Thank's for the nice review. They sound like a perfect match for sound and apartment dwellers with limited space.
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Totally agree with this review. I have recently purchased a pair of these speakers and am still amazed how impressive they sound. At first my brain couldn't comprehend how much clean musical bass that was eminating out of these speakers. I actually never thought it was even possible as all the other high end(for me) standmounts (~$2000-$5000) I have heard in the past didn't posess this quality.
The best thing is they also work well with a variety of equipment. Whether it be tube (20watt triode el34) or ss (100watt solid state) amplication.
I have recently purchased a pair of the ML1's on the strength of the reviews and comments on this and other audio forums. I agree with the comments in this review. These are fabulous speakers which deliver a very well balanced and superbly integrated sound including a surprisingly deep and taut bass. They have replaced a pair of Usher Be-718's in a second system. Driven by a 150W/ch Musical Fidelity A300, they outperform the Usher's in all areas except top end extension (where the Usher's are outstanding).
Highly recommended for audition if you have a small to medium sized room and value transparency, neutrality, great imaging and excellent soundstage in a small but eye-catching enclosure.
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There is a new ML1, or rather it’s been re-engineered into a slightly larger cabinet for even better bass response.
It had had a lot of time to be finer tuned and developed by Mike.
PlusR version has ribbon internal wires to the drivers, and yes it makes a difference. You can also ask Mike for Duelund cast capacitors and either Duelund or other top shelf resistors if you want.
If you want seriously more bass from a standmount, the ML2 is staggering in it’s reproduction.