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MartinLogan Ethos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

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Introduction

The clean-looking and clean-sounding Ethos speakers are a new model in MartinLogan's Reserve ESL Series of electrostatic speakers. The Reserve ESL Series is MartinLogan's top range of electrostatic speakers and the Ethos are near the middle of this series. The Ethos feature a 44" x 9.2" XStat™ CLS™ Transducer, a 200W 8-inch PoweredForce™ Woofer with an 8-inch Passive Radiator and a 24-bit Vojtko™ DSP Engine. The sub module has real wood veneer with three hand-rubbed finish options, the newest being the very gorgeous flamed teak. More finishes are coming soon. MartinLogan has pulled out all the stops when it comes to the Ethos speakers. How do these amazing speakers perform? Read on and you will see.

Specifications

  • Design: Electrostatic Panel with Cone Woofer (Hybrid Design)
  • MFR: 34 Hz –23 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Horizontal Dispersion: 30°
  • Electrostatic Panel Dimensions: 44" H × 9.2" W
  • Woofer: 8" Aluminum Cone
  • Passive Radiator: 8" Polypropylene
  • Crossover Frequency: 375 Hz
  • Woofer Amplifier: 200 Watts RMS, Class D
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB/2.83 Volts/Meter
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms, 0.8 Ohms at 20 kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 20‒500 Watts per Channel
  • Tone Control: ± 10 dB under 100 Hz
  • Inputs: Custom 5-way Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 59.3" H x 10.7" W x 18.2" D
  • Weight: 42 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $6,495/pair USA
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