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    Default System #01 (Summit, Cinema)

    1. Member Name: Tom D.
    2. Location: Hayward, California USA
    3. ML Model(s): Summit & Cinema
    4. Year Purchased: 2008, 2003
    5. Mods/Changes: Speltz Anti-jumpers

    6. Associated Electronics:
    • Anthem Statement D2 Pre/Pro with ARC
    • Pass Labs X5 Power Amplifier
    • Belkin PureAV Silver Series speaker cables
    • AudioQuest King Cobra Interconnects (XLR)
    • Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 feeding into PS Audio Digital Link III DAC
    • Oppo BDP-83 BluRay / SACD / CD / DVD player
    • DBX 4BX Dynamic Range Expander
    • Hughes HD DirecTV Digital Network Recorder (TIVO)
    • LG 55LE8500 55" LED TV
    • Klipsch Quintet Surrounds (not shown)
    • Panamax M5300-PM Power Conditioner
    • OmniMount Cosmic Video Stand
    • OmniMount Cosmic Audio Tower
    • VTI Amp Stand



    7. Comments and/or stories about your Martin Logan experience:

    After 16 years with a pair of Sequels which I purchased new in early 1988, I finally upgraded to a bigger and better Logan - a very nice black pair of reQuests (purchased in 2003, sold in 2008) I bought from a gentleman on Audiogon who was the original owner, having purchased them in 2000.

    Big difference in overall sound between the Sequels and reQuests. Bass was much tighter and seamless and the overall sound is much fuller.

    A trip to ML to hear the new CLX changed all of that and I came home to my system and found it lacking in something. The CLX's are out of my price range, so I started looking for a pair of NEW Summits. ML had just discontinued the Summit and were preparing to release the Summit X, so ML Dealers were marking down their remaining inventory and I got a nice price quote from two different dealers and was about to pull the trigger when Joey V on the site announced that he was going to sell all of his gear, including his Summits. We struck a deal for me to buy them and the rest is history.

    Update: April 2009
    Added PS Audio Digital Link III DAC for Squeezebox

    Update: June 2009
    Added Pass Labs X5
    Removed Denon AVR 4800
    Added Anthem Statement D2 Pre/Pro

    Update: Oct 2009
    Added Oppo BDP-83 BluRay/CD/SACD/DVD player
    Removed Sony DVP-NC80V DVD/CD/SACD player/changer

    Update: Dec 2014
    Removed Pass Labs X250. Using X5 to drive all channels.



    Click HERE to see the historical photos of my system over the years.
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    Thumbs up Awsome

    Tom,
    I must say your system looks very nice,bet it sounds fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statman
    Tom,
    I must say your system looks very nice,bet it sounds fantastic!
    As I get more and more into home theater, I'm listening to my system less and less for 2 channel audio. I got a new TV for Xmas and need to get a new set of rear speakers... Hmmm.. what kind should I get?

    I'm leaning towards ML Frescos.

    Anyway, I'll need to get a new photo up there.

    Tom.
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    Very sweet setup (aren't reQuests just awesome!), and now with the addition of a shiny new TV (and soon some rear surrounds) you've got yourself one killer Home Theater. Looking forward to the new pix. Enjoy!

    SV

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    Hey Tom,

    Like I said before, sweet system!! But I STILLLLLLLL miss the neon Gumby

    Question:
    How did you get your pic to display at the very top?

    Looks like everyone else has their only after all the text. tell us your secret!!

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    I have the Neon Gumby in our spare bedroom. It doesn't get used much anymore... I should probably put it up on Ebay.



    I posted my system using HTML which is more versatile and allowed me to position my picture at the top.

    Tom.
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    Still simple and beautiful...

    Quote Originally Posted by TomDac
    I'm leaning towards ML Frescos.
    Great choice, Tom!


    It's amazing to see how the Frescos can be coherent with traditional ESL ML speakers, when you see how much different they are in a technical point of view.
    System #25: Martin Logan Clarity + Cinema i + Fresco + Grotto ; Harman Kardon Signature 1.0 + 1.5 + 1.3 ; Denon DVD A1 XVA (5910) ; Sim2 HT 300 Evo.

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    Tom, what kind of new TV did you get ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBobGoat
    Tom, what kind of new TV did you get ?
    50" Sony Grand Wega HDTV Rear projection LCD... I'm without a digital camera at the moment, but will update my photo when I get one.

    Tom.
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    Finally got a new camera and updated my photos of my system. TV is new (Xmas 2004) and Teac X1000R is out of my system.
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    System number 01, nice just had to see it.
    George; Architect
    Aerius 1992 vintage
    Tube powered at last!
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    Default I don't see him?

    Where's Gumby?

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    Gumby is still around..

    He's lurking in the spare room.
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    Tom

    You have a far-out, cool, great looking and I'll bet great sounding system.
    I just think your, "Omimount Audio Tower", is the Bee's Knees and the Cat's Meow!!! Great minds do think alike....
    Thanks for your kind words regarding my System #57, I appreciate it... It is kinda funny though, my designated, ML Club system number is, '57'... and I was born in 1957... They made cool, Chevy's then too...,wouldn't you agree?

    -Robin

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    Default 3bx

    Have not seen one of those in a while {I have the 4bx and wondering if I will like it with the Summits.} The Dynamic range capability always seemed to soften the voice to a more natural presentation. From mix to mix it was always quicker to expand the dynamic range to compensate for the recording. personal preference for all things but I am curious - how often do you use the 3bx? 0-100%
    Thanks !

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