Visit our Business Solutions website >>

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Black Aluminum/Black Ash - Speaker

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Black Aluminum/Black Ash - Speaker
alaScore 88

25 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 25 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review by:

Fantastic speaker


really excellent speakers, makes the concert come to your houseThis product has... Right size for my space, Easy to set up, Good build qualityAbout me... Tech savvy

love the feel as well as the sound

the price

Consumer review by:



I waited 20 years to buy Martin Logan ESL. Now I wish I could have done it sooner. The sound is phenomenal and I'm re-discovering my CD collection.This product has... Right size for my space, Easy to set up, Good build qualityAbout me... Tech savvy

sound is pure

bass need subwoofer support

Consumer review by:

Incredible sounding speakers


These are my first electrostatic speakers, but I did listen to the top end models in the show room. Simply put, the higher end models get louder with good clarity- just like with most other speakers. These speakers, pair with a Marantz 5008 amp,...

sound quality, easy of setup and use

I can't afford the other ones


Consumer review by:

A Chorus of Angels would be proud


I'm a 60 yr old audio nut, have had many speakers in my life and have auditioned too many to count from 2k a pair to 10k a pair. The ESL are so different than Box Speakers. Clarity, imaginging and sound stage are all top notch. Placement of these...

Crystal Clear for all ears


Consumer review by:



Sound quality only Martin Logan's can offer. Look great sound even better. Only problem was the clear plastic behind the black honey comb plastic melted a little. Doesn't affect sound just looks.This product has... Right size for my space, Easy to set...

Perfect sound right out of the box

Inlaid plastic under black honeycomb melts easy

Consumer review by:



product is about to be discontinued but sales person not able to tell me when & the open box speaker was not working properly when we purchased and had to return & then reorder item to be shipped at full price not discounted and was not available...


open box item not working properly when purchased & order was not available in stock immediately

Consumer review by:



I've had many speakers through the years. Anywhere from the college dorm Cerwin Vega w/ 15" woofers to M&K S150s that were used to mix the Star Wars movies. I purchased the ESLs after moving to NYC. I have a small apartment in a huge complex, so knew I...

Great sound

Consumer review by:

Like being there


Beyond their obvious good looks, they are very easy to set up (the first step is done with a flashlight). The sound quality is amazing. It really is difficult to tell that the sound is coming from a speaker and not a live band. We listen to a lot of...

Excellent sound reproduction

Both speakers require their own power

Consumer review by:

Best Imaging Around


When it came time for me pull the trigger on a new theater setup, I choose the MartinLogan EM-ESL towers easily. After auditioning a parade of speakers from Def Tech, Sonas Faber, Bowers and Wilkins and Energy, nothing could match the tonal highs and...

Imaging, Sound clarity, apperance, build qualitly, setup

Finicky on room setup/size, soundstage could be better

Consumer review by:

Best speakers on earth!


Best sounding speakers I've ever heard in my life, wish I knew about them earlier! I was amazed how much sound fill up a room from only two of these speakers. Worth every hard earned penny!This product has... Right size for my space, Easy to set up,...

Clean sound

Break in period