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2-Way LCR Speaker: The MartinLogan Motion 8 LCR loudspeaker employs a
2-way speaker design and features MartinLogan's advanced resolution Folded
Motion tweeter and two 4" paper cone woofers. Pairing these three drivers
together creates a dynamic full-range sound with an expansive soundstage.
- Folded Motion Tweeter: MartinLogan's Folded Motion
tweeter helps give the Motion 8 LCR loudspeaker 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 1" x 1.4" Folded Motion tweeter works 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.
- Dual Paper Cone Woofers: The Folded Motion tweeter is flanked by
two 4" paper cone woofers with a stamped steel basket housed in a
non-resonant asymmetrical chamber. The paper cone woofers use a rigid
structured dust cap and butyl rubber surround to reduce cone break-up and
distortion. These two 4" paper cone woofers provide rich, detailed
Precision Vojtko Crossover: To seamlessly blend the audio
output from the Folded Motion tweeter and two 3.5" woofers, the Motion 8
loudspeaker features a precision Vojtko crossover (3000Hz) utilizing custom air
core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors, polyester film capacitors in
series, and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel.
Curved High-Gloss Black Sealed Cabinet: Complementing the
Motion 8 loudspeaker's sonic accuracy is its elegant, yet understated styling. A
high-gloss piano black finish, along with MartinLogan's signature perforated
grille, give the Motion 8 speaker an elegant and timeless look that will blend
into almost any decor. The speaker cabinet also features rounded edges and
gently tapered top/sides. The cabinet is an acoustic suspension design (sealed)
for tighter, accurate midbass.
Spring-Post Connectors: The MartinLogan Motion 8 speaker
features two spring-post connectors to attach your speaker wire. The
spring-posts will accept bare wire (16- to 10-gauge), pin-connectors, and banana
plugs (single only). The rubber caps on the spring-post connectors must be
removed to use banana plugs.
Applications: The MartinLogan Motion 8 LCR loudspeaker can be used as
a center-channel speaker or paired with another Motion 8 speaker for a stereo or
home theater front/rear application.
Mounting Options: The MartinLogan Motion 8 speaker can simply be
placed horizontally on a flat-surface; such as a table-top, stand, shelf, or
cabinet. Four rubber self-adhesive feet are included to prevent slippage
and reduce vibration. Because of its curved cabinet, this speaker cannot be
placed vertically on a flat-surface. The included wall-mount brackets and
hardware let you mount this LCR speaker on the wall, horizontally or vertically.
Note: The MartinLogan logo
badge on the Motion 8's grille can be re-position based on how you have the
Break-in Period: Allow approximately 72 hours of break-in at
90 dB (moderate listening levels) before any critical listening.