Audio Score – Martin Logan Renaissance ESL 15a – Audio Components Review
Throughout my endeavors towards finding the best speakers for my ears and my taste in musicality, I have never really considered Martin Logan speakers. There has always been something strange about the looks of the Electrostatic loudspeakers that made me lean towards other solutions.
The speakers not only sound amazing, but they are also smarter than almost all of the competition. Why did it take so long to come up with this? I don’t know, but I hope this is the beginning of a great high-end Renaissance
I must say, it has not only been a visual thing. The electrostatic designs of the past have mostly been very three-dimensional, but I missed the musicality of horns or other designs. Today I would like to share my review of the current top-of-the line Martin Logan Hybrid speaker – The Renaissance ESL 15a. It was a groundbreaking experience, where the pros massively outnumber the cons.
This $30.000 speaker was connected to a fully-fledged Mcintosh system, consisting of the Mcintosh C53 preamplifier, two MC611 Mono-blocks and a Linn Streamer. All of the components were connected to a ISOTEK Aquarius EVO 3 filter. In general terms, with the ML’s we are listening to a hybrid design, with the bass drivers of every loudspeaker being powered by a 500-watt class D power amp and the panel powered by whatever power amp is connected.
I didn’t do much research on the speakers before listening to them and just let my ears and heart define my feelings towards these pieces of art. Let me give you an in-depth review of the speakers, my impressions and let me give them an AudioScore.
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This review is quite simple, with 3 main chapters:
This A3S – score review is quite simple, with 3 main chapters:
- The first part SIGHT focusses on the score of the device. Based on my personal experience, I will rate the speakers in various categories, give a score for the current value and the give it an audio-score. The total score is 40 points maximum.
- The second part focusses on the SOUND aspects of the device, with a maximum of 50 points.
- Last, we have the VALUE part, that accounts for 10 points.
Time for the Audio Components Review!
If you are in the market for the best speaker systems money can buy, please consider the Martin Logan 15a’s. They have completely blown my mind due to their overall performance. The speakers not only sound amazing, but they are also smarter than almost all of the competition. Why did it take so long to come up with this? I don’t know, but I hope this is the beginning of a great high-end Renaissance.
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