MartinLogan Electromotion ESL X Electrostatic Loudspeakers

£5,888.00

Reg. price £5,888.00

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The ElectroMotion ESL X (EM-ESL X) X features a larger electrostatic transducer and dual woofers, with increased power-handling capabilities. As the flagship model of the ElectroMotion Series, the X establishes a new benchmark for price versus performance.

The ElectroMotion ESL X features a new larger XStat™ electrostatic transducer, with a radiating area over 50in2 larger than the EM-ESL model.

CLS™ XStat™ Transducer

One of MartinLogan's original breakthroughs, CLS™ (Curvilinear Line Source) technology, has been an essential ingredient of every electrostatic loudspeaker we've produced—and the ElectroMotion ESL is no exception. Proprietary manufacturing methods enable construction of electrostatic panels as cylindrical sections. Their gentle horizontal curvature solves the problem of obtaining good high-frequency dispersion from a large radiating surface without compromising overall sound quality or reliability.

Controlled Dispersion Sound Radiation

Another key attribute of the ElectroMotion ESL is its naturally dipolar radiation pattern. A true dipole, The EM-ESL radiates sound with equal intensity from the front and back of its diaphragm, but the outputs are in opposite phase. As a result, sound waves rippling out toward the sides meet at the speaker's edge and cancel. That and the relatively large size of the ElectroMotion ESL's electrostatic panel cause output at the sides to be very low relative to that of a conventional loudspeaker, which in turn minimizes side-wall reflections that tend to muddle sonic detail and stereo imaging. While the reduction in output to the sides contributes to the astonishing clarity for which electrostats are revered, the energy reflected off the wall behind the speaker opens up and deepens the sound.

Superb Bass Integration

To seamlessly blend audio output from the high- and mid-frequency electrostatic panel to the low-frequency woofer the ElectroMotion ESL features a proprietary Vojtko™ topology filter utilizing custom air core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors, polyester film capacitors in series, and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel. A precise pair of 8-inch high-excursion, perfectly balanced, audiophile grade, doped fiber cone woofers was custom designed exclusively for The EM-ESL X by MartinLogan's in-house engineering team.

Frequency Response 41–22,000 Hz ±3dB
Dispersion 30° x 40" (101.6cm) line source
Sensitivity 91 dB/2.83 volts/meter
Nominal Impedance 6 Ohms, 1.6 @ 20kHz.
Compatible with 4, 6 or 8 ohm rated amplifiers.
Recommended Amplifier Power 20-400 watts per channel
Crossover Frequency 400Hz
High Frequency Transducer XStat™ CLS™ electrostaic transducer »
Panel Dimensions (HxW) 40" x 8.6" (102cm x 22cm) » Radiating Area 344 in2 ( cm2)
Low Frequency Driver Two 8” (20.3 cm) high excursion, high-rigidity paper cones with extended throw driver assembly, non-resonance asymmetrical chamber format, bass reflex
Weight 23.6kg each
Overall Dimensions (HxWxD) 150.3cm x 23.8cm x 52.6cm

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