My soundstage is quite wide, high, and deep.  I am impressed with these 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 tansparency.

Room Details

Dimensions: 18’ × 26’  Large
Ceiling: 10’

Components Toggle details

    • Furman PST-10d
    Power conditioner  w/ SMP+ circuit which incorporates Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) and high current TVZ-MOV
    • 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.
    • Rotel RMB-1565
    6 channel x 100w @ 8 ohms (all channels driven) Class D driving the surrounds and center
    • Martin Logan Motion 8 Center Channel Speaker
    Center channel
    • Martin Logan Motion 20
    • Martin Logan Motion 35xt
    • Klipsch RS-41 II
    Surround backs
    • Klipsch SW-10
    Powered subwoofer

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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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