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HT Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2000 0 comments
Lawrence, Kansas—based MartinLogan, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of electrostatic loudspeakers, has announced its new “Theater” center channel speaker for home theater use. The Theater is intended to accompany any of the company’s CLS[TM] (curvilinear line source) electrostatic panels, which range in price from $1,695 to $70,000 per pair. The “Theater” is claimed to offer a “new reference level” for center channel speakers.
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2000 0 comments
Say "MartinLogan" and most home theater fans immediately think "electrostatics." The Lawrence, Kansas-based company has built a solid reputation on its beautiful and great-sounding speaker lines. The elegant translucent panels grace the homes of thousands of movie lovers and music fans.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2008 0 comments
MartinLogan, known for those electrostatic speakers that audiophiles love and everybody else confuses with Japanese shoji screens, conducted its first U.S. demos of the new $25,000-per-pair, 25th-anniversary CLX flagship speaker today at Los Angeles...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2009 0 comments
MartinLogan is known for some pretty ostentatious designed based around electrostatic drivers, so it's pretty surprising to see the company announce such a nondescript-looking speaker. The new Encore TF is a remarkably modest-looking LCR speaker,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2 comments
MartinLogan has announced that three models will be added to its popular Motion Series of speakers at the end of the month.

The Motion 60XT floorstanding (shown, $3,000/pair), Motion 50XT center ($900), and Motion 35XT bookshelf models ($1,200/pair) feature a new Folded Motion XT tweeter with a radiating surface 40 percent larger than its predecessor, bigger woofers, increased power handling, and higher efficiency, according to the company.

Additional refinements include rear-firing, low-turbulence bass ports, custom five-way binding posts, and reinforced internal bracing. The new models are voice-matched for mixing and matching and available with a high-gloss piano black or high-gloss black cherrywood finish.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2008 0 comments
Sometimes the best approach is the simplest. Put a high-end 150-watt amplifier right into the chassis of a high-end speaker that can be placed in any position in your home theater. Simple enough.The MartinLogan "Feature" is an...
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2013 0 comments
Inaugural Product Connects Handheld Devices to Any Audio System

Canadian high-tech startup Mass Fidelity has introduced its first product—the $199 Relay wireless hi-fi receiver.

The receiver streams music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device to any audio system and is said to deliver audiophile-grade performance thanks to proprietary topography and firmware and the use of premium components such as a Burr-Brown digital-to-audio converter.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 09, 2000 0 comments

The march of progress comes at a price to the environment. Old computer monitors and television sets often wind up in landfills, where they can leak lead, cadmium, mercury, and other toxic chemicals into the groundwater. The federally mandated changeover to digital television, projected to be complete within the next six years, may exacerbate the problem as millions of consumers consign their old displays to the trash.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2010 0 comments
  Are you a Time-Warner Cable subscriber who's wondering if they actually did show The Masters golf tournament in 3D? I know I couldn't find any special new 3D channel in my lineup. And I spent a whole 30 seconds looking for it.Turns...
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Posted: Apr 08, 2001 0 comments

Last week, <A HREF="http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/top.html">Matsushita</A>, known to most consumers by its <A HREF="http://www.panasonic.com">Panasonic</A> brand name, announced the establishment of the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory in Universal City, CA. The company says that the new lab, a division of Panasonic Technologies, will conduct research and development on "next-generation digital video compression and technologies" for broadband distribution of video and other digital content.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jul 05, 2004 0 comments

Score one for Matsushita Electric Industrial Company. On July 1, Panasonic's parent organization became the first manufacturer to deliver a large-capacity high-definition DVD recorder&mdash;just in time for the Athens Olympic Games next month.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 14, 2002 0 comments

Consumers don't always appreciate the ingenuity involved in bringing high technology to market.

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Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments

Predicting a sharp increase in demand for plasma display panels (PDPs), <A HREF="http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/">Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. Ltd</A>. has entered a partnership with Tokay Industries, Inc. to build another PDP plant in Osaka, Japan, according to a May 21 announcement.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2001 0 comments

The electronics world was astounded when the Digital Versatile Disc appeared, offering more than six times the storage capacity of standard compact discs. The trend toward ever greater data capacity continues, to the delight of engineers and technophiles everywhere.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Feb 20, 2005 0 comments
Media servers - components designed to provide instant access to a large number of audio, and in some cases video, files stored in a central location - are hot. If you've never had a chance to use one, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. If, on the other hand, you've been fortunate enough to experience the ability to listen to any track of your music collection (or different tracks simultaneously in a multi-zone system), then you know what a joy it can be. It sounds silly, but using a system with such easy access to music can be incredibly addictive. It's even nicer to have instantaneous access to your entire DVD collection (with appropriate copyright respect, of course).

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