MartinLogan Unveils Stealthy Architectural Series, Voice-Matched to Folded Motion™ and Electrostatic Speakers

Nine new custom in-wall and in-ceiling models, featuring MartinLogan's Folded Motion transducer technology, deliver sonic flexibility for architectural speaker installations.



Lawrence, KS – December 8, 2010 - MartinLogan, The Great American Speaker Company, is proud to announce new Architectural speakers comprised of nine custom installation models, voice matched to the company’s award-winning Folded Motion and ultra-premium electrostatic speakers.

Whole-home and multi-room audio solutions are in demand and consumers want consistent sound and music quality throughout. MartinLogan is expanding its selection of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers to provide stealthy installation options for loyal fans of Folded Motion technology. Research and design from the Motion® Series, the upcoming ElectroMotion™ Series (available Spring 2011), and the company’s ultimate performance ESL and Reserve ESL Series of electrostatic speakers form the backbone of the new in-wall and in-ceiling offerings.

MartinLogan’s new architectural speakers will also feature low-profile, paintable grilles with virtually no bezel for an invisible integration into any wall or ceiling. A magnetic system secures grilles easily into place, reducing the risk of warping or damage during installation.

“We went back to the drawing board on styling and performance,” tells Carl Masters, Mechanical Designer at MartinLogan, “and designed these speakers to be as visually unobtrusive as possible while maintaining stunning sound, voice-matched to our electrostatic speakers.”

Motion™ Architectural Series

Voice-matched with the award-winning Motion Series, all three models feature rigid, poly cone woofers and exotic Folded Motion tweeters.

  Motion 3r Motion 3s Motion 5r
Format 2-way Round 2-way Rectangle 2-way Round
Bass / Mid Driver 6.5-inch Poly Cone Woofer 6.5-inch Poly Cone Woofer 8-inch Poly Cone Woofer
Tweeter 1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter 1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter 1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter

ElectroMotion™ Architectural Series

The ElectroMotion lineup features step-up performance with low-distortion aluminum cone woofers, an advanced topology Vojtko crossover network, and premium wire connections.

  ElectroMotion IC ElectroMotion IW ElectroMotion R
Format 2-way Round 2-way Rectangle 2-way Round
Bass / Mid Driver 6.5-inch Aluminum Cone Woofer 6.5-inch Aluminum Cone Woofer 8-inch Aluminum Cone Woofer
Tweeter 1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter 1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter 1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter

Stealth™ Architectural Series

MartinLogan’s flagship Stealth Architectural Series speakers utilize MartinLogan’s new larger, low distortion Folded Motion XT tweeters, along with black-aluminum, high-excursion bass and mid-range drivers. Key to their sophisticated sound is an advanced topology crossover network with polypropylene and low-DF electrolytic capacitors, custom wound inductors, and thermal and current protection. Premium wire connections, a gloss piano-black speaker baffle, and solid one-piece cast aluminum chassis round out the feature list.

  Vanquish Axis Edge
Format 3-way Round 3-way Rectangle 3-way Rectangle
Usage In-Ceiling In-Wall (center channel) In-Wall (left/right)
Bass Driver(s) 8-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Woofer Two 6.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Woofers Two 6.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Woofers
Mid Two 3.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Drivers Two 3.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Drivers Two 3.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Drivers
Tweeter 1.3” x 2.8” Folded Motion™ XT Tweeter 1.3” x 2.8” Folded Motion™ XT Tweeter 1.3” x 2.8” Folded Motion™ XT Tweeter
Controls Left/Right Switch, Wide/Spot Switch Theater Screen / No Screen Switch Theater Screen / No Screen Switch



Prices start at $249.95 each (US) for Motion Architectural Series and $399.95 each (US) for the ElectroMotion Architectural Series and are all scheduled to ship Summer 2011. Pricing for the flagship Stealth Architectural Series is TBD and they are scheduled to ship Fall 2011.




Since 1983 MartinLogan has hand-crafted high performance electrostatic speakers. Their award-winning designs, advanced technologies, and outstanding customer service have long made MartinLogan's amazingly detailed speakers a must have for home theater and music lovers around the world. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, MartinLogan's dedicated in-house design and engineering team carefully creates each speaker to provide unparalleled sound reproduction along with industry leading aesthetics.

 
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