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For anyone seeking the ultimate in sonic purity and clarity, electrostatics held enormous appeal. Unfortunately, designing and building one that will also produce the sound levels and bass extension most people expect from a loudspeaker is a formidable challenge, even today. Back in the 70’s, only a relative handful of electrostatic speakers had ever been brought to market. Gayle Martin Sanders and Ron Logan Sutherland met in the late ’70s at a high-end audio store where they shared a passion for music and soon discovered electrostatic loudspeakers. Sanders and Sutherland convinced each other they could do better. They were sure they could build an electrostatic speaker that would produce adequate bass, output, and sound dispersion without arcing, blowing up amplifiers, or otherwise offending people not interested in a living-room science project.


The first prototype was ready in 1980. Naturally, it still had that science-project quality—a flat aluminium panel sprouting wires, struts, transformers, and power supplies, connected to an amplifier in Sanders’ living room. It sounded even better than expected, but when they turned up the volume, a lightning storm erupted across the panel and music was replaced by a plume of smoke drifting toward the ceiling. Still, they knew they were close. At the 1983 CE Show, they displayed their full-range hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker they called the Monolith and sales started to flow over the coming years. By 1988 sales had increased tenfold and their plant expanded to include a large, dedicated production space. In 1989, and again in 1990, Inc. magazine recognised MartinLogan as one of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.


Martin Logan develop and market innovative, industry-leading audio/video entertainment products of exceptional performance, value and quality. Our focus is on continuous improvement and excellence in collaboration with our customers, employees and suppliers.


Neolith features one of MartinLogan’s largest electrostatic radiating surfaces, fully 35% larger than the Statement E2. Its proprietary curvilinear electrostatic transducer delivers an ideal wave launch; a detailed, ultrarealistic soundstage, reproducing nearly the entire mid-range and high frequency audio spectrum. It is utterly uninhibited by room limitations.

Smoothly blended low-frequencies are provided by a 15-inch rear-firing ported woofer and 12-inch front-firing sealed mid-bass woofer. Combined, they deliver powerful, extremely accurate bass.


For MartinLogan, the essential truth revealed by our skill and artistry is audio realism. Fittingly, our next generation of electrostatic loudspeakers debuts with the newRenaissance ESL 15A. Three decades of audio design and engineering innovation, distilled into a startling fresh loudspeaker ideal.

Befitting a loudspeaker of this name, MartinLogan has combined decades of innovations, and more, to reinterpret the uniquely detailed electrostatic loudspeaker. This is a flagship audio achievement for the 21st Century.
The pièce de résistance is the integration of MartinLogan’s award-winning 15-inch wide Curvilinear Line Source (CLS™) XStat™ electrostatic (ESL) transducer with its robust woofer section, the revolutionary melding of design and engineering.


Vanquish is MartinLogan’s ultimate reference in-ceiling speaker for left, right, center, or surround channel applications. Massive bass performance comes from the 8″ black aluminum cone woofer while two 3.5″ black aluminum mid- woofers and a low-distortion Folded Motion™ XT tweeter give it richly detailed highs, and an open, revealing midrange.

Vanquish’s robust mounting-lock system is coupled with a rigid aluminum chassis. When not in use, the constant-control mounting locks are held securely within a self-contained housing. When moved into place during installation, they couple the chassis firmly to the ceiling. If the speaker is removed, the locks retract and latch themselves back in their housings.