Audiophiles know MartinLogan’s electrostatic and hybrid speakers deliver a jaw-dropping listening experience. Their Wireless Ensemble is about to show you just what they mean by “truth in sound.”
It seems the further we get from physical sound sources—whether the concert hall or beloved vinyl reverently placed on the record player—the more quality we sacrifice in the name of technology. Not so with MartinLogan, whose devotion to uncanny audio accuracy has resulted in a collection of speakers built as showpieces, meant to disappear into design, or work outside.
For example, the audacious Neolith is the flagship speaker the company refers to as “the grail.” Its unconstrained performance comes in two six-foot-tall free-standing speakers finished in automotive gloss with a leather-wrapped woofer cabinet. The proprietary curvilinear electrostatic transducer produces an impressive audio spectrum while the rear-firing woofer and front-firing mid-bass woofer combine for smoothly blended low frequencies.
Likewise, their Motion SLM is an ultra-slim wall-mounted speaker designed to make up for the sound that has been sacrificed with flat-screen TVs, but without infringing on the aesthetics you’ve curated in your home. Designed specifically to complement 65-inch or larger super-thin TVs, the speakers are crafted with Folded Motion tweeters that have an 80-degree x 80-degree dispersion pattern, so they sound exactly the same whether placed vertically or horizontally. After all, you want The Matrix Resurrection to sound as good as it looks.
Given that our homes are integrated with smart technology, the devices that provide us with the sound quality we crave must also work with the technology we rely upon. MartinLogan’s Wireless Ensemble uses the best streaming technology—DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay—to deliver the superior audio performance it has built its reputation on. Whether shuffling your digital library or streaming online, the built-in Ethernet connection ensures pitch-perfect performance anywhere you want it—up to a whopping 256 zones.
Unison, the wireless pre-amplifier, features both digital optical and analog inputs and outputs. Now existing audio/video systems can have the streaming abilities of DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay added to them. And since you can rebroadcast an analog source to any Play-Fi device that’s in your network, you might as well dust off that vinyl.
The Forte Wireless Amplifier works with your MartinLogan loudspeakers to simultaneously power them and stream audio to them. Forte also has the ability to stream to traditional speakers, too, regardless of brand, has “Works with Alexa” certification and combines with Anthem Room Correction (ARC) for even more dynamic audio. So you can say, “Alexa, stream Rumours in the listening room” and Stevie Nicks will be waiting for you.
Sound, but make it perfect
If you’re a purist, Anthem Room Correction (ARC) is the room-tuning device you need. This clever device optimizes speaker performance for any space. Through an exclusive calibration microphone that measures sound output and then compares it to optimal response curves, ARC instantly tunes your wireless speaker. The result is perfect sound, and scientifically rendered. ARC Mobile offers you the ability to tune speakers through an iOS device. Customize and optimize—instantly.
Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.
If you would like to learn more about integrating new systems into your smart home system, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.
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