Enjoy beautifully crisp audio with the ESL C18 speaker from Martin Logan. It utilizes an on-wall/off-wall construction, making it possible to install anywhere. The three speaker, one tweeter configuration is powered by an amplified power source of 50 to 400 watts and takes advantages of a custom-wound audio transformer and polyester capacitors installed on the Martin Logan ESL C18.
Two 6-1/2" aluminum woofers
Along with a 1" x 1.4" folded motion tweeter for a complete range of sounds.
XStat CLS high-frequency electrostatic transducer
Offers a dynamic listening experience.
3-way speaker system
Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
For flexible placement options.
50Hz - 23kHz frequency response
Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
Ensures crisp, robust audio.
4 ohms nominal impedance
Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A worthy center speaker
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
So much sound comes thru the center speaker I finally decided to buy one of equal quality (and price) to the Right and Left speakers
I’m glad I did because the sound improved beyond my expectations and made me wish I had done this years earlier
Be warned that this is a BIG speaker and likes power (just like the right and left)
This is one of the best center channel available. It has a beautiful finish. Also very large and heavy so make sure to have enough space to install it. Good thing is that it can be mounted either on a wall (with provided brackets) or on a sturdy stand. There is also an on/off switch for wall position. As expected, the sound reproduction is excellent for a hybrid electrostatic speaker. The main drawback is obviously the price, so the ESL C can be a good alternative in that case. Overall very satisfied
Amazing speaker if you have the power to drive it!
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
The detail and clarity of the sound this is able to produce is absolutely amazing. The center channel is most critical in a home theater setup, and this is one of the best sounding I have ever heard. Two important things to be aware...size and power. The speaker is HUGE compared to most center channels, so you need to make sure you have space on your entertainment center or wall to place it. The size is a benefit too though in that it creates a very wide center channel dispersion of sound. The main thing to be aware of (and why I ended up not using it) is making sure you have enough power to drive it and the rest of your speakers. Using this with just an AVR (even higher-powered model like my Denon 8500HA) will not cut it...speaker will draw most of the available power and not mesh well with the overall sound of your theater setup. To get the best out of it, you need to run with external amplification.
this center channel is massive... make sure you have the space on a shelf for this, does come with the mounting bracket if you have that option. Completes the system, looks great, and provides perfect midrange clarity