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    Reviews - what can be trusted?

    I'll keep my original Aerius hybrids, thank you. They reviewed well back then and sound just fine right now ;-) I've never heard Ladysmith Black Mambazo better (on Paul Simon's Graceland CD). You'd swear they were in the room with you ;-) Same goes for Jennifer Warnes and Diana Krall. It was...
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    can any home receiver power martin logan electrostatic speakers like source

    The Adcom is not in the upper echelons of power amps, as it cannot deliver twice the power into 4 ohms, but the 150 watts RMS/channel it can deliver in 2 channel mode far exceeds my needs at the output levels I listen at (and is mostly classical chamber music and light jazz combos). I do not use...
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    newbie from Toronto canada

    I was considering trying my "original" Aerius' (purchased in 2000) with an old 5.1 receiver in case I ever have to REALLY downsize (or sell off all but one basic system). The receiver I have has reasonable specs and I do NOT play music loudly (mostly chamber music and jazz combos). Attached is...
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    CLX: power cables

    Whether it's "real" or just your "perception", if it makes you happy and doesn't bankrupt you (or result in your family being deprived), go for it. I played with various interconnect cables for years and eventually discovered that a cable I had not liked at one time I liked at another. Maybe my...
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    can any home receiver power martin logan electrostatic speakers like source

    When I first saw the specific original M/L Aerius units that I bought from a high end audio store (used) in 2000, they were in a used equipment hallway being run by a used Denon compact system similar to the photo I attached (I don't remember the actual model). They sounded just fine, but were...
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    Cleaning Stators

    How do you know it's a stator problem and not a woofer problem? You say the rattle is at low frequencies, which are put out by the woofers. Since the feet are loose, maybe there is more than that wrong in the woofer compartment. I have had zero problems with my original Aerius: no issues...
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    Laser Printers....Thoughts ??

    I have only owned InkJet printers at home. During my career, at my work and my wife's, they of course used expensive lasers. I started with Epson Inkjet printers when I bought my first computer, a Pentium 60. (You can guess when that was ;-). I found that since I used cartridges infrequently...
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    New Ownership for Martin Logan

    The house is filled with bears. In fact my wife did a cull recently, as she felt we had just too many ;-) There are +24 in the family room still plus more scattered throughout the house. You have to move at least one bear if you want to sit down ;-) We have more in boxes in the garage ;-) The...
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    New Ownership for Martin Logan

    Thought I'd add my 2 cents worth. I feel it's mostly males who like to devote lots of time to equipment and setup. The women I've known over my lifetime (I'm 78) only want to hear whichever genre of music they prefer over anything that can reproduce sound, mono or stereo or surround. That always...
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    System #544 (ESL9)

    Hola Roberto, I agree that that is not the best spot for a turntable, but this room is not (and cannot) be set up properly for good 3D stereo. Everything is in a place where the boss (my wife) aggrees it can be placed (within reason, of course). At first, she didn't want the Aerius'...
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    System #544 (ESL9)

    as an aside, I have found that most of my electronics "sound better" after they have been powered on (and usually working) for about 20 minutes or so. Now, my electronics aren't "new". They were made in the late 1980s up to the end of the 1990s. They are NOT top line, just what I could afford at...
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    Martin Logan Shower Cleaning PDF

    Does anyone know why the old panels need washing by so many users? I would never be able to tell if they still sounded exactly the way they did 20 years ago. NO heavy dust and don't smoke, live in NW suburbs. Even my hearing has deteriorated. Have tinnitus hissing in my ears at about 10kHz...
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    Martin Logan Shower Cleaning PDF

    Not sure why you can't download it as it was easy for me ???
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    Equipment placement and cable differences

    I use very inexpensive interconnects and lower-end equipment to drive my Original Aerius's. On another forum which I subscribed to because of using older equipment, I happened to mention two of my current experiences and was criticised by a Moderator there for posting what he thought were...
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    Isolation cone in lieu of rear floor spike

    Glad that at least several owners have had similar experiences to mine. So either I'm still sane or we're all "hearing things" ;-) As long as no one starts calling us Coneheads...although now I guess I can't consider it an insult ;-)
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