MartinLogan Motion® SLM
Multi-purpose home theater speaker
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Item #: 839MOSLMB
Your price: $499.99 each Earn up to 500 Rewards points
MartinLogan's compact Motion SLM speaker will deliver great sound no matter where you place it. This versatile speaker can be used as an on-wall left, right, or center channel speaker, or you can mount it on the included glass base for placement on your entertainment cabinet. Best of all, the Motion SLM features some of ML's best speaker technologies for a wide soundstage, pinpoint imaging, and superb realism.
The Folded Motion tweeter helps the ultra-slim Motion SLM sound like a much bigger speaker.
MartinLogan's innovative Folded Motion 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.
The other key to the Motion SLM's outstanding performance is the innovative dual 4" ultra-slim mid/woofers and dual 4" passive bass radiators. The passive radiators act as pressure relief valves for the cabinet, causing the woofers to behave as if they were operating in a much larger cabinet. The result is full, dynamic sound that makes movies and music more enjoyable and engaging. The high-gloss cabinet is under 2" thick including the supplied bracket, so you can wall-mount it next to even the thinnest flat-panel TVs and maintain a sleek, elegant look.
Bookshelf speakers may be small in size, but they can deliver surprisingly big sound. Some ultra-compact models even fit on a desktop. Most are right at home in tight spaces like shelves, so they're usually good choices for your home theater's rear channels. For the best performance, try placing bookshelf speakers on solid speaker stands to help the sound really "open up." If you want full bass impact, add a powered subwoofer and enjoy punchy sound that's as deeply satisfying as that of floor-standing speakers.
Great sound and wall mounting is quick and easy. I purchased these for my FL and FR channels in my system using a phantom center and they perform amazingly. I used the automatic setup of my receiver and it set there low end at 90 hz even though they're only rated for 110 hz. I have yet to hear any clipping or distortion from them with this setup. That was my main concern being there low end frequency but they perform quite well. I definitely recommend these speakers if you are in need of a wall mount speaker and limited on space, they will definitely fool you for how thin they are and the sound that comes from them. I am going to be purchasing another pair in the future for my two surround channels.
Pros: Sound quality is incredible Easy wall mounting Very slim and complement the tv's of today well
Great addition to slim tv. great sound
|Tweeter Type||Folded Motion|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1x1.4|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||4|
|Frequency Response||110-25k Hz|
|Connector Type||Spring post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||N/A|
|Parts Warranty||5 Yrs w/ Registration|
|Labor Warranty||5 Yrs w/ Registration|
2-Way Speaker/Passive Radiator Design: The secret to the Motion SLM ultra-slim speaker's outstanding performance is the innovative dual 4" ultra-slim fiber cone woofers and dual 4" high-velocity passive bass radiators, paired with a Folded Motion tweeter to create smooth, refined sound with stunning dynamic range and excellent clarity.
Precision Crossovers: To seamlessly blend the audio output from the high frequency driver (tweeter) and the midbass drivers (woofers), the Motion SLM loudspeaker features a precision 2600Hz crossover utilizing custom air core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors, polyester film capacitors in series, and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel.
Ultra-Slim Cabinet: The high-gloss black ultra-slim cabinet is only 1.875" deep, for a total wall protrusion of 2.0" with the included wall mount bracket. Hidden discretely underneath the grille, the drivers are held securely in place by a solid, black-anodized brushed aluminum baffle.
Spring-Post Connectors: The MartinLogan Motion SLM speaker features two spring-post connectors to attach your speaker wire. The spring-posts will accept bare wire (16- to 12-gauge) and pin-connectors. The rubber caps on the spring-post connectors must be removed to use banana plugs.
Applications: The Folded Motion tweeter has an 80° x 80° dispersion pattern, which allows the Motion SLM ultra-slim speaker to sound exactly the same in a horizontal or vertical orientation, making them perfect for Left-Center-Right (LCR) system applications. Or, use them as rear surround speakers. Because of its ultra-slim design, the Motion SLM is perfect for wall-mounting next to your flat-panel television.
Note: This speaker is not magnetically shielded and therefore should not be placed directly beside or atop a CRT television.
Mounting Options: The MartinLogan SLM loudspeaker can be wall mounted next to your flat-panel TV using the keyhole slot on the back of the speaker and the included wall-mount bracket. The speaker can be mounted vertically or horizontally (for center-channel application) on your wall. While MartinLogan created the Motion SLM to wall mount next to a flat-panel TV, that's not its only application. Also, included with the ultra-slim speaker is a curved black base to allow them to sit vertically on a shelf, stand, or equipment cabinet. In addition, the speaker includes two "kick-stands" that attach to the back of the cabinet that allow you rest the loudspeaker horizontally on a flat surface and use it as a center-channel speaker. Dimensions of speaker:
Note: The logo on the grille is magnetic and can move and rotate to the proper atheistically pleasing location in any orientation.
Break-in Period: Allow approximately 72 hours of break-in at 90 dB (moderate listening levels) before any critical listening.
Looks great with flat screen and sounds great [ CINDI Dec 13, 2015 ]
The dimensions of the speaker with the included Vertical Mounting Base are: 9-3/4" (w) x 26-1/2" (h), 6-3/4" (d); without the base, they measure: 6-7/16" (w) x 25-5/16" (h) x 1-7/8" (d) My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry Feb 01, 2016 ] Staff