January 7, 2010

With sleek styling and extreme versatility, MartinLoganís newest speaker line brings their world renowned sonic realism to a compact speaker series at an extremely competitive price.

By Gary Reber

MartinLogan, the Great American Speaker Company, announces the Motion™ Series, the company’s first products to feature exquisite Folded Motion™ technologies. Inspired by MartinLogan’s legendary ultra-high-end electrostatic loudspeakers, the Motion Series provides unparalleled sonic realism in even the smallest of home theaters or 2-channel listening environments—starting at under $200 (US retail) per channel.
MartinLogan’s dedicated in-house engineering team carefully crafted the Motion Series to create an extremely affordable and compact product line with stunning dynamic range and jaw-dropping clarity. Key to the Motion Series sonic performance is the unique Folded Motion tweeter (similar to tweeter technologies found in ultra expensive speakers),  precision high-end Vojtko™ crossovers, powerful compact woofers, and acoustically inspired cabinet design. These technologies along with nearly 50 years of combined engineering experience result in a product that establishes a radical new paradigm for price verses performance.
Complementing the Motion Series sonic accuracy is elegant yet understated styling that includes subtle curves coated in
a flawless high-gloss, piano black finish. Motion Series floor standing tower models feature real-wood veneer that provide a stylish aesthetic certain to blend with any décor.
Motion Series speakers are available in floor standing tower and ultra-compact center and bookshelf models. Speakers can be mixed-and-matched (along with any of MartinLogan’s high-performance Dynamo Series subwoofers) to create a stunning solution for any application—from a spectacular high-performance 2-channel music system to an exhilarating multi-channel home theater system. Voice-matched with MartinLogan electrostatic speakers, Motion Series Speakers also offer a perfect solution for compact rear-channel applications in traditional electrostatic based home theater systems.
·         Sonic performance: Exotic high-precision Folded Motion™ tweeters seamlessly blended with traditional drivers, made possible by MartinLogan’s dedication to highest-quality acoustical engineering for stunning sound unparalleled in speakers of similar size and price.
Aesthetics: A high-gloss, piano black, contoured exterior, and understated styling makes them a perfect complement to today’s high-end flat panel TVs. Floor standing tower models feature real wood veneer.
·         Affordable pricing: Starting under $1,600 (US retail) for a complete 5.1 channel MartinLogan home theater system. Price verses performance makes the Motion Series one of the greatest speaker values available today.
·         Compatibility: Mix-and-match for ultimate versatility in any 2-channel or home theater application. Voice-matched with MartinLogan electrostatic speakers Motion Series speakers also prove ideal for compact, rear-channel applications in traditional electrostatic based home theater systems.
MartinLogan Motion™ Series Models
Motion 2 / 4 – Compact bookshelf speakers - $199.95 / $249.95 each
Motion 6 / 8 – Compact center channel speakers - $299.95 / $399.95 each
Motion 10 / 12 – Floorstanding tower speakers - $999.95 / $1499.95 pair
Prices for the Motion Series start under $1,600 for a complete 5.1
channel MartinLogan home theater system and will be shipping in February 2010. For more information, please visit the website at www.martinlogan.com.

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