MartinLogan Introduces Two Electrostatic Center Channel Speakers
Award-winning Stage and Motif center channels now feature Folded Motion tweeter technology.
Las Vegas, NV — January 8-11 — CES 2013, Venetian Tower, Suite 30-335 – MartinLogan, the world's leader in electrostatic and Folded Motion™ loudspeaker technology, proudly announces two new electrostatic center channel speakers: Stage X and Motif X.
New to Stage X and Motif X is a high-performance Folded Motion tweeter embedded directly in the electrostatic panels. This unique mounting system all but eliminates high-frequency diffraction while maximizing mid-range/high-frequency phase coherence and time alignment. Folded Motion tweeter technology proves an ideal match for the electrostatic transducers, providing lightning fast transient response combined with a large surface area (8-times that of a typical 1" dome tweeter) to create clear, dynamic and precise sound.
Stage X is a highly evolved expression of the ideas and engineering that spawned the legendary Logos™ and Theater™ center-channel speakers. Incorporating many of our most refined technologies, including a state-of-the-art XStat™ electrostatic panel, Folded Motion tweeter, dual 6.5-inch aluminum-cone woofers, and highly sophisticated Vojtko™ crossover, the precision and intelligibility of Stage X center-channel reproduction are unrivaled. Featuring a multi-mount bracket/stand, Stage X mounts on- or off-wall.
Motif X features include a state-of-the-art XStat™ electrostatic panel, Folded Motion tweeter, dual 5.25-inch aluminum-cone woofers, and sophisticated Vojtko™ crossover engineering. Wall-mount brackets and a tool less pivoting stand (with 35 degrees of motion) allow Motif X to mount on- or off-wall.
Using only the finest polypropylene capacitors and air-core coils, the crossovers employ MartinLogan's proprietary Vojtko topology for vanishingly low distortion and seamless driver integration. This precision-tuned network preserves even the most subtle sonic nuances while handling the full dynamics of any source.
Both models are designed to sonically match MartinLogan's current line of floor standing hybrid electrostatic speakers. Stage X proves an ideal match for MartinLogan Reserve Series products including CLX, Summit X, Montis, and Ethos. Motif X is well suited to match MartinLogan's Ethos, Theos, and ElectroMotion ESL models.
Stage X starts at $3295 each (US retail) and is available in black ash, dark cherry, natural cherry, and gloss black. Motif X is priced at $2095 each and is available in black ash and dark cherry. Both models will begin shipping in January 2013.
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.