Martin Logan Aerius i Floorstanding Speakers

4.45/5 (60 Reviews) MSRP : $2300.00


Product Description

Electrostatic hybrid, revised model


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ferdiaudio a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2010

Bottom Line:   
For more than 11 years I am very pleased with the ML Aerius i. Very fine and wonderful loudspeakers which are giving a very 'live-like' and neutral performance. Some say that the ML Aerius i needs a sub. I don't agree on that. Only if you are used to listen to clean and full bass below 30hz without any drop in DB, yes, than a sub is useful.
Beware of the fact that this loudspeaker is very critical about the amp, although ML is trying to beleive us something different. Because of the very low ohm's (somewhere 1 ohm !!) and only 89db, a lot of amplifiers do have problems with this loudspeaker. If the combination is not good, the Aerius's do not produce enough bass, the sound is to hard and not enough dynamics. Also loudspeaker cable is very! important.
But, when it goes right, the ML Aerius's are wonderful. Don't even think about t to replace them by the current models. That's not because the current models might not be good, but the Aerius i perfoms still very, very good!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JOSEPH R BAKO a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2009

Bottom Line:   
the aerius i are still going strong . had to send the back panels in to martin logan because the dynamic expansion chip was burnt out in one speaker .

other than that , i love these speakers . quick , clean sound . with a seperate sub , they handle any genre of music .

positioning is crucial with this speaker .

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by zuljofill a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2008

Bottom Line:   
dobrvecer
Ovde e ABE DECKO (sase)
Jas se razocarav od muzikata ne ja biva vise iam vakvi zvucki i ke gi sitnam za djabe
Ke idam negde u planina nek si ebe se mater
Iam i Lambi pojacala i tie ke gi sitnam za djabe\
Dajte nekoj denar da moze da se kup nekoja ovcva
Ajt

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joe bako a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2008

Bottom Line:   
bought these aerius i speakers used . not sure what year they are . running them through sunfire 300w x 2 channel amp and sunfire tube pre amp , gray power conditioner that the preamp and marantz cd player plug into : amp goes directly into wall at the same outlet as the conditioner . . xlr interconnects and stage wire with z connectors . sunfire has seperate current and voltage outputs for each speaker . i have these speakers bi wired , with the voltage output to the to the cone and the current output to the membrane . i have a paradigm 12 inch independently powered sub connected via speaker level input , directly to the lower posts on the logans .

very very touchy regarding positioning . once you find the right spot youre in for a treat .

you would be surprised how good this system sounds . this is my first pair of electrostatics , and i was worried about the mid range mostly .

these speakers must be run with a sub woofer . you adjust the woofer phase and frequency way down , with the volume just up enough to make a noticeable presence . running the sub from the speakers helps to pick up some additional mid range signature from the music ( or so i was told : i dont see how that would work / it does work really well though. )

this is the music that pounds really well on this set up ..........

no doubt

pink floyd division bell

paul simon songs from capetown

all dire straits

camron

t.i.

im not a big rap fan , but my friends are and it all sounds amazing on the logans .

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   audible elegance cin



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by old_s13 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I've always admired ML speakers since a kid, these speakers look as good as they perform. I tend to like brighter speakers, such as the older Infinity products that used Emit tweeters, but the ML's do a great job producing clean sound that is EXTREMELY gentle to the ear. The MLs are very neutral, so neutral that they have a cold and electronic sound to them. I wont say its a bad thing, its just a characteristic of the speaker. After playing around with them, I think the MLs have a very studio monitor-esque sound. I give these speakers 3 stars for value and 4 stars for performance. I think there are a lot of speakers that can meet and/or exceed the performance of these speakers, but nonetheless -- the ML's are top performers and overall, excellent speakers.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Used




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SPEAKERS: Aerius i or Contour 1.1?

Hello Friends, I am planning to build home audio system, and need your advice in doing so. Currently, I am looking at 2 sets of used speakers at local stores. The first set is Martin Logan Aerius i (US$ 890), and the second is Dynaudio Contour 1.1 (US$ 670) without stand. Both are not sold in th ... Read More »

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