Electrostatic Loudspeaker



Electrostatic_loudspeaker.gif

Electrostatic Speaker designs use a high-voltage electric field to vibrate a thin membrane between two perforated conductive plates called stators. Unless paired with a hybrid design, using dynamic woofers (as MartinLogan speakers do), electrostatics don't need a crossover system the way traditional dynamic loudspeaker systems do.

Electrostatic speakers are best known for their "big" sound, most often referred to as a "wall of sound." They can be hard to drive, and are best matched with a high powered amplifier. Even the largest electrostatic speakers don't excel at bass reproduction, so all are best paired with a good subwoofer.

Other notable companies that make electrostatic speakers are Quad, Apogee, and Essence.

Though similar, planar magnetic speakers (like those from Wisdom and Magnepan) are not the same as electrostatic speakers.

HomeTheaterReview.com's reviews of electrostatic loudspeakers include:

MartinLogan Purity Hybrid Loudspeaker
Quad ESL 55 LoudspeakerMartinLogan CLX Loudspeaker
Apogee Stage Loudspeaker


Newest

Jan 08
Definitive Technology Adds Demand Series Tower Speakers and Center Channel At this week's CES in Las Vegas, Definitive Technology added three new speakers to its Demand Series speaker lineup: the...
Definitive Technology Adds Demand Series Tower Speakers and Center Channel

Jan 08
Music Hall Classic Semi-Automatic Belt-Driven MM Turntable Reviewed It's no secret that I am a fan of the famed Technics SL-1200 turntable. I believe it is the stuff...
Music Hall Classic Semi-Automatic Belt-Driven MM Turntable Reviewed

Jan 07
Classé Audio Introduces New Delta Series Preamp and Amps Don't call it a comeback! Actually, wait, yeah, you can totally call it a comeback if you want to. Classé...
Classé Audio Introduces New Delta Series Preamp and Amps

Jan 06
JRW Publishing Company Purchases HomeTheaterReview.com and AudiophileReview.com from Luxury Publishing Group Minneapolis, MN - January 6, 2020 - JRW Publishing Company has acquired two industry leading specialty consumer electronics publications from...
JRW Publishing Company Purchases HomeTheaterReview.com and AudiophileReview.com from Luxury Publishing Group

Jan 06
Roku Announces "Roku TV Ready" Program and New Licensees Denon and TCL North America are the first companies to come onboard with Roku TV Ready certification.
Roku Announces