One of my first experiences with high audio Nirvana was the time I spent with the legendary Martin Logan CLS IIZ electrostatic loudspeaker. They were introduced in 1992 and were in line with previous models - gorgeous soundtstage, with ‘reach out and touch someone’ imaging.
Martin Logan (ML) and I parted company when they began to produce hybrids (standard bass woofer with an electrostatic panel). To my ears, they never worked. One of our former reviewers had a pair and the set was just laggy. He liked them.
ML continued to thrive producing succeeding models of the hybrids. And then, I saw MLs for sale at Future Shop. Stats for the masses. Okay. If it sells, good for them.
And now we get a new ML soundbar and the Mikros 70 Reference In-Ear Headphones. The circle is complete.