Martin Logan Aerius i Electrostatic Speakers
Like all MartinLogan designs, the Aerius features elegance in spades. The 55"-tall speaker occupies no more floorspace than a minimonitor on a stand. The 8" woofer is mounted in a sealed enclosure behind a downward continuation of the front stator. The enclosure is reinforced by two vertical triangular braces at the side-panel midpoints and is filled with synthetic fiber. Black-painted side panels rise from the woofer bin, tapering to the top of the speaker. Sound has been described by Stereophile as "Seamless. That's the word. Right from the get-go, I was struck by the unity of the Aerius's sound, the integration between woofer and panel."
"The Aerius's midrange was sweet and uncolored, but more importantly, voices and instruments sounded correct. I kept returning to vocal recordings: James Taylor's New Moon Shine (Columbia 46038) and Eric Clapton's Unplugged—the German LP pressing that Guy Lemcoe was kind enough to search out for me."
Which brings me to the Aeriuses' soundstaging. Recorded ambience, indeed, seemed more obvious, with longer decays, than I had expected from listening to the same tracks on conventional speakers. The differences between the various artificial reverberation programs Corey Greenberg had used on his "Eden" track on Test CD 2 seemed larger than I had thought. And instruments didn't move forward or backward in the stage as they were played louder or softer."
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