Lawrence, Kan. – MartinLogan
expanded its Motion Series selection of speakers to include a high-performance bookshelf
model at a suggested $799/pair.
The Motion LX16 speaker features
MartinLogan’s thin-film Folded Motion tweeter, a 5.25-inch high-excursion
woofer and low-turbulence rear-firing bass port. Each speaker features wood-wrapped
cabinet with a hand-rubbed, high-gloss piano black or black cherrywood finish.
A perforated steel grille appears
to float in front of the speaker, constructed from 0.75-inch-thick MDF
cabinets. A solid, black-anodized brushed-aluminum baffle sits flush with the
In its Motion series, the company
already offers two bookshelf-like speakers, the Motion 2 at $199/each or $400/pair
and the Motion 4 at $249 each or $500/pair. Neither is in the high-performance
category, a spokesman said, and although they can be used as bookshelf
speakers, the Motion 2 and 4 lack a traditional bookshelf form factor because
of their curved backs. They’re considered by the company as a compact
home theater or desktop speaker, the spokesman noted.
The company will give away a pair of the
Motion LX16 speakers at each stop on its ongoing
at which the company
is demonstrating its electrostatic line source CLX Art at participating dealers.