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"A Musical Experience That Was Breathtaking"
MartinLogan's sleek Motion 10 floorstanding speaker delivers jaw-dropping clarity and refined sound at an affordable price. Inspired by the clarity and detail of MartinLogan's ultra-high-end electrostatic loudspeakers, Motion 10 features an exquisite Folded Motion™ tweeter and powerful bass technology in a compact and affordable package.
"The Motion 10s delivered a musical experience that was breathtaking," notes Kevin East in his SoundStage! review for February 15, 2011. "Their soundstaging, transparency, and midrange resolution are something you have to hear to fully understand that they deliver a sound that far exceeds what their cost might suggest. That's what I call value."
Key to Motion 10's performance is the lightning fast response of the tweeter's lightweight diaphragm combined with a large surface area (eight-times that of a typical one-inch dome tweeter). Motion 10 also has dual 5.25" woofers with cast baskets for low bass down to a highly respectable 65 Hz. The drivers' paper cones are doped for stability and damping.
The MartinLogan Motion Series
Inspired by MartinLogan's ultra-high-end electrostatic loudspeakers, the Motion Series was created to provide stunning sound for your ultimate-performance home theater or stereo. MartinLogan's dedicated in-house engineers carefully crafted the Motion Series to create an extremely affordable and compact product line that seamlessly blends the company's exquisite Folded Motion™ transducers with powerful, compact bass technology. The result is a smooth, refined sound with stunning dynamic range and jaw-dropping clarity.
What makes the Motion Series sound so amazing? MartinLogan's dedicated in-house engineering team started by utilizing and refining the most advanced, compact technologies and combining them with innovative engineering. The result is an emotionally engaging sound that rivals (and most times trounces) traditional loudspeakers of similar size and price.
Folded Motion™ Tweeter
MartinLogan's exclusive and highly innovative Folded Motion™ Tweeter helps gives Motion speakers their fantastically realistic highs. Lightning fast transient response, combined with a large surface area (eight-times that of a typical 1" dome tweeter) creates clear, highly dynamic, and precise sound.
The Folded Motion™ Tweeter works by moving air (which creates sound) perpendicular to the folded ridges of the diaphragm, similar to how an accordion works. This extremely low mass diaphragm "squeezes" air and requires almost 90 percent less excursion than the typical 1" dome tweeter, which drastically minimizes distortion while providing a lighting fast response time. The increased surface area also provides a wide, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a realistic and carefully etched sound stage.
Contributing to the superb performance is the legendary Vojtko™ crossover. It is carefully hand-built using only the finest polyester film and low DF electrolytic capacitors, custom air-core coils, and low DCR steel laminate inductor for vanishingly low distortion and seamless driver integration. This precision-tuned network preserves even the most microscopic sonic nuances while handling the full dynamics of any source.
MiniETC™ (Energy Transfer Coupler) Spikes
Included with your MartinLogan are sturdy, 1/4-20 MiniETC™ spikes, which can be used in place of the standard feet to enhance stability on thick carpets or to create tighter coupling between speaker and floor.
Complementing Motion's sonic accuracy is elegant yet understated styling. Flawless high-gloss, piano black finishes and subtle curves, along with MartinLogan's signature perforated grille, gives Motion Series speakers an elegant and timeless look. Tower models feature a real-wood veneer finish and a stylish aesthetic certain to blend with any decor.
Convenient push-style speaker terminals and curved inserts help guide speaker wire effortlessly into place. The rubber end caps on the terminal are also removable for the use of banana plugs instead of bare wire. So simple, you'll actually enjoy hooking up these speakers.
"The Motion 10s delivered a musical experience that was breathtaking. Oh, they need LF help, so you'll need a subwoofer, but their soundstaging, transparency, and midrange resolution are something you have to hear to fully understand that they deliver a sound that far exceeds what their cost might suggest. That's what I call value."
- Kevin East, SoundStage!, February 15, 2011
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