MartinLogan Introduces Motion And Motion XT

With a ‘distinctive design, elegant execution and beautiful sound’, these speakers can be seen at up-coming Bristol Hi-Fi Show.

PMC Distribution UK, exclusive distributor for MartinLogan loudspeakers, has announced the release of two new product lines, the Motion and the Motion XT. This maker says this premium collection has been completely reimagined with a fresh attitude, sleek design and advanced audio technology for the ultimate listening experience.

The Motion XT Series comprises four models, two floor standing, one bookshelf and one centre channel. The Motion Series adds an additional five models, including two floor standing, one bookshelf, one centre channel and the Motion MP10, a versatile multi-purpose solution for home theatre or stereo.

The manufacturer says the new collection represents a class-leading execution using the most advanced technologies and materials, arguing the new Motion Series offers unmatched performance, while the stunning design compliments the most elegant of interiors with a choice of three finishes (Gloss Black, Walnut, Satin White).

“MartinLogan gave the design team the opportunity to define the future direction of the brand with a truly clean-sheet design,” says Ian Sutton, PMC Distribution UK’s director. “The result is a collection of loudspeakers that are not simply an upgrade on their predecessors but a whole new level of quality and excellence that we know will thrill the UK audiophiles.”

MartinLogan says music lovers will admire the Motion Series for its superior sound quality, enhanced design and the level of detail, passion and craftsmanship that go into every model.

“When the original Motion Series launched in 2010, we had no idea how much of a following the technology would generate,” adds Allan Tarrant, MartinLogan’s senior vice president. “With this fourth-generation product the design team has truly outdone itself with the performance, craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into creating the new models.”

The new range features a host of audio innovations, including Gen2 Obsidian Folded Motion Tweeters (FMT), which see MartinLogan’s signature thin-film tweeter technology upgraded with larger magnet structures. This improves performance with lower distortion and higher output, with the highest levels of detail and accuracy. Motion XT receives the highest performance variant FMT technology, the Gen2 Obsidian Folded Motion XT Tweeter. With a 40% increase in surface area, the XT Series offers effortless and detailed sound in the Motion range. The tweeters benefit from the Folded Motion Waveguide, which ensures consistent performance across a wide range of listening positions while minimising unwanted room reflections.

The bass drivers are also entirely new. Motion XT receives Nomex Reinforced Kevlar woofers for the midrange frequencies, while Motion uses Fiberglass woofers, aligning these series with their in-wall/in-ceiling CI siblings for timbre matching.

Seamless integration of the drive units has been achieved through the development of new McCracken-Vojtko crossovers – the result of combining extensive anechoic and in-room measurements, with blind listening tests and the low distortion philosophy of MartinLogan’s signature Vojtko Crossover.

The floor standing models benefit from F.A.S.T. Foot, a new fully adjustable, toolless foot design that provides increased performance with their anti-vibration properties and fast adjustment to level a speaker on any type of flooring.

The Motion XT and Motion Series will be available for purchase late February after a UK debut at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show.


Motion Series

F20 floor standing                 £3,995

F10 floor standing                 £2,995

B10 stand mount          £1,395

C10 centre channel               £1,195

MP10 multi-purpose              £1,195

Motion XT Series

F200 floor standing               £6,495

F100 floor standing               £5,595

B100 stand mount                 £1,895

C100 centre channel             £1,795

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