Which to keep! Pick one of these two soeakers

Sorry about the typo in the title, I have two sets of speakers and I need to sell one. Of these two, which would you keep or which would you be more likely to consider a better choice? I’ve been running the Spendors for a while and they are very good, very transparent and I’d say their weakness is that they lack low end but I run a sub so it hasn’t been an issue. I just got the ML Ascent’s in a bundle buy of equipment and I’m really liking the looks of them in my space but I am still sure about how flat they are sonically or if they are as good as my Spendors. I’m having a hard time deciding.

1. Spendor S100 circa 1970’s

2. Martin Logan Ascent w/ new ESL panels


The sonics you are describing have a lot to do with your equipment.

Happy Listening.

If you only have the space for 1 keep the Spendors.  They are a bit more versatile, and should sound better on most songs.  However with the right song, panels can do magic no box speaker will match. I'd do my best to keep both since they are very different speakers.  I've got a box/horn (Dynaudio/Klipsch) pairing myself.  One in the bedroom and the other in the living room. 

Just my 2 cents.. if financially viable keep both. You have two very different designs , with different strengths and weaknesses. Keep them in your main listening space, swap them, mix and match to musical performance strengths. Disclaimer : I own way too many full range speakers because of this approach. 


I have two glasses of Red Wine in front of me.  Can someone tell me which one I prefer the taste of?  Sorry, but if you have two sets of speakers in your room, and you can't tell which one you prefer, I don't understand how the opinions of others are going to help?  If you really can't pick one based on your own listening experience, then I would say sell the one that will bring the most money.