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The power of two is in no greater evidence than in the founding of MartinLogan. Gayle Martin Sanders and Ron Logan Sutherland met in Lawrence, Kansas, during the late Seventies and managed to convince each other that they could not only build an electrostatic speaker but could better previous designs such as the KLH Model Nine and Quad ESL when it came to bass extension and dynamic range. Needless to say, that was an ambitious vision and one only likely to succeed though the blending of these two men's talents. Even though electrostats are conceptually simple to understand, basically a stretched Mylar diaphragm sandwiched between two stators, reliability and ultimate performance reside in the engineering details. The early years were Read More...