|New Vantage Speakers From MartinLogan|
|Home Theater News Floorstanding Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Friday, 11 November 2005|
MartinLogan announced the introduction of their new Vantage™ loudspeaker. The result of years of research, the new Vantage™ powered hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker features technological developments that reduce cabinet size, improve efficiency, dynamics and precision in a floor-standing loudspeaker, according to MartinLogan.
The MartinLogan Vantage shrinks Summit’s ultra high-resolution XStat™, AirFrame™ and PoweredForce™ technologies into a more compact package with a lower price.
Powerful and accurate bass results from Vantage’s concurrently designed PoweredForce 8-inch aluminum cone woofer, 200-watt high-resolution amplifier, and precision acoustic control cabinet design. This provides usable bass extension down to 34Hz, wide bass dynamics and precision beyond the reach of most passive box systems—all from an enclosure not much larger than a case of wine. Additionally, a 35Hz equalization knob allows low-end calibration to optimize speaker/room integration.
XStat™ Transducer and Ultra Rigid AirFrame™ Electrostatic Technology
Vantage’s rigid AirFrame and curvilinear XStat electrostatic transducer improve performance and set new listening standards for precision, dynamics and three-dimensional sound staging in the MartinLogan line.
Housed within a radical, ultra-rigid, extruded aluminum and composite AirFrame™, Vantage’s™ new CLS™ (Curvilinear Line Source) XStat™ transducer builds upon MartinLogan's electrostatic heritage with advanced Vacuum Bonding and MicroPerf stat panels providing even greater efficiency and precision. The integration of exotic toroidal transformer engineering and an electrical interface technology developed by MartinLogan's Statement™ e2 engineering team extends dynamics resulting in even higher sonic standards of efficiency and precision compared to previous MartinLogan models.
MicroPerf stator technology, featured in Vantage’s XStat™ transducer, was created to make more playable area in each panel. The Vantage™ loudspeaker boasts an XStat™ electrostatic transducer with a playable surface area equal to that of a traditional electrostatic transducer nearly twice its size.
Further enhancing efficiency and dynamics, rigid ClearSpars™ spacers (originally engineered for the cost-no-object Statement™ e2) allow XStat™ transducers to maintain uniform tension of the diaphragm during the critical panel construction processes, permitting proper stator and diaphragm spacing within an exact tolerance.
Featuring an advanced proprietary Vojtko™ crossover topology derived from the Statement™ e2 loudspeaker, MartinLogan electronic specialists hand-build each Vantage crossover to assure the cleanest, most precise signal path possible.
Vantage features a variety of real wood veneers with multiple layers of hand-rubbed lacquer.
Toolless Binding Posts Simplify Connections
The Vantage is supplied with bi-wire, high-resolution, proprietary toolless binding posts for simple cable attachment and management.
Energy Transfer Coupler (ETC) Spikes Maximize Low Frequency Performance
To further enhance Vantage’s performance, sturdy ETC™ spikes are provided for tighter, better defined bass, cleaner micro dynamic resolution, and improved imaging and focus.