Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 156

Thread: System #01 (Summit, Cinema)

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default System #01 (Summit, Cinema)

    1. Member Name: Tom D.
    2. Location: Rancho Mirage, CA 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.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by TomDac; 04-05-2016 at 05:56 AM.
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Statman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Southern CA
    Posts
    322

    Thumbs up Awsome

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

  3. #3
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default

    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.
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

  4. #4
    Senior Member STV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Land of Enchantment
    Posts
    483

    Default

    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

  5. #5
    Senior Member Peter_Klim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Posts
    358

    Default

    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!!

  6. #6
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default

    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.
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

  7. #7
    Member pat17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Posts
    103

    Default

    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.

  8. #8
    Member TheBobGoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Everywhere!
    Posts
    209

    Default

    Tom, what kind of new TV did you get ?

  9. #9
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default

    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.
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

  10. #10
    Greg_A
    Guest

    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 !

  11. #11
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default

    Hi Greg,

    I've had the 3BX forever and of course it seemed to have more of an effect with analaog recordings than digital. I do occasionally use it on older CDs that were made from a not so good recording. It's a piece of nostalga that I'm not ready to give up yet.
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

  12. #12
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default Moved the amp

    I got my 3 meter interconnects in the mail this week, so this morning I moved the amp into the left corner. Of course now my power cable for the amp won't reach, so I got it plugged into an extension cord (for now).

    This allowed me to move the left speaker a little more to the left and this sounds a little better to my ears.

    Still have to put my fake ficas behind the right speaker and my other plants behind the left one....

    also.. got some "anti-jumpers" and put them on the Summits... not sure I can tell any difference.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

  13. #13
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default

    got my plants moved back into the room and updated my main photo.. Still wondering if moving the rack over to the left side of the room and moving the left Summit to the right a little more would be better..
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

  14. #14
    Super User Brad225's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Wesley Chapel, Fl
    Posts
    1,307

    Default

    The room is much better with all your effort, very relaxed looking.

    Your system has come along way this year I'm sure it sounds wonderful.

    Until I looked at the picture progression again I forgot about the pink walls. Not that there is anything wrong with pink walls. I painted our kitchen pink, well mauve actually, but many people called it pink. You either love it or leave the room.

    It is a little difficult to tell from the photo but it doesn't look like the couch will interfere with the left speaker much. You could temporarily slide the couch down the wall away from the speaker to see the affect but I would guess it will not be a huge change.

    Ever since acquiring Joey's Summits you have been on a roll. What's next or have you exorcised the Joeyitis out of them?

  15. #15
    MLO owner/operator TomDac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Rancho Mirage, California
    Posts
    3,335

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad225 View Post
    Ever since acquiring Joey's Summits you have been on a roll. What's next or have you exorcised the Joeyitis out of them?
    I'd love to ditch my Denon receiver and get a proper HT processor (ie Theta Casablanca 3) but I don't think it'll happen until after the economy rebounds...
    Tom D'Acquisto
    MartinLoganOwners.com owner/operator
    ML Owner from 1988 to 2015 (Sequels, reQuests, Summits, Cinema)
    Currently MartinLoganless
    CL
    ick HERE to see my ML systems of the past.


    Click here to see how you can help support this site!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •