A stellar performer at an exceptional price — offering unparalleled sonic purity, precision, clarity, and openness
MartinLogan, the Loudspeaker Technology Company, announced today the introduction of the new Vista loudspeaker. The result of years of research, the new Vista 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.
Vista’s Features Include:
- XStat Electrostatic Transducer featuring:
- Ultra-Rigid AirFrame Technology
- Advanced Vacuum Bonding
- MicroPerf Stators
- ClearSpar technology
- CLS (Curvilinear Line Source)
- High-Resolution 8-inch Aluminum Cone Woofer
- Precision Performance Crossover Engineering
Incorporating ultra-high-resolution XStat and AirFrame technologies originally developed for the Summit speaker, Vista is capable of an exceptionally dynamic and realistic performance. An aluminum cone woofer, super-dense compact cabinet, Energy Transfer Coupler spikes, and bi-wirable toolless binding posts further reinforce Vista’s high-end pedigree. The result? A stellar performer at an exceptional price.
Key to Vista’s performance is MartinLogan’s advanced XStat electrostatic panel, which covers most of the audible range (from the midrange to beyond the limit of human hearing) with unprecedented accuracy, low-level sonic detail, and efficiency. A perfectly integrated, MartinLogan engineered 8-inch aluminum cone woofer supplies an authoritative bass performance with extreme precision.
MartinLogan’s state-of-the-art custom toroidal audio transformer and crossover engineering ensure an absolutely transparent link from amplifier to electrostatic panel and woofer. Using polypropylene capacitors and MartinLogan’s own air-core coils, Vista’s crossover employs MartinLogan’s proprietary Vojtko topology for vanishingly low distortion and seamless driver integration. This precision-tuned network preserves even the minutest sonic nuances while handling the full dynamics of any source with unparalleled purity, precision, clarity, and openness.
XStat Transducer and Ultra Rigid AirFrame Enhance Electrostatic Purity
Revealing every subtle nuance of recorded sound with unflinching accuracy, Vista’s ultra rigid AirFrame and curvilinear XStat electrostatic transducer reveal a magical performance with precision, dynamics and three-dimensional sound staging–all from an extremely compact stat panel.
Housed within a radical, ultra-rigid, extruded aluminum and composite AirFrame, Vista’s CLS (Curvilinear Line Source) XStat transducer builds upon the legacy of MartinLogan’s electrostatic heritage. The integration of exotic toroidal transformer engineering and an electrical interface technology developed by MartinLogan’s Statement e2 engineering team extends effortless dynamics and purity resulting in the highest sonic standards of efficiency and precision.
MicroPerf stator technology, featured in Vista’s XStat transducer, maximizes playable area in each panel. The Vista 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.
Ultimate Crossover–Ultimate Clarity
Featuring an advanced proprietary Vojtko crossover topology derived from the Statement e2 loudspeaker, Vista’s crossover utilizes only the finest of components and construction techniques to assure the cleanest, most precise signal path possible. The resulting precision crossover flawlessly preserves every sonic subtlety while effortlessly handling the broadest range of dynamics contained within even the most demanding sonic source.
Variety of Finish Options
Vista features a variety of real wood veneers with multiple layers of hand-rubbed lacquer.
Toolless Binding Posts Simplify Connections
The Vista is supplied with bi-wire, high-resolution, proprietary toolless binding posts for effortless cable attachment and management.
Energy Transfer Coupler (ETC) Spikes Maximize Low Frequency Performance
To further enhance Vista’s performance, sturdy ETC spikes are provided for tighter, better defined bass, cleaner micro dynamic resolution, and improved imaging and focus.
SUMMARY OF KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
|XStat Transducer||Provides ultimate precision and efficiency|
|Ultra-Rigid AirFrame Technology||Provides a rigid housing for the advanced XStat transducer|
|Advanced Vacuum Bonding||Provides ultimate precision and efficiency|
|CLS (Curvilinear Line Source)||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|
|MicroPerf Stators||Creates unparalleled performance from an extremely compact electrostatic transducer|
|ClearSpar Spacers||Maximizes efficiency and dynamics while enhancing MartinLogan’s exclusive transparent look|
|Precision Performance Crossover Engineering||Flawlessly preserves sonic subtleties while handling a broad range of dynamics contained within even the most demanding sonic source|
|System Frequency Response||43–23,000 Hz ± 3db|
|Dispersion||Horizontal: 30 Degrees Vertical: 40″ (102 cm) line source|
|Sensitivity||90 dB/2.83 volts/meter|
|Impedance||Nominal: 4 ohms Minimum: 1.2 ohms @ 20 kHz|
|Crossover Frequency||450 Hz|
|Components||Custom-wound audio transformer, air core coils, polypropylene capacitors|
|Woofer Type||8″ (20.3 cm) cast basket, high excursion, aluminum cone with extended throw driver assembly, bass reflex|
|Power Handling||200 watts per channel|
|Signal Inputs||Custom bi-wire binding posts|
|Weight||54 lbs. each (24.5 kg)|
|Size||57″ h × 10.7″ w × 16.8″ d (144.7 h × 27.3 w × 42.7 d cm)|
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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 $399 to over $9,995 (US Retail). The subwoofer systems range in price from $599 to $2795 (US Retail). For more information regarding MartinLogan visit www.martinlogan.com, or contact Devin Zell at (785) 749-0133.Where to Buy