|MartinLogan's New Vista Floorstanding Speaker|
|Home Theater News Floorstanding Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Monday, 20 March 2006|
MartinLogan, has just announced the introduction of their new Vista™ loudspeaker. The result of years of research, the new Vista™ hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker features new technological developments, reducing cabinet size and establishing new standards for efficiency, dynamics and precision in the Martin Logan floor-standing loudspeaker line.
Vista’s™ Features Include:
• 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, according to Martin Logan. 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 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 a high level of accuracy, low-level sonic detail, and efficiency. A perfectly integrated, MartinLogan engineered 8-inch aluminum cone woofer supplies precision bass.
MartinLogan’s state-of-the-art custom toroidal audio transformer and crossover were engineered to be a 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.
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 high sonic standards of efficiency and precision.
MicroPerf stator technology, featured in Vista’s XStat™ transducer, maximizes the 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.
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.