Every great home theater experience starts with superior center channel sound, and for that you need a superior speaker — like the Motif X. It blends two of MartinLogan's most advanced technologies, the XStat™ electrostatic panel and the Folded Motion™ tweeter, into a single dynamic design. The result? Lightning-fast transient response for breathtaking clarity and nuanced movie dialogue. This speaker's low distortion and uniform sound dispersion make it a perfect center channel partner to MartinLogan's Theos floor-standing speakers.
The secret to transparency
Unlike speakers that use domes and cones to reproduce treble and midrange, the Motif X features an XStat electrostatic panel. This gossamer-thin polymer film, or diaphragm, is suspended between two electrically charged, perforated steel plates. The diaphragm's ultra-low mass allows it to move very efficiently back and forth between the plates creating enticingly transparent, low-distortion sound with a lifelike sense of immediacy and greater intelligibility for your movie soundtracks.
Throwing a curve into the equation
Controlling a speaker's sound dispersion in a room is crucial to creating realistic sound. MartinLogan's signature 30º curved electrostatic panels allow for ideal dispersion in your home listening environment and minimize reflected sound off of the side walls that can muddy detail and imaging. This design helps take the room out of the sonic equation.
Folded Motion tweeter
Embedded directly behind the electrostatic panel is MartinLogan's innovative Folded Motion tweeter. Its pleated diaphragm works similarly to an accordion by "squeezing" air to create sound. Because it requires almost 90% less excursion than the typical 1" dome tweeter, response time is drastically reduced along with distortion. The diaphragm's increased surface area also provides wide, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a realistic and highly accurate soundstage.
Don't forget the bass
The Motif X uses dual 5-1/4" aluminum cone woofers to supply tight, powerful bass with the speed and low distortion needed to blend properly with MartinLogan's electrostatic panels. A carefully hand-built crossover using only the finest polypropylene capacitors and air-core coils further ensures seamless driver integration.
This center channel speaker features versatile mounting options to ensure the right fit for your room and system. Wall-mount brackets and an adjustable-angle stand allow the Motif X to mount on- or off-wall. Plus, an "on-wall/off-wall" switch lets you tailor the speaker's acoustic equalization to either installation option for perfect tonal balance.