Innovative New Floorstanding Loudspeaker Incorporates Advanced Technologies and Establishes New Standards for Efficiency, Dynamics and Precision
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US Retail: $9,995
Lawrence, Kansas, June, 2005– MartinLogan, the Loudspeaker Technology Company, is now shipping the Summit loudspeaker–an unprecedented new direction for high-end audiophile loudspeaker design. Resulting from years of research, the new Summit powered hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker features advanced technological developments, dramatically reducing cabinet size and establishing new standards for efficiency, dynamics and precision in a floor-standing loudspeaker.
“The audio world is dynamic, and we are designing innovative products that reflect the evolving needs and desires of our customers,” stated David Allen, Director of Product Development for MartinLogan. “When designing the Summit, we began with a commitment to our customer’s desire to possess truly exquisite audio solutions that embody undeniable sonic excellence in irresistible aesthetic forms. Through constant focus on emerging market indicators, our designers and engineers evolved core technologies into a solution that elevates the overall sensory experience,” Allen explained. “After all, if one sensory element is out of balance or neglected, the entire experience is diminished.”
Summit’s Features Include:
XStat Electrostatic Transducer featuring:
–Ultra-Rigid AirFrame Technology
–Advanced Vacuum Bonding
CLS (Curvilinear Line Source)
High-Resolution PoweredForce Woofers
25 & 50 Hz Level Controls
Proprietary Vojtko Crossover Filtering
Housed within a radical, ultra-rigid, billet and extruded aluminum AirFrame, the Summit’s new CLS (Curvilinear Line Source) XStat transducer builds upon the legacy of MartinLogan’s electrostatic heritage with the incorporation of advanced Vacuum Bonding and MicroPerf technology to provide heightened efficiency and precision.
MicroPerf stator technology, featured in the Summit XStat transducer, reveals more open playable area in each panel resulting in unparalleled performance from extremely compact stat panels. The Summit loudspeaker boasts an XStat electrostatic transducer with a playable area equal to that of a traditional electrostatic transducer nearly twice its size.
Further enhancing efficiency and dynamics as well as MartinLogan’s trademark transparency, rigid ClearSpars spacers, originally engineered for the cost-no-object Statement e2, allow XStat transducers to maintain an extremely uniform tension of the diaphragm during critical panel construction processes, permitting critical stator and diaphragm spacing within an exact tolerance.
“Relative to its size, the Summit, with over one horsepower of amplification (800 watts per pair), has exceptionally deep and accurate bass,” notes Joe Vojtko, MartinLogan’s Lead Engineer. Summit’s innovative PoweredForce topology integrates two high-resolution, aluminum cone 10-inch woofers per channel–each independently powered by a dedicated 200-watt low-distortion amplifier. Summit’s front firing woofer is precision aligned and crossed over to seamlessly blend with the XStat transducer. Additionally, low-frequency equalization capabilities, integrated into advanced PoweredForce technology, allow precision calibration for optimal room integration.
With an proprietary advanced Vojtko crossover topology derived form the Statement e2 loudspeaker, Summit’s high and low-pass crossovers blend point-to-point wiring, audiophile-grade polypropylene capacitors, toroidal transformers, and air-core coils to deliver spectacular levels of transparency, linearity and integration.
Available in a variety of standard hand rubbed wood and aluminum finishes, Summit can also be personalized and customized to fit any decor.
24–23,000 Hz ± 3db
92 dB/2.83 volts/meter
0.7 ohms @ 20 kHz
Custom-wound audio transformer, air core coils, polypropylene capacitors
Two x 10″ (25.4 cm) (per channel) cast basket, high excursion, aluminum cone with extended throw driver assembly, non-resonant
Woofer Amp Power:
2 x 200 watts/channel (4 ohms)
±10dB at 25Hz & 50Hz
Light intensity dimmer control
100–300 watts per channel
Custom bi-wire binding posts
Idle Mains Power Draw:
Max Mains Power Draw:
75 lbs. each (34 kg)
12.5″ w × 20.5″ d × 59″ h (32 w × 52 d × 150 h cm)
SUMMARY OF KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Feature: Ultra-Rigid AirFrame Technology
Benefit: Provides a rigid housing for the advanced XStat transducer
Feature: Advanced Vacuum Bonding
Benefit: Provides improved precision and efficiency, and unparalleled uniformity
Feature: CLS (Curvilinear Line Source)
Benefit: Achieves a controlled horizontal dispersion pattern radiating ideal frequency response throughout the living environment yet at the same time dramatically minimizing acoustically destructive room interactions
Feature: MicroPerf Stators
Benefit: Creates unparalleled performance from an extremely compact electrostatic transducer by maximizing playable area
Feature: ClearSpar Spacers
Benefit: Maximizes efficiency and dynamics while enhancing MartinLogan’s exclusive transparent look
Feature: PoweredForce Woofer Technology
Benefit: Supplies immense bass dynamics and precision beyond the reach of traditional passive box systems
Feature: 25 & 50 Hz Level Controls
Benefit: Allows precision calibration for optimal room integration
Feature: Proprietary Vojtko Crossover Filtering
Benefit: Flawlessly preserves microacoustic subtleties while handling a broad range of dynamics contained within even the most demanding sonic source
MartinLogan, one of the most respected names in audio, is located in Lawrence, Kansas, where 80 employees handcraft the company’s ultimate loudspeaker products. The speaker systems, incorporating MartinLogan’s patented CLS (Curvilinear Line Source) high-resolution electrostatic technology and ATF (Advanced Thin Film) transducers, range in price from $649 to $120,000 (US Retail). The subwoofer systems range in price from $599 to $2795. For more information regarding MartinLogan visit www.martinlogan.com, or contact Devin Zell at (785) 749-0133.
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