“Sept. 2013 edit. I feel need to clarify my statement about needing and amp (you may not depending on your listening distance and whether you are running them with powered subs). These sound so good/clear that you will turn them up. They have a high efficiency, no distortion when adequately powered and reproduce what you give them. Good source in = steal for $1500. Edited original review. At...” --brwsaw
MartinLogan's ElectroMotion EM-ESL represents a brave new direction for electrostatic loudspeaker design. Featuring a full-sized 34" tall curvilinear XStat electrostatic transducer, the ESL performs more like a mini-flagship than an entry-level audiophile speaker. This bold loudspeaker establishes a new benchmark for price versus performance. Pushing thin film transducer technology...