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MartinLogan Descent i Black Powered Subwoofer


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  • Three 10-inch aluminum-cone Drivers
  • Three 250-watt Amplifiers
  • Easily accessible top-mounted controls
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: MartinLogan
  • Model: Descent i Black

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 146.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B0077LKFR8
  • Item model number: Descent i Black
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,041 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 10, 2012

Product Description

Ultimate Bass
Building on the groundbreaking technology of the original Descent, the Descent i incorporates new features and enhancements that simplify system integration while improving performance. Its signature three-driver, force-canceling configuration virtually eliminates bass-blurring cabinet resonance. And each rugged, custom-built aluminum-cone driver is servo-locked to its own sophisticated, high-power amplifier. The result is dynamic, unrestrained output to the very lowest frequencies, yet with clarity and definition approaching that of electrostatic transducers.

Chances are you've read or heard at some time that adding a subwoofer to a system built around electrostatic speakers is nearly impossible. Although that's not necessarily true (and we have the subwoofers to prove it), the idea is grounded in experience. For many years subwoofers and electrostats did not blend very well. Turn on the sub and maybe you got the deeper, stronger bass you were looking for but that wonderful electrostatic snap and midrange clarity were, if not gone, now smeared and disconnected.

Our goal, when we began our subwoofer projects, was to deliver the good stuff - deep, tight, powerful bass - and none of the bad. We wanted to build subwoofers that, when combined with ultra-fast electrostatics or conventional cone speakers, would blend seamlessly to the very bottom of the frequency extreme. Descent i is the full realization of years of engineering by the MartinLogan team.

No matter how well a subwoofer performs on its own, ultimate satisfaction depends on seamless integration with the rest of the audio system. With that in mind, we've outfitted Descent i with easily accessible top-mounted controls and with LFE and two-channel inputs that allow separate optimization for home-theater and stereo operation in the same system. Descent i is a truly no-compromise subwoofer, regardless of application.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Tunes on March 3, 2014
I have been an audio enthusiast for several years. I got my first sub for home use 18 years ago and have had many in and out of my system since then. I was looking for a sub that could pump out some lf for movies but was also musical. The Descent I does both better than any of my previous subs. Some had a bit mor output but sounded a little sloppy on music. I think the sealed, balanced force and servo design work very well together. Highly recommended.
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I have an EE degree, specializing in loudspeaker design. My main stereo has two 24" drivers, driven by two 300Watt amps, and has been known to break glass and move furniture. I wanted a commercially made subwoofer for an auxiliary video system. This heavy monster is the best sounding sub I am aware of in the market. Very pleased.
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