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MartinLogan Motion 4 Home Audio Speaker Single
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs EXCELLENT VALUE & SUPERB SOUND 01/25/2015

This review is from: MartinLogan Motion 4 Home Audio Speaker Single

Pros: This is an update to previous review. First a typo on speaker wire, it was 14AWG not 16ga reported due to the 30" distance for the back speaker (actually 12awg is technically better, just pay attention to distance, ohm rating for speakers n google it for chart on what ga wire to use with speakers)

Usage is now going on FOUR years.. those Motion 4 speakers (bought from EGG were a real deal) are fantastic for their clarity of sound, having that 'folded' tweeter provides best in mid range all way through highs past your hearing due to speaker design. Used at Front speakers in a 7.1 Martin Logan home theater per earlier review.

VALUE is there as you'd be hard pressed to find a BETTER speaker without spending a considerable amount of added $$$$ and/or going to a much larger speaker.

Cons: CONS : none really. You cannot make a very good SMALL speaker have the same quality and range of harmonics to provide sound quality that a really good LARGE speaker will have; however, a larger speaker of equal quality to the Small speaker it's being compared with, will invariably takes a good deal more from your pocket book. Do you have the space? Can you appreciate the difference in listening enjoyment? or (unless you're the government and can just print extra money to cover your deficit) can you afford the extra cost of the Larger 'better' sounding speaker?

Other Thoughts: Doing again, the entire setup would be Motion 4 despite the ML MLT-2 being such a good deal with great sound that far exceeds what the 5.1 system actually costs from the EGG.

The Yamaha 867 AV Receiver went south within warranty period and Square Trade despite their reputation did NOT honor the warranty (advised of problem more than 4 months BEFORE the warranty expired, and seven days before it expired, this reviewer EMAILED them this was not closed and still waiting for RMA and instructions to return the Yamaha to Square Trade... not on subject but info purchasers of electronic gear should have)

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ON THIS SPEAKER- FORGET THEM. PICK ONE UP AND CHECK THE WEIGHT OF MARTIN LOGAN MOTION SPEAKER TO ANY... REPEAT ** ANY ** OTHER SPEAKER CONSIDERED. (Old School way of checking when magnet weight was a serious factor in how a speaker sounded... from someone who designed his own 3-way speakers in mid-60's (12"woofer/ 6 " mid range / and 1" tweeter, using bass reflex box, 18"w x 24"h x 12"d......... and Altec Lansing Voice of Theater speakers in 1970 (spending 110-hours to built walnut boxes when factory built ONLY black painted plywood boxes mounted in theater ceiling, buying speakers and components from Altec, built to their exact specs except real care in caulking joints in overlapping soundproofing insulation paid off- my 30"w x 60"h x 24"d box sounded better side by side with A-L factory speakers in dealers showroom- another day..
speaker design has changed,, better sound from smaller boxes; however, "usually" <haven't seen or heard them all, and you listen to B&O A-5 speakers is in Twilight Zone for good tunes> all else is equal good larger speaker will outperform the smaller one of equal quality/design.

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LG LW1012ER 10,000 Cooling Capacity (BTU) Window Air Conditioner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs GOOD A/C & Energy Efficient 06/19/2014

This review is from: LG LW1012ER 10,000 Cooling Capacity (BTU) Window Air Conditioner

Pros: Background- General Contractor, and familiar with a/c equipment, Wasn't happy with a Sears 13kbtu heat/air-condition unit energy efficiency cooling my cabin. Bought TWO of these LG window units, having 10,000 btu x two, running 20k btu for the two units and cut my electric bill by 50%. The EER on this unit is higher than many of the available 'Wall Type' A/C units- DOES make a difference. One unit in bedroom, unit isn't 'Quiet'; however, it runs quieter than most units I've heard over the years AND since it has the Energy Efficient mode in addition to 'Cool', the unit blower does not run ALL THE TIME while a/c is turned on which is a feature the Sears unit does NOT have. Kept Sears in wall unit for only heating. Filters easy to clean.

Unit is about the same as any window unit, insofar as difficulty to install. Only add from me was duct taping with aluminum tape over the side panels and later going to put styrofoam inside to prevent heat loss.

Note - Instructions, unit designed to run with rubber drain plug installed, using condensation inside a/c as part of it's cooling function.

Remote is handier than I thought to adjust unit, particularly the one in the bedroom.

Cons: Some day they will find a way to have a better installation kit. They should have a higher EER. Law doesn't require it for wall units like they do the ducted a/c units. Some companies like LG at least have something partway decent. Not really a CON as the unit is as described.

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MartinLogan MLT-2 5.1 CH Premium Home Theater Speaker System Black System
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs FIVE STAR SPEAKERS despite poor packaging 10/11/2013

This review is from: MartinLogan MLT-2 5.1 CH Premium Home Theater Speaker System Black System

Pros: Owned this system for more than two (2) years. Refer to earlier four star reviews on EGG from back in 2011 when purchased with Yamaha RX-V867 AV receiver (also from EGG). Installation was carefully done from over 45-years of building/installing stereo equipment. Soldering wire ends works- but BUY BANANA PLUGS. Packaging is deplorable and I was fortunate the box as damaged as it was,, did not damage the speakers and really surprised the Subwoofer was intact. As owner of larger, high end B&O speakers and equipment- can tell you that you shouldn't kid yourself into believing ANY small size speaker will outperform a quality speaker with a larger form factor. However, these speakers are OUTSTANDING for the QUALITY of sound.. and for VALUE which is PERFORMANCE for the COST paid to own. You cannot buy better speakers without paying close way over $500++. QUICK TEST: Pick up the ML speakers.. then pick up Klipsch , Bose, or any other quality small speakers.. Notice the difference in weight. Featherweight speakers have small light magnets, etc, Have never seen a 3+# speaker that didn't outperform a 1# speaker- May not be scientific, but it's true. These speakers are really on sale on the EGG,, have wanted another subwoofer.. this unit or one of this quality separately will cost you at least $400-500 .. check the price buying this sub from ML separately! Pair is going in MIata,, another pair in Bedroom, and SUB in main room added to the other system.

Cons: Terrible, DEPLORABLE packaging.. light weight box for shipping without even having a decent cushioning in proper packaging material is a recipe for disaster for customers. Don't really believe shipping issues should be in a REVIEW for the product; however, when product packaging is so bad that it becomes unlikely for the customer to RECEIVE an undamaged product.. it needs to be mentioned and factored in. SURE am going to try to get extra shipping box to put the ML speaker box in- may get lucky... I don't know if ML is having problems with a batch of their SUBS.. hope not but trust ML and EGG to resolve issues. I originally bought the ML-2 system without listening due to knowing Martin Logan from years of owning high end sound systems. Built a pair of Altec Lansing Voice of Theater speakers in first year of college (finished- 110 hours of work.. speakers with Marantz amp was WOW .. but another story)

Other Thoughts: It's in the other reviews, worth mentioning again. I used ML Motion-4 speakers (from the EGG- see review) as primary FRONT R&L speakers, the ML-2 system satellite speaker pair is used as a Mid-room speakers (opposite side of room from where people sit to watch movie on the Sony 46" hd screen or listen to the tunes. The other pair are rear channel speakers, completing the 7.1 system which will soon be a 7.2 with the second sub.

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David W.'s Profile

Display Name: David W.

Date Joined: 06/01/11

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 07/13/11
  • Last Review: 01/25/15
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