Amazon goes high-end, now sells speakers a true audiophile could love

Amazon has just starting selling MartinLogan electrostatic speakers! What's next? Ferraris?

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MartinLogan, based in Lawrence, Kansas, maker of highly regarded curved panel electrostatic speakers announced yesterday that its Design Series models are now available through Amazon (Amazon is the only authorized Internet retailer of MartinLogan speakers).

MartinLogan's unique technology produces sound with far greater detail than conventional "box" speakers--it's high-definition for the ears. I think MartinLogans are also beautiful and elegant, which doesn't hurt. M-L's technology was also used to create stylish in-wall, on-wall and floor-standing speakers, and many of the speakers qualify for's free Super Saver Shipping or free two-day shipping (for Amazon Prime members).

That said, MartinLogan's higher-end speakers and subwoofers aren't available over Amazon; the brick and mortar dealers still have a lock on those models. That's a good thing, you need a dealer's expertise to get the very best sound out of high-end speakers. But if Amazon can bring some of the glories of true high-end sound to a larger market that has to be a good thing, and maybe some of those buyers will seek out dealers to hear just how good their music and movies can sound.

Check the MartinLogan website to learn more about these amazing speakers and technology.

About the author

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Home Theater, Inner Fidelity, Tone Audio, and Stereophile.


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