Folded Motion Tweeter: MartinLogan's Folded Motion
tweeter helps give the 8i 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 Poly Cone Woofers: The Folded Motion tweeter is flanked by
two 4" poly 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" 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 8i
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
8i 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 8i 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. The grille is magnetic and detachable.
Spring-Post Connectors: The MartinLogan 8i 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
Applications: The MartinLogan 8i LCR loudspeaker can be used as
a center-channel speaker or paired with another 8i speaker for a stereo or
home theater front/rear application.
Mounting Options: The MartinLogan 8i 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.
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