MartinLogan deserves a lot more respect. Of course, any audiophile knows that MartinLogan already gets a ton of respect, but the company gets props mainly for its big electrostatic speakers, which don’t require the volume of engineering grunt work that conventional speakers with multiple drivers and complex crossovers demand. Based on my listening and what my Clio 10 audio analyzer tells me, MartinLogan does a pretty amazing job with plain ol’ multi-way dynamic speakers, too–like the new $2,999/pair Motion 60XT tower I’m reviewing here.
Want proof? I got it. The company’s engineers got the Feature on-wall speaker–a bizarre combination of cone woofers, an open-back electrostatic midrange, and a dome tweeter–to sound amazing and measure almost perfectly. The least expensive speaker the company makes, the $398/pair Motion 2, sounds great and measures as perfectly as any speaker I can recall encountering. Read Brent’s full writeup: