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Active Soundbar Speaker: The MartinLogan Motion Vision active soundbar
speaker delivers a virtual 5-channel surround sound experience from a sleek
all-in-one system that's stylish yet unobtrusive, simple to install, and easy to
operate. The Motion Vision soundbar speaker makes a great addition to your
table-top or wall-mounted flat-panel television, and is perfect for movie or
music soundtracks. It offers both analog and
digital inputs for connection of all your home audio/video gear. The Motion
Vision comes with an IR remote control and offers integrated top-panel controls.
7 Drivers/Amplifiers: Three advanced-resolution 1" x 1.4" Folded
Motion tweeters, four 4" high-performance woofers, and seven dedicated
amplifiers deliver 100 watts of total system power. The Motion Vision soundbar
speaker delivers front left/right and center channels via the dedicated Folded
Motion tweeters and high-performance woofers, and simulates rear left/right
effects channels to virtually create a fully immersive, five-channel surround
sound experience throughout the listening environment.
- Folded Motion Tweeter: MartinLogan's Folded Motion
tweeters help give the soundbar speaker its natural, realistic high
frequency sound. Lightning fast transient response, combined with a large
surface area (8x that of a typical 1" dome tweeter) creates clear, dynamic,
and precise sound. The Folded Motion tweeters work by moving air (which
creates sound) perpendicular to the folded ridges of the diaphragm, similar
to how an accordion works. This extremely low mass diaphragm "squeezes" air
and requires almost 90% less excursion than the typical 1" dome tweeter,
which drastically minimizes distortion while providing a lightning fast
response time. The increased surface area also provides a wide, yet
controlled sound dispersion (80°x80°)
to create a realistic and carefully etched sound stage.
- High Performance Woofers: The Motion Vision active soundbar
speaker features four 4" fiber cone woofers with extended throw drive
assemblies housed in a non-resonant asymmetrical chamber for crisp, detailed
midrange and richer, deeper midbass performance.
DSP Technology: The Motion Vision was engineered with a commanding
bass performance paired with precisely etched mid- and high-frequencies,
creating a vivid, three-dimensional soundstage. Advanced digital signal
processing (DSP) technology and industry leading surround sound decoding allow
MartinLogan to replace five separate home theater speakers with a one piece
solution that reproduces multichannel recordings with accuracy, resolution, and
detail. The Motion Vision reproduces front left, right, an center channels via
the system's dedicated tweeters and woofers. Surround channels are simulated
using the Motion Vision's sophisticated digital signal processing that directs
sound from the system's tweeters and woofers throughout the room.
Dual Rear Firing Ports: Dual rear-firing bass ports
reinforce the bass extension for astonishingly deep bass for a compact soundbar
Analog + Digital Inputs: The MartinLogan Motion Vision active soundbar
speaker is fitted with both analog (RCA) and digital (optical/coaxial) inputs.
The soundbar speaker features one stereo RCA input to connect a single analog
audio source. The speaker also provides two optical digital inputs and one
coaxial digital input to connect your Blu-ray player, Satellite/Cable receiver,
and TV. The system supports both Dolby Digital/DTS (5.1ch) and PCM (2ch) audio
signals through its digital inputs. Make sure to turn your television's speakers off.
If your TV does not allow you to turn off the speakers, make sure the TV's
speaker volume is set to "0".
Note: Televisions are not capable of passing multichannel
encoded audio signals input from another source and will downmix these
signals to a 2-channel stereo mix before sending them to the television's
digital output. You will want to run cables directly from the source to the
soundbar while simultaneously running HDMI from each source to the TV for
the video signal. This has the advantage of allowing the soundbar to receive
multichannel encoded material.
Acoustic Modes: You can easily switch between three discrete
acoustic modes; "Night" mode (to dial down the bass), "Bass +" mode (for
those moments requiring a little extra bass), and a "Normal" mode (that
restores normal listening levels). You can also manually configure
the system's bass output by +/-10 dB in increments of 2dB.
Optional Powered Subwoofer: The Motion Vision's built-in SWT-2
transmitter allows the addition of a compatible wireless MartinLogan powered
subwoofer (sold separately). The active soundbar speaker also provides a
mono-subwoofer output for connectivity to a non-wireless powered subwoofer (sold
Simple Controls: The MartinLogan Motion Vision active soundbar speaker
features top-mounted controls and comes with an IR remote control. You can also
program the soundbar to respond to your televisions IR remote control.
Dimmable LED Display: The dimmable LED display is hidden behind the
front grille cloth and can be set to automatically vanish during operation.
Mounting Options: The soundbar speaker should be centered directly
above or below your flat-panel TV. You can place the Motion Vision on a
table-top, stand or shelf. You can also use the included bracket to wall-mount
the speaker (mounting screws not supplied). You can then adjust the soundbar's equalization and voicing for
optimal performance in on-wall or shelf top installations.
AC Power: Because the Motion Vision is an active speaker and has
built-in amplifiers, it requires AC power. Simply plug the included AC power
cord into the rear-panel of the soundbar speaker and an AC wall outlet or surge
Note: The active soundbar speaker will automatically turn off
after no audio signal is detected for approximately 30 minutes. When the
soundbar detects an audio signal, it will immediately turn itself on.