Martin Logan brings ElectroMotion ESL speakers to the UK

Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL

Martin Logan electrostatic speakers may not be to everyone's taste, but they certainly look distinctive.

And while they could never be described as cheap, the latest incarnation is at least more affordable than its forebears.

The ElectroMotion ESL (EM-ESL) is described as "the world's most affordable high performance hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker", costing £2499 a pair in satin black, or £2900 for the gloss black version.

Designed to be equally adept with stereo music as multichannel film soundtracks, the EM-ESL features a 34in tall XStat electrostatic transducer combined with an 8in woofer.

There's also a matching centre and surround speakers, featuring a new, larger Folded Motion XT tweeter, to make up a full 5.1 package.

The Martin Logan EM-ESL is available in the UK this month from distributor Absolute Sounds.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.