MartinLogan Launches Montis ESL Speaker

MartinLogan has launched Montis, the newest hybrid electrostatic speaker in the Reserve ESL Series.   Montis is the latest hybrid electrostatic speaker in MartinLogan's Reserve ESL Series. Inspired by MartinLogan's CLX loudspeaker, the Montis features controlled dispersion cu
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MartinLogan has launched Montis, the newest hybrid electrostatic speaker in the Reserve ESL Series.

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Montis is the latest hybrid electrostatic speaker in MartinLogan's Reserve ESL Series.


Inspired by MartinLogan's CLX loudspeaker, the Montis features controlled dispersion curvilinear XStat electrostatic technology, a proprietary Vojtko crossover and DSP engine, and a blended woofer system that delivers mid-range clarity, a richly etched soundstage, and tight low-frequency performance.

MartinLogan’s in-house design and engineering team created a precise 24-bit Vojtko DSP engine in conjunction with a 200-watt class-D amplifier to deliver a detailed low-frequency performance reaching down to 29Hz. Additionally, integrated low-frequency equalization below 100Hz further enhances bass performance by allowing precise tailoring to adjust for individual room acoustics.

The electrostatic transducer features advanced MicroPerf stator technology, giving the latest-generation CLS (Curvilinear Line Source) electrostatic transducer almost twice as much exposed diaphragm surface as a traditional electrostat of the same size, according to the company.

For setup and aesthetics, MartinLogan supplies 3/8-16 ETC spikes, which can be used in place of the standard feet to enhance stability on thick carpets or to create tighter coupling between speaker and floor. The spikes also allow fine tuning of vertical wave launch for mid and high-frequencies.

The Montis comes in three hand-rubbed, real-wood finishes including: black ash, dark cherry, and new for 2011, high-gloss black cherrywood.

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