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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.

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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.

Parts of a MartinLogan Electrostatic Transducer

High/Mid Frequency Range


MartinLogan Electrostatic Transducer.


  • A) Plasma Bonded Diaphragm
  • B) ClearSpar Spacers
  • C) MicroPerf Stators
Parts of a MartinLogan DualForce™ Transducer

Low Frequency Range


MartinLogan Electrostatic Transducer.


  • A) Plasma Bonded Diaphragm
  • B) ClearSpar Spacers
  • C) MicroPerf Stators

MicroPerf Stators

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 efficiency allows a panel to be made much smaller without sacrificing performance — or to enjoy a substantial leap in bandwidth and dynamics without growing larger.

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Hand-Rubbed Real-Wood

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.

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Vojtko Filter Topology

Featuring an advanced proprietary Vojtko filter 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. 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.

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.

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.

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EcoSound and Environmentally Conscious Design

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. 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. These are permanently bonded together using water-based resin that is both petroleum and VOC free. Rigorous testing has found the EcoSound material used in the CLX to provide superior internal damping compared to MDF and other more traditional materials. This is a critical to maintaining the CLX’s superior sonic clarity and lack of sonic cabinet contributions.

Beautiful, dense, durable, and made from 100% earth friendly materials, EcoSound has a unique natural surface texture with edges like smooth stone. EcoSound’s rich black color will not fade from UV exposure over time. Additionally, the CLX’s EcoSound surface provides superior scratch resistance and unlike traditional materials, it will not swell due to excessive humidity. It is simple to maintain with an occasional application of finishing oil.

CA$33,149.00 pair

Press

Acoustics Test MartinLogan CLX Art [RUSSIAN]

“[TRANSLATED] Loudspeakers of reference level, both in sound and performance, which deserve an honorable place in the audio Hall of Fame. artinLogan CLX Art, literally stuffed with advanced technological innovations, is a sample of holography and three-dimensionality: the most important parameters to which any high-end system can aspire. It is simply impossible to not fall in love with them.” —Anatoly Maksimenko, Hi-Fi.ru
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Girls, Shoes and Speakers

“The extra level of resolution provided by the CLX brings you so much closer to the music, providing an immersive field of sound that takes you somewhere special.” —Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
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The Speaker They Said They’d Never Build

“It’s this sense of completeness, the way that everything you get is presented as part of a single, coherent and contiguous whole that makes the CLXs so special; that and the fact that they do so without reducing the music, the musicians or their range of colours” —Roy Gregory, Absolute Sound
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MartinLogan CLX Electrostatic Loudspeakers Reviewed

“CLX’s are everything I could’ve hoped for and more. They exceeded my aural expectations in ways I was prepared for having owned the older CLS’. These are not an update, no sir, the CLX are a whole new animal, one that if you’re lucky enough to let them out of the cage, will astound you with their sonic beauty and grace but be able to maul you with their bass. Seriously, I can think of no other speaker I’d rather own right now than the CLX’s” —Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Martin Logan’s new CLX From Hi-Fi World

“…what Martin Logan have achieved with the CLX is impressive; they are a near perfect exponent of the art. Technically and subjectively their tonal balance is convincing, sound from the Mylar film is unobstructed by the stators for unrivalled insight, detail retrieval and clarity, bass power is plentiful and maximum volume very high..A meticulously crafted electrostatic that’s free from traditional limitations, this is one of the very best loudspeakers money can buy.” —, Hi-Fi World
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