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bobbylee

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Greetings everyone!

I just purchased a pair of ML CLS IIZ; I have been eyeing electrostatics ever since I heard a friends Arius speakers almost 20 years ago. Have never heard horns or a saxophone sound so pure and untainted like on the Arius until I hooked up the CLS's the other night and started to go thru my library. And not just brass, a brush on cymbals, vocals, many aspects.

I have had numerous components over the years but they were never enough. Took a while to figure out what I needed to have to hear what I wanted to hear! Before the CLS's I had got to a CJ ET7S2, CJ Premiere 350, Oppo 105, Sony HAP Z1-ES all playing through Gallo Ref 3.5 speakers and a JL Fathom V2. Sounded pretty good, but never had the horns like the Arius's. Gallos are out and the CLS's are in...wow (understatement of decade); more like holy ships! Hahahaha!

Have never heard such clarity and accuracy in the music I have been listening to for (in some instances) 40 years. The sax on Us and Them (Pink Floyd) is pure ecstacy on these bad boys. Bonnie Raitt's voice on a slow ballad is chilling, haunting. Horns on You Can Call Me Al are finally like what I heard on my friend's Arius speakers. Had been looking hard at Summit X for a while and more recently at panels from SoundLab but saw these on Audiogon and pulled the trigger. Glad I did.

The hobby part of all this is fun, but hearing what I'm hearing from these 20 yr old speakers is the end game. Amazing speaker.

With happy ears,

Bob L.
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sleepysurf

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Glad you found audio nirvana! I too, love the combination of a C-J tube preamp (CT5, in my case) and C-J Premier 350 powering ML's!
 

Reverb

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Fantastic, welcome to the forum, and enjoy.
 

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Beautiful combination with the CJ front end and need that sub. Definitely experiment w/ placement ( I'm talking millimeters). I'm sure it's wonderful sounding. Glad you are so thoroughly enjoying it. Welcome!
 
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