Crescendo X is a luxury wireless speaker featuring
Bluetooth®, AirPlay, and whole-home wireless streaming with DTS®
Play-Fi® technology. Under the grill, the Crescendo X includes dual
audiophile quality Folded Motion™ tweeters and a 5x7-inch mid/bass woofer for a
deep, extended bass response. The Crescendo X is capable of reproducing sound
with unflinching accuracy, resolution, and detail—the inspiration behind every
Our dedicated in-house design and engineering team created
the ultimate table-top speaker system in a sleek, compact design without
compromising sound quality. Taking a "no-compromise" approach, the
Crescendo features premium construction and design elements not typically found
in similar speakers.
MartinLogan has always blended Science with Art, and the
Crescendo X is no exception. Designed to fit a modern decor, MartinLogan
utilizes high-quality materials and finishes to give Crescendo X a furniture
and artwork like appearance. The result is striking.
The dense cabinet enclosure, wrapped in either high-gloss
piano black paint or real-wood walnut veneer, floats atop a sturdy aluminum
stand and looks comfortably at home in any decor where aesthetics are as
important as sound quality. A cleanly integrated, front mounted control panel
allows quick access to power, input and volume controls.
For across the room control, Crescendo X includes a custom
remote control built from black anodized extruded aluminum.
At the core of the Crescendo X is an advanced 24-bit 48kHz
DSP (digital signal processing) based preamplifier in conjunction with a
powerful class-D closed-loop 100-watt (140-watt peak) amplifier. Crescendo X's
amplifier creates powerfully detailed sound from a custom designed front-firing
5x7-inch matte black polypropylene cone woofer with extended throw drive
assembly in a non-resonant asymmetrical chamber format. Low frequencies are
seamlessly blended with two of MartinLogan's high-performance Folded Motion™
tweeters for an astonishing, room filling experience.
The signature Folded Motion tweeters utilize extremely low
mass diaphragms that "squeeze" air, and require significantly less
excursion than the typical 1-inch dome tweeter, which drastically minimizes
distortion while providing a lightning fast response time. The increased
surface area also provides a wide, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a
realistic and carefully etched sound stage.
Crescendo X is crafted with a solid MDF enclosure that
strengthens and intensifies low-frequency bass performance while minimizing
vibrations. To further enhance bass performance, Crescendo X features an
optional subwoofer output via an analog RCA connection. This option, not
typical of tabletop speaker systems, customizes the crossover between the
Crescendo X and subwoofer to give true audiophiles the ability to supplement the
low-frequency performance of their system.
with DTS Play-Fi
Crescendo X is part of MartinLogan's Wireless Ensemble,
utilizing DTS Play-Fi technology. Listeners have the freedom and flexibility to
stream their high-resolution music (up to 24- bit/192kHz) wirelessly over an
existing Wi-Fi network to any number of connected speakers that utilize DTS
Play-Fi technology once paired with the Play-Fi App. Unlike many wireless
platforms, DTS Play-Fi is an open platform, meaning listeners are able to mix
and match any DTS Play-Fi-enabled audio products from a selection of top audio
brands. Listeners can take advantage of endless choices, from their own music
libraries to online music streaming services*, and they can stream their music
from virtually any device – Android, iOS, Kindle Fire or PC.
Seven input methods allow for connection of virtually any device:
Play-Fi – via the DTS-Play Fi app, stream audio from capable
devices over a Wi-Fi network (iOS, Android, PC or Kindle Fire)
- AirPlay –
connect AirPlay capable devices wirelessly (iPhone, iPad, iPod, or a
computer with iTunes) to stream audio.
- Bluetooth –
connect Bluetooth capable devices wirelessly to stream audio. Bluetooth
V4.0 supports SBC, MP3, AAC, and apt-X®.
Ethernet – audio information can be sent over a LAN to the
Crescendo using various protocols (such as AirPlay or DLNA)
- USB –
connect compatible Apple devices and use the Crescendo as an audio dock
and charger. The USB connection was designed to rapidly charge a variety of
- Analog –
any device that has an analog audio output can connect to the auxiliary
analog input via a 3.5mm headphone style jack.
digital – any device that has a digital optical output can
connect to the auxiliary digital input with the included mini-Toslink
optical adapter (analog and digital connections share the same input).
High Frequency Transducer
Two 0.94” x 1” (2.4cm x 2.5cm) Folded Motion Transducers with 2.8” x 1.25” (7.1cm x 3.2cm) diaphragm.
Low Frequency Transducer
5” x 7” (12.7cm x 17.8cm) fiber cone with extended throw drive assembly. Non-resonant asymmetrical chamber format.
1 x 50 Watts (woofer). 2 x 25 Watts (tweeters) 100 Watts (140 Watts peak) combined total output.
24-bit 48kHz DSP based preamplifier Class-D amplifier
802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) for DTS Play-Fi® and Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth v4.0 (supports AAC, aptX®, MP3, SBC), USB (iPhone, iPad, iPod digital connection) Auxiliary analog/optical digital (3.5mm mini jack), RJ45 Ethernet
Max: 70 Watts, Idle: 6.5 Watts, Standby consumption: <0.5 Watts, Network standby consumption: < 6 Watts
15 lbs. (6.8 kg)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
8.1" × 25.7" × 6.9"
Specifications are subject to change without notice.