The Museum of Science Fiction features MartinLogan “futuristic” electrostatic speakers

The Museum of Science Fiction in Washington DC is featuring MartinLogan’s “futuristic hybrid” electrostatic loudspeakers for three days during Escape Velocity 2019, which runs from May 24 to 26, 2019. Escape Velocity 2019 is organized in partnership with NASA and is a futuristic world’s fair that promotes STEAM education within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. During the event, MartinLogan speakers are being used in the gallery area for panel discussions and presentations and also in the entry portal.

The MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X ($1,999.998/each US retail) will be shown off in the gallery area. The speakers feature 40 x 8.6-inch Curvilinear Line Source (CLS) XStat electrostatic transducers with microperf stator technology and dual 8-inch low-distortion fiber cone woofers. CLS (Curvilinear Line Source) technology has been an ingredient of all electrostatic loudspeakers the company has produced and is included in the ElectroMotion ESL X. MartinLogan will be demonstrating the ElectroMotion ESL X with an STR Integrated Amplifier from Anthem Electronics.

MartinLogan Motion 4i

In the entry portal of the exhibition, MartinLogan Motion 4i ($249.99/each US retail) speakers will be demonstrated. These incorporate 1 x 1.4-inch Folded Motion tweeters and two 4-inch fiber cone woofers. The signature Folded Motion tweeter uses a low mass diaphragm to “squeeze” air, and requires less excursion than typical 1-inch dome tweeters, promising to minimize distortion while providing a fast response time. The increased surface area also provides a broad, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a “realistic and carefully etched” sound stage.

You can find out more about the ESL X here, the Motion 4i here, and The Museum of Science Fiction: Escape Velocity 2019 here.

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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