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MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL
alaScore 88

79 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good reviews. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on People really like the usability and size. The design and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

price, design, size, usability


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker (Black, Each)MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker (Black, Each)

Jun, 2018

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Al Griffin (

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X Speaker System Review


MartinLogan's ESL X tower speakers deliver delicacy and detail—along with serious dynamics when paired with the Dynamo 1500X subwoofer. A new, more compact electrostatic center speaker sweetens the deal.

Excellent performance with music and movies; Perfect Bass Kit for sub eases setup; Compact electrostatic center speaker

Some timbral shift between center channel and towers; Towers and center require AC power

Apr, 2017

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Darryl Wilkinson (

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Speaker System


That's right. I hate MartinLogan with a passion that borders on the obsessive. And there's more to it than the fact that the company's headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas, are just a hop, skip, and a third-and-long TD pass away from KU. (As a graduate of...

Oct, 2011

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They have an awesome sound


These speakers have an awesome sound and put you in the middle of the action

Nov, 2015

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Everything mentioned in the reviews and more!!!


Excellent imaging and a mid-range that brings out the subtlest of notes.

Sep, 2015

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Quality sound at a reasonable price.


My speakers are not "broken in" yet (72 hrs. I'm told). However, the sound already seems lighter and more natural than other floor standing box speakers that I have owned over the years.

Jul, 2015

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A Natural and Spacious Experience!


I came from a pair of Polk Towers and I am blown away. The amount of detail is unbelievable. In the store I was leaning towards a pair of B&W's and a Marantz PM8005 amp in another room. The associate was kind enough to hook up the ML's next to the...

May, 2015

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Beautiful sound quality for classical music


We use two of these speakers in a 5.0 configuration with a center speaker and two bookshelf speakers at the back; no sub-woofer. They are quite unobtrusive compared with the much larger main speakers I previously used but the sound quality is just as...

Mar, 2015

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excellent sound


These speakers are crisp clear and precise. They reveal true presence and place the listener directly in the scene.

Feb, 2015

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Great speaker


I moved up from Klipsch ref speakers and the sound has more detail to it. Very happy with the purchase even at the cost which is high but, well whether it.

Jan, 2015

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If you are looking for Wow in your home theater system then these are the speakers for you. The sound rivals the best theaters have to offer. I have mated them with 4 Motion 4s, a Motion 30 center and a Dynamo 700W sub to complete the 7.1 system all...

Dec, 2014