State Of The Art Soundbar

Cadence is the perfect complement for flat screen televisions measuring 50-inches and larger, and with the low-profile, nine-driver design is ideal for tabletop placement or wall-mounting. Premium features include Anthem Room Correction (ARC®), Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround decoding, an array of HDMI input and output options. Wirelessly stream music with DTS Play-Fi® + "Works with Alexa" certification, Apple® Airplay, or Bluetooth. Additional connectivity options include digital optical and analog RCA inputs, as well as support for external subwoofers.

Launched in 2017

Price when discontinued:
$1,299.99 system

State Of The Art Soundbar

Cadence features nine full-range drivers and nine channels of amplification, combined with Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) technology, advanced digital signal processing, and industry leading Dolby® Digital and DTS® Digital Surround decoding to reproduces multi-channel recordings with unflinching accuracy, resolution, and detail—delivering exceptionally deep, well-balanced bass and an immersive home theater surround sound experience in a sleek, easy to operate system.

Perfect Sound in Any Room

Cadence and Verse include Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) Technology, the industry’s best user-controlled DSP room tuning innovation. ARC uses an exclusive Calibration Microphone and advanced DSP algorithms to quickly and easily optimize speaker performance in any space. In just a few easy steps the microphone measures sound output, compares it to scientifically optimal response curves, and instantly tunes your wireless speaker’s output for perfect sound. You’ll actually hear the difference Anthem Room Correction makes.

And now with ARC Mobile, it's even easier to tune your speakers using an iOS device.

Download ARC Mobile now »

Robust Connectivity

Both Cadence and Verse have the ability to stream music from your favorite devices, thanks to built in Bluetooth. And for multi-room music, Cadence adds additional wireless music streaming capabilities* with DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay. Also featured on Cadence are 3x HDMI inputs (HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2 for 4K/60), 1x HDMI input/output with Audio Return Channel support, and 4K video passthrough capability.


Bluetooth Music Streaming

Connect Bluetooth capable devices and wirelessly stream audio to your soundbar. Bluetooth 4.2 audio technology, featuring apt-X™, assures the highest possible sound quality from MartinLogan’s soundbars. Delivering CD-like audio quality, this high-performance Bluetooth solution utilizes proprietary non-destructive compression algorithms and supports audio data up to 48kHz/16-bit.

Stream Music with AirPlay

Think of a tune, then play it - instantly. Apple's AirPlay wirelessly streams high-quality lossless audio or MP3s from iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® straight to your soundbar. And from iTunes on a Mac or PC too. You control your music, wherever you are, via your device. It’s time to set your music free.

Whole-House Music Streaming

DTS Play-Fi technology give you the freedom and flexibility to stream high-resolution music (up to 24- bit/192kHz) wirelessly over an existing Wi-Fi network. Unlike many other wireless platforms, DTS Play-Fi is an open platform, allowing you to mix and match any DTS Play-Fi-enabled audio products from other top audio brands into your ecosystem. Take advantage of endless choices, from your own music library to online music streaming services*, and stream music from virtually any device – Android, iOS, Kindle Fire or PC.

* Some of the music services listed below may not be available in your region. All logos are property of their respective owner(s).

Works with Alexa

MartinLogan DTS Play-Fi products now have “Works with Alexa” certification, meaning they can be controlled using voice commands given to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Fire TV Cube, or other Alexa voice command-enabled device. Alexa functionality is activated by using the Alexa app to enable the DTS Play-Fi skill. This links your Alexa account to "Works with Alexa" DTS Play-Fi compatible products like this one.

After installing the skill, Alexa will know your speaker by name and allow you to control volume and playback functions such as track skip, mute, pause, and stop or request a song to play in a specific room or group of rooms linked together. Once an Alexa voice command is used to start audio playback, the DTS Play-Fi app can be used to dynamically add more products to the streaming session. Additionally, Alexa's Routines feature can be used to create events that initiate audio playback on your DTS Play-Fi speaker, such as setting up your speaker to work as an alarm clock by starting your favorite song.

Learn how to enable Amazon Alexa control here »

Add a Wireless Subwoofer (optional)

It's easy to add more bass to your soundbar with the included Wireless Subwoofer Receiver. Up to a 45-ft wireless range allows flexible subwoofer placement in any room. Works with any subwoofer that has RCA inputs!



MartinLogan Cadence 5-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

"...this is a high-end product that is well engineered and performs exceedingly well. It's a no-brainer for someone who wants to take their home theater to the next level without adding the hassle of a dedicated surround sound system. The bottom line is that this is an epic, game-changing home theater solution that's simple to set up, will play back just about anything you want, and will do so brilliantly."

—Sean Killebrew,
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MartinLogan Cadence Soundbar and Dynamo 700w Subwoofer Review

"For the vast majority of our readers, I suspect their home theater also doubles as a family room or living room. Just because you have to make some compromises in buying separate components doesn’t mean you have to compromise in sound quality."

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Specifications are subject to change without notice

Frequency Response

65–20,000 Hz ±2dB (1/3 octave smoothing on channel axis)




135 Watts (270 Watts peak) combined total output across 9 amplifiers.

Room Correction (Bass Section)

ARC (Anthem Room Correction) with included calibrated microphone


DSP based preamplifier, Dolby® Digital, DTS Digital Surround™.

Audio Controls

Side mounted controls and included remote control.

Wireless Band

2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz; 802.11 a/b/g/n

Wireless Inputs

Apple AirPlay, DTS Play-Fi + "Works with Alexa" certification, Bluetooth

Wireless Receiver

Built-in SWT-SB Subwoofer Wireless Transmitter. SWT-SB Subwoofer Wireless Receiver included.


(3x) HDMI, (2x) Optical SPDIF (digital optical), (2x) Analog stereo RCA, WI-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth

Power Draw

Max: 180 Watts
Standby: < 0.5 Watts


12.7 lbs. (5.4 kg)

Dimensions (Table Mount)

3.5" x 46.1" x 5 "
(8.9cm x 117cm x 12.7cm)

Dimensions (Wall Mount)

5" x 46.1" x 3.9"
(12.7 cm x 117cm x 9.9cm)

Using Universal Remotes* with Cadence

MartinLogan offers pre-programmed soundbar remote codes.

Control 4

Download the codes above for Control 4 remotes. Please contact your Control 4 dealer regarding programming of your remote control.


Download the codes above for Crestron remotes. Please contact your Crestron dealer regarding programming of your remote control.


When using the Logitech remote programming interface, MartinLogan soundbars are listed under the "Amplifiers" category. Please see your remote control set-up instructions (provided with your Logitech remote) for specifics.


Download MartinLogan Savant remote codes using the Savant programming interface. Please contact your Savant dealer regarding programming of your remote control.

URC (Universal Remote Control)

When using the URC remote programming interface, MartinLogan soundbars are listed under the "IR Data From: Audio --> MartinLogan". Please contact your URC dealer regarding programming of your remote control.

Using Other Remotes With Your Soundbar

MartinLogan soundbars offer a unique feature which allows it to "learn" codes from many third-party remote controls (television remotes, BluRay player remotes, etc)—including remotes not intended to be "universal". So, for example, you can program the soundbar to turn on and off whenever you use your television remote to turn your television on and off. Please refer to the notes below for more information on compatibility.

To learn codes from a third-party remote:

1. Access soundbar's 'LEARN' submenu.
2. Choose the command you want to program (VOL+, VOL-, MUTE, etc.) and press the soundbar's enter or right directional button.
3. The soundbar will respond with 'PUSH.BTN' or 'PUSH BUTTON'. Hold the second remote approximately 12 inches (30cm) from the sound bar and press the appropriate button four times.
4. If the new command is successfully learned the Motion Vision will display 'SET' or 'SAVED'. If the new command is not learned the soundbar will display 'FAILED'. Repeat the process if learning fails.

Please note: The remote control supplied with your soundbar will always work with the sound bar even if the soundbar is programmed to respond to an additional remote.

Please note: Not all commands have to be programmed and you may choose to program only commands you wish to use. When learning from a second remote, you will likely find the remote does not include buttons that directly correspond with all available soundbar commands. Some remotes offer 'function' buttons (F1, F2, etc.) that may be useful when programming commands unique to the soundbars (such as 'Night Mode' or 'Optical 1').

Please note: Some remote controls offer discrete 'power on' and 'power off' buttons while others offer a single button to toggle power on and off. The learning function of the soundbars allows you to program either scenario.

Please note: There may be remote controls the soundbars can not learn correctly. Due to the number of available remotes, it is impossible to advise which will or will not work. Most remote controls send out a single unique code that corresponds to each button. However, some remotes that are categorized as a "universal remote*" (including some satellite or cable TV remotes) send out a series of codes in sequence for each button (i.e. an identical preamble code followed by the actual unique button code). Devices such as these soundbars, with a 'learn' feature, have difficulty learning from remotes that send out a series of IR codes. When this problem is encountered the soundbars will likely respond as if the "Vol +" button was pressed, regardless of which button was actually pressed. If you experience problems learning commands from a third-party remote we recommend trying a different remote such as one offered by the companies listed above.

* "Universal remote" is used as a generic term to describe remotes designed to control multiple devices and is not specifically referencing remotes from "URC (Universal Remote Control)".

Firmware Updates Cadence


  1. If the file is compressed, unzip the firmware file to extract a file with a .fw extension. The file name will be similar to “PW1x00_MP_USB_FW_V0xx_20xx_xx_xx.fw”.
  2. Put the file on a flash drive with no other files – as shown below.

  3. Plug flash drive into the soundbar’s USB port labeled “MCU Update”.

  4. Make sure the soundbar is powered on.
  5. On the remote push the "Menu" button followed by:

    a. Push the up button. The display will read “USB Upgrade”.
    b. Push the enter button and push the up button. The display will read “Upgrade All”.
    c. Push the enter Button and push the up button. The display will read “Yes”.
    d. Push the enter button and the soundbar will begin the upgrade process.
  6. The soundbar will upgrade multiple internal firmware items. Wait for the soundbar to finish and reboot.
  7. Verify the firmware update by using the remote and pushing the "Menu" button followed by:
    a. Push the up button twice. This display will read “Service”.
    b. Push the enter button. The display will read “Firmware”.
    c. Push the enter button. The display will read “MCU”.
    d. Push the enter button. The display will show the currently installed MCU firmware version.
    e. Verify that the number matches the version number in the filename.

Customer Reviews For Cadence

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  • Monday, December 9, 2019

Completely blown away. This soundbar paired with my SVS subwoofer is outstanding. I remember back in the day when you need to mortgage your home to get this level sound quality. Very impressed with the look as well. Had not heard of these guys before best buy/magnolia introduced them to me. I am a big fan now!