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MartinLogan Purity Loudspeakers

by September 06, 2007
Filed under: Loudspeakers

MartinLogan has released the fully powered Purity hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker. The Purity marks an exciting new direction for electrostatic loudspeaker design. Internally powered with a high-resolution digital amplifier, Purity allows an unprecedented level of system connection flexibility. Equipped with a standard line-level input, Purity is able to connect directly to devices such as digital music players, flat screen televisions or even computers. Additional speaker level inputs also allow Purity to function in a more traditional receiver or pre-amp equipped 2-channel or home theater system.

Features Include:
•    Internal 200 Watt Amplifier
•    Generation 2 Electrostatic Transducer featuring:
•    CLS™ (Curvilinear Line Source) Wave Launch
•    ClearSpar™ Spacers
•    Ultra Rigid AirFrame™
•    MicroPerf Stators
•    Two High-Resolution 6.5-inch Aluminum Cone Woofers
•    Precision Performance Crossover Engineering
•    Adjustable Base Design for Listening in both Standing and Sitting Positions
•    Bass Level Control (±3 dB)
•    MiniETC™ (Energy Transfer Coupler) Spikes

Purity incorporates proprietary AirFrame™ technology and MartinLogan's advanced Generation 2 diaphragm MicroPerf electrostatic transducer to cover the audible acoustic range with unprecedented high-frequency accuracy and low-level sonic detail. ClearSpar™ spacers suspend the Generation 2 diaphragm within the electrostatic transducer, enhancing Purity’s transparent look and increasing both efficiency and dynamics. Perfectly integrated MartinLogan engineered dual high-resolution 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers supply an authoritative bass performance that will give most stand-alone subwoofers a run for their money.

State-of-the-art audio transformer and custom crossover engineering ensure a transparent link between the electrostatic panel and woofer. Purity's crossover employs a proprietary Vojtko™ topology for vanishingly low distortion and seamless driver integration. This precision-tuned network preserves miniscule sonic nuances while handling the full dynamics of any source with unparalleled purity, precision, clarity, and openness.
Easily adaptable for listening in a sitting or standing position, Purity incorporates an innovative rotating and removable base allowing user adjustment from 1° to 13° degrees of rake (tilt) to control vertical wave launch. Additionally, MiniETC spikes allow for further fine-tuning of rake.

Purity will be available at all MartinLogan dealers including independent retailers and mass-market retailers such as Tweeter and Magnolia Home Theater in Best Buy, and are available now for $2995/pair.

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Over the years J. has constantly found himself to be an "early-adopter," spending way too much money on "new" technologies such as Compact Disc, LaserDisc, and DVD. He is one of the few people who actually purchased (and still owns) a CORE programmable remote control (bonus points if you remember this product).

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