From icon to EIKON. Gayle Sanders is well-known to hi-fi industry enthusiasts as the former owner of Martin Logan. He sold the company in 2005 before taking an extended break from loudspeaker design.
Thirteen years later Sanders is back with a new company and a new (old) message: the room can limit the performance of any loudspeaker, no matter how luxurious, and attractive room treatments can be costly. Active loudspeakers with DSP crossover to the rescue!
The EIKON system (US$24,500) comprises the Eikontrol unit – that houses the crossover maths and driver-level amplification – loudspeakers and cables. DSP is also used to acoustically map the room before optimising the loudspeakers’ output to minimise side- and front-wall interactions. More info here.
Rather than lav mic-ing Gayle Sanders for our RMAF 2018 sit down next to a large window and under a low ceiling, I opted for a shotgun to put more distance between subject and microphone to emphasise just how much the room can screw with sound:
Further information: EIKON Audio