Hello friends, I apologize first for my poor english, I am french and live n Paris... I am found of ML speakers for a long time, Request, Prodigy and now ESL15A. I had always appreciated the silky and smooth medium, the magical resolution and 3D from the ESL pannels but angry with the bass reproduction, too slow and not articulated. What a pity ! I use high end CELLO electronics and MIT Shotgun MA cables, LYRA Etna phono cartridge on Golmund turntable, Wadia and Esoteric CD transports, Emmlabs DAC2X Dac. One month ago I purchased a pair of Renaissance ESL15A speakers, they have a great feed back anywhere, and I am very disappointed of the sound they give for the moment, after 50 hours break in. Yes, the bass reproduction is better, more articulated and less boom-boom, but the global presentation is very different compared the previous ML speakers. First, the ESL 15A is not a better Prodigy... the reproduction is different and more like a cabinet speaker (small and focused) and not a ESL pannel which was large and silky. I get more speed and resolution in bass, medium frequencies but timbre is missing, with a reduced palette of sounds in this part, hardness on voices and saxophone, with projected frequencie. So, I heard that a break in is necessary for these speakers but I did not found more details about that, from ML, reviews or posts. I am very worried, even if I know that ML presentation went to a new direction since Micro Perf pannels. And smaller sizes of pannels, micro perf ESL get a kind of stiffness from Summit and new generation ML models. So, I dreamed about a Prodigy with better bass integration and reproduction, but I am affraid the ESL15A is not. Please tell me I am wrong and I have to be more patient with the break in time... 300 hours I have read ? If any body has some experience with that, it is important to post it, thank you to tell me more. Regards to all of you.
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