Thanks aliveatfive...it is a good review!...and still are saying that ML does not rock!...and it is his opinion, and of course, not mine!!! Happy listening,aliveatfive said:
This is odd, I and lots of others have NEVER associate "metallic ringing" with Steinway grand. Steinways have always been known for their warm, organic quality.Alvin Gold of Enjoy the Music said:the very distinctive metallic ringing quality and attack of the Steinway grand used in the test recording was captured beautifully
Also, you should be willing to purchase amplification that can handle their very challenging load requirements.
This reviewer is making a claim based on an assumption rather than an actual test. The only amplification he used was the Krell as quoted above. The load requirement for the Summit is not challenging at all. Apparently the Summit is a more efficient speaker than the specs would lead you to believe. I recently drove the Summit with a Cary CAD-300-SEI (15W) and it sounded great. What other panel or electrostat speaker (besides the Vantage) can drive with just 15W of 300b tube power? Don't just take my word for it, try it for yourself.A Krell KAV-280p and a KAV2250 pre and power amp for this test worked well here, and for its transparency and speed, a loudspeaker cable like Nordost's Valhalla really comes into its own
Werdattyonline said:Have no idea why you guys give a damn what some reviewer says. Most of these reviewers know little if anything about what they are doing. They are hired for writing proficiency, not a gifted ear. A friend of mine was lucky enough years ago to hear a system at Harry Pearson's home on Long Island where he does all the listening tests. He was appalled at how bad the system sounded, and the tech guy who set it up said it sounded great. Think of the millions of dollars of gear over the past decade sold based on a positive review by the Absolute Sound! I do not need a review to tell me how good Martin Logans are. All I have to do is listen to the competition.
DO you have links to the graphs perchance?garmtz said:In two German magazines, they plotted the frequency response of the Summit, which (at 30 degrees off axis and > 500 Hz) was ruler flat and rivalled that of top dynamic speakers, which is an incredible accomplishment for an electrostatic speaker.
Tony, I must admitt you put it Perrrrfectly ! Sometimes we all get a little too carried away with our flowery adjectives used in describing our beloved pastime, but I think you hit the nail on the head !! Besides I listen to mostly classical and various Jazz artists and I have yet to listen to a speaker that does justice to the piano like a Logan.tonyc said:I read the review and perceived it as positive. In comparison to dynamic speakers much of what he said is true. As a long time owner of Apogees (another speaker accused of not being able to rock) I can tell you that all the planer speakers I have ever heard suffer from a relative lack of ultimate volume compared to cones and especially horns. That said, I do think my ML Aeons will play louder than my Apogees (at least with help from the Descent) and the Summits play louder still. On the other hand I have never heard cones or horns float a soundstage like a good planar can. I can live without ultimate volume, but I need my S P A C E. I listen almost exclusively to rock and alternative rock and I reject categorically the generalization that planars do not rock! I would argue that the superior detail afforded by planar speakers lessen the need to listen at the higher volumes required by cones!
Must be a lot of people out there like you Jeff. I guess that explains why I have not had any offers or calls on the Yugo I have had for sale the last six months...Jeff Zaret said:Joey_V,
Do you think he really need a reference or another bottle of Jack Daniels? Obviously he is biased and has no clue but then there are people out there that like things I can not understand, i.e. Tiny Tim, Yanni (Yawni), Michael Bolton, Yugos, Pet Rocks........I guess I have said enough