It's always nice when a loudspeaker doesn't blow up amplifiers, arc or require endless hours of frustrating tinkering to repair. This is what Gayle Martin Sanders and Ron Logan Sutherland were up against in the late 70's when they decided to produce an electrostatic loudspeaker that could produce real-world bass, sound output and excellent dispersion. They had their work cut out for them as they developed their first prototype in 1980. Let's just say it didn't perform as hoped….moreIn 1982 Sutherland conceived of a horizontally curved panel and brought a mock-up to the Chicago CES. Without a working prototype, they still received a CES Design and Engineering Award. Armed with that, they returned to their Lawrence, Kansasheadquarters and assembled a team of engineers and manufacturers. In just one year, at the 1983 CES, they premiered the Monolith (aptly named for anyone who had seen 2001, A Space Odyssey)It has been an endless series of innovations from that first triumph and Martin Logan now offers products for Home Audio, Custom Installation and Home Theater.
When someone says "electrostatic loudspeakers", they are undoubtedly thinking of Martin Logan.