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"Sounds Fantastic Regardless of the Source"
The Ultimate Single-Speaker Surround Sound System
MartinLogan's Motion Vision delivers five-channel surround sound from a sleek and sculptural all-in-one system that's stylish yet unobtrusive. It's simple to install and easy to operate, too. Three advanced-resolution Folded Motion™ tweeters, four 4" high-performance woofers, and seven dedicated amplifiers deliver 100 watts of total system power.
"But it wasn't just this soundbar's brute force that impressed," reports Brian Gardiner in Wired magazine for July 31, 2012. "The Motion Vision also proved to be a surprisingly musical, with a lush midrange and sparkling highs compliments of the same exotic tweeters used in MartinLogan's high end speakers." Gardiner calls the Motion Vision "a speaker that sounds fantastic regardless of the source."
"It Represents My New Benchmark"
"It represents my new benchmark by which all others will be judged," notes Andrew Robinson in his August 6, 2012 review for HomeTheaterReview.com. "It possesses the scale and definition of a set of discrete loudspeakers, yet manages to confine that sound to a single cabinet. Its bass prowess without a subwoofer is staggering…"
Dominating Sonic Performance
The Motion Vision was engineered with a commanding bass performance paired with precisely etched mid and high frequencies, creating a vivid, three-dimensional soundstage. Advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology and industry leading surround sound decoding allow MartinLogan to replace five separate home theater speakers with a one-piece solution that reproduces multi-channel recordings with unflinching accuracy, resolution and detail.
Motion Vision delivers front left/right and center channels via dedicated Folded Motion tweeters and high-performance woofers. It simulates rear left/right effects channels to create fully immersive, five-channel surround sound throughout the listening environment.
Dual rear-firing bass ports reinforce the bass extension for astonishingly deep bass and can be adjusted plus or minus 10dB to custom tailor bass performance. For bass aficionados who desire the deepest bass experience, the built-in SWT-2 transmitter allows, at the touch of a button, the addition of a compatible wireless MartinLogan subwoofer. And if you want a non-wireless subwoofer, Motion Vision offers simple wired connectivity.
Spectacular LooksMartinLogan's dedicated in-house design and engineering team crafted the Motion Vision to look as spectacular as it sounds—focusing on creating a luscious, high-gloss, piano black sculpture with a visually unobtrusive design. The dimmable LED display is hidden behind the front grille cloth and can be set to automatically vanish during operation. Brushed aluminum accents on the top control panel add a touch of elegance and style to an already stunning piece of acoustic artistry.
Folded Motion Tweeters
Folded Motion Tweeters work 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% less excursion than the typical 1" dome tweeter. The design drastically minimizes distortion while providing a lightning fast response time. The increased surface area also provides a wide, yet controlled sound dispersion.
Hooking up a five-channel surround sound system can be daunting. Speaker placement, wire routing, amplifier selection, and component connections add to the confusion and frustration. Motion Vision offers a solution that takes the headache out of the equation by integrating all of the components necessary for an immersive surround speaker system into a single package.
The Motion Vision installs quickly and easily on a wall with the included mounting bracket, or it can be placed on a shelf for an elegantly simple installation. It includes a setting that optimizes sound for either scenario, ensuring you'll get the best sound regardless of location.
The rear panel on the Motion Vision has digital optical, digital coaxial, and analog stereo inputs that allow effortless hook-up of Blu-ray/DVD/CD players, gaming consoles, satellite receivers, and other external sources. Just plug them in, and you're ready within minutes to rediscover your favorite music and movies.
Simple to Control
Motion Vision's simple remote turns the system on or off, adjusts volume, switches inputs, and adjusts three discrete acoustic modes. Normal Mode preserves the intent of the original recording. Bass+ Mode increases bass output for extra impact. Night Mode is a relationship-saver for the bass averse neighbor. The top-mounted control pad allows full access to the menu system and volume, too.
If you are already fond of your existing remote (like your television or cable box remote), the Motion Vision will listen and learn that remote's commands, making integration into your existing system even easier. Best of all, programming the Motion Vision to respond to your existing remote only takes a minute.
MartinLogan's philosophy has never been one of compromise and the Motion Vision is no exception. The company has thrown down the gauntlet at wimpy, thin-sounding speaker bars by crafting the ultimate single-speaker surround sound system. Motion Vision delivers exceptionally deep yet well-balanced bass, award-winning Folded Motion driver technology, and immersive home theater surround sound in a simple and easy to operate system. The Motion Vision sets the new standard for sound bar performance.
"But it wasn't just this soundbar's brute force that impressed. The Motion Vision also proved to be a surprisingly musical, with a lush midrange and sparkling highs compliments of the same exotic tweeters used in MartinLogan's high end speakers. Unlike plenty of other units I've tested, dialogue in movies and TV shows was always balanced, uncolored, and crystal clear. Throw in a satisfyingly wide soundstage and you have a truly rare thing in the soundbar world – a speaker that sounds fantastic regardless of the source."
- Brian Gardiner, Wired magazine, July 31, 2012
"Not only has MartinLogan built a soundbar in the form of the Motion Vision, they've arguably built the best soundbar I have heard yet. While the Motion Vision isn't cheap at just a hair under $1,500, it more than packs the sonic goods to back up its premium price."
"The Motion Vision's build quality is superb, looking every bit as high-end a product as anything MartinLogan has made to date. Its sonic capability is also unparalleled, as it possesses the scale and definition of a set of discrete loudspeakers, yet manages to confine that sound to a single cabinet. Its bass prowess without a subwoofer is staggering, though the ability to add one makes the Motion Vision all the more versatile in larger rooms."
"I can say that the Motion Vision from MartinLogan is the first soundbar that I would personally consider buying. At the very least, it represents my new benchmark by which all others will be judged."
- Andrew Robinson, HomeTheaterReview.com, August 6, 2012
Motion Vision - The Ultimate Single-Speaker Surround Sound System - MartinLogan