MARTINLOGAN® ANNOUNCES MONTAGE™

LIFESTYLE FRIENDLY HYBRID ATF™ (ADVANCED THIN FILM) FLOOR STANDING MAIN/SURROUND LOUDSPEAKER

For Immediate Release


Contact: Devin Zell, MartinLogan
785.749.0133
2101 Delaware
Lawrence, KS 66046, U.S.A.
mailto:dzell@martinlogan.com
www.martinlogan.com


LAWRENCE, KANSAS, DECEMBER 2003 -MartinLogan, the loudspeaker technology company, announces the introduction of the compact new Montage floor standing loudspeaker featuring ATF (advanced thin film) transducer technology, ultimate crossover design, high -excursion, high -resolution woofers, curvilinear wood cabinetry, and dipole radiation.

VERSATILITY IN APPLICATION
In addition to ATF transducer technology, MartinLogan's design team developed the Montage utilizing woofers and cabinetry based on the MartinLogan Clarity and Mosaic loudspeakers. The innovative, high -performance Montage excels as a stereo main, home theater main or effects channel in a myriad of room sizes and configurations. Compact and décor -friendly, the Montage is supplied with toolless binding posts for effortless cable attachment and management.

MARTINLOGAN'S NEW ATF™ (ADVANCED THIN FILM) TRANSDUCER PROVIDES CLARITY, DETAIL AND RESOLUTION
In order to achieve the rigorous MartinLogan standards for detail, clarity and resolution, and yet permit a compact cabinet, high -resolution ATF transducers became the first building block for the new Montage. The MartinLogan ATF transducer consists of a micro -thin, low mass diaphragm with an ultra -light, etched conductive aluminum surface suspended between two high field strength neodymium super magnet arrays. When an electrical current (music signal) passes through the etched aluminum on the diaphragm's surface it is simultaneously pulled towards one of the neodymium arrays and pushed away from the opposing. When the direction of current is reversed the diaphragm is simultaneously pushed and pulled in the opposite direction, thus producing sound. This concept is called push -pull and is a major contributor to the linearity and sonic superiority of ATF transducers.

ATF diaphragms are constructed of extremely low mass Dupont Kaladex® PEN (polyethylene naphthalate) -a material chemically similar to the low -mass PET (polyethylene terathylate) film used in MartinLogan's generation 2 electrostatic transducers, yet capable of handling the high thermal requirements needed for stable magnetic thin film operation. Full surface drive capabilities allow this durable, low mass diaphragm to remain discretely sized, yet achieve extremely low -distortion levels with superior resolution.

ULTIMATE CROSSOVER -ULTIMATE CLARITY
Montage's state -of -the -art Vojtko™ crossover is designed and manufactured with the same meticulous attention, care and precision as those found in MartinLogan's ultimate loudspeaker products.

HIGH -RESOLUTION WOOFER FOR ACCURATE BASS
Utilizing the same motor, cone and chassis structure as the innovative Clarity loudspeaker, Montage's state -of -the -art, 8 -inch, high -resolution woofer delivers a precise low -end with accuracy and authority.

CONSTRAINED LAYER CABINET WITH HOME FRIENDLY AESTHETICS
Montage's cabinet consists of multiple laminates sonically welded for extreme rigidity. This acoustically inert curvilinear wood cabinet, provides not only audiophile grade high -performance, but also enhances visual integration with any home environment. It is available in two distinctive cabinet finishes (natural cherry and black).

DIPOLE DESIGN FOR A REALISTIC, OPEN SOUND STAGE
The audio industry has long recognized that late arrival reflective information significantly enhances the ambient nature of sound reproduction. This ambient reflective information dramatically contributes to a realistic, "you are there" listening experience. MartinLogan's dipole radiation pattern (radiating out of phase information from both the front and back) ideally interacts with your listening environment to create this realistic sound stage. We have contoured Montage's radiation pattern to emulate the same dipole characteristics as our world standard setting electrostatic technology, resulting in the same outstanding sound staging and 3 -dimensionality.

AVAILABLE: Now shipping
US RETAIL: $1495/pair


SUMMARY OF KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Feature: ATF Transducers
Benefit: Efficient output with detail, clarity and resolution.

Feature: Bass Reflex Aluminum Woofer
Benefit: Delivers an extended, accurate low -end.

Feature: Cabinet Finish Options
Benefit: Montage matches any decor.

Feature: Dipole Radiation
Benefit: Outstanding sound staging and 3 -dimensionality.


SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency response: 47 -20,000 Hz, + - 3 dB

Sensitivity: 90 dB/2.83 volts/meter

Impedance: 5 ohms

Crossover Frequency: 2500 Hz

Components: Air core coils, metal film and low dissipation electrolytic capacitors

High -frequency driver: 1.5" x 2.25" (3.8cm x 5.7cm) ATF Transducer

Bass/Mid -Range drivers: 2 x 6.5" (16.5cm) high excursion, high rigidity aluminum cone with extended throw drive assembly, non -resonance asymmetrical chamber format; bass reflex

Power Handling: 150 watts/channel

Weight: 30 lbs. each (13.6 kg)

Size: 9.44" W 11.69" D 38" H (24cm W 29.7cm D 96.5cm H)


MartinLogan, one of the most respected names in audio, is located in Lawrence, Kansas, where 80 employees handcraft the company's ultimate loudspeaker products. The speaker systems, incorporating MartinLogan's patented CLS (curvilinear line source) high -resolution electrostatic technology and ATF (advanced thin film transducers), range in price from $995 to $90,000 (US Retail). For more information about MartinLogan visit www.martinlogan.com, or contact Devin Zell at (785) 749 -0133. High -resolution images are available on -line at www.martinlogan.com/mediaresources.

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