MartinLogan has announced seven new Motion Series loudspeakers designed to be used for music or home cinemas. The new line will adopt the “same benchmark performance technology” as previous generations of the Motion Series, according to the Kansas-based company.

Key features of the new speakers include Folded Motion tweeters, aluminum cone midrange drivers, proprietary Vojtko crossover networks, 5-way tool-less binding posts, and three finishes (gloss black/gunmetal grey trim, matte white/silver trim, and red walnut/champagne trim).

The Motion Series products are inspired by the performance of MartinLogan’s high-end electrostatic loudspeakers and include a Folded Motion tweeter and hand-built crossovers, but the company says these speakers come in at a fraction of the price of the top line. The low mass diaphragm of the tweeter “squeezes” the air, requiring less excursion, and the folded design allows for greater surface area, and lower distortion.

Aluminum cone mid-frequency and bass drivers pair high-power magnets with aluminum diaphragms for “massive” excursion and output, also minimizing distortion. Furthermore, the woofers positioned low in each cabinet reduce floor reflections, contributing to a flat and balanced response.

The new range includes the floorstanders: Motion 60XTi at $1599.99/each, the Motion 40i at $1,099.99/each and the Motion 20i at $849.99/each; bookshelf speakers: Motion 35XTi at $649.99/each and Motion 15i at $399.99/each; center channel speakers: Motion 50XTi at $999.99/each, and Motion 30i at $749.99/each.

The new Motion Series speakers will begin shipping October 2019.



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