Purity, internally powered by ICEpowerASC200, allows an unprecedented level of system connection flexibility. Equipped with a standard RCA line-level input, Purity is able to connect directly to devices such as digital music players, flat screen televisions or even computers. Additional speaker level inputs also allow Purity to function in a more traditional receiver or pre-amp equipped 2-channel or home theatre system. ICEpowers switching amplifier topology is a perfect match for the Purity, with the amplifiers capability of driving the challenging High Frequency capacitive electrostatic load and delivering audio detail and clarity to the loudspeaker system. The Low Frequency section is handled by the high damping factor delivered by the ICEpower amplifying solution, which enables tight bass control. ICEpowers switching amplifier delivers superior efficiency, due to ICEpowers proprietary technologies in audio power conversion, thus enhancing Puritys environmental qualities.
Both MartinLogan and ICEpower are highly aware of the importance of the environmental impact of their products: as a leader in green manufacturing, MartinLogan was one of the first US manufacturers to be fully compliant with the European Union’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) laws and regulations. Both ICEpower and MartinLogan products are fully compliant with the RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) laws and regulations.
Purity incorporates proprietary AirFrame technology and MartinLogan’s advanced MicroPerf Generation 2 diaphragm electrostatic transducer to cover the audible acoustic range with unprecedented high-frequency accuracy and low-level sonic detail. ClearSpar spacers suspend the Generation 2 diaphragm within the electrostatic transducer, enhancing Purity’s transparent look and increasing both efficiency and dynamics. Perfectly integrated MartinLogan engineered dual high-resolution 6.5-inch aluminium cone woofers supply an authoritative bass performance that will give most stand-alone subwoofers a run for their money. State-of-the-art audio transformer and custom crossover engineering ensure a transparent link between the electrostatic panel and woofer. <EM>Purity’s</EM> crossover employs a proprietary Vojtkoâ„¢ topology for vanishingly low distortion and seamless driver integration. This precision-tuned network preserves miniscule sonic nuances while handling the full dynamics of any source with unparalleled purity, precision, clarity, and openness.
Purity is the third product of MartinLogan to have incorporated ICEpower solutions: the Summit and Vantage active loudspeakers of the ESL Series are also by ICEpower200ASC solutions.
Introduced in January 2005, the Summit electrostat by MartinLogan significantly raised the bar for high-performance audio. A major departure from all things that had come before, Summit combined dual independently powered woofers with MartinLogans most advanced electrostatic transducer to date – the XStat. An XStat electrostatic panel handles the midrange up, delivering the smooth, pristinely detailed, and richly ambient sound that is the hallmark of MartinLogan speakers. The Summit was awarded the 2006 HiFi+ Product of the Year and the 2006 AudioVideoRevolution.com Gear We Love. Erland Fuglsbjerg, the Country Manager of Bang & Olufsen ICEpower America Inc. comments on the collaboration: We at ICEpower are proud that MartinLogan has chosen an ICEpower solution to drive its unique loudspeakers. MartinLogan is very professional in its approach to product development, which they have also proven when integrating ICEpower amplification solutions. It has been a pleasure working with MartinLogans highly professional engineering team.
Mike Lyons, President of MartinLogan, comments: Purity was successfully launched to domestic and international markets in September and selected by Wired Magazine for placement in the Wired Gadget Store in New York City. Critics and consumers have applauded the performance of the Purity and identified the convenience of a fully powered ultra high performance speaker as the reason to buy.
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 $399 to over $10,995 (US Retail). Subwoofer systems range in price from $599 to $2,995 (US Retail). www.martinlogan.com.