MartinLogan is proud to announce a new edition of the world's finest full-range electrostatic line source loudspeaker. The CLX art incorporates MartinLogan's most popular upgrades including Art Frame styling (with an additional piece of hardwood), stainless steel binding posts, and premium power cords.
Experience Truth in Sound Reproduction
CLX represents the culmination of everything MartinLogan has learned about electrostatic technology since they brought their first product to market in 1983. Purity of sound permeates your entire room and satisfies even the most critical ear. The 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.
57-Inch CLS XStat Electrostatic Transducer
MartinLogan's award winning Curvilinear Line Source (CLS) XStat electrostatic (ESL) technology allows smooth unencumbered dispersion of sound throughout the listening area. The result? Perfectly etched imaging and focus achieved through minimal room interaction; optimum natural reproduction of sound with full level response from ultra-linear transducers; reliable operation in open air; compatibility with all electronics; and seamless dispersion of precise sound throughout your listening environment.
Advanced MicroPerf stator technology gives MartinLogan's latest-generation CLS electrostatic transducer almost twice as much exposed diaphragm surface as a traditional electrostatic panel of the same size. This dramatic increase in effective radiating area translates to higher efficiency and an even more effortless, unlimited dynamic presentation. The XStat pulls no punches!
But there's more to it than just putting more holes in the stators. ClearSpar spacers stiffen the assembly further across its width. ClearSpars enable precise, consistent tensioning of the Vacuum Bonded diaphragm without obstructing the floating, see-through look that is the visual hallmark of MartinLogan electrostats.
In the end, a speaker cannot outperform the signal feeding it. MartinLogan's state-of-the-art toroidal transformer and electrical interface engineering ensure an absolutely transparent link from amplifier to electrostatic panel. The result is sound of unparalleled purity, precision, clarity, and openness — the next best thing to no speaker at all.
Curvilinear Line Source Electrostatic Panel
One of MartinLogan's original breakthroughs, CLS technology has been an essential ingredient of every electrostatic loudspeaker they'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.
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.
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. MartinLogan's proprietary Vacuum Bonding process ensures uniform diaphragm tensioning and facilitates the extremely tight tolerances necessary for construction of such a precision transducer.
Additional Frame Options
Prices vary depending upon trim
- High Gloss Piano Black
- High Gloss Black Ash
- High Gloss Natural Cherry
- High Gloss Dark Cherry
- High Gloss Maple