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State-of-the-art XStat™ electrostatic technology combines with Controlled Dispersion PoweredForce™ bass for staggeringly realistic sound.
Based on the state-of-the-art Summit™ loudspeaker, Vantage offers unprecedented performance for its size and price. Key to this achievement is our PoweredForce™ active woofer technology, which generates deep, articulate, dynamic bass from an astonishingly compact cabinet. An XStat™ electrostatic panel handles the midrange up, delivering the smooth, pristinely detailed, and richly ambient sound that is the hallmark of MartinLogan speakers. No ordinary speaker comes close.
"The Vantage possesses a rich, full-range natural sound that is comparable to more expensive MartinLogan offerings at a fraction of the cost....The powered woofer of the Vantage goes a long way in giving the speaker a true full-range sound"
"factor in everything these speakers do well, including top-class stereo imaging, and we reckon many will prefer their sound to moving-coil alternatives. High-end hi-fi should sound magical, and when on song that's what the Vantages deliver.
Epic Speakers All the Way around!...... Wow! I'm completely in Heaven listening to these speakers! Great value compared to most speakers available and affordable in terms of grin factor, I'm always happy hearing these Martin Logan's! And these are not the first pair I have owned but my fourth and possibly the last, as I'm so delighted with them. Don't get me wrong if I had the space I would want the new flagship "Neolith" but I'm going to bug my good friend, Bill Boone to get a pair to share with my ears when I'm in his neck of the woods. But in the meantime these speakers really do the trick for me, and I have yet to even fire up my big amps, as for now they are happy being broken in with a stout reciever, which is a first in my history with ESL type speakers. Took me awhile to get back into a good two channel system, but I'm so happy I'm back in the Martin Logan family. In terms of soundstage and overall listening pleasure nothing comes close to this companies product, do yourself a favor and demo some and see if you don't ignite your love of music in a most wonderful way!....nuff said."
Shock and Awe I am an older heavy metal- black metal listener, Cradle of Filth favorite band and did own Cerwin Vega CLS 2-15 speakers with Hafer 500 power and 110 preamp. This I enjoyed for many years (party person, like to entertain friends). I decided earlier this year it was time to go for a more musical system. Test drove Maggies sound good but to big (married), Dynaudio again sound good but to conventional, so I listened to the Vantage and was amazed with the small stature and excellent sound. My only concern with them was how would handle New Years Eve. New system Vantage speakers, Bryston B100SST integrated amp, Rotel CD player, Onkyo Transport. So after midnite (and a few wobbly pops) it was time to crank it up. It worked 6 hours straight loud and proud, everybody was shocked by how they sounded and the volume they handled without even a blip. Vantage brought in the New year perfectly. Oh yes we covered all the bases Sabbath, Beatles, Stones, Lady Gaga, Priest, Maiden, oldies even some country, awesome
A true and tested ESL Excellent tonality and crispness. A very hard to beat ESL across any lineup. I would've given them a 5 if they were't so power hungry. They really shine when you give them the power they're after.
Vantage One great speaker Hello I have owned requests and heard others I find this new panel technology with the powered Bass excellent 10 adjustments to tune your room to quality Bass into the low 30hz region the mids are the best of the best the highs are very detailed and open the soundstage is 3 ft past the speakers and the imaging is like in Live, No $10k speaker I have heard can top these. One Classic loudspeaker !!
The big asVantge Before I start I want to say when the remark below from Jilted bride about the bass being not good and able to match is either he had a defective unit, or something in his electronics especially running a receiver which I would not unless it was at least a few $3000 dollars.
The better equipment you put in front the better these will sound I heard these at an audioshow in vegas with over $75k in gear and they were incredible the bass was Rock solid down to the low 30hz regionif you need more buy a quality powered sub,or two the rest if the performance now with My Rogue Super magnum preamp and Spectron musician2 which is the only Digital amp in the world that can go to 1 ohm.The performance is llike the living room is part of a live concert.
I have had many $10k box speakers this speaker tops them all.
The Bride shows up! I just heard these speakers, and I have owned Martin Logan in the past, ReQuest and SL3s. To me these speakers seemed to flawlessly come together on highs and lows. I was shocked on how well and how much accurate bass was coming out of these. I own a pair of Dynaudio C4\'s and I would say both of these speakers are now my favorite speakers and I plan on purchasing a pair very soon from my local Dealer. Great job on these as I was floored on how well they sounded.
So in my case the bride showed up, and she was a class act on all types of music.
A jilted bride. That's what came to mind when experiencing this system today. A beautiful presentation with honest and open highs, a terrific soundstage, and delightful gown, but the groom didn't show up.
Try as we might we just couldn't get the bass to match. Everything under 100 hz seemed inadequate. We tried adjusting the output, moving their location, even shifting furniture, but they came up short.
Maybe they're asking too much from an 8" driver, maybe aluminum is the wrong substance to use in that large a woofer (in my opinion aluminum creates too many technical issues that need proper resolution in the crossover), or maybe the enclosure needs refinement, but the low end disappointed.
Pity too, because she sure is pretty.
Excellent Speakers These are incredible speakers for the price. I upgraded my Clarity model and love the Vantage. I am running a Yamaha RX-V3900 receiver, Energy Center and the Energy S-10.2 subwoofer. The clarity of these speakers is amazing even before the 72 hour breakin period is complete. As an audiophile it has been hard to find speakers that have a good bass response for rock music and can also handle the highs required for classical music. Martin Logan excells in producing speakers that deliver. The powered sub in the Vantage line will reduced the power required from your amplifier as well. Take a chance on these speakers and I promise you will not be disappointed.
Vantage speakers rock My wife and I were looking for new speakers when we first heard Martin Logan speakers for the first time. We had heard of Martin Logan speakers, but had never heard them live. After listening to a number of speakers my wife and I really liked the sound of the Vantage speaker. We went with Vantage upfront, Preface for the rears, Encore for the center and Abyss for the sub. We chose the Pioneer SC 07 receiver to power the speakers. I tell you we hear things in music we never heard in music before. The sound from the Martin Logan speakers was just incredible. We would recommend any of our speakers to anyone that wants to hear music, like they were hearing it again for the first time.