Renaissance 15a LCR or Statement 40xw LCR

MartinLogan Audio Owners Forum

Help Support MartinLogan Audio Owners Forum:

Moltar

Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2020
Messages
9
Reaction score
1
So I have an interesting conundrum. I currently have 15a with a 34c center and have a 120in 16:9 screen between the left and right. I love the electrostatic sound, but it severely limits my screen size. Statements solve this using AT and inwalls. I could also do 15a all the way across, buying a third 15a and selling the 34c, and doing a larger drop down screen AT in front of them.

Do I keep the electrostatic goodness with the 15a all the way and efx surrounds or go balls to the wall with Statements LCR and Monument surrounds?

What would you do?

Here is what the room currently looks like.
0D10346F-DFF1-4881-8035-022871A45101.jpeg
 

ttocs

Well-known member
MLO Supporter
Joined
Aug 10, 2014
Messages
717
Reaction score
311
Location
Highland Park, IL
For HT I'd use Statements all the way!
But keep the 15A's for music.

The Statement speakers are great for HT! Just not as good as my 13A's for music. Two different animals.

Flush mounted Statements would be the best. It takes SBIR from the wall out of the equation.
 

Robert D

Well-known member
MLO Supporter
Joined
Jul 21, 2020
Messages
2,023
Reaction score
463
Location
Ohio
For HT I'd use Statements all the way!
But keep the 15A's for music.

The Statement speakers are great for HT! Just not as good as my 13A's for music. Two different animals.

Flush mounted Statements would be the best. It takes SBIR from the wall out of the equation.
I think thats what I would do as long as I had another room where I would want to put a system just for listening to music. If you hang the screen down in front of the 15a's it will have to come down from the ceiling and be quite a few feet out from the front wall and that will put the screen much closer to your seating positions. That might feel cramped?
 

Robert D

Well-known member
MLO Supporter
Joined
Jul 21, 2020
Messages
2,023
Reaction score
463
Location
Ohio
Is that an Atmos setup, with some of those speakers on the ceiling being Atmos, or are those all surround speakers? You could look at putting in some systines for atmos in the ceiling and tributes as the surrounds in the walls.
 

JonFo

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jan 16, 2005
Messages
4,651
Reaction score
382
Location
Big Canoe, GA
As much of an ESL fan as I am, I'd say the Statements would be the better choice on many levels, including sound quality.

And speaking of sound quality, you can vastly improve your current setup by putting absorbers behind those side-wall EFX's. I can hear the comb-filtering from here, and it makes my ears hurt every time I see a pic of one of those right up against a wall.
 

Brazillnut

Active member
Joined
Aug 29, 2021
Messages
27
Reaction score
11
Audio Advice installed a really nice Statement 40Xw system in a stealth theater a few months ago. the owner was a big ESL fan but didn't want speakers sitting out in the room. He moved his stats to a different room and is thrilled with the results.
I
 

Robert D

Well-known member
MLO Supporter
Joined
Jul 21, 2020
Messages
2,023
Reaction score
463
Location
Ohio
Audio Advice installed a really nice Statement 40Xw system in a stealth theater a few months ago. the owner was a big ESL fan but didn't want speakers sitting out in the room. He moved his stats to a different room and is thrilled with the results.
I

That looks like the theater that one of our members posted on here. He shared the building process. Amazing setup! That's my dream.
 
Top