About the MartinLogan Dynamo™ 1100X
Deep, musical bass from MartinLogan
Deep, musical bass from MartinLogan
MartinLogan subwoofers are known for producing tight bass that works great for music or movies. The Dynamo 1100X sports a high-excursion 12" woofer powered by a 650-watt amplifier to deliver plenty of low-frequency punch, all the way down to 22 Hz. And just like other models in MartinLogan's new 2018 Dynamo lineup, this sub has some cool app-based conveniences that make it easier than ever to set up and adjust.
Anthem Room Correction (ARC) automatically fixes room acoustics problems
Download the free ARC Mobile app to your iOS® or Android™ phone or tablet. Your device takes bass measurements using its built-in microphone, analyzes the signal to find acoustic irregularities, and automatically applies correction. The result? Smooth, well-balanced bass that's tailored to your specific room, furnishings, and audio system.
A handy Bluetooth® control app
Once you get the Dynamo 1100X placed in your room, you're not likely to have to strain to reach its back-panel controls — it actually has relatively few of those. Instead, you'll use MartinLogan's Subwoofer Control app, which connects the sub to your phone via Bluetooth, so you can make any necessary adjustments from the comfort of your favorite listening seat. That includes volume and preset EQ curves, as well as tweakier adjustments like phase and crossover.
Flexible design features
The Dynamo 1100X comes set up from the factory with its woofer facing downward. But if you're installing it in an enclosed cabinet you might want to make that woofer face forward instead. The sub's clever design lets you easily switch the placement of its isolation feet to make the woofer front-firing. It even comes with a grille to cover the woofer in this configuration.
If you're placing the sub on thick carpeting, you can remove the rubber feet to expose built-in ETC™ (Energy Transfer Coupler) spikes, which help stabilize the sub and give you potentially tighter-sounding bass.
Want to make it wireless?
Add MartinLogan's optional SWT-X wireless transmitter/receiver system to lose the signal cables entirely. The kit's receiver plugs directly into a port on the back of the subwoofer. (Remember, you'll still need to plug this baby into an AC outlet.)
- frequency response: 22-200 Hz (±3dB)
- built-in amplifier delivers 650 watts of continuous power (1,300 watts peak)
- 12" high-excursion polypropylene woofer with an inverted surround and cast aluminum basket
- sealed (acoustic suspension) cabinet with down-firing woofer design converts easily to front-firing
- compatible with Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Mobile app for room optimization using your device's built-in mic, or an optional calibrated microphone
- free MartinLogan Subwoofer Control app for iOS® and Android™ for easy setup and configuration
- continuously variable low-pass 35-120 Hz crossover (app only)
- continuously variable phase control (app only)
- 3 preset listening modes: Music, Night, and Movie (app only)
- level control (app or rear-panel knob)
- auto on/off switch on back panel
- left/right and LFE RCA line-level inputs
- balanced XLR LFE input
- speaker-level inputs
- 12-volt trigger input for custom automation setups
- compatible with optional MartinLogan SWT-X wireless connection kit for more placement flexibility
- included Energy Transfer Coupler (ETC) spikes can be used for tighter coupling between subwoofer and floor to enhance sound quality
- satin black finish
- 15"W x 17-1/8"H x 15-5/8"D (down-firing); 15"W x 17-1/4"H x 16-1/4"D (front-firing)
- weight: 46 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years (with product registration)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # DYN1100XD
What's in the box:
- Powered subwoofer
- 6.5' AC power cord
- User's Manual
MartinLogan Dynamo™ 1100X reviews
This sub is a very nice sub. I am replacing a Klipsch KSW12 which has decided not to work for me on a couple of occasions. The MartinLogan 1100X is much more powerful than the Klipsch. It plays Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here album much better than my old sub, especially the transition from track 1 to track 2. I can hardly wait to hear this album when the sub is fully broke in. When I can really crank up the volume. Another thing I like about the MartinLogan is that it turns on very quickly even at low volume levels.
Pros: great sound, precise reproduction, turns on quickly
Cons: none really, but if I had to pick one it's a little pricey, but you get what you pay for
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This sub is SIMPLY AWESOME!!!!!! I replaced a Velodyne DPS-12 that I LOVED until it was struck by lightening. First, I want to say, I've heard about Crutchfield for years, even when I worked at Circuit City (many years ago)...... but never ordered anything. I own my own business and I am a stickler for Customer Service. This place is an A-1, FIVE STAR Business!!!!!! This is HOW YOU DO IT!!!!!!! They coordinated EVERYTHING with me from purchase to delivery!!!!! I was home when it was delivered and by the time the UPS driver got back into his truck, I was notified my sub was delivered. The owner video from Mr. Crutchfield is just PROFESSIONALISM AT IT'S BEST!!! THIS SUB IS ALL THAT AND MORE. It's in my movie theatre and it simply Brings It!!!!!!! The Logan Martin app is the BEST!!!!! The download was easy, easy to use and the variety of settings are perfect. I was able to go down stairs in my house and adjust the sub thats upstairs to avoid too much PUNCH, if need be. I can't wait until I go through the 50 hour break-in period. I Really want to see what it will do. It sounds PERFECT on EVERYTHING!!!!! From ALL genera of music to movies. It PACKS THE PERFECT PUNCH EVERY TIME. When it needs to be BOASTFUL, IT IS!!!!!! When it needs to be Smooth, It's Right On Time!!!!! Crutchfield and Logan Martin got this one PERFECT!!!!! KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK!!!!!!!!!!! I'm looking forward to doing MUCH MORE Business with you All!!!!!!!! Thanks for helping to make my Christmas!!!!
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In the Event upgrade of my HIFI i settled with Kefls50 wireless. Previously i was listening Elac sub 3010 along with Elac amp and UB5 and then Nad c 388 and kef r 300. Also i had JBL arena sub 100p and basic polk subs. I am just 1 year old to hifi stereo world who gave up on home theater setup and soundboards for high fidelity music listening experience. i really enjoining kef Ls50 wireless for music as well for movies but Ealc Sub 3010 did not able stand with kef ls50w and kef alone gives very good high quality bass i think any 10 inch mid-range low powered woofers will not cutout with kefls50w. As i knew sub room correction with elac sub, i tried Dynamo 800x initially and it did not meet my listening taste , giving lot of floor vibration without feel in my gut and dramatic quality loss as i increase volume . Finally i tried Dynamo 1100x and i am listening past one month, i am really impressed quality of bass i am totally forgot that i paid 1100$ for this and no regret till date. Here are the my impressions which i did not listen with previous subs. 1) Even at low volumes bass response is very good and sweet for night times 2) very very musicality in bass with layering and no bloated thump like all sounds hard like same way 3) No vibrations on floor and no need to use any isolation pad at same time gives sweet feel in my gut 4) no loss of quality as increase sub woofer volume ( even at 0 db on sub) . 5) i am able hear different drums variations
Pros: Both Martin and Anthem ARC are very high quality apps and very stable no glitches or bugs. consistence performance all times. Great quality lows at any volume. feels successful upgrade
Cons: Felt overpriced initially and should provide wireless kit along with sub or PBK perfect bass kit for asking price. but eventually i convinced with quality of sound and app experience.
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More details on the MartinLogan Dynamo™ 1100X
Features & specs
|Woofer Size (inches)||12|
|Low-Pass Crossover Freq||35-120|
|High-Pass Crossover Freq||N/A|
|Amplifier Output (watts)||650|
|Frequency Response||22-200 Hz|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||3 Yrs w/ Registration|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||3 Yrs w/ Registration|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||3 Yrs w/ Registration|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||3 Yrs w/ Registration|
Powerful, High-Excursion Woofer: The MartinLogan Dynamo 1100X powered subwoofer features and advanced-design 12" polypropylene cone woofer with an inverted rubber surround and stamped steel basket, along with a powerful magnet, motor, and suspension design. This advanced-technology woofer pairs a high-power magnet structure with a low-mass diaphragm to provide massive excursion while perfectly preserving the tiniest bass detail. The exceptional damping properties of the cone ensure a smooth, non-resonant response necessary for truly seamless blending with high-performance loudspeakers. Every element of Dynamo 1100X powered subwoofer has been meticulously designed to deliver an outstanding low-frequency performance without a hint of distortion.
Class D Amplifier Technology: The Dynamo 1100X powered subwoofer's class-D amplifier is rated at 650 watts (RMS)/1300 watts (Peak), operates with extremely low levels of distortion, and delivers dynamic impact with plenty of overhead. Low- noise, high-power switching power supplies produce clean power efficiently in a small space and effortlessly provide tremendous levels of current. Both feature high-quality MOSFET transistors, transformers, noise-suppression networks, and control circuitry. The switching power supply combined with reliable class-D technology means there's virtually no energy lost in the subwoofer system.
Acoustically Inert Sealed Enclosure: The Dynamo 1100X features a compact, sealed (acoustic suspension) enclosure that minimizes transient-blurring group delay while maintaining smooth, consistent response, regardless of music or movie source material. The cabinet is constructed from the finest composite material for acoustic integrity. Inside, critically placed structural cross-bracing provides a stable foundation for the woofer, while the added rigidity keeps cabinet-induced resonances and non-linearities to inaudible levels.
Inverse Mathematical Equalization (IME) Filter: The IME filter used in the Dynamo series powered subwoofers is derived from the inverse of the unfiltered driver response. Precision IME filtering yields extremely accurate low-frequency response; superior to that provided by the simple second-order high-Q filters typically found in subwoofers in this price range.
Volume Level Control: The volume level control (min-max) on the powered subwoofer can be dialed in to match the output level of your loudspeakers. All other controls (such as the Low Pass Filter, Phase/Polarity, Listening Modes, and more) are handled through the MartinLogan Subwoofer Control app for Apple iOS and Android (see below). The volume level control can also be done from the app (there is a switch on the subwoofer to select between using the volume level dial or the mobile app).
MartinLogan Subwoofer Control App: MartinLogan's Subwoofer Control app (for Apple iOS 9.2+ and Android OS 5.0+) uses a Bluetooth connection to simplify setup and configuration of the Dynamo 1100XX from your compatible smartphone or tablet device. App based controls include volume level, low-pass filter (frequency and order), phase, 20-30Hz level, three preset listening modes, and control of Anthem Room Correction. A unique tone sweep feature assists users in locating areas in listening rooms where troublesome rattles or resonances may occur.
- Volume Control & Tone Sweep: Volume Control allows you to adjust the loudness of your subwoofer from -40dB to 12dB. A unique Tone Sweep feature assists users in locating areas in listening rooms where troublesome rattles or resonances may occur. A single press of a button allows listeners to initiate a tone sweep from 20-120Hz. If a rattle or resonance occurs in the room any frequency can be held, allowing the listener to investigate and identify the source of the unwanted noise
- Low Pass Filter: The Low Pass Filter screen lets you to adjust the low-pass frequency for the left and right (RCA or speaker level) inputs and select between a third or fourth order crossover. This setting is not applied to the LFE input, instead leaving the task of bass management to your audio/video processor. If you're using this subwoofer as a dedicated LFE channel, just set the Low Pass Filter to "Bypass".
- Phase/Polarity: The Phase/Polarity screen allows you to adjust the phase of the subwoofer from 0-180° in increments of 1° and also allows you to invert the polarity of the phase.
- Listening Modes: Listening Modes let you apply preset listening modes to the subwoofer output. The Movie listening mode is an aggressive setting that maximizes device output for an especially explosive experience. The Music listening mode is balanced for an accurate musical presentation. The Night listening mode reduces bass output for discrete playback.
- 20-30Hz Level: The 20-30Hz Level control allows you to adjust subwoofer output from -10dB to +10dB in the 20-30Hz range; a range where peaks (room gain) and dips of different amplitudes often develop in listening rooms. This control can also be used to add a little extra bass boost to your system when you feel the need.
Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Mobile App: The Dynamo 1100X supports the Anthem Room Correction App (for Apple iOS 9.2+ and Android OS 5.0+) through a Bluetooth connection with your compatible smartphone or tablet device. The Anthem Room Correction app utilizes the microphone in your compatible mobile device and measures low-frequency sound output in a room, and then compares it to optimal response curves that account for spatial anomalies. The advanced algorithms of Anthem Room Correction effectively remove anomalies, leaving only the ideal standard with realistically blended, natural-sounding bass.
Line-Level & Speaker-Level Inputs: The MartinLogan Dynamo 1100X powered subwoofer features left/right stereo inputs via RCA line-level, a LFE input via RCA and XLR, and speaker-level inputs in the way of banana plugs.
- Discrete Stereo & LFE Inputs: The Dynamo 1100X's dedicated stereo (RCA) and LFE (RCA/XLR) inputs allow simultaneous connection of both two-channel stereo music and multichannel home theater and allows each source to have individual crossover and level settings, giving listeners a perfect performance in every application. The LFE input uses no low-pass filter, leaving crossover control to your AV receiver. Left and right inputs integrate discrete user-adjustable low-pass filters allowing different level and crossover points when playing back two channel music.
- Banana Plug Speaker Terminals: The powered sub's speaker-level inputs consist of banana plugs for use with single banana connectors only. The speaker level inputs will not support bare wire connection and do not support dual banana connectors.
Optional Wireless Receiver & Transmitter: The Dynamo 1100X includes a USB-A connection port for MartinLogan's optional SWT-X Wireless Receiver & Transmitter (sold separately). The SWT-X Wireless Receiver Transmitter kit incorporates the latest in wireless audio transmission technology - including 2.4GHz dynamic frequency selection, forward error correction, and a range up to 50'. Easy to install, the SWT-X receiver requires no external power source or audio connections at the powered subwoofer (simply plug it into the USB-A port on the the 1100X). The SWT-X transmitter features RCA jacks which will need to be connected to your AV receiver's subwoofer/LFE output, plus an included external AC power adapter will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet.
Mounting Options: The MartinLogan Dynamo 1100X can be configured as a front or down firing powered subwoofer for different applications. It also comes with rubber & spike feet for different floor types.
- Front or Down Firing: When placed in a cabinet or other discreet location, the Dynamo 1100X powered subwoofer can easily convert from a down-firing to front-firing orientation, with no tools or special skills required. A grille is provided for use in front-firing applications.
- Rubber & Spike Feet: The Dynamo 1100X comes with custom ETC spikes which can be used to enhance stability on thick carpets, or create tighter coupling between the subwoofer and your floor to enhance overall sound quality. The built-in spikes are conveniently and discretely hidden underneath the rubber feet.
Dimensions: Here are the Dynamo 1100X's dimensions in a front or down firing configuration and with or without the rubber and spike feet.
- Down Firing with Rubber Feet: 15.0" (w) x 17.125" (h) x 16.125"
- Down Firing with Spike Feet: 15.0" (w) x 17.0" (h) x 16.125"
- Front Firing with Rubber Feet: 15.0" (w) x 17.1875" (h) x 16.25"
- Front Firing with Spike Feet: 15.0" (w) x 17.0" (h) x 16.25"
Auto Power On/Off: The powered subwoofer will automatically enter a power saving mode when no audio signal is detected. The subwoofer will automatically come out of power saving mode when an audio signal is detected. You can also manually turn the subwoofer On.
12V Trigger Input: The MartinLogan Dynamo 1100X is equipped with a12V Trigger Input (3.5mm; 5-24V DC), allowing an external device (such as your AV receiver) to turn the subwoofer on and off.
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