Summit vs Sequell 2
17 years ago I bought my fist set of ML speakers, the Sequell 2. Great set of speakers that I enjoyed for many years. Recently I had a chance to buy a used pair of ML Summits and could not resist. The first thing to notice was the much stronger bass which resulted in playing the system less loud than before. That was nice.... but I was a bit disappointed about the sound and the imaging. As I said, the bass was there but it was very muddy and the whole system missed what I enjoyed so much in the Sequells. At louder volumes the Summits sounded terrible. I spent weeks reading through everything I could find on the internet about ML. The ML owners club was very useful! I realised that the amplifiers which I had bought for the Sequells (and were a great match) had a problem driving the Summits, despite the active bass and despite the claims that the Summits are easy to drive for an amp. This weekend I bought a Pass Labs 250.5 and even though it is not yet broken in, the sound is incredible. Very tight bass, great detail and image and a very wide sound stage. Really a wall of sound. I have never heard anything like it. So if you are dissappointed about your ML speakers it is probably not the speaker!!