Sanders Sound Systems

Roger Sanders has been at this for 40 years. His first published article on Electrostatic Speakers was in 1974, followed by another on amplifiers to drive ESL's in 1976.

His contribution to audio include the invention of the curved, free-standing, electrostatic loudspeaker driver (click on image to right to view the published article); the development of extremely compact transmission line woofer systems; integration of electrostatic speakers and transmission line woofer systems; and, several "how to" construction articles in "The Audio Amateur" and "Speaker Builder" magazine.

One of Roger's greatest contribution to the state-of-the-art, is his book, "The Electrostatic Loudspeaker Design Cookbook", published by The Audio Amateur in 1993.Written for the audiophile craftsman rather than the engineer, this treatise is a definitive set of instructions, explanations, and, arguments for achieving the most accuracy and realism possible.Throughout all this time, he has been perfecting the hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker, as well as designing amplifiers to effortlessly drive them to maximum effect.

The Book is published and sold online by Audio Express. You can click here, if you are interested in ordering.

Roger Sanders built his first ESL (Electrostatic Loudspeaker) in 1972. He quickly appreciated the superior performance that a massless electrostatic offered over conventional magnetic speakers with regards to low distortion, lack of resonances, and incredible detail. But their problems of limited output, inability to produce deep powerful bass, and unreliability have kept him busy improving them over the last 30+ years.

The result of this lifetime of work is that Sanders Sound Systems ESLs are the only ones to have solved all the problems and limitations of ESLs. Roger's "Ultrastat" panels will play at ear-bleeding levels, cannot be arced, do not use or need protective circuitry, are immune to humidity, dust, and dirt, and do not need or use dust covers. They can be driven by multi-thousand watt amplifiers without damage. They are more rugged than conventional magnetic drivers. They do not fail and are so robust that they come with a lifetime warranty.
The Model 10 electrostatic speaker is Sanders' flag ship. It is the best speaker Roger knows how to make after 30+ years of research, design, and testing of electrostatic speaker. This is simply a no-compromise electrostatic speaker that solves all the problems that plague other electrostatic speakers.

The Model 10 will play at concert hall levels and can be used with multi-thousand watt amplifiers without arcing or damage. No protective circuitry is used or needed. It will reproduce the full dynamic range of any music without strain. Deep powerful bass is assured with the use of a transmission line woofer system. The woofer system has been specifically designed to stop and start faster than other woofers so that perfect integration with a massless ESL finally is achieved.

Passive crossovers are not used as they are seriously flawed and degrade the performance of any speaker. Expensive electronic crossovers and biamplification are used to achieve spectacular levels of performance.

This speaker practically disappears into the room, both sonically and visually. This helps with the age old problem of the speakers taking over the room. This integrated speaker system will be a worthy anchor of a reference-level high-end audio system of the highest performance possible.

Our Latest Design is our Model 10e Electrostatic Speaker:

The Absolute Sound’s 2016 Golden Ear Award Recipient