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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 3rMotion 3sMotion 5r
Format2-way Round2-way Rectangle2-way Round
Bass / Mid Driver6.5-inch Poly Cone Woofer6.5-inch Poly Cone Woofer8-inch Poly Cone Woofer
Tweeter1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter1" 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 ICElectroMotion IWElectroMotion R
Format2-way Round2-way Rectangle2-way Round
Bass / Mid Driver6.5-inch Aluminum Cone Woofer6.5-inch Aluminum Cone Woofer8-inch Aluminum Cone Woofer
Tweeter1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter1" x 1.4" Folded Motion™ Tweeter1" 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.

 VanquishAxisEdge
Format3-way Round3-way Rectangle3-way Rectangle
UsageIn-CeilingIn-Wall (center channel)In-Wall (left/right)
Bass Driver(s)8-inch Black-Aluminum Cone WooferTwo 6.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone WoofersTwo 6.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Woofers
MidTwo 3.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone DriversTwo 3.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone DriversTwo 3.5-inch Black-Aluminum Cone Drivers
Tweeter1.3” x 2.8” Folded Motion™ XT Tweeter1.3” x 2.8” Folded Motion™ XT Tweeter1.3” x 2.8” Folded Motion™ XT Tweeter
ControlsLeft/Right Switch, Wide/Spot SwitchTheater Screen / No Screen SwitchTheater 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.

Uncompromising performance. Unflinching accuracy. Unwavering reliability. Harnessing the myriad technical advantages of electrostatic principles to recreate sound in its truest form—this is what MartinLogan is all about.