MartinLogan's Masterpiece 9.4.4 Demo

MartinLogan's demo of its new Masterpiece CI Series in-wall speakers has proven to be one of the more ear-catching events at CEDIA 2019. The 9.4.4 speaker demonstration used a pair of Statement 40XW (shown at right), five Monument 7XW, two Tribute 5XW, and four Sistine 4XC in-ceiling speakers augmented by a quartet of the company's Dynamo 1600X subwoofers. Movie clips used included a particularly face-melting segment from the Alita:Battle Angel Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The flagship Statement 40XW uses forty drivers total in a line-source configuration. Features include Folded Motion XT Obsidian tweeters, carbon fiber multi-section cone drivers, "Vojtko" crossover networks loaded with audiophile-grade components, and an exceptionally dense phenolic resin polymer baffle. The same drivers and custom crossover network can be found throughout the full Masterpiece CI Series speaker lineup.

The company expects the Masterpiece CI Series to be available in early 2020.