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Maritn Logan Setup, will 16 Guage cables do?

 

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Username: Hwoarang

Post Number: 1
Registered: Nov-04
I decided to bite the bullet and get the following:

(L&R) Martin Logan Clarity
(center) Martin Logan Cinemai
(rears) Martin logan Scripti
(woofer)Martin Logan Grotto
B&K AVR-507 reciever

My question is, do i need to go with high end cables, or will heavy duty 16 gauge do? Please take a glance at this article before answering. I've always wondered if the Monsters/ Audioquest cables really do make any difference. Personally i can't hear it, but i've never owned equipment of THIS nature before....

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volume_10_2/ultralink-CL414-cable-5-2003.html

Thanks
 

Bronze Member
Username: Buckcrazy

Post Number: 23
Registered: Nov-04
they do make a difference in sound and pocket too i would say get AR 16 guage cables they do the same job and cost less thanks
 

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Username: Jonmoon

Post Number: 134
Registered: Dec-03
Neil, why did you decide on the Clarity? My investigation has led me to believe that the Aeon i would be better at about $500 more.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jonmoon

Post Number: 135
Registered: Dec-03
Not trying to turn the knife but the Martin Logan forum, where I visit often, has had several discussions on the Clarity vs. the Aeon i and usually the old pundits state that teh Clarity is much better. For example:

http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/messages/2977.html

While I am one to talk with the Montage and soon to have Mosaic, you are going with the electrostatics. For a lower price, the Montage and Mosaics make sense in that they give you the electrostatic type sound without having to pay much for amplification. However, the Clarity is a bottom entry in the electrostatic and I'm not sure of its place. Its $2500 MSRP is very close to the MSRP of the Aeons and you could also probably find even better used equipment. I just don't get the Clarity as it doesn't sound that much better than the Mosaic and yet is pretty high priced.
 

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Username: Jonmoon

Post Number: 136
Registered: Dec-03
Correction: I meant the opinion is that the Aeons are much better than the Clarity. Sorry.
 

New member
Username: Hwoarang

Post Number: 2
Registered: Nov-04
appreciate the response, however, sound is subjective and i prefer the Claritys. Now about the cables....
 

Silver Member
Username: Jonmoon

Post Number: 137
Registered: Dec-03
Neil, I just wanted to make sure that you had compared. On cable guage, again from Martin Logan forum, I found some threads where cable is discussed and some online recommendations:

http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/messages/594.html

http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/messages/1491.html

http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/messages/1584.html

http://www.martinloganowners.com/forum/messages/301.html

And from Audio Asylum:

http://db.audioasylum.com/cgi/m.mpl?forum=cables&n=439&highlight=martin+logan&r= &session=

http://db.audioasylum.com/cgi/m.mpl?forum=cables&n=16741&highlight=martin+logan& r=&session=

Unfortunately, there seems to be endless answers. Make sure you follow the threads through.
 

New member
Username: Hwoarang

Post Number: 3
Registered: Nov-04
wow, jonathon, thanks for the research...i'll take a look!
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