Martinlgan Clx Art
CLX ART LOUDSPEAKER
CLX ART LOUDSPEAKER
The World's Finest Full-Range Electrostatic Line Source Loudspeaker.
EXPERIENCE TRUTH IN SOUND REPRODUCTION
The CLX delivers the truth - the culmination of everything we have learned about electrostatic technology since we brought our first product to market in 1983. Purity of sound permeates your entire room and satisfies even the most critical ear.
The New industry benchmark for resolving detail, CLX utilizes dual electrostatic transducers to render the most complex musical passages as faithfully as a crystal prism disperses the full color spectrum. This is the limitless spectrum of the CLX, the absolute truth in musical reproduction. MartinLogan is proud to announce a new edition of the world's finest full-range electrostatic line source loudspeaker. The CLX artincorporates our most popular upgrades including Art Frame styling (with an additional piece of hardwood), stainless steel binding posts, and premium power cords. Visit a MartinLogan Masterpiece Dealer and build yours today.
The components of each XStat panel — two insulated, high-purity carbon steel stators, plasma-deposited PET diaphragm, and ClearSpar spacers — are fused into a cylindrical-section geometry with an aerospace adhesive whose hold strength exceeds that of welding. Our proprietary Vacuum Bonding process ensures uniform diaphragm tensioning and facilitates the extremely tight tolerances necessary for construction of such a precision transducer.
CURVILINEAR LINE SOURCE ELECTROSTATIC PANEL
One of MartinLogan's original breakthroughs, CLS technology has been an essential ingredient of every electrostatic loudspeaker we've produced. Proprietary manufacturing methods enable construction of electrostatic panels as cylindrical sections. Their gentle horizontal curvature solves the problem of obtaining good high-frequency dispersion from a large radiating surface without compromising overall sound quality or reliability.
PARTS OF A MARTINLOGAN ELECTROSTATIC TRANSDUCER
PARTS OF A MARTINLOGAN DUALFORCE™ TRANSDUCER
57-INCH DUALFORCE DOUBLE DIAPHRAGM, TRIPLE STATOR LOW-FREQUENCY ELECTROSTATIC TRANSDUCER WITH DIPOLE PHASE STABILIZATION
CLX's unique DualForce double diaphragm, triple stator dipole low-frequency electrostatic transducer delivers deep, dynamic bass with twice as much force as a standard ESL. Additionally, CLX's low-frequency dipole stabilization technology reduces low frequency rear wave cancellation inherent to dipole transducers. This is accomplished by increasing the air path length behind the CLX and delaying the out-of-phase back wave. The resulting decrease in low-frequency front-wave cancellation increases overall output while minimizing total harmonic distortion at low frequencies.
Although stators are the elements of an electrostatic driver that are supposed to stand still, they carry the audio signals that do the work of propelling the diaphragm back and forth to move air and produce sound. Because the stators sandwich the diaphragm between them, they must be perforated to allow sound to pass through. Yet they must also be rigid enough to remain absolutely stationary despite the strong electrostatic forces pushing and pulling at them during operation. MartinLogan's MicroPerf design optimizes this tradeoff by reducing the size of the individual holes and using many more of them than in a traditional electrostatic panel. MicroPerf almost doubles effective diaphragm radiating area without compromising structural integrity. The resulting increase in output capability and efficiencsacrificing performance — or to enjoy a substantial leap in bandwidth and dynamics without growing larger.
CLX art comes standard with a gently curved Art Frame and is available in 3 standard hand-rubbed, real hard-wood finishes; black ash, dark cherry, and maple. Premium high-gloss finish options* are also available. Premium high-gloss finishes take additional time to build and deliver, please talk to your local Reserve Dealer for more information.
ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS DESIGN
We chose EcoSound because the CLX design called for an extremely rigid structurally sound frame material. Also given our commitment to the use of earth-friendly manufacturing, we wanted a fully sustainable material as well. EcoSound is the latest innovation to come from our partnership with Klip BioTechnologies, designers of sustainable manufacturing materials. It is a FSC certified 50/50 blend of renewable bamboo fiber and 100% post consumer recycled wood and/or paper fiber.
Spectacular bass sound reproduction isn't the only technical breakthrough showing up in the new MartinLogan CLX. This incomparable full range electrostatic loudspeaker is also manufactured from the most beautiful, rigid and earth friendly material available — EcoSound.
CARING FOR ECOSOUND
We encourage you to occasionally apply finishing oil to maintain the EcoSound's rich dark color and keep your CLX loudspeakers looking their very best. Using a soft, lint-free cloth, simply hand rub furniture grade finishing oil onto the EcoSound surface. We recommend natural orange or lemon fine furniture oil for best results. This easily repeatable process will always return your EcoSound to its original uniform luster.
CUSTOM CLX / SUBWOOFER FILTERS
Seamless blending between a subwoofer and full-range loudspeaker is, at the best of times, challenging—and when you're dealing with a no-holds-barred reference level product such as the CLX there is no room for error. The addition of an optional custom 'CLX filter' to the BalancedForce 210 and 212 subwoofers takes the headache out of achieving superb low-frequency performance. The optional filter contains an optimized low pass filter that precisely matches the 56Hz low-frequency roll off of the CLX. Once this custom filter is installed, setup is only a matter of adjusting the phase and level of your sub. This custom filter is applied only to the left and right inputs of your subwoofer. The sub's LFE input remains unfiltered, which allows surround preamp/processors to send low-frequency information for the center, surround, and LFE channels without compromising the performance of your CLX.
VOJTKO™ FILTER TOPOLOGY
Featuring an advanced proprietary Vojtko filter The resulting precision filter flawlessly preserves even the smallest subtleties in sound while effortlessly handling the broadest range of dynamics contained within even the most demanding sonic source, whether used in a 2-channel audio system or dedicated home theater. topology, MartinLogan electronic specialists hand-build each CLX filter utilizing only the finest of components and construction techniques to assure the cleanest, most precise signal path possible.
Within the interface module, a regulated power supply creates stable bias voltages even under the most extreme conditions. Dual transformer design utilizes a toroidal audio transformer for detailed mid- and high-frequencies, and a high-quality, high-voltage E.I. transformer for dynamic, linear bass. All high-voltage leads are made of the purest copper and coated with silicone. Only superlative materials, including thick film on alumina substrate resistors and polypropylene capacitors, are used throughout.
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- Frequency Response: 56–23,000 Hz ±3dB - Horizontal Dispersion: 30° - Vertical Dispersion: 57" (145cm) line source - Sensitivity: 90 dB/2.83 volts/meter - Crossover Frequency: 360Hz - High Frequency Transducer: XStat™ CLS™ electrostatic transducer. » Panel Dimensions : 57" x 8.6" (145 x 22cm) » Radiating Area : 490 in² (3,190 cm² ) - Inputs: Custom binding posts - Lighting: Light intensity dimmer controls - Weight: 110 lbs. (50 kg) - Dimensions: 70.32" x 25.75" x 14.69 " (178.6cm x 65.4cm x 37.3cm) - Recommended Amplifier Power: 20—450 watts per channel - Impedance: 6 Ohms, 0.7 at 20kHz Compatible with 4, 6, or 8 Ohm rated amplifiers. - Low Frequency Transducer: DualForce™ double diaphragm, triple stator dipole low-frequency electrostatic transducer » Panel Dimensions : 57" x 11.5" (144.8 x 29.2cm) » Radiating Area : 656 in² (4,228 cm²) - Components: Thick film on alumina substrate resistors, air core coils, polypropylene capacitors, and custom wound toroidal audio transformers