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 cabinet.
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.