Professional Reviews for MartinLogan

Professional MartinLogan Reviews

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Cadence

MartinLogan Cadence Soundbar and Dynamo 700w Subwoofer Review

For the vast majority of our readers, I suspect their home theater also doubles as a family room or living room. Just because you have to make some compromises in buying separate components doesn’t mean you have to compromise in sound quality.

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Dynamo 700w

MartinLogan Cadence Soundbar and Dynamo 700w Subwoofer Review

For the vast majority of our readers, I suspect their home theater also doubles as a family room or living room. Just because you have to make some compromises in buying separate components doesn’t mean you have to compromise in sound quality.

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Illusion ESL C34A

MartinLogan Illusion ESL C34A Center Channel Speaker

After three months of living with the Illusion center channel speaker, placed in an already top-tier home theater system, the improvement that it provided over my Stage X was evident in the natural spaciousness of the sound stage and a nigh-perfect blend with the acoustic properties of the CLXs.

—Lawrence D. Devoe, MD, TheaterByte.com
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Classic ESL 9

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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ElectroMotion ESL X

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X Speaker System Review

For me, auditioning this ElectroMotion ESL X speaker system was like going home again. The affordable (by MartinLogan standards) electrostatic towers delivered the detailed, lifelike sound I know and love, and the solid foundation provided by the Dynamo 1500X subwoofer enabled them to reach dynamic heights I hadn’t previously experienced in my days as a MartinLogan-phile.

—Al Griffin, Sound & Vision
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ElectroMotion ESL C

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X Speaker System Review

For me, auditioning this ElectroMotion ESL X speaker system was like going home again. The affordable (by MartinLogan standards) electrostatic towers delivered the detailed, lifelike sound I know and love, and the solid foundation provided by the Dynamo 1500X subwoofer enabled them to reach dynamic heights I hadn’t previously experienced in my days as a MartinLogan-phile.

—Al Griffin, Sound & Vision
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Dynamo 1500X

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X Speaker System Review

For me, auditioning this ElectroMotion ESL X speaker system was like going home again. The affordable (by MartinLogan standards) electrostatic towers delivered the detailed, lifelike sound I know and love, and the solid foundation provided by the Dynamo 1500X subwoofer enabled them to reach dynamic heights I hadn’t previously experienced in my days as a MartinLogan-phile.

—Al Griffin, Sound & Vision
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ElectroMotion ESL X

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X Floorstanding Speaker Review

I think MartinLogan really hit their mark with these speakers. Like most electrostatic speakers, they have great clarity of sound with a vivid mid range. Add that the EM-ESL X’s improve on the dynamic presentation. This, along with enhanced dispersion and staging qualities means you have a very worthy product for just about any system that needs floor standing speakers.

—Jim Clements, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Classic ESL 9

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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Expression ESL 13A

MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

MartinLogan has hit a home run with the Expression ESL 13A. This speaker improves upon the traditional MartinLogan strong points of transparency and detail and adds a much improved bass section to create a well-rounded, great-sounding speaker. The Expressions are capable of doing the illusive, transporting the listener to the performance.

—Brian Kahn, HomeTheaterReview.com
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ElectroMotion ESL

EAN Audiophile Review! MartinLogan ElectroMotion EM-ESL Electrostatic Speakers

As far as EAN is concerned, the EM-ESLs are a best buy hi-fi audiophile speaker. With this much electrostatic performance, relative low price and compact size, the speaker is a no-brainer. They also get an EAN Stellar Sound and a 2016 Product of The Year nod in the Audiophile Speaker category.

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Network
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Expression ESL 13A

MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A hybrid electrostatic speaker Review

The MartinLogan Expression ESL13A is a game changer. I have heard better speakers but they are significantly more expensive than the Expression. I never thought I could afford a speaker with this level of performance.

—Robert Schussel, Dagogo.com
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Renaissance ESL 15A

MartinLogan Masterpiece Renaissance ESL 15A Loudspeaker

Yes, I've drunk the Kool-Aid for years. But even though I'm pre-primed to like electrostatic-panel speakers, I'd never found a one-stop solution I could live with. Now that a MartinLogan active subwoofer endowed with ARC-2 has been successfully mated to an XStat panel, anyone serious about big, full, accurate sound reproduction can start here. Unconditionally recommended.

—Jon Iverson, Stereophile
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Motion AFX

The MartinLogan Motion AFX Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers Reviewed

If you desire to add Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound to your home theater setup, and don't like the idea mounting speakers in your ceiling, the MartinLogan Motion AFX is definitely a speaker add-on to consider.

—Robert Silva, Lifewire.com
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Impression ESL 11A

MartinLogan Impression ESL 11A Electrostatic Speakers Review

The MartinLogan ESL 11A is a world-class speaker. It is revealing, accurate and has the huge soundstage one expects of a dipole radiator. The speaker can sound good with modest source components, but to hear it at its best, use the highest-quality sources and amplifiers that you can provide.

—Glenn Young, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Neolith

Scaling The Mighty Neolith: The Top of the MartinLogan Mountain

Some big speakers can only play big, while some small speakers can only play small. The MartinLogan Neolith does it all. A solo vocalist or instrument is rendered just right, with the tiniest of musical nuances never blown out of proportion. Yet when you need to rock, they will blow you away. Few speakers at any price can do this, putting the Neolith into the rarefied air of the world’s finest.

—Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
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Motion Vision X

MartinLogan Motion Vision X Soundbar Review

The MartinLogan Motion Vision X is elegant-looking and a versatile wireless-capable soundbar that delivers solid stereo music and home-theater surround performances.

—Yongki Go, PH.D., Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Motion 60XT

MartinLogan Motion 60XT - Reference Quality

Immediately, I was taken aback; the broad, sharply defined soundstage extended well beyond the width of the speakers, the vocals sounded eerily lifelike, and the instrumental timbre was natural, with a depth so palpable I could practically reach my hands into it.

—David Martson, The Absolute Sound
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Vanquish

MartinLogan Stealth Series Vanquish and Axis Speakers Reviewed

The MartinLogan Stealth line of architectural speakers impressed me. Their build and component quality is significantly high. It is obvious that much thought went into the design of these speakers, and the results are ultra high-end. MartinLogan has created a quality product that will provide a proud sense of ownership. When coupled with the BalancedForce 210 subwoofer, the sum performance was greater than any one speaker's individual achievement. I used to avoid my family room... However, thanks to the addition of the Vanquish and Axis speakers, I now find myself wanting to watch movies in the family room. I would highly recommend this product if you are considering an architectural speaker solution for your space

—Greg Handy, Home Theater Review
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Axis

MartinLogan Stealth Series Vanquish and Axis Speakers Reviewed

The MartinLogan Stealth line of architectural speakers impressed me. Their build and component quality is significantly high. It is obvious that much thought went into the design of these speakers, and the results are ultra high-end. MartinLogan has created a quality product that will provide a proud sense of ownership. When coupled with the BalancedForce 210 subwoofer, the sum performance was greater than any one speaker's individual achievement. I used to avoid my family room... However, thanks to the addition of the Vanquish and Axis speakers, I now find myself wanting to watch movies in the family room. I would highly recommend this product if you are considering an architectural speaker solution for your space

—Greg Handy, Home Theater Review
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BalancedForce 210

MartinLogan Stealth Series Vanquish and Axis Speakers Reviewed

The MartinLogan Stealth line of architectural speakers impressed me. Their build and component quality is significantly high. It is obvious that much thought went into the design of these speakers, and the results are ultra high-end. MartinLogan has created a quality product that will provide a proud sense of ownership. When coupled with the BalancedForce 210 subwoofer, the sum performance was greater than any one speaker's individual achievement. I used to avoid my family room... However, thanks to the addition of the Vanquish and Axis speakers, I now find myself wanting to watch movies in the family room. I would highly recommend this product if you are considering an architectural speaker solution for your space

—Greg Handy, Home Theater Review
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Motion Vision X

MartinLogan Motion Vision X Soundbar Review

...the Vision X offers an elevated listening experience that is notably better than what most soundbars can muster... you get what you pay for from MartinLogan. Is it three times better than a $500 model? Yes. Is it twice as good as any $800 soundbar I’ve heard? Yes. High fidelity is what sets the Vision X apart from its competition, and I have never heard another powered soundbar sound so much like a high-quality speaker system. The Vision X is a great choice for a modern living room where a full-sized stereo is not an option but high-quality sound is desired.

—Mark Henninger, AVSForum
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Neolith

The Sword in the Stone

MartinLogan's Neolith is a world-class product, taking its place in the upper echelon of today's best loudspeakers. The Neolith's transparency to sources, resolution, coherence, transient fidelity, and lifelike sense of presence and immediacy are as good as they get.

—Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound
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Motion 15

Martin Logan Motion 15 Standmount Loudspeakers

...a strong and vibrant well staged sound, with crisp and controlled treble married to a strong stable midrange – for their price and size they do a remarkable job and have a sheer enthusiasm for instruments and vocals rather than punchier electronica. They won’t ever get caught in a speed trap, but the top-end has great pace and the bottom-end doesn’t lag behind or ever seem slow, balancing nicely for a more natural presentation. Overall characterisation is slightly smooth, un-offensive and particularly pleasing in a smaller sized room. The design and finish is great and the included grills protect the delicate ribbon from little hands and is also non-offensive or detrimental to the sound.

—Dan Worth, HiFi Pig
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Motion 35XT

MARTINLOGAN MOTION 35XT STANDMOUNT LOUDSPEAKER

The MartinLogan Motion 35XT succeeds in ticking pretty much every box on the small-speaker wish list: easy to drive and easy to live with, but can really grow with your system, a sound that is detailed and open but also genuinely solid and musically convincing, and a speaker that is entertaining and informative at the same time. The perfect alternative for the high-end music lover looking for a second system or stand-in, it’s also the hair-shirt audiophile’s starter speaker par excellence – except that it might just embarrass the speakers in more than a few big, high-end systems and lacks the basic appearance so important for budget–esoteric credibility. Let’s face it, speakers this pretty (and this affordable) really shouldn’t sound this good, be this engaging, or this much fun. Like lightning striking twice in the same place, it upsets the natural scheme of things

—Roy Gregory, Hi-Fi+
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Shining Lights

... the extra size adds a handy amount of low-end punch to what was already a refined and articulate packaged... More than the sum of its parts? Absolutely. This is one system that really will appeal to both your heart and your head... There's a richness and lovely tonality to the sound that makes music flow with an easy gait.

—Jon Myles, Hi-Fi World
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Motion 60XT

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Speaker System Review

I generally find too often that a home theater system can be riddled with poor compromises when it comes to playing music; that’s why I have completely separate systems for two-channel and multichannel listening. The MartinLogan package does a pretty convincing job of straddling that divide, working quite effectively with both music and movies when set up appropriately... you’re really getting a whole lot of speaker for your hard-earned money... (the FoldedMotion tweeter is) an impressive achievement in itself, giving the Motion XT speakers a decisive advantage in clarity over many conventional designs. When you couple that with the allure of the aluminum cone woofers and midrange drivers, as well as the Motion’s chic sense of styling, the overall package has great appeal. “Truth in Sound,” indeed.

—Michael Trei, Sound & Vision
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Dynamo 1500X

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Speaker System Review

I generally find too often that a home theater system can be riddled with poor compromises when it comes to playing music; that’s why I have completely separate systems for two-channel and multichannel listening. The MartinLogan package does a pretty convincing job of straddling that divide, working quite effectively with both music and movies when set up appropriately... With the Dynamo 1500X handling the thunderous bass rumble of each explosion, the Motion XT speakers were able to take all of the sounds of splintering wood and breaking glass and wrap them around the room in a seamless and effective way... the overall package has great appeal. “Truth in Sound,” indeed.

—Michael Trei, Sound & Vision
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Neolith

Vancouver 2015: Mark Levinson and MartinLogan

These are baller speakers... The soundstage is huge and all-encompassing, and literally makes you feel like you’re sitting in the front row of a concert... Plenty of dynamics... Leading edges of notes were lightning fast... Spatial imaging of every ‘whack’ on a drum’s skin was etched into the air between the speakers... I laughed several times at how enjoyable this system sounded and how it gave you absolutely no choice but to rock out with it. To me, this wasn’t hi fi per se, it was an experience like no other I’ve had from a two-way stereo. And at this price point, it should be. Performers were presented completely life-sized and exuded all the air, breath, punch and visceral individuality of a live band right in front of you.

—Rafe Arnott, The Audio Traveler
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Ethos

MARTIN LOGAN ETHOS REVIEW

Listening to Martin Logan again since my last audition on its bigger brother Summit X years ago, brought back many joyful moments. This is a wonderful pair of entry-level speaker from Martin Logan and I recommend readers to audition prior to settling for the mediocre speakers. They are not cheap, but am sure it will give you the lifelike sensation you yearning for in your listening room.

—Kriz Tan, HiFi Senses
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BalancedForce 210

MartinLogan Balanced Force 210 Subwoofer

I can’t claim that the MartinLogan BalancedForce 210s are the end-alls in low-end reproduction, or that they will fool you into thinking there is an actual standup or electric bass sitting in your living room. What I can say is that they have brought me much closer to the real thing and made me a believer in subwoofing. Now that the 210s are in my listening room, my music–and not just music where bass is prominent–has taken on a new life. They have made a far greater difference in my stereo than any other component I can remember in a very long time. If you have a large room or really feel the need to hear low bass, the BalancedForce 210s are essential tools to getting the most out of your music.

—Spencer Holbert, The Absolute Sound
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Neolith

The "Best Of" AXPONA 2015

Once I was exposed to them, there was little doubt that they were hands-down the “Best Two Channel Sound” at the show... The Neolith’s sound was alive and shockingly large. It was perfectly balanced and transparent. Dynamic and delicious... As much fun as it was to listen to the Neoliths effortlessly deliver sonic grace, I began to wonder if listening to them was a mistake. Experiencing perfection can make everything else seem so ordinary and that becomes frustrating when perfection comes from a speaker that falls in the realm of unobtanium. Ah, whom am I kidding? I loved it. My only regret is that I didn’t have more time to spend with them.

—Todd Anderson, Home Theater Shack
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Crescendo

MartinLogan Crescendo Wireless Speaker System Review

The Crescendo sure is one superb performing, sexy audio system. You’ll be hard-pressed to get better performance in such a sleek-looking package... Setup is a breeze and it’s tightly integrated in with Apple’s ecosystem. It has input and integration options galore that you simply won’t find in other solutions. Add a wired or wireless subwoofer to the Crescendo and you have an unbelievable full range setup for music and home theater. In fact, when paired with a quality sub, like MartinLogan’s own Dynamo models, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any better sounding all-in-one system... the Crescendo is a superb effort by MartinLogan and deserves an audition if you’re in the market for a wireless speaker system.

The Poor Audiophile
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Motion 60XT

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Tower Speaker Review

The strengths included great imaging, excellent bass and midbass presentation… The speakers would do very well in a home theater setup, as they have great dynamic range and integrate well with subwoofers… All and all they are a well-built, elegant speaker worthy of audition.

—Jared Rachwalski, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Motion 35XT

HRAC Gear Review: MartinLogan Motion 35XT Bookshelf Speakers

With the 35XT, MartinLogan has managed to upscale its Motion Series bookshelf speaker offerings. The new speakers play impressively loud and sound clean, with excellent detail, clear mids, and good dynamics. Imaging is about as good as I’ve experienced from bookshelf speakers, and I’ve heard some good ones in my time… its performance made me want to keep listening to music late into the night, which is what good hi-fi is all about — and it’s very much HRAC Approved.

—Al Griffin, Hi Res Audio Central
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MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker - Sweet and Lowdown

Imaging, on the other hand, was exceptional... startling in their movement and clarity... The 35XT proved its mettle to my ears. It managed to strike a canny musical balance. An impressive achievement, to say the least... only the ML has the virtue of its sweet tweet, and offers such a high level of overall transparency and musicality. The 35XT is a worthy heir to the proud tradition at MartinLogan.

—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
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MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeakers

What I look for in a speaker is one that not only makes the full range of music I listen to sound as good as it can, but that also looks good in my home, occupies as little space as the laws of physics allow, and represents supreme value for the money. All of that is offered by the MartinLogan Motion 35XT, in addition to a natural-sounding integration of tight, truthful bass and graceful highs... I believe I’ve found what I’ve been looking for.

—Jeff Stockton, SoundStage! Network
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MartinLogan Motion 35XT Bookshelf Speakers

The gloss-finished wooden cabinets and metal speaker grilles alone give the outward impression of a more expensive design. And of course, fantastic sonics for their price point reinforce that assessment. Used as a stereo pair, the ML 35XT speakers offer a lot of sound for the dollar."

—Rob Johnson, TONE Audio
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Motion 60XT

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

"These are just really easy speakers to listen to," I noted when listening... Nothing seemed artificial. Nothing seemed colored. Nothing was distracting. Most of all, the tweeter didn't sound like a certain type of tweeter; it didn't have the typical mellowness of a soft dome, nor the occasional hyped-up detail of a metal dome. It just sounded natural... the Motion 60XT is easily one of the best speakers I've tested, delivering incredibly lifelike tonality and imaging... the Motion 60XT definitely delivers the magic that audiophiles always seek but too often fail to achieve.

—Brent Butterworth, Home Theater Review
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Neolith

MartinLogan Neolith Loudspeaker Review

Over the years I have had the pleasure to audition many different loudspeaker technologies and systems from the best names in the business ranging in price from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Without question the Neolith ranks among the best full range speakers I’ve heard. Pair the Neoliths with the right amplification, put them in the right sized room, and you’ll have a recipe for countless evenings of musical bliss. At $80,000/pair for the Neoliths plus $50,000-$120,000 for electronics and amplification, you are talking about a serious investment for a very select audience. However, if you have the funds, love the magic of electrostatics, and want one of the best loudspeakers on the market today (not to mention serious bragging rights among your friends), then the MartinLogan Neolith deserves your urgent attention.

—Theo Nicolakis, Audioholics
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Audiophile Review! MartinLogan Neolith Electrostatic Loudspeaker: “Delaware Demo Impresses EAN”

The demo was well worth my time.As an owner of MartinLogan Montis electrostatic, I can personally attest that the much-larger Neolith takes that detailed, sonic layering and dispersion and exponentially increases it by a factor of 10 — especially in a big room... the combination of the custom-designed, rear-mounted 15-inch and front-firing, 12-inch passive bass drivers delivered stunningly tight, low bass — to a loud level that perfectly matches the electrostatic panel’s balance. The Neolith’s low end is tight, forceful and imposing... If you have the cash and a big-enough room to let the speakers breathe, the MartinLogan Neoliths will reward you with hour after hour of gorgeous music. I can’t wait to hear a pair with hi-res... it is an honor to give the Neolith the EAN Stellar Sound Award, and I also selected it for the EAN 2014 Luxury Class Audio Product of The Year.

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Network
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Motion 60XT

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Speaker Review

MartinLogan has a speaker that is wonderful for home theater and very good for music in the Motion 60XT... I imagine the Motion series is as close as we’ll get to a traditional box speaker from them with the AMT instead of a dome tweeter. The AMT excels with its speed and clarity. The dual 8” woofers provide plenty of bass...The Motion 60XT is a different approach for MartinLogan, but one that is very successful...

—Chris Heinonen, Reference Home Theater
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Neolith

This high-end speaker costs the same as a Mercedes Benz CLS - The Audiophiliac is shaken and stirred

The Neoliths's huge sound field projected forward into the room and well out to the sides of the speakers, so with my eyes closed I couldn't tell where the sound was coming from. Soft-to-loud dynamics were tremendous, and the bass power from the Neoliths' front 12-inch (30.4cm) carbon fiber woofer, and rear-mounted 15-inch (38.1cm) aluminum woofer were truly visceral in their impact... The proof is in the listening, and even a cursory audition of the Neolith reveals its extraordinary performance capabilities... The Neolith is a statement product, designed to advance the state of the art of sound reproduction

—Steve Guttenberg, CNET
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What are the Best Loudspeakers in the World?

Neolith is a bold new loudspeaker, the product of an ambitious 3-year-long development process that combines the very best technology MartinLogan has to offer. Neolith features MartinLogan's largest-ever electrostatic radiating surface. Its proprietary curvilinear electrostatic transducer is allows the speaker to deliver an enveloping three-dimensional soundstage. Unique Controlled Dispersion Technology gives each transducer the ability to reproduce nearly the entire audio spectrum in any room. Neolith loudspeakers embody the MartinLogan ethos, and achieve "living sound"; revealing audio as it was originally performed.

—Gene DellaSala, Audioholics
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MartinLogan's Ambitious Neolith

I came away mighty impressed with the American company's latest offering. The speed and effortlessness normally associated with the rest of MartinLogan's line was easily audible, while their bass performance portended a truly full-range sound without any of the plodding, boomy character one might imagine such a well-endowed loudspeaker would possess... I think there will be plenty of demand for this statement loudspeaker.

—Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Global
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Martin Logan Demonstrates Neolith Speaker System

The first sounds to come out of the Neolith were sublime... The huge electrostatic panels produced a thoroughly convincing soundstage with speed and accuracy that made for a very detailed listening experience... The sense of space and depth created by the Neolith was a compelling audio illusion... I understand why Martin Logan built the Neoliths—they make a statement—and I certainly don't begrudge anyone who has the money to spend on such excellent speakers. If price were no object, I'd own a pair...

—Mark Henninger, AVSForum
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MartinLogan's Big, Beautiful Neolith Debuts in Delaware

MartinLogan's Neolith is a 75-inch tall, 385-pound superspeaker... Where they went is a truly amazing speaker, with a huge, bold sound, that very clearly wowed the small group of hardcore audiophiles in attendance... They probably need about 600/700 hours before they reach their full potential. But even at this stage they are very impressive. The panel integrates well with the bass drivers. Resolution and tonality are excellent, and the dynamics are very impressive.

—Stephen Silver, Technology Integrator
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Martin Logan’s Neolith dwarfs mere mortals with its largest electrostat ever

"The stunning piece of technology above is not the cockpit guard from an X-Wing fighter, nor some sort of teleportation device plucked from the future. No, this curious, screened contraption is the latest breakthrough from the audio gurus at Martin Logan, a new speaker called the Neolith. And that screen rising from that stout anchor of speakers at the base isn’t for show — it’s the company’s largest-ever electrostatic radiating surface."

—Ryanm Waniata, Digital Trends
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Montis

MartinLogan Montis

The bass flows into the midrange and vice versa as if you are listening to one drive unit, not two different technologies. In fairness to MartinLogan, the company nailed this some time ago, especially with the Summit X, but this brings that fluidity across the bandwidth to the Montis level, and if you know how difficult that is, you also know how much respect it deserves. There wasn’t a single plot hole here; the bass is fast enough to keep pace with the panel and when correctly dialed for the room, the sound is seamless.”

—Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
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BalancedForce 212

MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 subwoofer

The BalancedForce 212s are so flexible that I can imagine them—used in almost any room, and with almost any speaker—restoring the tactile impact and low-end reach that other subs usually leave by the door... Whether or not you have MartinLogan speakers to pair them with, I strongly, strongly recommend the BalancedForce 212. It's definitely not a tubby thumper, and no imagination is needed, because nothing is missing.

—Jon Iverson, Stereophile
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Crescendo

Review: MartinLogan Crescendo Wireless Speaker

The Crescendo is a very appealing product... And those who are serous about audio will love the neutrality and overall sound quality of the Crescendo... Definitely a way swankier take on the usual wireless speaker. And it looks really cool, too.

—Brent Butterworth, About.com Technology
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WOW! MartinLogan's Crescendo

Though the MartinLogan Crescendo has a winning combination of sound quality, build quality and ease of use, it’s a truly fun experience. Thanks to its wide range of connectivity, anyone can plug in, whether literally or wirelessly and be enjoying their music in seconds. And enjoy it you will.”

—Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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MartinLogan Crescendo Wireless Music System

The elegant Crescendo tabletop music system will bring any room to life with crisp, clear, full-bodied sound. If you’re looking for a flexible solution for high-quality casual listening and aren’t worried about an expansive soundstage, the Crescendo delivers the goods. It doesn’t come cheap, but you have to remember you’re also getting a work of art that you’ll be proud to display.

—Bob Ankosko, Sound & Vision
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BalancedForce 212

MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 Subwoofer

The BF212 is one of those rare subwoofers that can be described as essential. It delivers uncompromised bass with clarity, accuracy, and an utter lack of colorations. Once it’s been tuned to a room with ML’s Perfect Bass Kit, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll never need another sub. Never… it is my judgment that the BalancedForce 212 is in a class with the best subs available to the home-audio enthusiast. The BF212 is one for the short list -- it’s required listening for anyone who’s dead serious about the low end. Highly recommended.

—Kevin East, SoundStage! Hi-Fi
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Motion SLM XL

MartinLogan Motion SLM-XL Floorstanding Speaker

“… the Motion SLM-XL speakers are the best-sounding on-wall speakers I've heard at or anywhere near their price. The speaker's versatility for use as a center channel and/or surround -- as well as its ability to be placed on the wall, desktop, or floor -- make it a superb value. If you are looking for a great pair of low-profile speakers to match with your flat-panel TV, you owe it to yourself to take the SLM-XLs for a spin and see if they're right for you.

—Myron Ho, Home Theater Review
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Montis

MartinLogan Montis Reserve Series Electrostatic Hybrid Loudspeaker

The Montis is one of a tiny handful of the finest speakers I’ve ever been privileged to review and one of the finest I’ve ever heard regardless of design, type, complexity, or price… the Montis is capable of doing some things I’ve never heard bettered by any speaker regardless of size, price, or design. One thing that makes it very special, however, is how dramatically lifelike it can sound because of the way it’s prioritized its sonic and musical goals in just the right order and proportions, while minimizing or eliminating inevitable compromises and trade-offs… if I had room enough for another set up, the Montis would be on the shortest of short lists.

—Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound
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Crescendo

MartinLogan Crescendo Premium Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

...the Crescendo would look right at home in Don Draper's office, with its gorgeous piano gloss or walnut veneer cabinet and its striking mix of curves and angles...The toed-out Folded Motion tweeters go a long way toward creating a wide, spacious sound from such a relatively compact enclosure...I'm going to seriously pout when I have to ship it back to the manufacturer.

—Dennis Burger, HomeTheaterReview.com
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ElectroMotion ESL

$6,000 Recommended Two-Channel Stereo System

With the ElectroMotion you can step into the exact same ESL technology used in their $25k/pr CLX loudspeakers for much, much less. When properly setup these speakers have very clear highs, an airy sound quality and excellent imaging... In addition to superb sound quality, these speakers are visually striking, especially for anyone who has never seen an ESL speaker before.

—Cliff Heyne & Steve Munz, Audioholics
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MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Speaker Review

The MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker... is a speaker I can highly recommend... A versatile speaker, the EM-ESL runs clean-clean-clean, handles dynamic material with ease, and can basically deliver any kind of music with transparency even at generous volume levels. Driver/crossover integration is excellent and frequency response is lively and accurate.

—Wayne Meyers, Home Theater Shack
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Mikros 90

MartinLogan Mikros 90 Reference On-Ear Headphones Review

making these headphones one of the best for very detailed music listening. These are professional headphones so they are quite different compared to a pair of Monster headphones, or Beats. In terms of audio quality, the Mikros 90 caters more towards those who enjoy detailed music, and like to listen to the highs and mids of a song, rather then commercially tuned music that is usually very bass heavy... The Mikros 90 also has excellent noise-cancellation, allowing for a great listening experience even in noisy public places. If this sounds like your style of cans, you can’t really go wrong...

—MAT, Headphone Styles
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Summit X

MartinLogan Summit X

The key point is that a planar transducer is able to synthesize the impression of a height perspective with reasonable realism, whereas a small midrange or mid-woofer driver tends to collapse image size to a tidy point within the soundstage. Perhaps it’s a personal preference or a question of being within one’s comfort zone, but when I kick back to enjoy the music it’s far easier for me to accept the Summit’s version of reality. No subwoofers need apply. I’ve had no interest in complicating matters with an external subwoofer. And why should I with bass extension approaching 20Hz and superlative midbass dynamics. My enthusiasm for the Summit X has not diminished over the past several years. Speakers have come and gone, but it is still one of the main pillars of my reference system, and in my estimation, a classic in the making.

—Dick Olsher, The Absolute Sound
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Stage X

MartinLogan Montis and StageX Speaker Review

The MartinLogan Montis Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeakers can rightfully be expected to perform exceptionally as stereo music listening speakers, and they do. Mated with the StageX center channel speaker, they can form the heart of a smashing fine home theater system. I can report without reservation that these speakers are excellent choices for either type of duty… The user who wishes for a quick setup will get very good results. And the user seeking audio perfection will find few loudspeaker “tools” to work with like the Montis at anywhere near the price range that are more likely to please.

—Wayne Myers, Home Theater Shack
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Montis

MartinLogan Montis and StageX Speaker Review

The MartinLogan Montis Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeakers can rightfully be expected to perform exceptionally as stereo music listening speakers, and they do. Mated with the StageX center channel speaker, they can form the heart of a smashing fine home theater system. I can report without reservation that these speakers are excellent choices for either type of duty… The user who wishes for a quick setup will get very good results. And the user seeking audio perfection will find few loudspeaker “tools” to work with like the Montis at anywhere near the price range that are more likely to please.

—Wayne Myers, Home Theater Shack
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Summit X

MARTIN LOGAN SUMMIT X LOUDSPEAKER REVIEW

For me, Martin Logan’s biggest XStat panel is a tour-de-force of loudspeaker engineering – one that works every bit as well as they claim, measurement and listening show. You simply cannot get better clarity than this, you can’t get a more even sound free from phasiness and you’ll never hear violin sounding as it is meant to, except from this big XStat panel. It’s line source nature paints up a massive sound stage, one on which images are pin sharp. Again, I’ve never heard better – and I cannot imagine being able to… Loudspeakers don't get much better than this

—Noel Keywood, Hi-Fi World
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Peak Power

Fabulous hybrid electrosiatic loudspeaker that fits into even medium-sized rooms, can be tuned to suit and gives a sound that is unmatched for quality. Stunning

Absolute Sound
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Motion 15

Martin Logan Motion 15

A pretty face and practical too – what’s not to like?... We really [like] the Motion 15s. Their delicate, detailed and agile performance impresses us, and they’re great fun to listen to.

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ElectroMotion ESL

Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL – Review

I must say that I fell in love with these speakers and I hope that one day I will own a pair of my own. They became a reference for me in many departments. I felt that the Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL could easily beat speakers more than twice or even triple their price. I even felt like they have some very strong points compared to >25$k speakers. They are really something special and they deserve all of your attention.

HeadMania
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Dynamo 1500X

MartinLogan Dynamo 1500X Subwoofer Review

This was my first hands on experience with a MartinLogan subwoofer and the Dynamo 1500X left me with a good impression of their product line… the 1500X also never drew any attention to itself with bad noises or ever seemed to be in any trouble no matter what was sent to the input jack. The 1500X is absolutely rock solid in that sense. It does what it can without fuss and doesn’t kill itself attempting to reproduce what it cannot… a very compact, sealed offering and yet it still manages to meet the required output thresholds to receive the Audioholics Bassaholic Large Room rating. It is one of the smallest subwoofers to be able to do so.

—Josh Ricci, Audioholics
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Stage X

MartinLogan Stage X Electrostatic Hybrid Center Channel Speaker

Being a huge fan of electrostatic speakers, I have always been worried about dealing with the center channel, because there weren't any electrostatic center channel speakers available that covered the high frequencies as well as the midrange. I didn't have the opportunity to test the original Stage version of this speaker, but I can say that the Stage X is one superb-sounding center channel, with everything above 450 Hz being covered by flat panel speaker technology. Having the ESL portion in the midrange is a definite plus, as this is the most important region of the audible spectrum

—John Johnson, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Mikros 90

The Sexy Martin Logan Mikros 90

The Mikros is a very interesting pair of headphones and managed to impress me on many levels... Martin Logan brings an interesting new approach and style to the market with these headphones. So if you care for the looks, crisp & detailed treble, transparency and are not into heavy bass, but still punchy and tight bass, give them a listen.

HeadMania
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Dynamo 1500X

Martin Logan Dynamo 1500X Subwoofer Review

Virtually everyone has heard the phrase "you can't have your cake and eat it too"... With a subwoofer that saying generally holds true when talking about size versus depth/extension; a small subwoofer can't possibly produce significant amounts of deep bass, can it? In the case of Martin Logan's new Dynamo 1500X the answer would be Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. The cabinet is not at all large -- even for an acoustic suspension subwoofer with a 12" driver, let alone one with a 15" driver -- yet the depth and composure it's capable of is simply amazing… It's not inexpensive, but it is certainly capable of some impressive bass. The 'Dynamo' name proved to be apt, that's for sure. With the flattest frequency response I've measured in a long time, this Martin Logan subwoofer is one very impressive unit.

—Jim Wilson, Home Theater Shack
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Motion 15

Ribbon Development

This is a speaker to choose with your musical heart... the mid-treble integration and smoothness is first rate and it drives rooms well. The finish and appearance are excellent. Buy this one with your heart and sit back to enjoy its exuberant musical talents.

HiFi Critic / Absolute Sounds
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MartinLogan Motion 15 Loudspeaker (Hi-Fi+)

Agile, communicative, competent and complete, what’s not to like? There’s a few exciting new compact monitors appearing at present; MartinLogan’s Motion 15 could just be the surprise package that upsets the applecart. Buy, enjoy and even if you upgrade later, keep them for that rainy day; they’re guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

—Roy Gregory, Hi-Fi+
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Motion SLM

MartinLogan Motion SLM On-Wall Loudspeakers and Dynamo 700w Subwoofer

I see it as a gateway speaker to the MartinLogan brand... it’s one of the best wall-mounted speakers I’ve reviewed. They’re beauties to look at, with a high-gloss finish to match that of any flat-panel TV. The Folded Motion Tweeter is more refined than those used in other wall-mounts I’ve heard, and the Motion SLMs produced much better depth of image than other on-walls... All in all, an easy recommendation.

—Vince Hanada, SoundStage! Xperience
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Dynamo 700w

MartinLogan Motion SLM On-Wall Loudspeakers and Dynamo 700w Subwoofer

I could easily listen to the Dynamo 700w all day long... MartinLogan’s Dynamo 700w should be on your short list -- this little wunderkind slays anything in its class that I’ve heard. My review would not be complete without a mention of MartinLogan’s attention to detail: They provide everything you need to set up this home-theater system with ease. All in all, an easy recommendation.

—Vince Hanada, SoundStage! Xperience
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Mikros 70

Martin Logan Mikros 70

...we had these in our ears while working on other tasks in the office – and there were plenty of occasions when we were compelled to stop and simply listen to the music... So, it’s a four-star verdict for the Martin Logan Mikros 70 headphones. We like everything about them...

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Montis

Audiophile Speaker Review! MartinLogan Montis Electrostatic Loudspeaker

Without a doubt, the MartinLogan Montis is one of the most accurate and revealing loudspeakers I have ever heard in 21 years of reviewing audio gear. The stereo image, low-level detail, sonic info spread across the soundstage is absolutely jaw dropping on 24-bit or DSD high-resolution audio. With the combination of the digital crossover and an ultra-fast woofer, the bass speed matches the rest of the frequencies perfectly above 30 Hz. This is the kind of speaker an audiophile lives for. Bring on the EAN Stellar Sound Award!

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Netwrok
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Mikros 90

Martin Logan Mikros 90 Review

Martin Logan successfully imports its signature approach to treble to the Mikros 90, and it is a treat for the ears... The Mikros 90 managed to shine brilliantly and scintillate when necessary, but they never got too sassy up top. Even our brightest recordings never pushed these headphones to the point of sounding abrasive or sharp.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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Motion Vision

MartinLogan Motion Vision Soundbar

The audience for this product doesn’t want either the configuration or the hassles of a formal component system. They’re looking for a way to get many of the benefits of a real system without its complexities. In short, they’re looking for a workaround. And this is one magnificent workaround. There are few affordable systems that do what this system—and its pleated tweeters—do best.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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MartinLogan Motion Vision Soundbar Review

In my opinion, the Vision is a superb soundbar that gets many things right. It can go loud, sounds great, looks modern, and has a surprising amount of bass. It really shines when listening to music, but is no slacker when watching movies either. Still, I kept coming back to its musicality, which was far beyond any other soundbar I have heard... If you are looking for a soundbar that can turn your non-believer friends into cult-like fanatics about soundbars, the Vision might be your answer. You no longer have to choose between great sound with a dedicated 2.1 system or great looks with a soundbar, the MartinLogan Motion Vision gives you the best of both worlds.

—Cliff Heyne, Audioholics
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Mikros 90

MartinLogan Mikros 90 On-Ear Headphones

... they have given us a delicate, light weight, easy to drive headphone... I believe they will find some happy owners with this design. The sound is balanced, full, and dynamic, playing at high levels with ease and never fatiguing... the Mikros 90 are certainly worth checking out if you want something with a more sophisticated, neutral sound than the ever popular Beats by Dre.

—Stephen Hornbrook, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Motion 40

MartinLogan Motion 40 Speaker System

This system is so sublime and so thoroughly enthralling that it feels miserly to limit the description to super-premium. The MartinLogan Motion 40 system is one of those rare products that comes along in which every aspect construction, physical appearance, emotional appeal, etc. is so ideally matched in its expression to one another that the finished whole transcends the category that the parts would have normally put it in. This system has that special essence of completeness that’s extremely difficult to find at any price. Marvelous, MartinLogan. Absolutely marvelous.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Motion 30

MartinLogan Motion 40 Speaker System

This system is so sublime and so thoroughly enthralling that it feels miserly to limit the description to super-premium. The MartinLogan Motion 40 system is one of those rare products that comes along in which every aspect construction, physical appearance, emotional appeal, etc. is so ideally matched in its expression to one another that the finished whole transcends the category that the parts would have normally put it in. This system has that special essence of completeness that’s extremely difficult to find at any price. Marvelous, MartinLogan. Absolutely marvelous.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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MartinLogan Motion 40 Speaker System

This system is so sublime and so thoroughly enthralling that it feels miserly to limit the description to super-premium. The MartinLogan Motion 40 system is one of those rare products that comes along in which every aspect construction, physical appearance, emotional appeal, etc. is so ideally matched in its expression to one another that the finished whole transcends the category that the parts would have normally put it in. This system has that special essence of completeness that’s extremely difficult to find at any price. Marvelous, MartinLogan. Absolutely marvelous.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Dynamo 1000

MartinLogan Motion 40 Speaker System

Match the Motion 40s with a Motion 30 center channel, a pair of Motion 15 monitors for the surrounds, and the Dynamo 1000 subwoofer, and you have the makings for one of the most phenomenally cohesive, startlingly immersive home theater systems you can buy... the Dynamo 1000’s extremely powerful bass output shook with great authority and heft without being boomy... there was a constant low, foreboding rumble that the Dynamo 1000 maintained impeccably... Marvelous, MartinLogan. Absolutely marvelous.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Montis

Panel Games

The beauty of the MartinLopgan Montis is the absence of vice. Contrary to what some ageing punk rockers might believe, that doesn’t make it boring – the true and upstanding performance, unsullied by deviant behaviour of its mechanical bits, means you simply get closer to the music. No bad thing, surely? If you’re looking for a ‘character speaker’ then this isn’t it. If you want a big box to make everything sound loud and proud, larger than life and better than the original recording, then move on. Instead, the Montis gives an altogether more rarefied pleasure, the satisfaction of having something that takes you right into the recording, in all its beauty.

—David Price, Hi-Fi Choice
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Ethos

MartinLogan Ethos Loudspeaker Review

The Ethos is an exceptional speaker and a bargain at its price. This speaker does so much, so well, it’s incredible. It does so much, at such high standards; excellent integration of woofer to panel, seamless and world-class midrange and treble, excellent soundstage and a most articulate, clear, transparent sound while at the same time, being sweet, musical, life-like, and musically engaging. And the tonal balance is also spot-on.

—George Papadimitriou, Dagogo
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Motion 40

MartinLogan Motion 40 and Motion 30 Review

The thing I love most about the Motion 40s and Motion 30 in my surround system...is how revealing they are, without being punishing... The Motion 40s especially do an amazing job of delivering the increased dynamics and superior high-frequency sparkle of the high-res download, yet managed to do so without making the CD rip sound bad in the slightest. That’s an impressive trick, to say the least... So needless to say, I love them, especially for the price.

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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Motion 30

MartinLogan Motion 40 and Motion 30 Review

The thing I love most about the Motion 40s and Motion 30 in my surround system...is how revealing they are, without being punishing... Amazingly, with even the most action-packed sequences, the Motion 30 never suffers due to its size, and in fact it holds its own with center channels way, way larger. Dialogue clarity is fantastic, integration with the rest of the system is simply superb, and dispersion is (almost) perfect... So needless to say, I love them, especially for the price.

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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Mikros 70

MartinLogan Mikros 70 Review: Fancy Speaker Sound Shrunken Down to a Pair of Dots

Full-bodied sound in a lightweight comfortable package... We're very fond of these little guys... The Mikros 70 sound excellent, and the design of the buds themselves is elegant.

—Mario Aguilar, Gizmodo
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MartinLogan Mikros 70

Electrostatic speakers are famous for their rich bass and an excellent, life-like reproduction of audio that creates a great sense of space. It's hard to do that with an in-ear pair, but the Mikros micros 70 at least still delivers its refined response without a hint of distortion.

—Tim Gideon, PC Mag
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ElectroMotion ESL

ElectroMotion ESL

Martin Logan's ElectroMotion ESL are speakers that invite us on exciting musical travels... They generate an unusually live atmosphere and, within a decent sweet spot, very precise imaging and exacting depth layering embedded within an above-average dimensional scale. Tonally well balanced and subjectively seamless, the stats combine silky highs, a detailed dynamic midband and articulate if not ultimately voluminous bass. It's a terrific choice for music lovers hoping to feast on an arrestingly involving presentation...

—Jochen Reinecke , 6moons (originally Fair Audio)
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Motion 40

MartinLogan Motion 40 Loudspeakers Reviewed

...the Motion 40s really do perform above their price point. If you enjoy clean, highly articulate highs and mids, these are going to make you smile.

—Sean Killebrew, HomeTheaterReview.com
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Dynamo 700

MartinLogan Dynamo 700 Subwoofer

Not only did the Dynamo 700 give me true full-range sound, it had a pinpoint curative effect on the response curves of the partnered speakers: When I’d set it to fix only what needed fixing, it did, and then stepped out of the way to let the Snells and Motion 12s sing. Pinpoint cures. I like that in doctors, too. Highly recommended!

—Ron Doering, SoundStage!
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Theos

MartinLogan Theos ESL Speakers Review

For $5,000/pr there are a lot of great speaker options on the market, but none quite like the Theos. The look of the speakers screams "high end" and they are sure to amaze anyone who has never seen an ESL speaker.

—Cliff Heyne, Audioholics
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Motion Vision

MartinLogan Motion Vision Soundbar

With the Motion Vision, MartinLogan demonstrates that the words “soundbar” and “high-end” can be synonymous. And while a “bar” won’t replace a true surround system, the Vision gives installers an exciting, no-compromise offering in this popular category.

—John Sciacca, Residential Systems
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Ethos

MartinLogan Ethos Loudspeakers Review

…[no competitors] can match the Ethos in purity of the midrange, texture, and insight into the overall performance. The Ethos excelled in providing cues to performer spacing of performers and superb dynamics. Very few other designs can compete with the coherence and transient speed of ESLs.

—Andre Marc, Audio Video Revolution
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Motion Vision

Martin Logan Motion Vision Soundbar and Dynamo 700W Subwoofer

MartinLogan’s Vision, especially when supported by the Dynamo 700w sub, makes a very worthy solution. It won’t produce the broad sound-stage of a “real” system, nor genuine surround sound ambience or effects. But it comes close enough, and its impressive accuracy and detail in the playback of voices and instruments warrant close listening — even by an audiophile.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
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Dynamo 700w

Martin Logan Motion Vision Soundbar and Dynamo 700W Subwoofer

MartinLogan’s Vision, especially when supported by the Dynamo 700w sub, makes a very worthy solution. It won’t produce the broad sound-stage of a “real” system, nor genuine surround sound ambience or effects. But it comes close enough, and its impressive accuracy and detail in the playback of voices and instruments warrant close listening — even by an audiophile.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
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Motion Vision

Introduction to the Motion Vision Soundbar

…the Motion Vision provided deep, rich sound comparable to some of the best bookshelf speakers I have had the pleasure to audition...If you are in the market for a new sound bar and sound/style are high on you list of priorities, I recommend that you envision this one!

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater
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Motion 15

MartinLogan Motion 15 / LX16 Bookshelf Speaker Review

The Folded Motion Tweeter, perforated metal grill, and over sound quality are evidence of this balance. Martin Logan seems to have hit a nice balance with the [Motion 15s], the first speakers of their kind from Martin Logan, there is a lot to like here. If you really want the sound of Martin Logan’s electrostats, but want something in a smaller form factor, then look no further, go out and buy a pair of these. If you are starting to build a 2.1 or 5.1 system, the [Motion 15s] are at least worth a good listen.

—Cliff Heyne, Audioholics
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Mikros 70

MartinLogan Mikros 70 Earphones

The Mikros 70s' detail and clarity are excellent...[they] deliver a sonic balance that strives to please, regardless of musical selection or driving equipment.

—S. Andrea Sundaram, SoundStage! Network
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Dynamo 1000w

MartinLogan Dynamo 1000w Review

This is one of those few subwoofers that can nimbly navigate the divide between the nuanced music performance and explosive movie tracks and successfully meet the demands for both.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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Motion Vision

MartinLogan Motion Vision Sound Bar Review

Simply put, the MartinLogan Motion Vision is a terrific over-achiever of a sound bar. It is simultaneously eloquent and muscular, as adept at delivering the subtle nuances of your favorite music as well as it is blowing your hair back during a raucous movie scene.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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MartinLogan Motion Vision Sound Bar Review

Simply put, the MartinLogan Motion Vision is a terrific over-achiever of a sound bar. It is simultaneously eloquent and muscular, as adept at delivering the subtle nuances of your favorite music as well as it is blowing your hair back during a raucous movie scene. While there are other strong options in the high-end sound bar space, the Motion Vision distinguishes itself by offering some of the cleanest, most accurate high-frequency response available.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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Dynamo 1000

MARTINLOGAN DYNAMO 1000W REVIEW

The MartinLogan Dynamo 1000w is a top-notch performer in nearly every regard, but we were especially pleased with its musicality. This is one of those few subwoofers that can nimbly navigate the divide between the nuanced music performance and explosive movie tracks and successfully meet the demands for both. Additionally, its ability to maintain its integrity at both low and high output levels makes it a suitable option for those with small and large rooms alike.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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Motion 40

MartinLogan Motion 40 Loudspeakers

The Motion 40 is an exciting speaker, due in no small part to its upfront sound, meaty bass, and clear highs.

—Philip Beaudette, SoundStage! Network
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Motion Vision

Martin Logan Motion Vision Sound Bar - Review

I was impressed with the quality of the audio provided by the Martin Logan Motion Vision. The power output is sufficient for both small and medium size rooms and the clarity and detail at the mid and high frequencies served both movie and music listening well... I highly recommend that if you are shopping for a sound bar and have the opportunity to give the Motion Vision a listen, it is well worth your time and consideration.

—Robert Silva, About.com
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ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Loudspeakers

The ElectroMotion ESL is the gateway product to MartinLogan’s more expensive electrostatic designs, and it’s easy to hear why they’ve stubbornly stood by the design... the ElectroMotion isn’t perfect, but its qualities are manifest to my ears. There is no other product like it at or near its price. I suspect that many listeners who hear it will then find more traditional speaker designs to be irrelevant.

—Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Access
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Montis

MartinLogan Montis loudspeaker

If ever there was a model to break down the negative stereotypes of electrostatic loudspeakers, it must be the MartinLogan Montis. With a small footprint, and taking up only a modest amount of visual space in the room, the Montis can be driven effectively by solid-state or tubed amplifier... has very good bass extension (courtesy of its hybrid design), can be played quite loudly, and doesn't require you to listen with your head locked in a virtual vise. In the right system and with the right recordings, a pair of Montises can aurally transport you to the concert hall, or the musicians to your room.

—Robert Deutsch, Stereophile
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Motion Vision

MartinLogan Motion Vision Soundbar Reviewed

Not only has MartinLogan built a soundbar in the form of the Motion Vision, they've arguably built the best soundbar I have heard yet... The Motion Vision's build quality is superb, looking every bit as high-end a product as anything MartinLogan has made to date. Its sonic capability is also unparalleled, as it possesses the scale and definition of a set of discrete loudspeakers, yet manages to confine that sound to a single cabinet... I can say that the Motion Vision from MartinLogan is the first soundbar that I would personally consider buying. At the very least, it represents my new benchmark by which all others will be judged.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Big Sound for Small Spaces: 4 Sound Bars Reviewed

Close your eyes while the Motion Vision is playing and it's easy to forget you're listening to a single 40-inch speaker. Even in a medium-sized room, this soundbar packed an auditory wallop comparable to systems three times its size... But it wasn't just this soundbar's brute force that impressed. Unlike plenty of other units I've tested, dialogue in movies and TV shows was always balanced, uncolored, and crystal clear. Throw in a satisfyingly wide soundstage and you have a truly rare thing in the soundbar world -- a speaker that sounds fantastic regardless of the source.

—Bryan Gardiner, WIRED
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Ethos

MartinLogan Ethos Electrostatic Hybrid Loudspeakers

Great looks, advanced engineering, beautiful fabrication by craftspeople in the US, reasonably pricing and musical beguilement — the Ethos shows how MartinLogan’s concerted efforts in introducing novel technologies have paid off in terms of addressing the electrostatic design’s various inherent Achilles’ heels. For starters, the speaker certainly excels at explosive bass crescendos; the ample in-built power and high-quality dynamic drivers (and passive radiators) see to that

—Edgar Kramer, Best Buy Home Theatre
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ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan ElectroMotion review

The MartinLogan ElectroMotion’s usual approach to speaker design pays dividends with a movie performance that’s simply out of this world. Insightful detail reproduction, authoritative speech, a seamlessly immersive soundstage, rock-solid bass, tight integration… you name it, this system excels at it.

—Danny Phillips, Trusted Reviews
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ElectroMotion FX2

MartinLogan ElectroMotion - Other Speakers Design and Performance

Effects emerge from every part of the room, making it nigh-on impossible to tell where one speaker ends and another begins. This coherence is key to its success – the EM-C2, EM-FX2s and Dynamo all fuse tightly with no differences in tone, which is impressive considering how the electrostatic panels work in such a different way to the cones and Folded Motion tweeters used elsewhere.

—Danny Phillips, Trusted Reviews
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ElectroMotion C2

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Effects emerge from every part of the room, making it nigh-on impossible to tell where one speaker ends and another begins. This coherence is key to its success – the EM-C2, EM-FX2s and Dynamo all fuse tightly with no differences in tone, which is impressive considering how the electrostatic panels work in such a different way to the cones and Folded Motion tweeters used elsewhere.

—Danny Phillips, Trusted Reviews
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Dynamo 700w

MartinLogan ElectroMotion - Other Speakers Design and Performance

This coherence is key to its success – the EM-C2, EM-FX2s and Dynamo all fuse tightly with no differences in tone, which is impressive considering how the electrostatic panels work in such a different way to the cones and Folded Motion tweeters used elsewhere... Insightful detail reproduction, authoritative speech, a seamlessly immersive soundstage, rock-solid bass, tight integration… you name it, this system excels at it.

—Danny Phillips, Trusted Reviews
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Motion C

http://www.trustedreviews.com/martinlogan-electromotion_Surround-Sound-System_review#tr-review-summa

The MartinLogan ElectroMotion’s usual approach to speaker design pays dividends with a movie performance that’s simply out of this world. Insightful detail reproduction, authoritative speech, a seamlessly immersive soundstage, rock-solid bass, tight integration… you name it, this system excels at it.

—Danny Phillips, Trusted Reviews
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Motion LX16

MartinLogan Motion 15 / LX16 Bookshelf Speaker Review

Martin Logan seems to have hit a nice balance with the LX16s, the first speakers of their kind from Martin Logan, there is a lot to like here. If you really want the sound of Martin Logan’s electrostats, but want something in a smaller form factor, then look no further, go out and buy a pair of these. If you are starting to build a 2.1 or 5.1 system, the LX16s are at least worth a good listen.

—Cliff Heyne, Audioholics
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ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Loudspeaker

...this MartinLogan does bring a good taste of the open, free sounding and agile quality of electrostatic technology, and the ElectroMotion ESL has undoubted stature and presence in the room... t has an open, crisp sound that’s transparent and well detailed. It covers the transition from bass box to open panel mid and top pretty well... Taken overall, this design successfully addresses the several issues presented by a compact electrostatic hybrid concept and deserves recommendation.

—Martin Collins, Hi-Fi Critic
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Motion LX16

MARTIN LOGAN MOTION LX16 REVIEW

I will say that I have become somewhat addicted the sound of the LX16 and find my mind referencing back to that sound with every speaker I listen to now...The LX16 are absolutely worth a listen. In a market already flooded with over-achieving bookshelf speakers, the LX16 manage to stand apart from the rest and for that, we recommend them.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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Montis

A Case of Bass, MartinLogan Montis Loudspeaker

A new Vojkto-designed 24-bit DSP crossover enables a far better match between woofer and panel than ever before...The bass playing here is subtle, seldom taking center stage. Yet the additional texture supplied by the Montis keeps the bass in the center of the pocket, right where it belongs, allowing the listener to forget about it and providing a better foundation for the music...the increased clarity in the lower register permits more midrange detail to shine through.

—Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
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ElectroMotion ESL

Editor’s Choice: Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL Speaker Review

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL speakers do the near-impossible: They make people who don’t normally care about speakers suddenly start to care... their thin, sandwiched-panel design bring an amazing crispness and sound quality to whatever you pump through them. We love them so much, we gave them a Geek Beat Editor’s Choice Award.

—John P., Geek Beat TV
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Dynamo 700w

Martin Logan Dynamo 700w 10-inch Wireless Powered Subwoofer - Review

The Martin Logan Dynamo 700w combines very flexible installation options, with both front or down firing configuration as well as wired and wireless connectivity, with good performance... definitely give the 700w consideration.

—Robert Silva, About.com
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ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL 5.1-Channel Speaker System (TPV 109)

Consider this speaker system if: You want all the sonic goodies: resolution, definition, blazing transient speeds, nuances galore, neutral tonal balance and the ability to play at satisfying volume levels... We consider MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion ESL surround system to be an overachiever of the first rank. It offers very serious high-end sound quality for only a little more money than some mid-fi systems cost. For many listeners, then, the quest for upper-tier sound will begin and end right here, and even jaded audiophiles accustomed to ultra-premium-priced gear will marvel at the sophisticated sound this system delivers.

—Chris Martens, Hi-Fi+
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Dynamo 1000

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL 5.1-Channel Speaker System (TPV 109)

Consider this speaker system if: You want all the sonic goodies: resolution, definition, blazing transient speeds, nuances galore, neutral tonal balance and the ability to play at satisfying volume levels... We consider MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion ESL surround system to be an overachiever of the first rank. It offers very serious high-end sound quality for only a little more money than some mid-fi systems cost. For many listeners, then, the quest for upper-tier sound will begin and end right here, and even jaded audiophiles accustomed to ultra-premium-priced gear will marvel at the sophisticated sound this system delivers.

—Chris Martens, Hi-Fi+
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ElectroMotion C2

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL 5.1-Channel Speaker System (TPV 109)

Consider this speaker system if: You want all the sonic goodies: resolution, definition, blazing transient speeds, nuances galore, neutral tonal balance and the ability to play at satisfying volume levels... We consider MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion ESL surround system to be an overachiever of the first rank. It offers very serious high-end sound quality for only a little more money than some mid-fi systems cost. For many listeners, then, the quest for upper-tier sound will begin and end right here, and even jaded audiophiles accustomed to ultra-premium-priced gear will marvel at the sophisticated sound this system delivers.

—Chris Martens, Hi-Fi+
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Motion C

MARTINLOGAN ELECTROMOTION ESL 5.1-CHANNEL SPEAKER SYSTEM

We consider MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion ESL surround system to be an overachiever of the first rank. It offers very serious high-end sound quality for only a little more money than some mid-fi systems cost. For many listeners, then, the quest for upper-tier sound will begin and end right here

—Chris Martens, Hi Fi Plus
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Ethos

MartinLogan Ethos Loudspeakers Review

All in all, the MartinLogan Ethos are a lot more user friendly than many typical floorstanders I have lived with. Freedom from driver and cabinet colorations makes any the considerations above hardly worth noting, and they are on my personal shopping wish list. I found them to be the most capable of music makers. I can’t recommend an audition highly enough. Be warned, however, you'll have a hard time getting out of your mind the virtues ESLs bring to the table. The MartinLogan Ethos is a best buy if there ever was one

—Andre Marc, Audio Video Revolution
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Theos

Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

The speed and transparency that their electrostatic panel seemed to offer compared to a conventional box speaker was always enchanting, and unlike many other speakers of similar designs, they played well without a massive amplifier and with rock and roll music.

—Chris Heinonen, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Speaker System

The sound of the ESL is blissfully light and sweet and offers a near-transcendental listening experience. It’s that rare gem of a speaker that sparkles with a luster that becomes more and more enticing the longer you listen to it. Combined with the EM C2, EM FX2s, and a Dynamo 1000, it makes one of the finest-performing, most entertaining, drool-worthiest $5,000 home theater speaker systems you can buy

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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ElectroMotion C2

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Speaker System

The sound of the ESL is blissfully light and sweet and offers a near-transcendental listening experience. It’s that rare gem of a speaker that sparkles with a luster that becomes more and more enticing the longer you listen to it. Combined with the EM C2, EM FX2s, and a Dynamo 1000, it makes one of the finest-performing, most entertaining, drool-worthiest $5,000 home theater speaker systems you can buy…

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Dynamo 1000

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Speaker System

The sound of the ESL is blissfully light and sweet and offers a near-transcendental listening experience. It’s that rare gem of a speaker that sparkles with a luster that becomes more and more enticing the longer you listen to it. Combined with the EM C2, EM FX2s, and a Dynamo 1000, it makes one of the finest-performing, most entertaining, drool-worthiest $5,000 home theater speaker systems you can buy…

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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ElectroMotion FX2

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Speaker System

The sound of the ESL is blissfully light and sweet and offers a near-transcendental listening experience. It’s that rare gem of a speaker that sparkles with a luster that becomes more and more enticing the longer you listen to it. Combined with the EM C2, EM FX2s, and a Dynamo 1000, it makes one of the finest-performing, most entertaining, drool-worthiest $5,000 home theater speaker systems you can buy…

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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ElectroMotion ESL

Review: MartinLogan EM-ESL, EM-C2 and EM-FX2 Speakers

I think the EM-ESL is one of the best bargains going in an audiophile music speaker. It gives audiophiles all the things most of us seem to want (huge soundstaging and a dramatic presentation) and all the things we should want but sometimes neglect (like neutral tonal balance and natural sound). If stereo music listening is your priority, I highly recommend these. And you can add the EM-C2, the EM-FX2 and the subwoofer of your choice for those occasional nights when you want to relax with a movie instead of digging deep into your music collection.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound & Vision
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ElectroMotion FX2

Review: MartinLogan EM-ESL, EM-C2 and EM-FX2 Speakers

I think the EM-ESL is one of the best bargains going in an audiophile music speaker. It gives audiophiles all the things most of us seem to want (huge soundstaging and a dramatic presentation) and all the things we should want but sometimes neglect (like neutral tonal balance and natural sound). If stereo music listening is your priority, I highly recommend these. And you can add the EM-C2, the EM-FX2 and the subwoofer of your choice for those occasional nights when you want to relax with a movie instead of digging deep into your music collection.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound & Vision
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ElectroMotion C2

Review: MartinLogan EM-ESL, EM-C2 and EM-FX2 Speakers

I think the EM-ESL is one of the best bargains going in an audiophile music speaker. It gives audiophiles all the things most of us seem to want (huge soundstaging and a dramatic presentation) and all the things we should want but sometimes neglect (like neutral tonal balance and natural sound). If stereo music listening is your priority, I highly recommend these. And you can add the EM-C2, the EM-FX2 and the subwoofer of your choice for those occasional nights when you want to relax with a movie instead of digging deep into your music collection.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound & Vision
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Motion C

Review: MartinLogan EM-ESL, EM-C2 and EM-FX2 Speakers

I think the EM-ESL is one of the best bargains going in an audiophile music speaker. It gives audiophiles all the things most of us seem to want (huge soundstaging and a dramatic presentation) and all the things we should want but sometimes neglect (like neutral tonal balance and natural sound).

—Brent Butterworth, Sound and Vision
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Motion FX

Review: MartinLogan EM-ESL, EM-C2 and EM-FX2 Speakers

I think the EM-ESL is one of the best bargains going in an audiophile music speaker. It gives audiophiles all the things most of us seem to want (huge soundstaging and a dramatic presentation) and all the things we should want but sometimes neglect (like neutral tonal balance and natural sound).

—Brent Butterworth, Sound and Vision
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ElectroMotion ESL

MOTION SENSING . . .

It’s hard not like a loudspeaker such as this. The things it does well, it does brilliantly, and they’re a vital part of the musical transmission chain – tonal accuracy, spatial imaging, transient speed, microdynamics... the new ElectroMotion raises the game for a hybrid of this price. Overall then, the Electromotion is a superb and relatively affordable (in the context of high end, at least) new loudspeaker.

—Alvin Gold, Hi-Fi World
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MartinLogan ElectroMotion Loudspeaker Reviewed

the MartinLogan ElectroMotion loudspeakers are not only an incredible value but an incredible loudspeaker system. I've encountered no speaker at or even a few ticks above the ElectroMotion's asking price that possess the same transparency, articulation, speed and natural tone. When adequately powered, the breadth in which the ElectroMotions render a soundstage is stunning and their dynamic capabilities all but crush previous, affordable MartinLogan designs.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Motion C

MartinLogan ElectroMotion Loudspeaker Reviewed

MartinLogan ElectroMotion loudspeakers are not only an incredible value but an incredible loudspeaker system. I've encountered no speaker at or even a few ticks above the ElectroMotion's asking price that possess the same transparency, articulation, speed and natural tone. When adequately powered, the breadth in which the ElectroMotions render a soundstage is stunning and their dynamic capabilities all but crush previous, affordable MartinLogan designs.

—Andrew Robinson, Home theater Review
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Motion FX

MartinLogan ElectroMotion Loudspeaker Reviewed

MartinLogan ElectroMotion loudspeakers are not only an incredible value but an incredible loudspeaker system. I've encountered no speaker at or even a few ticks above the ElectroMotion's asking price that possess the same transparency, articulation, speed and natural tone. When adequately powered, the breadth in which the ElectroMotions render a soundstage is stunning and their dynamic capabilities all but crush previous, affordable MartinLogan designs.

—Andrew Robinson, Home theater Review
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ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan ElectroMotion 5.1 loudspeaker review

...what really seals the deal is the way the system creates such a seamlessly enveloping sound, thanks to the EM-ESL’s dipole design and the EM-FX2’s wide dispersion. From my listening position it felt like there wasn’t a single area of the room left untouched by sound, flooding the no-man’s land between the front and rear speakers with precise, tangible effects. And when called for, sounds glide from speaker to speaker without you ever knowing where one ends and another begins. Stunning.

—Danny Phillips, Home Cinema Choice
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ElectroMotion C2

MartinLogan ElectroMotion 5.1 loudspeaker review

...what really seals the deal is the way the system creates such a seamlessly enveloping sound, thanks to the EM-ESL’s dipole design and the EM-FX2’s wide dispersion. From my listening position it felt like there wasn’t a single area of the room left untouched by sound, flooding the no-man’s land between the front and rear speakers with precise, tangible effects. And when called for, sounds glide from speaker to speaker without you ever knowing where one ends and another begins. Stunning.

—Danny Phillips, Home Cinema Choice
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ElectroMotion FX2

MartinLogan ElectroMotion 5.1 loudspeaker review

...what really seals the deal is the way the system creates such a seamlessly enveloping sound, thanks to the EM-ESL’s dipole design and the EM-FX2’s wide dispersion. From my listening position it felt like there wasn’t a single area of the room left untouched by sound, flooding the no-man’s land between the front and rear speakers with precise, tangible effects. And when called for, sounds glide from speaker to speaker without you ever knowing where one ends and another begins. Stunning.

—Danny Phillips, Home Cinema Choice
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Dynamo 700w

MartinLogan ElectroMotion 5.1 loudspeaker review

The depth and agility of the Dynamo sub is a joy to behold, too, providing a solid bass bed without overdoing it, but turn it off and you’ll find the EM-ESLs’ own woofers offer fantastic depth on their own. Throw the EM-C2’s wonderfully clear speech reproduction into the mix, which injects words with presence and subtle nuance, and you have a very accomplished performance.

—Danny Phillips, Home Cinema Choice
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ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion ESL

I’m still stunned that a company can manufacture a speaker this good... if there’s a more exciting loudspeaker out there at this price, I certainly haven’t heard it.

—Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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Ethos

MartinLogan Ethos Loudspeakers

The Ethos’s low end took me completely by surprise. For the first couple of months I hadn’t even looked at the speaker’s specifications, and so was unaware that its front-firing woofer was being augmented by a downward-firing passive radiator. Again and again I caught myself looking up at the speakers (I often read while listening to music) when a particularly low and well-defined bass note slammed through my room.

—Jason Thorpe, Sound Stage
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MartinLogan Ethos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

I think MartinLogan has a real winner of a speaker in the Ethos. My respect for them grows each and every day. I believe that life is short and you should go all in when you can...Give them a try; you will probably agree with me that they perform far better than speakers costing much, much more.

—Jim Clements, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Spire

MartinLogan Spire Loudspeakers

MartinLogan's Spire is a visually stunning loudspeaker with a big, open sound to match. It did not, however, sound exaggerated or over the top in any way, and had few sonic compromises. If you think a hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker isn't for you, give the Spire a listen

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage!
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Motion 4

MartinLogan Motion 10 / 8 / 4 / Dynamo 1000 Home-Theater Speaker System

Folks, the Motions are the real deal. It doesn't take a special speaker to do movies, but it does take a special speaker to belly up to the musical bar and turn a CD into a genuine musical experience.

—Kevin East, SoundStage!
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Ethos

Martin Logan Ethos loudspeaker review

Martin Logan’s XStat panel in the Ethos is probably the best electrostatic driver I have ever heard, and this alone hoists it way up above most other loudspeakers...It is for those who want obvious and extended deep bass, the dramatic sonic purity of a top quality electrostatic and a standard of design and finish high enough to grace a modern home.

Hi-Fi World
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Summit X

MartinLogan Summit X Speakers

No matter what kind of music you like to listen to, the Summit X will deliver the goods. The main strength of the Summit X is that it throws a huge soundfield in all directions, giving the listener a very immersive experience. This is the MartinLogan magic at its best. These are speakers that you will respond to strongly

—Jeff Dorgay, ToneAudio
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Dynamo 700

MartinLogan Dynamo 700 Subwoofer

Not only did the Dynamo 700 give me true full-range sound, it had a pinpoint curative effect on the response curves of the partnered speakers: When I’d set it to fix only what needed fixing, it did, and then stepped out of the way to let the Motion 12s sing. Pinpoint cures. I like that in doctors, too. Highly recommended!

—Ron Doering, SoundStage! Access
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Martin Logan Dynamo 700w 10-inch Wireless Powered Subwoofer - Review

The Martin Logan Dynamo 700w combines very flexible installation options, with both front or down firing configuration as well as wired and wireless connectivity, with good performance. If you are looking for a good subwoofer for either as a companion for the Martin Logan Motion Vision sound bar or if you are looking for a subwoofer to add to your existing system, definitely give the 700w consideration.

—Robert Silva, About Technology
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Spire

MartinLogan Spire Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Spire's CLX influenced panel produces some of the most accurate and natural midrange and high frequencies of any MartinLogan design to date...The Spire's relatively compact size is an added bonus for the full-bodied, rich sound it produces, making the Spire ideal for medium to large venues.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Vista

MartinLogan Vista Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Vista's compact footprint and stylish good looks make it a suitable loudspeaker for a variety of living situations and tastes...possessing a wonderfully open, colorless and natural midrange with surprisingly taut bass capabilities.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Vantage

MartinLogan Vantage Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

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

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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CLX

MartinLogan CLX Electrostatic Loudspeakers Reviewed

CLX's are everything I could've hoped for and more. They exceeded my aural expectations in ways I was prepared for having owned the older CLS'. These are not an update, no sir, the CLX are a whole new animal, one that if you're lucky enough to let them out of the cage, will astound you with their sonic beauty and grace but be able to maul you with their bass. Seriously, I can think of no other speaker I'd rather own right now than the CLX's

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Motion 10

MARTINLOGAN MOTION 5.1-CHANNEL SURROUND SYSTEM (TPV 91)

MartinLogan has hit a home run with the Motion system, pure and simple. It is a compact, well made, and attractively finished surround sound speaker system that can fit into spaces where larger systems simply will not work. But most importantly, the Motion system preserves MartinLogan’s sonic “family values,” meaning that it offers clarity, subtlety and nuance combined with an unexpectedly vibrant, full-bodied sound.

—Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound
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Motion 6

MartinLogan Motion 262 Home Theater Speaker System Review

Truth be told, the system performs so well in so many respects that I find myself expecting too much of it at times, comparing the speakers to those costing two, three, five times as much. The slight relative throatiness of Motion 6 sticks with me in a way it definitely shouldn't for a system at this price point, because for the most part, the Motion Series speakers simply don't sound like speakers at this price point. Their clarity is exceptional, their ability to disappear into a room (sonically speaking) is uncanny, and their value is unrivaled.

—Dennis Burger, Big Picture Big Sound
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Motion 4

MartinLogan Motion Speaker System Reviewed

I was impressed by just how comfortable these speakers were playing at high volumes, and in fact often sounded better at these levels. If you want a home theater and music system to rock on a budget, these are speakers to seriously check out. Their high efficiency and low impedance help them maximize output from receivers, allowing one to have the volume and dynamics found in truly great home theaters and music systems at a budget price.

—Dr. Ken Taraszka, Home Theater Review
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Motion 12

MartinLogan Motion Speaker System Reviewed

I was impressed by just how comfortable these speakers were playing at high volumes, and in fact often sounded better at these levels. If you want a home theater and music system to rock on a budget, these are speakers to seriously check out. Their high efficiency and low impedance help them maximize output from receivers, allowing one to have the volume and dynamics found in truly great home theaters and music systems at a budget price.

—Dr. Ken Taraszka, Home Theater Review
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MartinLogan Motion 12 7.1 Loudspeaker System Review

Music just flows through this system. Effortlessly. Detail galore with a very smooth top end. You can crank this system very loud...The MartinLogan Motion 12 7.1 loudspeaker system, however, is worth every single cent of its asking price

—Chris Boylan, 4/4
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Dynamo 700

MartinLogan ElectroMotion 5.1 loudspeaker review

The depth and agility of the Dynamo sub is a joy to behold, too, providing a solid bass bed without overdoing it...this 5.1 array will blow you away. That’s what it did to me.

—Danny Phillips, Home Cinema
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Summit X

MARTINLOGAN SUMMIT X LOUDSPEAKER (HI-FI+)

The MartinLogan Summit X is one such product, delivering reference-grade performance that you’d struggle to match at double the price. This could spell the end of monkey coffins for many listeners. Go hear now!

—Alan Sircom, Hi Fi Plus
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Descent i

MartinLogan Descent i Subwoofer Reviewed

The Descent i improves upon its formidable predecessor and is an excellent subwoofer. I was particularly impressed with its flexibility and musicality. The subwoofers connection options will allow easy integration of one or more subwoofers into either dedicated stereo systems, home theater systems or both

—Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review
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Summit X

MartinLogan Summit X Loudspeakers

The Summit X is the latest step in MartinLogan’s ongoing quest for electrostatic perfection...When these speakers make their special magic, they’ll likely astound and emotionally move even the most experienced and hardened audiophile.

—Howard Kneller, SoundStage!
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CLX

Martin Logan's new CLX From Hi-Fi World

...what Martin Logan have achieved with the CLX is impressive; they are a near perfect exponent of the art. Technically and subjectively their tonal balance is convincing, sound from the Mylar film is unobstructed by the stators for unrivalled insight, detail retrieval and clarity, bass power is plentiful and maximum volume very high..A meticulously crafted electrostatic that's free from traditional limitations, this is one of the very best loudspeakers money can buy.

Hi-Fi World
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The Speaker They Said They'd Never Build

It's this sense of completeness, the way that everything you get is presented as part of a single, coherent and contiguous whole that makes the CLXs so special; that and the fact that they do so without reducing the music, the musicians or their range of colours

—Roy Gregory, Absolute Sound
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Abyss

MartinLogan Feature powered speaker and Abyss subwoofer

Used on its own or with the company's Abyss subwoofer, Martin Logan's Feature speaker brings a new excitement to on-wall audio...audiophiles will probably prefer this system to any other on-wall rig - both because of its sound quality and because it's an original and exotic take on what has become a predictable product category.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound and Vision
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MartinLogan Feature powered speaker and Abyss subwoofer

The Abyss easily kept up with the quintet of Features. On my reference mothership flyover - the opening of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones - it reproduced the spaceship's deep rumbling with no audible trace of distortion. Even many much larger subs struggle with this passage.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound and Vision
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Source

MARTINLOGAN SOURCE SPEAKER

The Source’s extraordinary resolution lets you hear more of the sound embedded in your CDs and LPs. You hear subtle details most box speakers gloss over, such as the way John Lennon, when he was in the Beatles, doubled his vocals, or subliminal cues that let you know whether a given recording’s reverberation was natural or digitally created.

—Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound
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Depth i

MartinLogan Depth i Subwoofer Reviewed

It is truly remarkable how MartinLogan has packed so many features and performance into such a unique and stylish cabinet, making the Depth i a must-audition subwoofer for any music or movie enthusiast.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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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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Vantage

Martin Logan Vantage review

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.

What HiFi
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Fresco i

MartinLogan Fresco i On-Wall Speaker System

Features the clean, detailed, high-resolution sound quality typical of MartinLogan Nice complement to a flat-panel or slim-profile big screen Will appeal to music and movie enthusiasts

—Gary Altunian, Sound and Vision
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Spire

MartinLogan Spire Floor-standing Electrostatic Hybrid Speakers

MartinLogan's new Spire electrostatic hybrid speakers are fabulous in my book. They play loud for their size, with great detail in the music, and the distortion profile seems to be primarily second order, which is pleasant rather than irritating as it would be if it were primarily odd-ordered.

—John E. Johnson, Jr., Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Fresco i

MartinLogan unveils a wall-mountable speaker system aimed at AV nuts

The Fresco i is a remarkable speaker, delivering an exceptional level of flexibility for those who wish to create a stylish system for AV use with the option of wall-mounting, but without compromising sound quality.

TechRadar
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Source

Home Reviews Audio visual Hi-fi and audio Hi-fi and AV speakers MartinLogan Source review MartinLoga

The Source may not be what it says on the tin, but by any of the usual measures, it is a ‘proper’ MartinLogan. It’s a real thoroughbred: very neat and tidy with considerable refinement and polish and there are no gimmicks

TechRadar
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CLX

Girls, Shoes and Speakers

The extra level of resolution provided by the CLX brings you so much closer to the music, providing an immersive field of sound that takes you somewhere special.

—Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
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Abyss

MartinLogan Abyss Subwoofer

The great thing about the Abyss is that if you do set it higher, you won’t be forced to suffer higher levels of distortion, because MartinLogan has managed to keep distortion very low, so rather than hearing woolly, indistinct bass, you hear clean, incisive bass notes, and when there are several bass instruments playing together, you’ll be able to hear each instrument quite clearly— the sounds don’t collapse together into an amorphous ‘mass’ of sound.

—Greg Borrowman, Australian Hi Fi
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Passage

MartinLogan Passage

This in-wall speaker is a solid value because it offers great sound quality and good help and support options. The MartinLogan Passage comes from a well-regarded company, and it's quality only serves to verify the manufacturer's reputation.

—Jeff Ropelato, Top Ten Reviews
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ElectroMotion ESL

ElectroMotion FX2

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL 5.1-Channel Speaker System (TPV 109)

Consider this speaker system if: You want all the sonic goodies: resolution, definition, blazing transient speeds, nuances galore, neutral tonal balance and the ability to play at satisfying volume levels... We consider MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion ESL surround system to be an overachiever of the first rank. It offers very serious high-end sound quality for only a little more money than some mid-fi systems cost. For many listeners, then, the quest for upper-tier sound will begin and end right here, and even jaded audiophiles accustomed to ultra-premium-priced gear will marvel at the sophisticated sound this system delivers.

—Chris Martens, Hi-Fi+
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Motion 4

The MartinLogan Motion 4

If we are going to get more people excited about the world of HiFi, this is definitely what we need a lot more of. I am very happy to award MartinLogan one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2010...the Motion 4’s are worthy of the MartinLogan name on the box.

—Jeff Dorgay, ToneAudio
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Motion Vision X

MartinLogan Motion


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Motion AFX

MartinLogan Motion AFX review: Remarkable add-on speakers for object-oriented movie soundtracks

Major audio advancements don’t come often, but when they do, the effects can be astounding. Going from mono to stereo, stereo to multi-channel, and now multi-channel to object-oriented audio represents a sizable leap in performance, realism, and engagement. If you’ve wanted to embrace Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, but weren’t sold on Atmos-enabled speakers, then doubt no more. MartinLogan’s Motion AFX speakers can transform any setup and speaker system.

—Theo Nicolakis, TechHive
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