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“Uncompromising performance. Unflinching accuracy. Unwavering reliability. Harnessing the myriad technical advantages of electrostatic principles to recreate sound in its truest form”

WHY ELECTROSTATICS?

Why create electrostatic speakers when conventional speakers are so much easier to design and build? Clearly, this is a question that could only be asked by someone who has never been held spellbound listening to an electrostat.

Electrostatic speakers are uniquely capable of an extraordinary and compellingly realistic performance with unmatched clarity and three-dimensional sonic imaging (often referred to as ‘sound staging’ by audiophiles). MartinLogan electrostatic panels have two basic elements: a thin, conductively coated diaphragm with a large surface area and two charged, perforated metal stators.

The diaphragm is suspended between the stators. An amplifier’s signal, when applied to the stators, creates a strong electrostatic field that moves the diaphragm back and forth, exciting the air and transmitting sound.

While in theory all of this might sound relatively simple, in truth, there is an art and science to making this work practically, effortlessly, and reliably. This has been MartinLogan’s great contribution—our quest for audio perfection.

MASTERPIECE™ SERIES

The absolute biggest, boldest, most outrageous performance possible, the Masterpiece Series is the pinnacle of today’s electrostatic loudspeaker design.

From Home Theater to extreme 2-channel listening, this is the art of Truth in Sound. Our next generation of electrostatic loudspeakers with three decades of audio design and engineering innovation, distilled into a startling fresh loudspeaker ideal.

For those who appreciate accuracy and realism in their audio, the electrostatic transducer is the grail. For those who understand this truth in sound, we created a flagship loudspeaker: Neolith. Made-to-order, hand-delivered and professionally installed; in a world of same, Neolith proclaims different. In a world of artifice, Neolith delivers truth in sound.

ELECTROMOTION® SERIES

The world’s most advanced thin-film transducer technologies, electrostatic and compact Folded Motion, in beautiful loudspeaker designs that deliver the ultimate in accuracy with style. The ElectroMotion Series establishes today’s benchmark for loudspeaker price versus performance.

A unique XStat™ transducer was developed for the ElectroMotion Series to reduce the gauge thickness of the electrostatic panel’s steel stators. The reduced gauge does not alter the performance characteristics of the panel. However, as a natural byproduct of tighter build tolerances, it does increase the visual transparency of the panel. The EM-ESL X’s XStat panel is so visually transparent it nearly vanishes when you’re sitting and listening.

MOTION® SERIES

The Motion Series is inspired by the performance of our ultra-high-end electrostatic loudspeakers and is perfect for music or home cinema lovers.

Discover confident floor-standing speakers, and gutsy compact bookshelf models, with timbre-matched centers, all featuring MartinLogan’s cutting edge Folded Motion tweeter and backed by exceptional components and hand-built crossovers.

They reveal a richly detailed audio experience at an unrivalled price.

BALANCEDFORCE® SERIES ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE SUBWOOFERS

Chances are you’ve read or heard at some time that adding a subwoofer to a system built around electrostatic speakers is nearly impossible. Although that’s not necessarily true (and we have the subwoofers to prove it), the idea is grounded in experience. For many years subwoofers and electrostats did not blend very well. Turn on the sub and maybe you got the deeper, stronger bass you were looking for but that wonderful electrostatic snap and midrange clarity were, if not gone, now smeared and disconnected.

Our goal, when we began our first subwoofer project, was to deliver the good stuff — deep, tight, powerful bass — and none of the bad. We wanted to build subwoofers that, when combined with ultra-fast electrostatics or conventional cone speakers, would blend seamlessly to the very bottom of the frequency extreme. BalancedForce subwoofers are the full realization of years of engineering by the MartinLogan team combined with the latest innovations in advanced digital signal processing, amplification, electrical system designs, and room correction.

DYNAMO® SERIES SUBWOOFERS

Powerful. Compact. Precise. MartinLogan Dynamo subwoofers offer audiophile grade performance, home-friendly aesthetics, and a bevy of wireless features including app based controls, app based Anthem Room Correction, and optional wireless audio connections.

UNIQUE FRONT-FIRING OR DOWN-FIRING DESIGN When placed in a cabinet or other discreet location, Dynamo 800X, 1100X, and 1600X subwoofers can easily convert from standard down-firing to front-firing orientation, with no tools or special skills required. A grille is provided for use in front-firing applications.

MASTERPIECE CI™ SERIES

Masterpiece CI is the pinnacle of discreet in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeaker design. A tribute to the acoustic achievements of MartinLogan’s original iconic masterpiece, our electrostatic speakers.

Masterpiece CI delivers State-of-the-art Truth in Sound—from extreme home theater to transcendent two-channel listening. Featuring lightning-fast, low-distortion, Folded Motion® XT Obsidian tweeters, flagship-class Vojtko crossover networks, and unidirectional carbon fiber multi-section cone drivers with a Nomex® backer, the Masterpiece CI Series offers the biggest, boldest, and most lifelike performance possible.

STEALTH™ SERIES

Stealth Series offers extreme high-performance audio discreetly. Each speaker utilizes our larger, low distortion Folded Motion® XT tweeter, along with black-aluminum, high-excursion bass and mid-range drivers, an advanced topology crossover network with polypropylene and low-DF electrolytic capacitors, custom wound inductors, and thermal and current protection.

SOUNDBARS (PASSIVE)

Passive soundbars that match perfectly with flat-panel TVs.

ULTRA-SLIM FOLDED MOTION® SPEAKERS

The slender Motion SLM X3’s 3-channel soundbar design gives you a complete stereo and center soundstage, with three Folded Motion tweeters and six 4-inch ultra-slim fiber cone woofers.

INSTALLER SERIES™

The Installer Series™ by MartinLogan is a line of affordable high-performance products, featuring custom installation solutions for in-wall, in-ceiling, and outdoor applications. Manufactured to the highest standards of quality, these products are available through authorized specialty custom installation specialists and carry the full MartinLogan warranty.

Two in-wall options provide the perfect solution for any room—from a small 2-channel system to a large multi-channel home theater. Two all-weather in-ceiling options take the superior sound of MartinLogan into environments where humidity prevents the installation of traditional speakers.

OUTDOOR LIVING™ SERIES

Rugged, all-weather materials, completely weather- and water-proof construction, and endless mounting and placement options make MartinLogan’s Outdoor Living Audio System the best way to expand the reach of your high performance audio entertainment.

Power your speakers, and mount them anywhere: on the ground, on a deck rail, in a tree, or under an eave. As much as carefully chosen adornments enhance the visual appeal and enjoyment of the scenery, compelling music from high-performance speakers enhances the ambiance. MartinLogan’s Outdoor Living system brings unmatched audio quality to the music in your outdoor living space.