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on October 12, 2011
First of all, I am not going to claim that I am an expert when it comes to speakers. But I have had many different brands of speakers and AV receivers which did not notice much difference between them which confirms that I am not an expert. I had JVC, Infinity, Pioneer, Yamaha, and Kenwood speakers in the past and again, did not notice major difference. As for AV receivers, I mainly had Denons which served me well over a decade.
I simply love to listen to music and watch movies in my so called "home theater" and didn't think twice about upgrading for the past 5 years or so. Recently, I decided that it was time for me to 'beef up' my system from Denon-2101 receiver with Bose cube speakers to something with air play and more power. After doing some research, I decided on Pioneer Elite SC-55 with Martin Logan Motif, Source, and Encore TF speakers. What do the youngsters says these days? OMG!! What a difference in sound!! Granted that it was a lot more money (almost $5K) but it is worth every penny. The moment I switched the receiver and speakers, I immediately noticed the difference between Bose cubes and Martin Logans. And as for Encore TF, I used one of them as my center for few days before Motif arrived and it was a huge step up from the little dinky Bose center. Of course, Motif replaced the Encore TF which was another step up.
Again, I am no expert but I could even tell the difference and if someone has about the same budget I had, look no further!
Martin Logans speakers will pleasantly surprise anyone whether you are an audiophile or amateur. I just need to get a good sub woofer and I will be set for another decade.