Lawrence, Kansas, November 1, 2005—MartinLogan, the Loudspeaker Technology Company, announced today the introduction of the new Vantage™ loudspeaker, representing an unprecedented direction for high-end audiophile loudspeaker design. The result of years of research, the new Vantage™ powered 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.
Vantage’s™ Features Include:
- XStat™ Electrostatic Transducer featuring:
- Ultra-Rigid AirFrame™ Technology
Advanced Vacuum Bonding
CLS™ (Curvilinear Line Source)
High-Resolution PoweredForce™ Woofer
35 Hz Level Control
Ultimate Crossover Engineering
Living in the shadow of the impressive Summit speaker is no easy task. Vantage rises to the challenge by compressing Summit’s groundbreaking ultra high-resolution XStat™, AirFrame™ and PoweredForce™ technologies into a surprisingly compact package and price.
PoweredForce™ Bass—Low-End Authority, Compact Form
Shockingly 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. The result? Usable bass extension down to 34Hz, immense bass dynamics and precision beyond the reach of traditional passive box systems—all from an enclosure not much larger than a case of wine! Additionally, the simple turn of a 35Hz equalization knob allows precision low-end calibration to optimize speaker/room integration.
XStat™ Transducer and Ultra Rigid AirFrame™ Enhance Electrostatic Purity Revealing every subtle nuance of recorded sound with unflinching accuracy, Vantage’s ultra rigid AirFrame and curvilinear XStat electrostatic transducer reveal a magical performance and set new listening standards for 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™, Vantage’s™ new CLS™ (Curvilinear Line Source) XStat™ transducer builds upon the legacy of 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 effortless dynamics and purity resulting in even higher sonic standards of efficiency and precision.
MicroPerf stator technology, featured in Vantage’s XStat™ transducer, reveals more open playable area in each panel. The Vantage™ 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, MartinLogan electronic specialists hand-build each Vantage crossover utilizing only the finest of components and construction techniques to assure the cleanest, most precise signal path possible. The resulting precision crossover flawlessly preserves microscopic subtleties while effortlessly handling the broadest range of dynamics contained within even the most demanding sonic source.
Myriad Finish Options
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 effortless 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.
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
PoweredForce™ Woofer Technology Supplies immense bass dynamics and precision beyond the reach of traditional passive box systems
35 Hz Level Control Allows precision calibration for optimal room integration
Ultimate Crossover Engineering Flawlessly preserves microscopic subtleties while handling a broad range of dynamics contained within even the most demanding sonic source
System Frequency Response
34–23,000 Hz ± 3db
Horizontal: 30 Degrees
Vertical: 40" (102 cm) line source
92 dB/2.83 volts/meter
Nominal: 4 ohms
Minimum: 1.0 ohms @ 20 kHz
Custom-wound audio transformer, air core coils, polypropylene capacitors
8" (20.3 cm) cast basket, high excursion, aluminum cone with extended throw driver assembly, bass reflex
Woofer Amp Power
200 watts/channel (4 ohms)
Bass: ±10dB at 35Hz
100–250 watts per channel
Custom bi-wire binding posts
Mains Power Draw
Idle: 8W each
Max: 140W each
52 lbs. each (23.6 kg)
57" h × 10.7" w × 16.25" d (144.7 h × 27.3 w × 41.3 d cm)
MartinLogan 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 $120,000 (US Retail). The subwoofer systems range in price from $599 to $2795. For more information regarding MartinLogan visit www.martinlogan.com.