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    Martin Logan Theos - Starting from scratch

    One could find a preamp, or even an integrated amp, that offers a home theater bypass switch. Add an AVR later, when something pops up at a good price.
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    Martin Logan Theos - Starting from scratch

    This Anthem might be good too, since it's a 5 channel model, and has been serviced. No personal experience with Anthem, but they're well liked here.
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    Martin Logan Theos - Starting from scratch

    Maybe find a decent processer, and add just a 2 channel stereo amp, to start. Get decent stuff, something you can grow on. Then, as budget permits, add a 3 channel amp. Acurus, Aragon, ATI, Adcom, B&K, Emotiva, and Monoprice offer new and used gear, with 2 channel and 3 channel models. I use...
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    Video of your system playing music

    I use HiFi Man 400i's phones at work, through a Schiit Modius DAC and a LYR 2 head amp, and you could definitely hear the spaciousness of the Nugent track. Very good microdetail and note decay. Plus, I wasn't sure what to concentrate on; the SPL meter, the VU meters, the video display, or the...
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    Martin Logan esl c supply chain issue backlogged?

    Crutchfield has the gloss black ESL C in stock. However, the satin black version is noted as being out of stock, due to supply issues. The new normal. (Not recommending Crutchfield over DaVinci Media. I just wanted to post an example of what might be at issue).
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    CLX owners and CLX lovers I need your help deciding what to do with a pair I jreceived.

    I'm new to Martin Logans, and it's been years since I've heard Magnepans, but I'd still recommend Martin Logan speakers. I've heard the 3 Series ribbon tweeter Magnepans, in very good rooms, using top tubed Audio Research gear, and the Magnepans didn't do it for me. While the speakers threw a...
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    Brand new Masterpiece ESL 9 level difference in left right channel

    I would definitely have your dealer inspect the crossovers too, while they're replacing the panels and bias boards. No harm in making sure everything is acceptable. I also swapped out my dead bias board, on my EM-ESL's, this past weekend. That fixed my issue with the speaker, not powering up...
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    CLX owners and CLX lovers I need your help deciding what to do with a pair I jreceived.

    There's a new pair on eBay as well (not mine). With the CLX now being unobtainium, I'd have a difficult time selling a personally owned pair. You only live once! :D
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    Brand new Masterpiece ESL 9 level difference in left right channel

    Well, that's scary. Potentially exposed to sea air, for a year! Who knows what else might have been affected, and how long would it take for additional issues to show? At this point, I'd want new replacement speakers. If not, I'd ask for a full refund.
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    Brand new Masterpiece ESL 9 level difference in left right channel

    Yea, I think the OP has 2 issues. One speaker with a bad panel, and both speakers have suspect power supply boards. If like my EM-ESL's internally, the power supply boards are in the bottom of the cabinet, and the leaky capacitors won't harm the crossover boards or the woofers.
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    Brand new Masterpiece ESL 9 level difference in left right channel

    Document the speakers before they are repackaged and shipped. Make sure to take many pictures of both speakers. There's not much else you can do, to ensure the ML's are returned in the same shape, as before the journey. And while your experiences are unfortunate and disappointing up to this...
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    Martin Logan ESL blue light blinking

    It's a DC 15V, 0.4A charger. ML sells them for $36.
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    Brand new Masterpiece ESL 9 level difference in left right channel

    While I own EM ESL's, I have a bias board that I need to replace too. I'll check it over, once home, to see if it shows any similar 'saltiness' to yours.
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    System #538 (Renaissance ESL 15A)

    Combing 2 (or more) capacitors in parallel, to create the value you need, isn't unusual or uncommon. I've done it myself, when recapping. So, if you need an 18uF cap, AudioCap has a 10uF and an 8.2uF, that could be used on the 15A's. Parts Express and Parts Connexion sells AudioCaps. There...
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