Not happy with martin logan expression 11a

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I am using a Cary Audio SLP 98 tube preamp and 200.2 ES power amp. The sound like the absolute sound review (Dry, Shouty, thin and bright) The same electronic on my quads 2905 sounds musical with no issues. I tried a Prema luna tube amp which improved the overall sound somewhat. NEED HELP
 
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Hi John,

Initial thought is that you have to experiment with room placement, acoustic treatments and available speaker tonal adjustment options. Having had experience with four different ML models over some 25 years or so, they can be difficult to "dial in" but once done, I hope / trust you will be happy. And my last two listening rooms were definitely on the bright / reflective side of the equation.

I read the TAS review and I believe you maybe somewhat exaggerating the negatives. The reviewer did indicate that the speaker is voiced a bit brighter than the Montis, which it replaced, but he had many positive comments about the overall speaker performance.

Good luck.
 
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I am using a Cary Audio SLP 98 tube preamp and 200.2 ES power amp. The sound like the absolute sound review (Dry, Shouty, thin and bright) The same electronic on my quads 2905 sounds musical with no issues. I tried a Prema luna tube amp which improved the overall sound somewhat. NEED HELP
Dry shouty thin bright is just bad set up. You cannot use the exact same electronics as on your quads, you will have to try different ones to get it singing.
 
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