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I have the esl and itching to upgrade to the esl x. Is it worth it. I want the lower crossover point but was wondering if image and soundstage will be as stable as the esl. I would guess esl x has more midrange purity and of course bass.
 

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Also, what advantage going from crossover point of 500 hz to 400 hz in the esl x?
 

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For the price of a new pair of ESL X, I would rather buy a pair of used Montis. It's powered, has a lower X-over point and is better built.
 

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IMHO, it's too little of an incremental upgrade to justify the cost. If you can't fit a bigger panel, I'd be looking for Ethos or Classic ESL 9. If you just want better bass, add a REL or Sumiko sub.
 

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Actually looking for midrange purity. Thought lower crossover point of X would help. And since front woofer of X only goes down to 80 hz. Less muddy midrange & less resonance as paired with rear firing woofer. What do you guys think?
 

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Hello...I do believe that the new Electromotions X are a wonderful speakers, and has all the Martin Logan Magic. Here are few reviews of them:

https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews...tromotion-esl-x-floorstanding-speaker-review/
https://www.soundandvision.com/content/martinlogan-electromotion-esl-x-speaker-system-review
https://www.soundandvision.com/cont...motion-esl-x-speaker-system-review-test-bench
https://www.absolutesounds.com/pdf/main/press/ML_EM-ESLX_HFW_4web.pdf

These reviews might help to you in your decision. If you read between lines, they love their sound quality!

Happy listening!
 

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Actually looking for midrange purity. Thought lower crossover point of X would help. And since front woofer of X only goes down to 80 hz. Less muddy midrange & less resonance as paired with rear firing woofer. What do you guys think?

Pick a model with active xo for the bass. The impurities come from the series inductor in the passive low pass xo. Play the ESL panel on its own with its passive eq and xo, and you'll hear nothing wrong from there. Eliminate the passive bass xo, and upper bass/ lower mid muddiness problem is fixed. This goes for every passive bass ML ever.
 

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I am not sure how to excite that not that technical and don't have the measuring equipment!
 

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