MartinLogan's Motion series speakers are known for sound that's realistic and immediate without being overbearing or harsh. The elegant-looking Motion 2 bookshelf speaker is a great way to enjoy signature MartinLogan performance in a wide variety of rooms and systems where space is tight. This versatile speaker is the smallest member of the Motion series, and it fits easily on a shelf or A/V cabinet. Or you can take advantage of its included wall bracket and mount it beside a flat-panel TV. Use a pair for stereo music or for your front or rear channels in a surround sound home theater system.
Folded Motion™ tweeter for detailed sound
The distinctive sound of the Motion series starts with MartinLogan's Folded Motion tweeter. Rather than a dome or cone driver, this tweeter uses a pleated diaphragm that works like an accordion by "squeezing" air to create sound. It requires about 90% less excursion than a typical 1" dome tweeter, resulting in quicker response time and much lower distortion. The tweeter's controlled sound dispersion creates a focused soundstage with a real sense of presence. Music sounds amazingly detailed, but smooth and effortless, without a trace of harshness.
A stylish, curved cabinet
The tweeter is coupled here with a low-mass 3-1/2" poly cone woofer that supplies accurate mids and midbass. Both drivers are mounted in an eye-catching curved cabinet that's finished in classic high-gloss piano black. The Motion 2's subtle, modern lines complement just about any décor. If you're mounting this speaker high up on your wall, you can invert it to aim the high frequencies downward toward your listening position.
Be sure you get enough bass
This speaker shines when it comes to accurate mids and highs, but for any kind of bass we strongly recommend a powered subwoofer, like one of MartinLogan's excellent models.