Nine Full-Range Drivers w/ Nine Channels of Amplification: The
MartinLogan Verse active soundbar speaker is equipped with nine 2.5"
high-excursion, full-range drivers housed in a non-resonant asymmetrical sealed
cabinet for detailed, accurate sound. Each driver receives 15 watts of power
from the built-in 135W/9Ch amplifier for dynamic, well-balanced sound.
Advanced Digital Signal Processing: Advanced digital signal processing technology allows MartinLogan
to replace five dedicated home theater speakers with a one piece solution
capable of reproducing multi-channel recordings with unflinching accuracy,
resolution, and detail. The Verse reproduces
front left, right, and center channels via the system's multi-driver array,
while the surround channels are simulated using sophisticated digital signal
processing that directs sound from the system's multi-driver array throughout
the room for an immersive home theater surround sound experience.
Digital & Analog Inputs: The MartinLogan Verse is outfitted
with both digital & analog inputs. The Verse is equipped with two optical
(toslink) digital inputs that support 5.1ch Dolby Digital/DTS and 2ch PCM. The
soundbar speaker also features two stereo RCA inputs.
Notes: Most TVs are not capable of passing multichannel
encoded audio signals input from another source and will downmix these
signals to a 2-channel stereo mix before sending them to the television's
digital output. You will want to run cables directly from the source to the
soundbar while simultaneously running HDMI from each source to the TV for
the video signal. This has the advantage of allowing the soundbar to receive
multichannel encoded material.
Bluetooth Music Streaming: The MartinLogan Verse is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming, allowing you
to stream stored music and music apps from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or
laptop to the active soundbar speaker system. In addition to Bluetooth standard
SBC codec, the Verse offers support for aptX to insure the highest possible
sound quality over Bluetooth. aptX delivers CD-like (16-bit/48kHz) audio quality
from aptX compatible devices, like many Android smartphones & tablets. Only
one device can be paired and connected to the soundbar at one time.
Note: The Verse does not support playback control or
song/artist/album info display. You will still use your Bluetooth source
device to control music playback and to view song/artist/album information.
Anthem Room Correction (ARC): Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Technology uses an exclusive calibration microphone and advanced DSP algorithms
in conjunction with Windows PC ARC software (for 7/8.1/10) to quickly and easily optimize speaker performance
in any room. You can also use the
Anthem ARC Mobile app (for Apple iOS 9.2+) and your iPhone's internal
microphone. In just a few easy steps the microphone measures sound output,
compares it to scientifically optimal response curves, and instantly tunes the
soundbar speaker's output for perfect sound.
Note: The Verse features an Ethernet (RJ45) jack which is used
exclusively to connect the soundbar to the same network as your Windows PC or
Apple iOS device running ARC software.
Audio Settings: The MartinLogan Verse offers a variety of audio
adjustments through it menu system.
- Surround Mode: You can set how the soundbar's simulated surround
sound function handles multichannel audio. Select On (to activate simulated
5.1ch surround), Off (to downmix to 3.1ch simulated surround), or +6dB (to
boost simulated surround channels by 6dB for extra output).
- Stereo Mode: You can set how the soundbar reproduces 2ch audio.
Select Wide (to create a wider stereo image), Voice+ (to simulate a center
channel from left & right channels), or Normal (to reproduce traditional 2ch
- Bass Mode: Bass mode lets you adjust the bass equalization of the
soundbar. elect Night mode (to dial down the bass), Bass+ mode (to emphasize
the bass), or Normal mode (to restore normal
- Power-On Volume: Program the soundbar to turn on to a specific
volume level (-90DB to +10dB) or the last volume level set when it was
Remote Control: The MartinLogan Verse includes an IR remote
control, features two IR output jacks, and comes with an IR emitter. There are also controls located on the side-panel of the soundbar.
- IR Remote: The included IR remote provides wireless
operation of the Verse soundbar. This simple remote control quickly adjusts
volume and selects inputs. The remote also allows you to easily adjust menu
settings. In addition, you can program your TV's remote to operate the
soundbar's Power & Volume.
- IR Outputs & Emitter: Two rear-panel 3.5mm IR output jacks accept
IR emmiters (one IR emmiter is included with the soundbar). Plug the IR
emitter into either of the soundbar's IR output jacks and place the other
end of the IR emitter over the IR sensor on another piece of equipment. The
use of the IR emitter allows the soundbar to pass IR signals from any remote
control to a tethered device, allowing control of equipment in locations a
remote would normally not reach.
Note: Many newer TVs are coming with RF remotes and don't
offer IR functionality. In this case, you would not be able to program the
soundbar and TV remote to work together.
LCD Screen: The active soundbar features an LCD screen which indicates Input Source & Name, Volume Level, Audio
Codec, & ARC status. The front-panel display can be set to Bright or
Mounting Options: MartinLogan's Verse soundbar perfectly complements flat screen
televisions measuring 50" and larger. Its low-profile design is ideal
for tabletop placement or wall-mounting. It should be centered directly above or below your TV. The
soundbar menu allows you to optimize acoustic performance for either "on-wall"
or "on-shelf" installations.
- Tabletop: The Verse soundbar can be simply placed directly
on top of a flat surface, like a shelf, stand, or other piece of AV
- Wall-Mount: A bracket is included to mount the soundbar to the
wall, above or below your TV. Mounting screws not included.
Optional Subwoofer: It's easy to add a powered subwoofer and more bass
to the MartinLogan Verse, thanks to the soundbar's built-in wireless transmitter
and the included wireless receiver. Up to a 45' wireless range allows flexible
subwoofer placement in any room. Works with any powered subwoofer that has an
LFE or RCA input. In addition, the Verse is equipped with a mono-RCA subwoofer output for
connecting a wired powered subwoofer.
Note: The included wireless receiver comes with an AC power adapter which
will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The MartinLogan Verse comes with a
detachable AC power cord which must be plugged into an AC wall outlet, surge
protector, or power conditioner.
Auto Standby: The active soundbar will turn itself off after no audio
signal is detected for approximately 20 minutes. When the soundbar detects an
audio signal, it will immediately turn itself on.
Firmware Updates: A rear-panel USB (type-A) port is used for
performing firmware updates that have been downloaded from the MartinLogan
website onto a USB thumbdrive.