martin logan montis vs M3 sapphire or X3 or X5

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tomfloares34

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martin logan montis vs M3 sapphire or X3 or X5
« on: 20 May 2020, 01:06 am »
I've had the Martin Logan Montis for roughly 5 years.  How would it/does it compare to the newer Spatial audio lineup of the M3 sapphire the X3 or the X5?  Would love anyone's input.  Thank you

geerock

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Re: martin logan montis vs M3 sapphire or X3 or X5
« Reply #1 on: 20 May 2020, 03:39 am »
I had a newer version of the Montis.  I have the esl 11a's.  I went to X5's with a Don Sachs all in preamp driving an LTA ZOTL 10 MKII amp and I just love it.  All rounded out with Anticable connects, PC's, and speaker cables. The finest system I've had and one of the finest I've heard.  I will tell you it was a toss up for a while but when the X5's opened up and I did a little positioning of the speakers, they just continue to amaze me.  I'm enjoying the music instead of analyzing the sound.
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switchface

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Re: martin logan montis vs M3 sapphire or X3 or X5
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jun 2020, 11:32 pm »
geerock - I'd imagine both speakers provide a holographic wall of sound.  How would you compare the bass response of the 11a's vs the X5s in terms of visceral impact while jamming out?