by "Paradigm", who are now owned by "ShoreView Industries", who in-turn own Martin Logan company) It's all a big circle of "Sonic Nirvana", isn't it... ;)
Model: Anthem Statement P5
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $5,500.00...
Amp Manufacturer: Audio Research Corporation
Model: VTM 120 Monoblocks
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: Unknown
Used market average price: $2,000/pair
Basic Specs: 110 watts/channel
I first fell in love with electrostats when I heard and bought the Quad 57’s. After a few amplifier...
I am posting this review here because I believe that the comparison of amps is all about the amp-speaker interface versus the amps in isolation.
Before I jump into the review, first a bit of background. When I was in the market for speakers to replace my Quad 2805, I auditioned the Spires at...
Amp - Classé CA-101
$MSRP - No idea 'cos I'm in Australia. I'm sure you don't want me to give the $AUD amount 'cos it's about five times what US based people would pay (even with exhange rates).
$USED - $AUD 3,500 - 4,000
Specs: 100w (8 ohms, 20Hz-20,000Hz, +/- 0.1dB, both channels driven)...
My new baby -- finally, tubes again for my CLS's! And you all know by now how I feel about driving electrostats with a tube amp :bowdown:
Amp Manufacturer: McIntosh Laboratories
Model: McIntosh MC275 MkIV (MkV is identical except it has standard binding posts, but no input level controls)...
Tube Audio Design (BizzyBee Audio)
MSRP $2999.00 (negotiable)
No data on used market
100wpc in Ultralinear mode/ 50wpc in triode mode
Martin Logan Clarity
New text in blue
I originally posted this review in 6/2005 on AA. In the intervening year and a half I have truly gotten...
Review of the Monarchy SE-100 delux
Date purchased: May 22, 2007
Watt rating: 100 watts into 8 ohms, 200 watts into 4 ohms.
Cost new: $1,180.00 each
What I paid: $450.00 each
Size: 5” x 11” x 12”
Weight: 26 lbs each
The Plinius SA102 has arrived as most of you probably know by now and I am obligated to write a review about it and referenced to my previous reference amplifier, the Rotel RB1090 dual monoblock amp.
SqueezeBox 3 -> Rotel RC1070 preamplifier -> Rotel RB1090 amp/Plinius SA102 amp ->...
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