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MartinLogan's ElectroMotion Series Center-Channel Loudspeaker: The
MartinLogan ElectroMotion C2 center channel provides a detailed, articulate, and
authoritative center channel audio presence to your home theater. The
ElectroMotion C2's perfectly balanced dual 5.25" high-excursion, doped
fiber-cone woofers are seamlessly blended with the Folded Motion XT tweeter with
a high-precision, advanced topology audiophile-grade crossover network. Designed
for both two-channel music and multichannel movie enthusiasts, ElectroMotion
Series speakers are voice and timbre matched with one another as well as the
rest of the MartinLogan line-up.
Folded Motion XT Tweeter: MartinLogan's 1.27" x 2.4" Folded
Motion XT tweeter boasts a radiating surface 40% larger than those found in
their Motion Series loudspeakers. This substantial leap in size increases the
bandwidth and efficiency of the high-performance tweeter for effortless center
channel performance. The MartinLogan Folded Motion XT Tweeter helps give the
ElectroMotion C2 its natural, realistic high frequency sound. Lightning fast
transient response, combined with its large surface area creates clear, dynamic,
and precise sound. The Folded Motion XT 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 less excursion than a typical tweeter, which drastically minimizes
distortion while providing a lightning fast response time. The increased surface
area also provides a wide, yet controlled sound dispersion of 80°
(h) x30° (v) to create a realistic
and carefully etched sound stage.
Dual Doped-Fiber Woofers w/ Rear-Firing Port: Two 5.25"
doped-fiber cone woofers with a cast-aluminum basket housed in a non-resonant
asymmetrical chamber flank the EM-C2 center channel speaker's Folded Motion XT
tweeter. The doped-fiber cone woofers use a rigid structured dust cap and butyl
rubber surround to reduce cone break-up and distortion. The two 5.2.5" woofers
are paired with a rear-firing bass port to deliver higher output and audibly
richer, deeper bass performance.
Precision Crossover: To seamlessly blend the audio output
from the high frequency driver (tweeter) and the two midbass drivers (woofer),
the EM-C2 loudspeaker features a precision crossover utilizing custom air core
coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors, polyester film capacitors in series,
and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel.
Spring-Post Connectors: The MartinLogan ElectroMotion C2
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.
Wedge-Shaped Design: The EM-C2 is sized perfectly to fit inside of
many standard audio/video cabinets, but no matter where you place it, you'll get
sound directed up toward your ears, thanks to a dense wedge-shaped enclosure.
Mount it high and flip the cabinet upside down to aim sound down into the room.
The MartinLogan logo badge on the ElectroMotion C2's grille can be re-positioned
based on how you have the speaker mounted. The MartinLogan EM-C2 should
be centered below or above your television on flat-surface; such as a table-top,
stand, cabinet, or shelf.
Break-in Period: Allow approximately 72 hours of break-in at
90 dB (moderate listening levels) before any critical listening.