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Superb performing, well-built and engineered loudspeaker model from well known Martin Logan. One of their finest speakers ever made.
Very well maintained and taken care pair, still in great looking and performing almost like a brand new with the newly replaced panels around 2 years back.
System Type: Sealed-box woofer, electrostatic midrange/tweeter.
Drivers: 12-in. cone woofer, 23 1/2 in. x 47 1/2 in. electrostatic panel.
Crossover: 125 Hz, active.
Frequency Range: 28 Hz to 24 kHz, ±2 dB.
Sensitivity: 90 dB SPL at 1 meter for 2.83 V.
Impedance: Woofer, 4 ohms nominal, 3.5 ohms minimum; midrange/tweeter, 6 ohms nominal, 1.4 ohms minimum at 24 kHz.
Power Handling: 200 watts continuous.
Dimensions: Speakers, 26 3/4 in. W x 74 in. H x 12 in. D (68 cm x 188 cm x 30.5 cm); electronic crossover, 17 in. W x 2 in. H x 10 in. D (43.2 cm x 5.1 cm x 25.4 cm).
Weight: Speakers, 120 lbs. (54.4 kg) each; crossover, 12 lbs. (5.4 kg).
Price: $7,000 per pair
The Martin-Logan Monolith III is a fantasy of high-end extremes. Striking in appearance and size, and outrageously expensive, it is one of the best-sounding speaker systems made. One's eyes scan a room and stop at the two monoliths standing out from the wall. Contrasting textures, rounded shapes, and refined finishes frame the naked functionality of the curved electrostatic panels. As you move towards the speakers, reflections and patterns of holes move in response. You realize that you are looking through the metal-film-metal sandwich that is the speaker mechanism.
You feel compelled to first gently touch them and then to listen to these speakers.
The Monolith is considered by many to be the finest speaker made, next was a downsized and more affordable follow-up to the Monolith, appropriately named the Sequel.
This speaker has received high critical acclaim in its price range and has been a commercial success. Next came the Statement, an all-out, 2,000-lb., electrostatic/dynamic hybrid for $55,000 ($60,000 with a balanced crossover) exploring the limits of cost-no-object design.
A detachable IEC power cord is used for the 3000-volt polarizing voltage power supply for each speaker. There is no power switch because the current required to maintain charge is extremely low; in fact, the speakers will play for half an hour after being unplugged. You have a choice of using flat or spiced adjustable feet to level the speakers.
Audio connections for the woofer and midrange/tweeter section are made to multi-way terminals on standard 3/4-inch double-banana spacing. The crossover is external, allowing owners of the passively connected Monolith IIIp to upgrade to the electronic crossover of the IIIx.
The electronic crossover is built to the highest quality standards for audio equipment. Audio connectors are gold-plated RCAs. Inside, discrete-component amplifiers are used, and other components are close-tolerance types. This is particularly important for the frequency-determining components.
This woofer integrates flawlessly with the dipole upper range, thanks to its low distortion and the finessing of the crossover slopes. No buzzes or distortion were heard on music. When overdriven, it simply stopped getting louder in a graceful manner. This is a better speaker than many so-called subwoofers on the market.
The Monolith demands space. From my experience, they must be placed well out from the wall behind them and used in a room not much smaller than 15 x 20 feet. If you are an avid audio enthusiast with the space and the money, you must hear these speakers.
The ES panels were replaced around 2 years back where this can easily last for the next 15 years to come, the speaker itself is built like a tank and super solid too.
Replacement panels are still here with me in the original Martin Logan packing from US, will be given together as you can use these panels too.
Please check some online reviews and Youtube videos about this model.
Reviews - "alaTest (website) has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Martin Logan Monolith III Floorstanding Speakers. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the bass quality and reliability. The soundstage and price also get good comments."
Well maintained in a smoke-free and pet-free environment with air-conditioned room.
All the leather sections are still like new and very well maintained with proper care on a monthly basis cleaning and polishing.
Scratches if any, barely visible and the wooden panel frames and other sections are in real good condition as well.
Easy to drive, currently in use with my Denon 4700 AV Amp.
Selling RM12000 (price is still negotiable) together with the separately bought external crossovers worth RM8000, replaced panels worth RM9800, etc. Please take note the almost similar sounding newer models such as Martin Logan's Neolith Loudspeaker costs more than USD100k now (RM500K++ here).
Please Whatsapp me at 012-5885270 (Anand) for more details or photos.
Can arrange personal delivery within Penang, Kedah, KL & Perak areas or can arrange a courier to other places.
Thank you and please stay safe too.
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