Soundbar & Subwoofer System
Network Music & Multiroom Audio
Soundbar & Subwoofer System
Active Soundbar Speaker: The MartinLogan Motion Vision X
active soundbar speaker delivers a virtual 5-channel surround sound experience
from a sleek all-in-one system that's stylish yet unobtrusive, simple to
install, and easy to operate. The Motion Vision X soundbar speaker makes a great
addition to your table-top or wall-mounted flat-panel television, and is perfect
for movie or music soundtracks. It offers both analog and digital inputs for
connection of all your home audio/video gear. It even includes DTS Play-Fi
capability for network music streaming and multiroom audio. The Motion Vision X comes with an IR
remote control and offers integrated top-panel controls; it also supports the
DTS Play-Fi app for Apple iOS & Android.
7 Drivers/Amplifiers: Three advanced-resolution 1" x 1.4"
Folded Motion tweeters, four 4" high-performance woofers, and seven dedicated
amplifiers deliver 100 watts of total system power. The Motion Vision X soundbar
speaker delivers front left/right and center channels via the dedicated Folded
Motion tweeters and high-performance woofers, and simulates rear left/right
effects channels to virtually create a fully immersive, five-channel surround
sound experience throughout the listening environment.
- Folded Motion Tweeter: MartinLogan's Folded Motion
tweeters help give the soundbar speaker 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 Folded Motion tweeters work 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.
- High Performance Woofers: The Motion Vision X active
soundbar speaker features four 4" fiber cone woofers with extended throw
drive assemblies housed in a non-resonant asymmetrical chamber for crisp,
detailed midrange and richer, deeper midbass performance.
DSP Technology: The Motion Vision X was engineered with a
commanding bass performance paired with precisely etched mid- and
high-frequencies, creating a vivid, three-dimensional soundstage. Advanced
digital signal processing (DSP) technology and industry leading surround sound
decoding allow MartinLogan to replace five separate home theater speakers with a
one piece solution that reproduces multichannel recordings with accuracy,
resolution, and detail. The Motion Vision X reproduces front left, right, an
center channels via the system's dedicated tweeters and woofers. Surround
channels are simulated using the Motion Vision X's sophisticated digital signal
processing that directs sound from the system's tweeters and woofers throughout
Dual Rear Firing Ports: Dual rear-firing bass ports
reinforce the bass extension for astonishingly deep bass for a compact soundbar
Analog + Digital Inputs: The MartinLogan Motion Vision X
active soundbar speaker is fitted with both analog (3.5mm) and digital
(optical/coaxial) inputs. The soundbar speaker features one stereo minijack
(3.5mm) input to
connect a single analog audio source. The speaker also provides one optical
digital input and one coaxial digital input to connect your Blu-ray player,
Satellite/Cable receiver, and/or TV. The system supports both Dolby Digital/DTS
(5.1ch) and PCM (2ch) audio signals through its digital inputs. Make sure to
turn your television's speakers off. If your TV does not allow you to turn off
the speakers, make sure the TV's speaker volume is set to "0".
Note: Televisions are not capable of passing multichannel
encoded audio signals input from another source and will downmix these
signals to a 2-channel stereo mix before sending them to the television's
digital output. You will want to run cables directly from the source to the
soundbar while simultaneously running HDMI from each source to the TV for
the video signal. This has the advantage of allowing the soundbar to receive
multichannel encoded material.
Acoustic Modes: You can easily switch between three discrete
acoustic modes; "Night" mode (to dial down the bass), "Bass +" mode (for those
moments requiring a little extra bass), and a "Normal" mode (that restores
normal listening levels). You can also manually configure the system's bass
output by +/-10 dB in increments of 2dB.
Optional Powered Subwoofer: The Motion Vision X's built-in
SWT-2 transmitter allows the addition of a compatible wireless MartinLogan
powered subwoofer (sold separately). The active soundbar speaker also provides a
mono-subwoofer output for connectivity to a non-wireless powered subwoofer (sold
Simple Controls: The MartinLogan Motion Vision X active
soundbar speaker features top-mounted controls and comes with an IR remote
control. You can also program the soundbar to respond to your televisions IR
remote control. In addition, there is a 3.5mm IR input which allows you to
connect an IR repeater system (sold separately) to the soundbar speaker.
Note: Many newer TVs are coming with RF remotes and don't
offer IR functionality. In this case, you would not be able to program the
soundbar and TV remote to work together.
Dimmable LED Display: The dimmable LED display is hidden
behind the front grille cloth and can be set to automatically vanish during
Mounting Options: The soundbar speaker should be centered
directly above or below your flat-panel TV. You can place the Motion Vision X on a
table-top, stand or shelf. You can also use the included bracket to wall-mount
the speaker (mounting screws not supplied). You can then adjust the soundbar's
equalization and voicing for optimal performance in on-wall or shelf top
AC Power: Because the Motion Vision X is an active speaker and
has built-in amplifiers, it requires AC power. Simply plug the included AC power
cord into the rear-panel of the soundbar speaker and an AC wall outlet or surge
Note: The active soundbar speaker will automatically turn
off after no audio signal is detected for approximately 30 minutes. When the
soundbar detects an audio signal, it will immediately turn itself on.
Network Music & Multiroom
DTS Play-Fi Wireless Technology: Martin Logan's Motion
Vision X soundbar speaker system employ DTS Play-Fi wireless technology for
wireless sound that is reliable and high-quality. DTS Play-Fi combines DTS audio
and WiFi wireless technology to wirelessly stream high-definition "lossless"
audio with no impact on sound quality. DTS Play-Fi will stream pure,
bit-for-bit, lossless audio, for uncompromised quality sound; up to
16-bit/48kHz. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router.
Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly
together, so there's no hassle adding more speakers, or choosing more than
one audio brand like
Wren, etc..) in your home.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Martin Logan
Motion Vision X soundbar speaker system uses your home's network for whole-house
audio entertainment. The Motion Vision X connects to your home's wireless
network via WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz); a dual-band "N" or better router is
recommended for the most reliable wireless network connection. For a wired
connection, the soundbar speaker features an Ethernet RJ-45 jack to connect the
soundbar speaker to your home's network.
Simple Setup: There are two methods for connecting the DTS
Play-Fi soundbar speaker system to your home network. You can perform WiFi setup
via the free DTS Play-Fi on your Apple iOS/Android mobile device or Windows PC
(this setup allows you to connect multiple Play-Fi device at once to your
network). You can also use the WPS button on the soundbar speaker if your
wireless router supports WPS (this setup only allows you to connect one Play-Fi
device at a time to your network).
DTS Play-Fi App: Download the free DTS Play-Fi app onto your
Apple iOS (7.0+) device,
Android (2.2+) smartphone/tablet, or
Windows (7/8) PC
for easy and convenient management of your music from your mobile device or
computer. From the app you can initially set up the Motion Vision X soundbar
speaker system, as well as add, link, and control all your DTS Play-Fi speakers.
You'll be able stream music directly from the system's built-in music online
services, or music on your mobile device or PC to multiple DTS Play-Fi enabled
speakers through out your home. The app lets you browse your music by artist,
album, genre, or title; and provides album art. You can choose to play the same
music in each zone or a different song in each room.
Variety Of Sources: The Motion Vision X soundbar speaker
with DTS Play-Fi supports a variety of music sources.
- Mobile Device (Apple iOS + Android): You are able to
wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on your Apple iOS (7.0+) or
Android (2.2+) device to the soundbar speaker system through the free DTS
- Online Music Services: From the DTS Play-Fi app on your
mobile device or computer, you can share and listen to
and Internet Radio. While the DTS Play-Fi app is free, not all the online
music services are (subscription & purchasing fees may apply).
- Computer Audio: The Motion Vision X soundbar is DLNA
compliant for playback of various music files stored on your Windows PC
(7/8) or DLNA-certified NAS drives connected to your home network. MAC OSX
computers and laptops require third party software to be visible on the
network (Twonky, Plex, Servio etc.) as they do not support DLNA. Use the DTS
Play-Fi app on your mobile device or computer to access these music files.
Supported Music Files: The Motion Vision X soundbar speaker
& DTS Play-Fi support music formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV. The system
will recognize music files up to 24-bit/192kHz and wirelessly stream these files
at up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). Some down-sampling may occur to ensure
virtually lossless distribution throughout a home network.
Maximum Number of Rooms/Zones Supported: You can play the
same source in each zone or a different song in each room. Eight separate
wireless source devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), each with its own source,
are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight
DTS Play-Fi playback devices. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless
networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network
at one given time is recommended.