System #12 (reQuest, Aerius i, Theater i, Descent)
1. Member Name: Seth Valencia
2. Location: Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
3. ML Models: reQuest, Aerius i, Theater i, Descent
4. Year Purchased: 2003
5. Mods/Changes: None
6. Associated electronics:
Pre-Pro: Denon AVP-A1HDCI
5 Channel Amp: Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II
5 Channel Amp: Sonance Sonamp 5150
CD Player: Sony CDP-XA20ES
HD DVD player: Toshiba HD-XA2 (2)
Blu-ray Transport: Denon 2500BTCI
Blu-ray Player: Sony BDS300
DVD/DVD-A/SACD Player: Yamaha DVD-S2300
CD Recorder: Denon CDR-W1500
S-VHS VCR: JVC HRS-9911U
HD DVR/Satellite Receiver: Dish Network VIP622
Laserdisc Player: Pioneer Elite CLD-99
Minidisc Recorder: Sony MDS-JE530
Tape Deck: Sony TC-K707ES
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70" SXRD HDTV
Power Conditioner/Surge Protection
Monster Power HTS 5000
Panamax Max DBS
APC Smart UPS SUA750
Yamaha APD-1 AC-3 RF Demodulator
Subwoofer: ADS MS3 (soon to be replaced with a second ML Descent)
Rear Center Surrounds: Paradigm Mini Monitors
Rear L/R Height Channels: Paradigm Mini Monitors
Speaker Cables - Mains: Monster Cable M Series (Bi-Wired Shotgun Configuration)
Speaker Cable - Center: Monter Cable M Series
Speaker Cable - Surrounds: Monster Cable Original 12 gauge
Interconnects: Outlaw Audio PCA with locking barrel ends
Coax Digital: Apature Accusound Digital
Optical: Monster Light Speed 200
XLR Balanced Cables: Cobalt Ultimate Balanced XLR
HDMI Cables: Audioquest Cinemaquest HDMI 3 and HDMI X
7. Comments and/or stories about your Martin Logan experience:
Having been a fan of both music and movies for some time, I have always been in the pursuit to achieve the best sound for both. With these Martin Logans I have finally found "that sound" I have been looking for. I have always loved Martin Logans for the High Tech yet Classy look they present. Besides their stunning good looks, Martin Logans offer a sound that is so emotionally involving that the only word I can use to describe it is WOW!! These are speakers that will look as fresh and cutting edge 10 years from now as they do now.
Now I know why ML owners have been raving about them. It has been said before and I totally agree, that the only thing better than a Martin Logan is a bigger Martin Logan.
Here's a link to more photos:
My Martin Logan Theater
Last edited by STV; 01-07-2010 at 11:30 PM.
Reason: System updates
Thank you Tom! Because of all your hard work this site is now a reality.
Nice job on putting together the system!
Nice System Seth,
This was one of my favorite systems on the old site, and still is one of my favorites on the new site. Thanks for sharing.
Seth, I know I've told you before, but that's an awesome setup! By the way, I know I still owe you some CD's, but I've been too busy to think.
I wish I had the space to put a rig like that in my apartment....
Thank you for the very nice compliment on my system. Movies and music sound awesome, I'm really enjoying it. BTW it's great to hear from you! I need to e-mail you some time. No problem on the CD's, I know you keep a very busy schedule. How have you enjoyed the CD's I sent? Do you still have the same setup from the last time we spoke?
I've enjoyed the CD's you sent me a lot. In fact I just listened to one of them two days ago.
I don't remember what exactly was in my system last we spoke, but I'm pretty sure I changed a few things. I'm hoping to get a picture or two posted today from work. Speakers are all the same though.
Cool beans, I'm glad that you're enjoying the CD's. BTW I just checked out your system photo, and I really like the new look. Awesome! Nice to have your system here on the club.
Slick looking system Seth. Love those equiptment racks. Yes, keep working on that dream of front projection. Used CRT projectors in great condition can be had for a couple thousand and give the expensive digitals a good run for the money. A big advantage, soundwise, with front projection is that, by removing the "box" from between the Quests, your soundstage will really open up.
Wow what a great system Im not there yet but keep adding on,
wonder if you could help me set up my Denon CDR-W1500
Im having a hard time with the connections.