My soundstage is quite wide, high, and deep.  I am impressed with these smallish Motion 20's.  I was afraid they may have some trouble filling my largish living room, but they have done very well.  They are about 7' apart, toed in and tilted slightly back about 30" off the back wall.  The Halo has proven to be the best investment yet.  It is providing nice tansients and transparency.  For some of my music, it's like hearing it for the first time again.

Room Details

Dimensions: 18’ × 26’  Large
Ceiling: 12’

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    • Tice Signature III Power Block
    Nice addition. Immediately saw a quieter system with extended bass.  Gives those Parasounds what they want, clear, filtered power.
    • Marantz AV8801
    11.2 pre/pro, using balanced outputs for the mains + RCA for HT, 4k pass through option
    • Parasound Halo A21
    2 channel driving mains.  250 watts RMS x 2, continuous, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω
    400 watts RMS x 2, continuous, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω  Right now, the mains are biwired into a 4 ohm speaker at 400watts.  And, for those who are in the know, John Curl designed circuitry.
    • Parasound 5250 v.2
    5x200 into 8 ohms, but the 4 ohm Marty's are being served up to 375 beautiful watts.  Driving all the HT speakers with this unit.
    • Martin Logan Motion 8
    Center channel
    • Martin Logan Motion 20
    • Martin Logan Motion 35xt
    • Klipsch RS-41 II
    Surround backs (dipole)
    • Martin Logan Dynamo 700w
    10" powered subwoofer (wireless if desired but I have it wired up front right now)

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The Parasound did the trick.  The Pure Direct (2 channel) feature on the Marantz produces a very large, deep, and tall soundstage through the amp.  Some tracks actually fill the entire back wall with sound.  For a <$10k system, I've hit a homer.


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