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MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X

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Brand, Model and Release Date

Information about the brand, model release date.

Manufacturer MartinLogan
Model ElectroMotion ESL X
Release Date 2016
Amazon Rating

Technical Specs

Technical characteristics of the speakers.

Amplification Type Passive
Crossover Type 2-Way
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB)[Hz] 41 - 22000
Frequency Range (-6dB)[Hz] -
Maximum SPL [dB] -
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m)[dB] 91
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 6
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) -
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 20-400
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 400
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] -
Driver Units

Tweeter: XStat™ CLS™ electrostaic transducer
Mid/Bass Drivers: Two 8” (20.3 cm) high excursion, high-rigidity paper cones with extended throw driver assembly

Connectivity Wired
Inputs Single Wire
Outputs -
Magnetic Shielding No

Placements and Distances

Where and how to put them.

Form Factor Floor
Distance from Wall [cm] 15

Dimensions and Weight

Speaker dimensions and weight without stands.

Length ~9.4 in
~238.76 mm
~23.88 cm
Width ~20.7 in
~525.78 mm
~52.58 cm
Height ~59.2 in
~1503.68 mm
~150.37 cm
Weight ~52 lb
~23586.8 g
~23.59 kg
Shipping Weight ~64.9 lb
~29438.14 g
~29.44 kg

Colors and Accessories

List of available colors and optional accessories.

  • High gloss black

Detachable Grilles No

Price and Warranty

Satisfaction is (not) guaranteed.

Warranty 5 Years
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Personal Review

"In this review, I'm discussing my experience with the MartinLogan Electrostatic Speakers. As a long-time vintage audiophile, I found these speakers to be a substantial shift in my audio experience. Despite their compact design, they offer superior quality sound and imaging details. I was impressed by their performance across various genres, though they seem to demand high-quality input. On the downside, these speakers seemed to lack a distinct mid-range and bass, compelling me to combine their use with a subwoofer. Furthermore, their compact size may not appeal to everyone, especially those looking for larger speakers. Despite high pricing compared to previous MartinLogan style speakers I've owned, these speakers' performance makes them well-worth considering. Their detailed sound and modern design have been a considerable upgrade for me. As with any product, there are areas to improve, but the overall experience is satisfying."

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