Available: September 2004
Vignette US Retail: $649/each
Lawrence, Kansas, August 2004–MartinLogan, the Loudspeaker Technology Company, announces the introduction of the compact and versatile new Vignette loudspeaker featuring a selection of installation options, room friendly aesthetics, ultimate crossover design, high-excursion, high-resolution bass drivers and ATF (advanced thin film) transducer technology.
Versatility in Application and Installation
Incorporating ATF (advanced thin film) transducer technology, the versatile and attractive new Vignette loudspeaker is ideal for all sound reproduction applications from 2-channel to multi-channel music as well as home theater. Designed to match any MartinLogan product in both looks and performance, the Vignette functions as main, center or surround channel(s), either on-wall or off-wall in both horizontal and vertical orientations.
The Vignette comes standard with both silver and black grill covers and a low profile, single pivot wall bracket, allowing horizontal and vertical on-wall mountings alongside plasma screens or any other location throughout the listening environment. Optional installation solutions include a floor stand, table stand, and a universal multi-pivot on-wall bracket.
Ultimate Crossover–Ultimate Clarity
Under the hood of the discrete Vignette lies a sophisticated, state-of-the-art Vojtko crossover, designed and manufactured with the same meticulous attention, care and precision as those found in MartinLogan’s ultimate loudspeaker products. Complete system engineering of Vignette’s high excursion, extremely low-mass bass drivers, in combination with a specifically tuned chamber and electronic filtering, result in superb levels of power handling and bass from this compact product.
ATF (Advanced Thin Film) Transducers Provide Clarity, Detail and Resolution
Vignette’s ATF (Advanced Thin Film) transducer, based on RADIA planar technology, consist of a micro-thin, low mass diaphragm with an ultra-light, etched conductive aluminum surface suspended between two high field strength neodymium super magnet arrays. When an electrical current (audio signal) passes through the etched aluminum on the diaphragm’s surface it is simultaneously pulled towards one of the neodymium arrays and pushed away from the opposing. When the direction of current is reversed the diaphragm is simultaneously pushed and pulled in the opposite direction, thus producing sound. This concept is called push-pull and is a major contributor to the linearity and sonic superiority of both ATF and electrostatic MartinLogan thin film transducers.
SUMMARY OF KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Feature: ATF Transducer
Benefit: Efficient output with detail, clarity and resolution.
Feature: High-excursion aluminum woofers
Benefit: Superb bass from a small cabinet.
Feature: Low-profile cabinet
Benefit: Minimizes space and allows any installation location.
Feature: Selection of mounts/stands
Benefit: All installation options addressed.
Feature: Plasma screen friendly design
Benefit: Visually integrates with popular plasma televisions.
System Frequency Response:
78–20,000 Hz ± 3 dB
89 dB/2.83 volts/meter (mounted on wall)
Air core coils, metal film and low dissipation electrolytic capacitors
Two 4″ (10.2cm) magnetically shielded high rigidity aluminum cones with extended throw drive assembly; asymmetrical chamber format; bass reflex
ATF High Frequency Driver:
1.5″ x 2.25″ (3.8cm x 5.7cm) ATF Transducer
14 lbs. each (6.4 kg)
Size Without Wall Bracket (H x W x D):
7.1875″ x 19.5″ x 4.5″ (18.3cm x 49.5cm x 12.54cm)
Size With Flat Wall Bracket (H x W x D):
7.1875″ x 19.5″ x 5.26″ (18.3cm x 49.5cm x 14.45cm)
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 $90,000 (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. High-resolution images are available on-line at www.martinlogan.com/mediaresources.