San Diego, California – CEDIA 2017 – SR2 – September 6, 2017 – At CEDIA 2017 in San Diego, California MartinLogan will bring their Truth in Sound tour to show attendees. For three years MartinLogan’s Truth in Sound Tour has traveled across North America with exclusive demonstrations of MartinLogan’s flagship speakers at some of the finest audio dealers in the country. This tour offers an opportunity to hear the world’s finest speakers matched with premiere electronics brands. At each event members of the MartinLogan team are on hand to answer questions, give intimate demonstrations, and provide a glimpse into the exciting and unique world of electrostatic speaker technology.
Located in Sound Room 2 (SR-2) in the main exhibit hall, MartinLogan’s CEDIA 2017 Truth in Sound event will feature the Neolith, MartinLogan’s flagship $80,000/pair electrostatic speaker in a 2-channel stereo system worth over a quarter million dollars. Associated equipment will include amplifiers and a pre-amplifier from Constellation Audio, cables from MIT (Music Interface Technologies), and a high-resolution music player from Aurender.
Members of MartinLogan’s sales, design, marketing, and senior management teams will be on hand providing three days of demonstrations and answering questions, giving attendees unprecedented access to the talent and personalities behind some of the world’s most evocative loudspeakers. MartinLogan will also be demonstrating their new Outdoor Living System, featuring all-weather 70V/100V/8-Ohm speakers and subterranean subwoofers.
Neolith is the culmination of over 30 years of MartinLogan passion, engineering innovation and dedication to the ultimate truth in sound. Winner of Product of the Year awards from The Absolute Sound, Tone Audio, Everything Audio Network, and other prestigious audio/video publications, Neolith is one of the most captivating loudspeakers ever brought to market.
Neolith features one of MartinLogan’s largest electrostatic radiating surfaces, fully 35% larger than the legendary Statement E2 electrostatic speaker. Its proprietary curvilinear electrostatic transducer delivers an ideal wave launch and a detailed, ultrarealistic soundstage, reproducing nearly the entire mid-range and high frequency audio spectrum. It is utterly uninhibited by room limitations.
In addition to its large electrostatic transducer, Neolith features two substantial woofers. They are specifically engineered to deliver a Neolith-sized dose of deep bass. The front-firing 12-inch mid-bass woofer, operating from 60Hz to 250-400Hz (depending on jumper settings) boasts an extremely low moving mass relative to its size. Its non-woven carbon fiber cone, set in a cast aluminum alloy frame, is lightweight and rigid, for high efficiency when moved by its 3-inch copper-clad aluminum flat wire voice coil. The low-inductance single-layer edge-wound coil, with copper-cupped pole piece, reduces intermodulation distortion caused by the changing inductance as the woofer’s big coil moves back and forth within the gap, delivering maximum bass.
On the back of the Neolith is a 15-inch bass woofer playing beneath 60Hz. It features an extended throw assembly, with an efficiently vented triple shorting ring motor and 4-layer coil, to eliminate compression and distortion. The woofer’s rigid, extra thick anodized aluminum cone design, in a stable cast basket, is ideal for producing Neolith’s deep, naturally flat extended bass response.
Neolith’s exclusive advanced-topology Vojtko Crossover uses hand-selected components for optimum power handling. The passive Neolith design gives you more control, allowing single-wire or bi-amp connections with silver filigree WBT Binding Posts, plus a unique system of audio adjustment jumpers. The audaciously sculpted Neolith frame is made of non-resonant phenolic resin polymer, smoothly finished in a premium automotive gloss. The hand-crafted woofer cabinet is also wrapped in elegant soft leather.
MartinLogan, Sound Room 2 (SR-2)
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
CEDIA 2017 Show Floor Hours
Thursday, September 7 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, September 8 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, September 9 9:00am – 5:00pm
About MartinLogan, Ltd.
Since 1983 MartinLogan has handcrafted high performance speakers featuring electrostatic and other thin-film technologies. Their award-winning designs, advanced transducers, and outstanding customer service have long made MartinLogan’s amazingly detailed speakers a must have for home theater and music lovers around the world. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, MartinLogan’s dedicated in-house design and engineering team carefully creates each speaker to provide unparalleled sound reproduction along with industry leading aesthetics.