The Neolith MartinLogan's Newest Sound Statement

MartinLogan has never been afraid to push the boundaries of what a floorstanding speaker can be. In fact, they’re one of the only major speaker manufacturers to even attempt to make an electrostatic speaker, much less develop a brand around this technology. (For those who don’t know, the electrostat is, simply put, that large, cheese-grater-looking component that gives MartinLogan its unique look and sound.) It’s this unique feature that MartinLogan takes to a whole new (and perhaps extreme) level every decade or so. It all began with the giant Monolith speaker that got the brand off the ground in 1983. Fifteen years later, they shocked the audio world with the $120,000 Statement E2. Then, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they brought out the CLX. And now, more than 30 years after the Monolith made its debut, MartinLogan is shocking the audio world again with a speaker that measures 6 feet tall, 2.5 feet wide and almost 3 feet deep. That speaker is the Neolith, the speaker MartinLogan is touting as the heart and soul of their brand, delivering a limitless sound experience.

Not for the faint of heart

Neolith is a giant, but one with a voice and heart of pure gold (not literally). It features MartinLogan’s largest electrostatic radiating surfaces to produce a detailed, ultrarealistic soundstage. The Neolith’s proprietary curvilinear electrostatic transducer delivers nearly the entire mid-range and high-frequency audio spectrum. Smoothly blended low frequencies are provided by a 15" rear-firing ported woofer and 12" front-firing sealed mid-bass woofer. Combined, they deliver powerful, extremely accurate bass. But, perhaps most amazingly, the Neolith is completely uninhibited by room limitations—so nearly any space big enough to house these speakers can experience the awe-inspiring sound of the Neolith.

If you want to nerd-out over the technology in these speakers, the Neolith doesn’t disappoint there either. The exclusive advanced-topology Vojtko Crossover uses hand-selected components for optimum power handling. The passive speaker design of the Neolith gives you more control, allowing single-wire or bi-amp connections with silver filigree WBT Binding Posts, plus a unique system of audio adjustment jumpers. The incredible Neolith frame is made of non-resonant Phenolic Resin Polymer, smoothly finished in a premium automotive gloss and available in a handful of colors. To compliment this design, its handcrafted woofer cabinet is wrapped in elegant soft leather. Now that’s one heck of a speaker!

It all comes down to sound

Specs, size, accolades: all of this means nothing if you don’t love the sound. That’s why we’ve commandeered a pair of Neolith speakers for demonstration at our Galleria Magnolia Design Center in Texas. Now you can experience these amazing speakers for yourself, as you relish in this massive, no-holds- barred experience of breathtakingly articulate sound.

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