Electrostatic speaker myths 2018-01-17 19:43:00 I just did an exhaustive search of the web for any sort of hard science on electrostatic speakers, and except for a few blogs of variable quality, the only thing I consistently hit was an advertising blurb from Martin-Logan. For obvious reasons, I don't think their take on the subject is unbiased.What I'm curious about is whether there has been a decent write-up anywhere talking about some of the claims made about electrostatics, and any basis in fact associated with those claims. One thing which comes up with maddening regularity is the so-called "massless" nature of the driver. Obviously, this is pure hype because even the thinnest, most flimsy LDPE or Mylar films have a density of tens to hundreds of times that of normal atmospheric air. Combined with the fact that the force behind the ESL "motor" is lower than that of a typical electrodynamic driver, some of the claims about the system seem questionable. There's no doubt that a good speaker can be made with the technology, but the hype seems to over-reach the actuality.It seems that so many people repeat the myths, any research, design or evaluation information has been buried under them. Does anyone know of a good unbiased treatise on electrostatics which addresses some of the pros as well as cons of the type, and backs them up with measurements and logic?