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Yes, kind of what heard when I did my audition..

And salesman said the same thing as you. He got a better blend with a separate smaller subwoofer but still....just didn't do it for me. The Martin Logan's looked nice but really didn't impress me at all. When I test drove them they looked so big and I thought the sound stage would be like that also until I heard the music start. I was really surprised at how small that sweet spot was.

My ESS AMT-1D's at the time had a better soundstage and played a lot louder. Actually it took a while for me to find a better speaker than them. I told the salesman how I have been auditioning speakers for two years between S.D. And L.A. Then the salesman that was auditioning the Martin Logan's for me asked me some questions and suggested the Vandersteen 2ce. I liked the 2Ce's, a little laidback for me, but I wanted a bigger soundstage. Then I upgraded to Vandersteen 3A's but they were still a little too laid back for my taste. Then I took a chance on some Carver Amazing Silvers, I had the Vandersteen's and Carver Silver at the same time and preferred the Carver Silvers over the Vandersteens by a lot. I have never looked back.

I finally had a speaker in the Carver Silvers that sound really good on all material and that I could open up when audio friends came over or when having a few drinks. I will never forget one night my brother came over and we put some Tower of Power on. He told me to fire it up so I did. He kept saying how Chester Thompson solo sounds like he was right there in the room but what really got both our attentions were when during the organ solo the horns that are on top on the Leslie for the B3 organ...you could actually here how and what direction the were spinning in when Chester sped them up and slowed them down during the solo. I'm a musician as my brother is, he and I never ever heard that from any LP before or after and only heard that in person with his organ player's Leslie. It was really freaky to heard that from an LP. Just telling what we both heard.

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