Current equivalent to Summit

MartinLogan Owners (MLO)

Help Support MartinLogan Owners (MLO):

sleepysurf

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 11, 2005
Messages
2,561
Reaction score
35
Location
Tampa, FL
I agree with GW1800, the 13 is the current similar model, but it is much better with the built-in ARC room correction for the bass.
I agree. I replaced my Summits with the Expression 13A's. However, aside from the addition of ARC, they're still far from equivalent. The 13A's have 13" wide panels, vs. the Summit's 11". Both have dual 10" woofers, but totally different configurations. Also, the Expressions cross over from panel to woofers at 300 Hz, vs. the Summits/X at 270 Hz.
 

GW1800

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2011
Messages
318
Reaction score
11
Location
WI
All above spot on! From 20’ away both look similar but as you get closer the differences are very obvious. Listening is dramatically better with the 13’s hands down. I’ve had both loved the X’s at the time but moved on to something much much better
 

GW1800

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2011
Messages
318
Reaction score
11
Location
WI
Just another point to stick up for the X’s. If money is tight a used pair of X’s will hold their own and will most likely blow away the buyers previous pair. Enjoy!!
 

Stereonerd

Active member
Joined
Feb 26, 2011
Messages
42
Reaction score
3
Location
6 Bayly St, Baylys Beach, 0377, New Zealand
Well, I've just blown my load on a pair of Summits. It's all very well for those of you who can afford 13's (in NZ, where I live, these retail for an eye-watering $30,000-plus) but I'm on a tight budget. Hi-fi is so depressing in some ways: just when you think you've reached the 'summit' (ha) you find that it's some way off!
 

GW1800

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2011
Messages
318
Reaction score
11
Location
WI
Congrats!! You will not be disappointed
 

Gordon Gray

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 18, 2005
Messages
3,993
Reaction score
20
Location
Alto, NM
Having owned the Summits for five years, in addition to three other ML models over the previous 15 years or so, I can tell you the Summit is a great speaker and when set up appropriately, they should keep you happy for a long time.
 

Steelhead

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2005
Messages
71
Reaction score
3
Location
Eagle River Alaska
Summits are totally enjoyable

I swap in modified Klipsch LaScala's and Summits and I personally prefer the Summits and most of my family and neighbors agree (well no voting if Led Zeppelin or AC/DC is playing) but Summits have been a fantastic purchase for this listener.

Great speakers although I have not heard the latest versions Logan's, I cannot imagine you being anything other than blissed out.
 

fordste

Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2007
Messages
15
Reaction score
4
Location
Ocoee TN
I have had my Summits since 2007 and have been overjoyed with what I have heard from them over the years. I have owned many speakers over the years including Klipshorns in the late 70s. I have not felt the need to move on from the Summits as I have had them in 2 dedicated purposed built sound rooms. The magic comes from the setup.
Currently my audio club prefers my system over any other in the club.
 
Top