|MartinLoganís New $6,000 ODYSSEY Speaker System|
|Home Theater News Floorstanding Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Friday, 09 February 2001|
Martin Logan, know for cutting edge electrostatic loudspeaker systems, announces the introduction of ODYSSEY, a new reference loudspeaker system.
The new Martin Logan Odyssey combines electrostatic technology, innovative bass control, and sculptural cabinetry of the revolutionary Martin Logan Prodigy loudspeaker system at a lower $6,000 price point.
"Our inspiration was to take the revolutionary technology and aesthetic of the Statement E2 and Prodigy systems and factor them into a more compact and moderately priced package", said Gayle Sanders President of Martin Logan.
"Odyssey’s CLS electrostatic transducer provides the effortless clarity, and vivid imagery our customers have come to expect", Sanders added "and its bass conditioning technology contributes explosive power with crisp detail."
Odyssey leverages Martin Logan’s breakthrough hybrid speaker engineering into a unique design that maintains controlled dispersion and outstanding dynamic range while minimizing room interaction. Its unique bass control system—adapted from Martin Logan Prodigy’s exclusive ForceForward—consists of two proprietary dynamic drivers. This pair of opposing bass drivers function along with precision engineered electronics to extend and resolve bass while reducing room/bass interaction. The 10-inch rear-firing driver provides powerful depth while conditioning and extending bass room response. A second 8-inch front-firing driver extends and resolves bass detail resulting in clean powerful bass throughout the home theater or listening room.
Odyssey expands its high frequency response and flawless precision with advanced crossover topology, audiophile grade components, and point-to-point wiring. "We are constantly designing for the ultimate signal path" said Joe Vojtko Martin Logan lead engineer. "Odyssey’s custom designed components, down to the wire itself, are essential to that goal."
Martin Logan Statement E2 ClearSpar stator technology enhances Odyssey's transparent look while increasing both efficiency and power handling. Its composite headpiece, extruded stator supports, proprietary ETC spikes, and thicker cabinetry provide maximum rigidity for brilliant detail and clean powerful dynamics. Odyssey's sculpted cabinet and elegant quick- change hardwood rails complement any decor. Available in matte black with a variety of hand-finished quick-change trim options. Odyssey is both single and bi-wire capable.