2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker: The MartinLogan Motion 35XT
bookshelf loudspeaker employs a 2-way speaker design and features MartinLogan's
advanced resolution Folded Motion XT tweeter and a single 6.5" 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 XT
tweeter helps give the Motion 35XT 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 1.25" x 2.4" 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 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°x30°)
to create a realistic and carefully etched sound stage.
- Aluminum Cone Woofer w/ Bass Port: The MartinLogan
Motion 35XT bookshelf loudspeaker features a high-excursion 6.5" 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 6.5" 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 35XT loudspeaker features a precision 2,200Hz 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 35XT
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 35XT speaker's elegant
and timeless look will blend into almost any decor. The speaker cabinet
also features rounded edges and a gently tapered top.
Bi-Wiring/Bi-Amping: Using the dual posts, you can bi-wire
or bi-amp the speaker. Bi-wiring or bi-amping the speaker provides improved bass
& treble performance. If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the
jumpers between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in damage to
your amplifier and loudspeakers).
- Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable
improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate
speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier
(the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the
lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
- Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate
amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for
greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate
amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: 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 (121AM41B,
sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speakers.
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