Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker: The MartinLogan Motion LX16
bookshelf loudspeaker employs a two-way speaker design and features
MartinLogan's advanced resolution Folded Motion tweeter and a single 5.25"
black-aluminum cone midbass woofer. Pairing these two drivers together creates a
dynamic full-range sound with an expansive soundstage.
- Folded Motion Tweeter: MartinLogan's Folded Motion
tweeter helps give the Motion LX16 bookshelf 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.
- Aluminum Cone Woofer w/ Bass Port: The MartinLogan
Motion LX16 bookshelf loudspeaker features a high-excursion 5.25"
black-aluminum cone woofer with a cast basket housed in a non-resonant
asymmetrical chamber with a rear-firing bass port. The aluminum cone woofer
uses a rigid structured dust cap to reduce cone break-up and distortion.
Pairing the 5.25" woofer with a rear-firing bass port provides higher output
and audibly richer, deeper bass performance.
Precision Crossover: To seamlessly blend the audio output
from the high frequency driver (tweeter) and the midbass driver (woofer), the
Motion LX16 loudspeaker features a precision 2,700Hz crossover utilizing custom
air core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors, polyester film capacitors in
series, and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel.
High-Gloss MDF Cabinet: Complementing the Motion LX16
loudspeaker's sonic accuracy is its solidly constructed 3/4" thick MDF cabinet.
The cabinet is finished in either high-gloss piano black or black cherrywood,
and includes MartinLogan's signature perforated grille. The Motion LX16
speaker's elegant and timeless look will blend into almost any decor. The
speaker cabinet also features rounded edges and a gently tapered top.
Binding Posts: MartinLogan's proprietary tool-less binding
posts simplify cable connection and management. The binding posts will accept
bare wire (16- to 10-gauge), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and banana plugs
Break-in Period: Allow approximately 72 hours of break-in at
90 dB (moderate listening levels) before any critical listening.
Mounting Options: The bookshelf loudspeaker comes with 4
rubber self-adhesive feet to help secure them in place on a flat-surface,
prevent slippage, and reduce vibration. The optional PinPoint heavy duty
side-grip wall-mounting bracket
sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speaker. A 3/8"-16 threaded
insert on the back of the speaker can also be used with 3rd-party wall-mount
brackets; however, 3/8"-16 is not a common size bolt used in wall mount
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