Affordable Low-Frequency Accuracy
MartinLogan never lets up! Thanks to the high-end loudspeaker manufacturer's ceaseless research into driver, amplifier, cabinet, and control technologies, it has developed a highly affordable solution for enthusiasts of deep bass. The new family of Dynamo powered subwoofers delivers the low frequency muscle that today's movies and music requires, with an emphasis on highly accurate reproduction. And Dynamo does all this at a price that's easily within reach of any bass buff.
No other subwoofer offers Dynamo 500's combination of bass extension, power, and detail at such an affordable price. Perfect for either home theater or stereo applications, the Dynamo 500 is solidly built with high-density materials to minimize cabinet resonance and provide a foundation for the high-output 10" woofer and the built-in high-current amplifier, which delivers 120-watts RMS and 360-watts peak.
Front-Firing or Down-Firing Flexibility
Dynamo is user-configurable for either front- or down-firing operation. Just pick up the sub, flip it over 90 degrees on the included stand, and you've changed front front-firing to down-firing, or vice versa. Whether in a corner, behind furniture, or installed in a cabinet, your Dynamo will sound superb.
Seamless System Integration
Dynamo's connections and controls are designed to enable easy, seamless integration with any stereo music or multi-channel home theater system. It's main left/right line-level inputs feed into a precision low-pass filter. For systems in which a surround processor supplies the crossover, Dynamo provides an LFE input that completely bypasses its internal filters.
This capability together with flexible crossover controls ensures that Dynamo can deliver excellent bass from any location in your room. No other subwoofer in its class offers Dynamo's combination of bass extension, power, and detail. Additionally, dual rear-mounted low-turbulence ports maximize bass output while minimizing port-induced distortions.
Whether you are looking for high performance bass to enhance your music experience or take your home theater system to the next level, a Dynamo subwoofer should be at the top of your list.
The Dynamo 500 is deal for medium and small rooms. Every element of this compact and powerful sub is meticulously designed to deliver a staggering low-frequency performance.
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I purchased the ML Dynamo 500 to replace an aged Polk subwoofer. The sub is being used in a 2 channel stereo system for LF reinforcement of two Magnepan MGMC1 planar speakers. The Polk sub that it replaces did a good job of filling in the low end but the ML reaches lower and has more clarity in reproducing electric bass, acoustic bass and a decent job of reinforcing the low end for synthesizers and full-sized organs. I can say that the ML sub has more LF capabilities because I had to add more room treatments to tame resonances that the Polk sub did not require. I am still getting the sub blended in my setup but at this point I can say without reservation that the Dynamo 500 is a bargain for those searching for a musical sub-woofer. I cannot say anything about its use in a home theater setup. Its sole use is to reproduce music and it does it well. I play vinyl as a main software source and I have a decent collection of audiophile, import and special pressings. Within that collection are LPs /EPs that test any systems capabilities and the ML has handled everything I have asked it to do. The ML required me to add additional Sonex acoustic panels to tame the subs output. My Magnepan speakers are being powered by a rebuilt Adcom GFA-555II power amp that is capable of over 300 watts/ch at 4 ohms the Magnepans are rated at 4 ohms. The ML is currently blended in with my speakers with the level control set at about 25% of the subs output range. The ML sub is located at the far left hand side of my setup next to the left channel speaker and in the left corner of the room. I had to add Sonex panels to tame out of control resonances all the way up the corner of the room. As of this writing the subs resonances are in control and I feel confident in recommending the sub for use in any small to mid-sized setup. It can play at room shaking levels the neighbors have complained without drawing attention to itself. It took the aforementioned room treatments to accomplish my current setup but at this point the sub adds deep tuneful bass without drawing attention to the subs location. If you are looking for a modestly priced sub-woofer, I doubt you could do better than the Martin Logan Dynamo 500. Its is a lot of sub for little money. Ed
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