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    Default Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers




    At the CEDIA Expo in 2010, Martin Logan was giving one of the first demonstrations of their new Theos electrostatic speakers (ESLs) for the press and dealers. Though the conditions at shows are often less than optimal, when seated in the sweet spot of the room, the experience was nothing short of amazing. Sounds came from all around, causing me to check and make sure that there were no surround speakers setup in addition to the Theos. The soundstage up front was huge and open, and the speakers themselves were amazingly detailed. After I wrote about the experience, Martin Logan asked if I’d like to be one of the first to review a pair when they started to ship them, and without hesitation I said yes. So, here is the review of the Martin Logan Theos, which is a hybrid ESL, meaning it has an electrostatic panel with a conventional cone woofer.
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    Default Re: Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

    Love the open sound of ELs.

    Hate the price of ELs.

    That's why I bought the Mirage Omni OM-15s. Similar open sound, half the price.

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    Default Re: Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

    Me too, I love these....with a great amp and some nice vinyl...they sing.
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    Default Re: Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

    My second favorite speaker next to Maggies. They just disappear when listen to them.

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    Default Re: Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by david_b View Post
    Love the open sound of ELs.

    Hate the price of ELs.

    That's why I bought the Mirage Omni OM-15s. Similar open sound, half the price.
    I agree Mirage does give you a very open sound, I love them for concert music. Although Maggies entry level is not bad. Of course powering them can cost you. I do love Martin logans the thing is they seem a bit bright to me and I couldn't see spending that much on them because of that.
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    Default Re: Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers


    When I first saw these things, I had no idea what the hell...

    Did some reading on them last night and it's freaking awesome how they project sound, and it seems they are excellent music speakers. Lot of maintenance over time though, and care issues.
    65" VT50 / BDP-S7200
    Denon AVR-4520CI
    Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
    Directv HR44-200 / HR24-500

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