MartinLogan Focus ESL C18 Wall/Shelf Mount Center Channel Speaker

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Focus ESL C18

Quick specs:

  • 18″
    x 7.5″ XStat™ CLS™ Transducer
  • Folded
    Motion Tweeter
  • 50–23,000
    Hz ±3dB Frequency Response
  • Two
    6.5-inch Aluminum Cone Woofers

The painters of the Dutch Golden Age produced
photo-realistic masterpieces 300 years before cameras were invented. They
focused your attention using a bright, otherworldly light. Even in their most
intimate portraits, the riveting light draws your eye.

This kind of sensory focus is the key to realism in your
home theater, as well. It’s the job of your center channel loudspeaker to
anchor action and dialogue to your screen. It must reproduce detailed high
frequency information to reinforce imaging, and also blend seamlessly with the
other speakers in your surround-sound system to envelope you in a realistic

MartinLogan presents a new Masterpiece of home theater
realism: the Focus ESL C18 Center Channel Loudspeaker, an
electrostatic center channel speaker designed for wall-mounted flexibility.

On the wall or on the shelf, there has never been a more
adaptable electrostatic speaker.

The goal is flexibility and performance, and the Focus ESL
C18 achieves both. The sleek, sculpted enclosure is solidly braced, resonance-free
and well-balanced. It is designed to be mounted above or below your screen.
Heavy-duty wall-mounting bracket hardware is included, and the innovative
brackets accommodate multiple mounting angles, so you can aim the Focus ESL C18
directly at your listening position for a perfectly aligned center channel

The Focus ESL C18 is also at home on a shelf or floor stand.
Toggle the convenient “On-Wall/Off-Wall” acoustic contour switch to instantly
optimize performance for any mounting position. This feature automatically
modifies response to compensate for wall boundaries that may reinforce or
inhibit bass output. The result is room-filling center channel reproduction
with lifelike full-range verve.

Installation flexibility and tailored center channel
performance: Now you have more options than ever in your Masterpiece home
theater system.

Yes, a wall-mountable electrostatic center channel.

What makes the Focus ESL C18 a masterpiece of center channel
design and engineering is its surprising ability to be wall-mounted. And while
the Focus ESL C18 boasts a depth of just 9.6-inches when
mounted flat on a wall, it is packed with technology that delivers the detailed
audio you demand from a superior center channel loudspeaker.

The 7.5 x 18-inch Curvilinear Line Source (CLS)
electrostatic panel, with its gentle horizontal curve, enhances output and
extends the enveloping mid-range dispersion pattern. The design of the exterior
grille matches the look of the MicroPerf Stators and bold AirFrame Blade seen
on other models in the Masterpiece ESL Series, for a sophisticated and
coordinated home theater system aesthetic.

Exclusive Folded Motion Tweeter

Situated just behind the electrostatic panel, fixed in a
uniquely designed housing, sits a MartinLogan exclusive Folded Motion Tweeter.
The low-mass diaphragm of the Folded Motion Tweeter minimizes distortion, while
its short excursion length expedites lightning fast high frequency response.
The 1 x 1.4-inch Folded Motion Tweeter in the Focus ESL C18 center channel
speaker has a diaphragm area of 5.25 x 1.75-inches. The combined performance
characteristics of the electrostatic panel and the Folded Motion Tweeter ensure
precision and hyper-realistic front-stage blending.

This kind of mid- and high-frequency performance can only be
supported by a foundation of tremendous low-end. So the Focus ESL C18 also
features a passive array of twin 6.5-inch woofers, capable of deep bass
reproduction down to 50Hz. Bass output can be tuned for any installation option
with the acoustic contour switch.

Premium WBT Binding Posts

Connect your electronics safely and securely using 5-Way
audiophile WBT Binding Posts. Their pure copper connection plate is highly
conductive and free from eddy current effects. These posts are insulated for
shock protection, and fully damped against vibrations. They give you plenty of
room for large-gauge professional speaker connections.

Precision-Built Advanced-Topology Vojtko Crossover

Vojtko Voiced, the advanced crossover in Focus ESL C18 add
enhanced mid-range clarity to this artful composition. Carefully hand-built
using only the finest polypropylene capacitors and air-core coils, the
crossover employs MartinLogan’s proprietary Vojtko topology for vanishingly low
distortion and seamless driver/ESL integration. This precision-tuned network
preserves even the most microscopic sonic nuances while handling the full
dynamics of any source.

Finish Options:


   Gloss Black            Dark Cherry                Walnut

Premium Finish Options:



    Rosso Fuoco               Cordoba Red              Deep Sea Blue               Basalt Black
     (Gloss Red)       (Gloss Metallic Maroon)  (Gloss Metallic Blue)    (Gloss Metallic Black)


             Meteor Grey                            Desert Silver                               Arctic Silver
(Gloss Metallic  Silver, Dark)   (Gloss Metallic Silver, Tan tint)   (Gloss Metallic Silver, Light)

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Arctic Silver (Gloss Metallic Silver, Light), Basalt Black (Gloss Metallic Black), Cordoba Red (Gloss Metallic Maroon), Dark Cherry, Deep Sea Blue (Gloss Metallic Blue), Desert Silver (Gloss Metallic Silver, Tan Tint), Gloss Black, Gloss White, Meteor Grey (Gloss Metallic Silver, Dark), Rosso Fuoco (Gloss Red), Walnut


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