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RE: Electrostatic Speakers - Pros and Cons

I've no technical knowledge or understanding about how electrostatics work, but I do know good sound when I hear it - and when properly driven and placed, I've found electrostatics to sound fabulous.

However, their appearance has never appealed to me and being a pathetically shallow person who places attractiveness high up on the list of buying criteria, I've never considered purchasing a pair.

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RE: Electrostatic Speakers - Pros and Cons

Esl speakers like all other types of speaker you get the  good , bad & superb

if you have a med/big room you must hear a good pair at least once  , personally use active sanders sound systems model 10c

 

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RE: Electrostatic Speakers - Pros and Cons

Fully active Martin Logans:

 

http://www.martinlogan.com/products/purity  

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One of the main benifits with electrostatic speakers is the reduction of distortion. I feel that these speakers are still in curculation today just because of their initail cost. Thery are also a nighmare to repair, as the diaphram needs to have the correct tensionover the entire spanse. This has to be done manually. The pros are that they sound great and can be hidden well.

http://electrostaticspeakerrepair.moonfruit.com

 

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RE: Electrostatic Speakers - Pros and Cons

shooter wrote:

Fully active Martin Logans:

 

http://www.martinlogan.com/products/purity  

Point of order.

The Purity is a powered speaker, not active. Just the one 200 watt amplifier per enclosure.

My old CLSIIz system was as near fully active as you are going to get, large panel, driven full range covering 80-20khz with separate active subwoofers. 

It was an attempt to emulate the far more expensive Statement models, which included separate active subwoofer 'towers', it was not altogether successful.

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RE: Electrostatic Speakers - Pros and Cons

electrostatics wrote:

One of the main benifits with electrostatic speakers is the reduction of distortion. I feel that these speakers are still in curculation today just because of their initail cost. Thery are also a nighmare to repair, as the diaphram needs to have the correct tensionover the entire spanse. This has to be done manually. The pros are that they sound great and can be hidden well.

http://electrostaticspeakerrepair.moonfruit.com

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RE: Electrostatic Speakers - Pros and Cons

I had a pair of Martin Logans a few years back. They were very clear and transparent but the 'sweet spot' was an issue. I like to be able to enjoy music without having to sit in one place. They also had the weird effect of projecting the music right into your face. Maybe it was an effect due to my listening room, but it was strange and uncomfortable. A bit like a stranger standing a bit too close to you whilst having a conversation. :O

 

Anyway, Mrs Loop hated the look of them..... :hand:

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