Classic ESL 9

Masterpiece Series

$6,495 per pair

Quick specs:
  • 44" x 9.2" XStat™ CLS™ Transducer
  • 34–23,000 Hz ±3dB Frequency Response
  • Dual 8-inch Aluminum-Cone Woofers
  • Custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts
Finish Options:
Gloss Black Dark Cherry Walnut

Professional Reviews

A True Classic

The Classic ESL 9s are arguably the best loudspeaker I have ever heard...

—Noel Keywood, Hi-Fi World
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MartinLogan Masterpiece Classic ESL 9 Loudspeakers

The midrange was ultraclear, revealing details in recordings that I’d never heard before, and the highs were equally clean, and never harsh. The bass was also very deep and fast-hitting, without bloat

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage!
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Des concerts à domicile / Concerts at Home [FRENCH]

[Translated] This musical epic proposes a few layers of keyboards, including the famous Mellotron which through the ESL 9 has no difficulty in installing a non-removable seat. The walls seem so far away that I completely forget the characteristics of the room in which I find myself. An irrefutable proof of the immersive effect which these MartinLogan provide me, is the fact that I constantly forget that I am doing an evaluative product review, thus rendering note taking a secondary action.

—Benoit Varin, TED Mag@zine
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MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Review

In the price range inhabited by the main MartinLogan product line - up to about $25,000 per pair - there are competing speakers of all types, shapes, configurations, and technologies. Some can claim serious bragging rights in certain categories, but I know of none that manage to put the spark in speakers like a good electrostatic, and no company that understands electrostatics and the listeners who love them better than MartinLogan. The Classic ESL 9 is a mighty addition to that line, and warrants a serious listen by the serious listener in you.

—Wayne Myers, HomeTheaterShack.com
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Customer Reviews

Classic ESL 9

Classic ESL 9 is your ticket to a life-changing experience with a masterpiece of audio performance. This completely passive design features a 9.2-inch (CLS™) XStat™ electrostatic transducer, dual 8-inch aluminum-Cone woofers, and custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts.

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