Summit

Unparalleled Sound

The best loudspeaker available today, combining state-of-the-art XStat electrostatic technology with PoweredForce bass for staggeringly realistic sound.

Culminating decades of MartinLogan research and development, the Summit more than lives up to its name, rendering music and soundtracks alike with a richness, subtlety, impact, and depth unmatched by any other loudspeaker. Listening to a system anchored by a pair of Summits is a transformational experience for anyone who appreciates exquisite sound reproduction.

Launched in 2005

Price when discontinued:
$10,995.00 pair

Press For Summit

MartinLogan Summit Loudspeakers Reviewed

"The listener is treated to a large, full-range soundstage, full of accurately detailed and placed instruments and vocals while the speaker simply disappears. "

—Brian Kahn, Home theater Review
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Summit Specifications

Specifications are subject to change without notice

Frequency Response

24–23,000 Hz ±3dB

Horizontal Dispersion

30°

Vertical Dispersion

44" (112cm) line source

High Frequency Transducer

44" (112cm) XStat™ CLS™ electrostatic transducer

Low Frequency Transducer

Two 10" (25.4cm) (per channel) cast basket, high excursion, aluminum cone with extended throw drive assembly, non-resonance asymmetrical chamber format

Amplifier

Woofers: 2 × 200 watts/channel (4 ohms)

Sensitivity

92 dB/2.83 volts/meter

Impedance

4 Ohms, 0.7 at 20kHz Compatible with 4, 6, or 8 Ohm rated amplifiers.

Recommended Amplifier Power

20—600 watts per channel

Crossover Frequency

270 Hz

Components

Custom-wound audio transformer, air core coils, polypropylene capacitors

Audio Controls

Bass Controls: ±10dB at 25 and 50 Hz

Lighting

Light Intensity Dimmer

Inputs

Custom 5-way bi-wire binding posts

Power Draw

Idle: 20W/channel
Max: 350W/channel

Weight

75 lbs. (34 kg)

Dimensions

59" x 12.5" x 20.5 "
(150cm x 32cm x 52cm)

Customer Reviews For Summit

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Flying Dutchman

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Summit vs Sequell 2
17 years ago I bought my fist set of ML speakers, the Sequell 2. Great set of speakers that I enjoyed for many years. Recently I had a chance to buy a used pair of ML Summits and could not resist. The first thing to notice was the much stronger bass which resulted in playing the system less loud than before. That was nice.... but I was a bit disappointed about the sound and the imaging. As I said, the bass was there but it was very muddy and the whole system missed what I enjoyed so much in the Sequells. At louder volumes the Summits sounded terrible. I spent weeks reading through everything I could find on the internet about ML. The ML owners club was very useful! I realised that the amplifiers which I had bought for the Sequells (and were a great match) had a problem driving the Summits, despite the active bass and despite the claims that the Summits are easy to drive for an amp. This weekend I bought a Pass Labs 250.5 and even though it is not yet broken in, the sound is incredible. Very tight bass, great detail and image and a very wide sound stage. Really a wall of sound. I have never heard anything like it. So if you are dissappointed about your ML speakers it is probably not the speaker!!

René

  • Saturday, November 21, 2009

Simply one of the finest speakers available!
I've owned the Summit for about three years now, and it's still one of the finest speakers available. It simply sounds incredible.
The freedom of the sound and the astonishing crispy reproduction of the instruments, makes it one of the best. Also the timbre is reproduced very naturally and with a big and homogeneous soundstage.
I truly love the Summits.