Thanks for your follow-up, please allow me to answer your questions.
I have listened to several other electrostats previously, and being from England originally, most of these being Quad's.
My room is not treated to any kind of materials for accoustic purposes. But the demonstration room at the dealer is set up with various accoustic panels to bring the best out of the ML's. I noticed no difference in improvement from the demo room to my home.
Not sure what you mean by, 'What were the dimensions you had the speakers placed at'?, but like I siad in my initial review, having a good size listening room allowed me to place these in a number of positions, namely, in corners, away form corners, close to side walls or rear walls and vice versa. I also tried a number of different distances between each speaker placement.
I am glad that you like the ML's, as it seems a lot of thought has gone into these, and they do look great, only for me, they do not please audibly.
After I auditioned these I purchased a pair of Von Schweikert VR4.5 Silver edition speakers. These are now sold and I have a pair of their new VR 5 HSE speakers.
Funnily enough, I have been so impressed with the Von Schweikerts performance that I am soon to relocate back to the UK and open the first UK dealership for their line.
Check out their web site for full product line info.: www.vonschweikert.com
I also seriously recommend trying to get a listen of their new DB100's, a true 100dB speaker which sounds stunning with valve (Oops sorry,...American translation = Toobs!), amplification. Watch out for the great reviews coming out in the press on these too.