I've been saying this for years, higher is better as long as you can cover the mid-bass well.I wonder too.
They seem to be increasing the crossover frequency, consecutively, over the years.
Monolith was 125Hz.
Odyssey / Prodigy was 250Hz.
I asked the same question with (on this forum anyway) with the introduction of the Summit back in 2005.
I'd really like to know from Martin Logan why this is?
while I can't confirm it, those that can are merely stating their opinion (just like Stereophile). Therefore I suspect only your ears can be the judge. FWIW, my money is on a definite improvement over your Montis. As for the 'far better' part .....................Stereophile is saying that the Expression model is far better than "my" Montis... Can anyone confirm or comment?
Dave. I believe you have heard the 3.7 ? Not sure of the 20.7? Might you compare? The 20s are the best I have heard for my tastes.Finally got around to hearing a member of the Masterpiece lineup yesterday, the Expression. In a word .......WOW ! Driven by a McIntosh front end (601 mono blocks) and properly set up (as Overture always does) they were simply the best hybrid stats I've heard to date. I know Chris (C.A.P) was not impressed with what he heard in the 11's but it obvious the dealer demoing them was working with a less than ideal room.
The 13A's that I listened to clearly demonstrated the most coherent panel to woofer integration to date, so good to these old ears that for me I can safely say I could not of heard better, It was simply seamless.
Am I rushing out to sell my Revel's....... nope. But if one were in the market for speakers in the 15k price range and had the room to properly set these babies up they will be rewarded with some of Logan's best sound to date, without question. Alan, I know you're a 'Happy Camper' !
Is ARC not able to compensate?The new Masterpiece models should be better than their predecessors. My new Expression 13A's are a definite step up from my old Legacy Summits, but overall performance is still very room (acoustics) dependant. For example, despite the Expressions superb bass integration, I'm still using dual subs to fill in a 50-60 Hz null at my listening position.