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MLT-2 Customer Reviews
by WallyR, 8 months ago
I am used to buying everything separately for a home music system or home theater system and recently downsized our home and left behind a cinema room with a big Denon receiver and Definitive Technologies' biggest and best towers, center channel and satellite speakers. So I was skeptical of how well this system would sound in my new home environment--a rather more compact bonus room over the garage sized about 12' by 20'--with the viewing/listening area situated on the short side. The room has slanted ceilings so overall the room is "close" and doesn't need a massively powered sound system. I just set this system up this weekend paired with a Denon AVR-E400 receiver, Samsung 3D Blu-Ray and Samsung 60" 7100 series smart TV. Set up was reasonably straight forward--the only fiddly thing being running the speaker wires. Once everything was hooked up, I powered up the receiver and began to listen to my new speakers. I am very pleased to say the least! Five stars for sure. Although I wasn't able to actually listen to this system in the store, I was able to listen to the Motion 20 and Motion 40 side by side with the DevTech I had had before and I preferred the ML sound by far. I bought this 5.1 system, thinking that in the near future, I could buy the Motion 20's and add them in as the main speakers and use the current main pair as rear satellites. That may still be in the works, but I am very satisfied with the sound and clarity this system produces.
by educatedguess1, 8 months ago
This MLT-2 5.1 surround system is my first foray into the world of Martin Logan speakers. The very first time I ever heard of Martin Logan, since I was a devout Bose fan with the 501's and 301's, was at a friends house recently and the experience of a pair of the Theo's at 350 watts blew me away!! I am now a devout Martin Logan fan. This set of MLT-2's delivers a nuanced and tight sound both at low volumes and with 100 watts rms pumped into them. I am now saving for the electro-stats and really cannot wait to own a pair (or two). Wow, these really blew my hair back and they will suffice for even the most demanding audiophile.
by AT, 8 months ago
I have been big fan to Bose - but B/Friday deal allowed me to try ML ($150 for this system, can't beat that price eh?) set ML in my bedroom with Denon AVR-300 and Bose in my theater room - all I have to say is I HAVE TO SWAP ML TO THEATRE ROOM.
by Arun Thangaraj, 8 months ago
It's really good for the price...I set up with YAMAHA RX receiver and SAMSUNG 3D Blueray player on VIZIO TV...really very good..sounds great and very clear
by BQ, 9 months ago
Probably not much more that I can say except for the workmanship, craftsmanship, and obvious quality of the speaker system. Not only do they look great they sound even better. I replaced a Bose Acoustimass system with this system and could hear the improvement right away. I'm impressed - enough said!
by rrshank99, 2 years ago
"Wow" would be my first expression. I was looking for quality 5.1 speaker set and analyzed various reviews and forums at great length. I sort of shortlisted Klipsch and Energy but that's when I came across ML from a fellow reviewer. I made up my mind and purchased this model. It's only been 3 days since I have used the speakers but we are extremely thrilled with the quality. I have been using Onkyo speakers that came with 7.1 receiver and I could clearly make out the crispness, sharpness and the detail from this speaker especially when you listen to subtle soothing music. Overall, I would give it 5 starts and strongly recommend to those who are looking for quality at a very affordable price.
by Chad, 2 years ago
These speakers are replacing my old BIG Polk RTi series. I sold them because the wife wanted something smaller. My old center speaker was almost a foot high and 2 feet wide. Then there was the 2 towers and 15” Velodyne sub. They sounded great and I hated to part with them. But in the end if she’s not happy…
The first 2 weeks I could hear they were a little harsh in the highs and they didn’t seem very full with the voices in the center. I knew going into this that I would notice harshness in the highs for a couple weeks. But I was really impressed that after “breaking” them in, they got much fuller with the mid-bass (male voices). Of course the highs are not harsh anymore.
With having these for a month now, I can’t believe the sound I am getting out of these for the price I paid. I absolutely recommend these to anyone looking for a small BIG system. I don’t even miss the old sub. When I was younger and didn’t have kids I may have blasted movies. But even this sub cranks it out at high volumes.
I have listened to all the Martin Logan speakers and because of their other speakers I was willing to take a shot on these without hearing them first. I will admit, the Motion Series is really what I want. They sound amazing. If you have the budget, I would highly recommend them over these.
by gen, 2 years ago
i can't ask for more with this little guy w a big bang!!!
speakers and subwoofer sounds good with movie and music. thanks martin logan for making my system "alive"
by Izzy C., 2 years ago
I just want to say I had only heard about Martin Logan speakers over the years and even saw first hand some of their high end models on display at various electronics stores. But it wasn't until I wanted to upgrade my home system that I was completely blown away by the sound Martin Logans produce! I am a serious sound junky and coupled the MLT-2 speakers with a Denon In-Command 3313Ci. From my time working at a music studio to watching my movies in full surround sound, every sound from fingers sliding on an acoustic guitar to a P51 Mustang airplane flying across the screen, for me, has to be perfect-these speakers do just that! Not only is the sound amazing but Martin Logan offers alternatives for any budget as well. Whether you are in a regular apartment or have a custom home theater set up in your house, anyone can enjoy the sound, quality and excellence of Martin Logan products. Enjoy the Martin Logan experience!
by Diego, 2 years ago
Very Good for the price!!! Im very happy!
by vaughn s., 3 years ago
they rock. clear,crisp and knock your socks off loud.
go martin logan speakers. wow! wow! wow!
by browndogg102, 3 years ago
After reading a ton of reviews and listening to alot of different satellites on the market, I went with the MLT-2. No regret here!! Crystal clear sound when coupled with my new Onkyo TX-NR609. House rocking Bass!! I used an older pair of Infinity Sterling bookshelves to complete the 7.1 surround just in time for the Super Bowl!
by NMKings, 3 years ago
Granted, this isn't the electrostatic speaker, but this one is in my budget. It has a much richer sound than the smaller Infinity sat 5.1 set it is replacing. The only negative is that it just has the keyhole mounting style (rather than one of the two standard bolt hole sizes)--so you may have to be creative if you want to hang them using the traditional speaker mounting brackets. I only installed them today (so they haven't had a chance to warm up) and they still sound amazing. If I feel like more is needed in the future, I can always change out the front ones for the Motion series and still have a world class system for not much money.
by Mike C, 3 years ago
Upgraded my old Carver with a Marantz NR1601 and picked picked up the MLT-2's. The internal speaker calibration of this Marantz really dials these speakers to your room, and WOW these little speakers really come alive! DVD or your favorite CD - lots of great sound. Glad I found them.
by livnlif, 3 years ago
I've had these speakers for just a few days and they are just plain awesome!
One thing I noticed right off is that they are super clear, crisp and the sub is tight. Everything responds just like you would expect. Even though I need to upgrade my receiver, my current one makes them sound super. My wife even loves them. If they can impress her, then we are in good shape.
Thanks for the great product!
by Steve P, 3 years ago
I use this system in my bedroom to stream Netflix and Pandora. The sound is incredible, with good imaging and presence. I prefer it to my Klipsch main system in my theatre room, at least for music at lower volumes. Good Job Martin Logan!
by davzway, 3 years ago
In the 60's I was building custom 3-way speakers, using Electrovoice 12" woofers, 6" midrange, with 1" dome tweeters. After trading into a Macintosh tube amp/ preamp I ended up building Altec-Lansing's "Voice of Theater" speakers <20" woofers having 25# magnets and a 17" cast aluminum horn tweeter, in a 30"x60"x24" enclosure> which was later powered by a high end Marantz receiver. Only KLH was producing some impressive sound from 4" speakers in those days. Later Pioneer Elite system w/ laser disc player was a compromise with the wife though going down in sound quality, and today still owning B&O 5500 components powering B&O's Penta tower speakers < nine 4" and smaller speakers for woofer/ mid-range with a 1" tweeter and their own discrete amplifier provide high quality audiophile sound. This is the lead in for these little known MLT-2 speakers, a 5.1 HT system that was purchased without listening to them first based on ML's name and having listening to ML's fantastic panel speakers. The MLT-2 were a fantastic buy, handily putting out far cleaner sound across the entire spectrum from music to Blu-Ray movies
by A. Singh, 3 years ago
I bought these speakers after extensive research and comparison on the internet. I did not have the chance to listen to these, however I tried some other brands - cheaper and less powered - speakers and immediately decided to go a little higher up. Then I discovered these, not found in many stores, not too much information available online and a risky Replacement-Only policy from the seller.
I relied on the company reputation and still ordered these relying on the reviews and I don't regret.
1. Awesome sound quality with thundering bass
2. Crisp treble, clear vocals and mid-range
3. Handle the 100W power input very well
4. Small size for the big sound
5. Superior build quality, makes the set HEAVY
6. Easy mounting options
7. Packaged well
8. Last but not the least, optimally priced for retail.
1. A little too heavy, even though I had read the weight before buying.
2. Mid-range slightly (only slightly) lacking
I run them using a Denon-891, and I have to say that overall I am very impressed with the speakers - even though it took my wife about a month of usage to say that she really liked these.
by Kruser, 3 years ago
Running On Sony Model#2010Amp The Sound Is Jest What I Expected 5 Stars
by A. Smith, 3 years ago
I ordered these from Amazon last December. Since then I have used them in my TV room for both music and video. There is no better set for this price range. Well worth the investment. Receives a 4 star for the lack of a screw in piece (for universal speaker stands).