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  1. rhd1953

    Looking for Inteface Boxes for CLS II

    I can send a photo of the electronics, if you want. Also, ESL Repair supplies parts for electrostatic repairs. (ESL Repair - Home) Russ Knotts does recoat the CLS panel mylar film and tests them, so I assume he could provide/recommend electronics for the CLS II.
  2. rhd1953

    Martin Logans and 3-Dimensionality of Sources.

    Do you have issues with ripped cds, and then playing the audio files? Does it occur when playing an audio cd thru a dvd player? Have you tried "Audio Test CD - Lasertrak CD2000 (test Tones, benchmark)" from testdisc? (https://www.testdisc.com/collections/all)? I just looked and it seems to...
  3. rhd1953

    Martin Logans and 3-Dimensionality of Sources.

    WOW, something must be seriously wrong with your system. I've been going thru my music and the vast majority of records and cds have excellent sound staging (3d). I'm streaming digital files (mostly wav) from my pc via VLC (media player software) and a Schiit Modi 3+ (usb to rca audio) and...
  4. rhd1953

    CLS Refurbs and Value?

    Look for the serial numbers on the electronics and top corners of the panels. Do you have CLS 1, II, or IIz? Mar 13, 2020 I have an email from martinlogan service saying the "new CLSII panels are $3398.00 plus shipping". I paid $3600 (including tax) for my new CLS II in 1989. Where are you...
  5. rhd1953

    panels: SL3 vs Summit

    I'd do a search on MG issues for pre quasi ribbon (2010) speaker problems! Why buy used when there's a wide price/size range available new. MG details: "Jim Winey created Magnepan speaker technology in his basement in 1968. He opened shop in White Bear Lake, Minnesota in 1969. The technology...
  6. rhd1953

    How much meat can you eat?

    Learning something everyday (browsing youtube videos)...I found this "influencer blog" (mukbang, in Korean). It's called "7 Servings of Pork Belly (1.5kg) Challenge. First prize is 1,000,000 Won"! (if you finish in less than 7 minutes.) Watch a "dainty" young woman chow down (daintily) on a...
  7. rhd1953

    panels: SL3 vs Summit

    Consider new Magnepan full range electrostatic speakers. My CLS (I and II) had 13 db treble roll off...replacement panels are more than the CLS IIs' cost new in 1989. I prefer full range electrostatic speakers, I purchased the Magnepan LRS last year. In a small room w/bunglow sloped...
  8. rhd1953

    Comparing ML CLS1's with Magnepan .7...

    I've added a new pair of Magnepan MG .7 quasi ribbon speakers to my home theater... With no break-in, they sound great, very possibly an alternative to the CLS's. At $1450 for a new pair, vs replacing the CLS panel's for +$3,300 (and still using the old electronics) a very real choice...if you...
  9. rhd1953

    First aquisition - help

    Robert, I don't know about refresh. They do offer a several models at below $9,000 and of course more expensive....but they are all full range ribbon, no cone sub woofer. There is a ribbon sub available. For $650 +shipping...the LRS demonstrate what the larger models sound like. In my...
  10. rhd1953

    First aquisition - help

    I've owned them for less than a year, I have no idea. I would guess the ribbons are not as physically robust as the CLS panels. These are Magnepan's current Quasi-ribbon speakers, history of the older type Magnepan's may not apply. For sound at this price I don't care. Replacing ML CLS...
  11. rhd1953

    First aquisition - help

    Why not purchase a pair of Magnepan LRS for $650 plus shipping? They're only 14"x48"x1", weight 48 lbs(pair). I've had a pair of ML CLS II since 1989, bought a used pair of ML CLS 1's early this year. When I got the LRS speakers, set them up with an Anthem AVM 20 pre/classDaudio STR amp...
  12. rhd1953

    Moving Analog to pc...

    JonFo-I have licensed CoolEdit2000 for wav file editing...yes pops and clicks if any, mostly leading/trailing silence and adjusting sound levels. I compile most of my music...nothing is recorded at the same level. Digital is the worst, at least on a record you can see where the loudest part...
  13. rhd1953

    Thinking of Purchasing a Turntable; Any and All Advice Welcome!

    Have you checked for used record stores in your area? Long ago in a far away place (Tempe, AZ ZIA records) I bought pristine import pressings and 12" singles, mostly for less than $5. Out of country college students dumping their records...they recorded them to cassette. You could find a...
  14. rhd1953

    Great new Anthem MCA 225 power amplifier.

    The Anthem MCA 225 is on sale for $1,599.20 (4/30/2020) I was checking prices earlier this month and the Anthem hompage showed a sale price (20%off) on these amps. Went to my local Anthem dealer and placed an order, received it a week later. It sounds great on my ML CLS1's. I'm using a...
  15. rhd1953

    2020 Martin Logan CLS Serial Number Census...Please enter yours now

    Census of all ML CLS models' serial numbers, both electronics and panels. Please message me your S/Ns, will create a spread sheet and see what it looks like. Aren't you curious...how many CLS's are out there, how old, and how many with replacement panels (and when). Mine: CEAc026/027 and...
  16. rhd1953

    Index of Speaker mods and audio repair services

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  17. rhd1953

    1989 Martin Logan CLSii with Anthem AVM 20, classDaudio SMAA and streaming wav

    I recently replace my Emotive processor with an Anthem AVM 20 (used $260 with shipping) and a classDaudio SMAA stereo power amp (new $700, with increased power supply for CLSs). So, I've been going thru my entire audio collection...because clarity and definition has improved significently...
  18. rhd1953

    Magnepan is active and dedicated to full range ribbon speakers, starting at $650 (pr)

    Since Martin Logan doesn't have entry or mid-priced full range electrostatics... Magnepan now sells a demo/entry level full range ribbon/quasi ribbon speaker pair for $650. These are specifically created to interest buyer in the purchase of the larger speakers (gasp, what an amazing idea)...
  19. rhd1953

    FYI Dec 31, 2019 CLS 2 panels price is....

    FYI Dec 31, 2019 CLS 2 panels price is....more 13Mar2020 Sit down, fasten your seat belt! "A pair of replacement electrostatic panels will be $2855/pr plus shipping. These panels are not kept in stock, they are made to order. At the moment there is about a 10-14 week lead time."...
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