Fabulous sound detail but very directional radiator
30 September 2014
Summary: Fabulous sound detail and quality workmanship, but be aware that as all electrostatic plane radiators, these speakers are very (!) directional. The proper listening location is very stongly defined, with easily perceptible loss of quality when outside the correct alignment.
Summary: Picked up my Martins - Source- last saturday and overeagerly set them up expecting to be blown away with some of my demo discs & downloads. Disappointed - sound wasn't right. No warmth no delicious mids or highs.
Summary: I am amazed. I have been a listener of music for a number of years and I never thought that I would be the owner of true hi fidelity speakers. I say this because most speakers or for that matter stereo components noted for their musical reproductive ability are also noted for their high costs.
Summary: I am an audio enthusiast with deep taste in fine music. I also play few musical instruments. I assembled my Home Theater system last year and was looking for decent Floor Standing speakers to to replace the front speakers (I had Klipsch Quintet IV at that time).
Summary: I first heard this speaker in the Best Buy Sound room. I was amazed by the sound! They were playing a blu-ray music dvd that I owned. It sounded so much better here. I spent some time in the store in other areas and continued to hear the speakers. The music was so clear, not loud but clear!
Summary: In a nutshell, these are fantastic speakers and at the $600+ price are no-brainers. I have a martin logan center speaker and was impressed, so when I saw the source at a discounted price, I rushed down to my local best buy to hear them. I was not disappointed. The clarity is what impressed me.
Summary: Great sounding piece of gear when setup correctly. They image outside the box all the time and create an expansive soundstage. Instruments are placed beautifully on the stage and voices are tangible.
Summary: My MartinLogan ESLs introduced a new dimension to my listening experience. Not only are they incredibly precise and accurate. They present a "sound stage" that exceeds the dimension of your listening area. My Sources "seem" to present sounds several feet past the end of the speakers!