My First MartinLogan Experience
At first I was struck by the absolute there-ness of the sound: Jerry’s guitar and vocals and the rhythmic swings of the band on “Terrapin Station” were incredibly present and cast upon a huge soundstage through the MartinLogan CLX Art Reserve ESL Series ($25,495/pair) and amplification provided by Krell. Yet, I was confused by the lack of focus within in the actual soundstage: as if the sound was everywhere but instruments could not be located geographically within the mix. I feel this may have something to do with the rear dispersion properties of electrostatics, which I do not completely understand yet.
Hearing the Grateful Dead, a MartinLogan rep chimed in, “I was at that show! Those were my Orange Sunshine days!” We continued to bask in the wide and live glow of the Dead's slow-swinging jams.