3-Way Tower Loudspeaker: The MartinLogan Motion 60XT tower
loudspeaker employs a 3-way speaker design and features MartinLogan's advanced
resolution Folded Motion XT Tweeter, a 6.5" aluminum cone midrange driver, and
two 8" aluminum cone bass woofers. Combining these trio of woofers together with
the Folded Motion Tweeter creates a dynamic full-range sound with an expansive
- Folded Motion Tweeter: MartinLogan's Folded Motion XT
tweeter helps give the Motion 60XT floorstanding 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.
- 6.5" Midrange Driver: The MartinLogan Motion 60XT
loudspeaker features a 6.5" aluminum cone midrange driver housed in a
non-resonant asymmetrical chamber. The aluminum cone driver uses a rigid
structured dust cap to reduce cone break-up and distortion. This 6.5"
midrange driver promotes an even more open, revealing, and authentic sound
in the critical midrange.
- Two Aluminum 8" Woofers w/ Rear-Firing Bass Port: The
MartinLogan Motion 60XT also features dual 8" aluminum cone bass woofers
housed in a non-resonant asymmetrical chamber with dual rear-firing ports.
The aluminum cone woofers use a rigid structured dust cap to reduce cone
break-up and distortion. The two 8" woofers paired with the rear-firing bass
port create increased cone area delivering higher output and audibly richer,
deeper bass performance.
Precision Crossovers: To seamlessly blend the audio output
from the high frequency tweeter, the midrange driver, and two bass woofers, the
Motion 60XT loudspeaker features a precision crossovers (400/2200Hz) 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 60XT
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 60XT
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
Mounting Feet: The MartinLogan Motion 60XT tower loudspeaker
includes four pre-installed rubber feet for tile and hardwood floors. You can
replace the pre-installed rubber feet with two horizontal feet and four vertical
spikes for carpeted flooring.
Placement: Although the speakers are designed to deliver a
superb sonic performance when placed close to a wall, you may notice improved
imaging and detail if you are able to place the speakers (measured from the
tweeter and woofers) 2' to 3' from the front wall and 2' or more from the side
walls. To achieve optimum stereo imaging it is recommend that you aim the
speakers toward your primary listening position.
Break-in Period: Allow approximately 72 hours of break-in at
90 dB (moderate listening levels) before any critical listening.
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