Motion 2

Compact bookshelf speaker with a Folded Motion™ tweeter. Voice-matched with MartinLogan ESL speakers.

Launched in 2010

Price when discontinued:
$199.95 each

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MartinLogan Motion 4i and 8i Speakers

"If you’re not familiar with the original Motion Series speakers, their performance can best be summed up in two words: “detailed” and “dynamic.” Much like the originals, the amount of sound coming out of these little cabinets is a bit startling. "

—Dennis Burger, Residential Systems
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MartinLogan Motion 20 Loudspeakers

"MartinLogan’s Motion 20 is a compelling option for anyone shopping for speakers in the range of $1500 to $2000/pair. It conveys music in a detailed manner, with pinpoint imaging and surprisingly powerful bass for its size. And while I generally preferred GoldenEar Technology’s more expensive Triton Five for classical music, the Motion 20 was in some ways the more versatile speaker -- and better equipped to rock out. If you want dynamic, extended sound from a compact floorstander, the MartinLogan Motion 20 can deliver it."

—Al Griffin, SoundStage! Access
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Motion 2 Specifications

Specifications are subject to change without notice

Frequency Response

110–25,000 Hz ±3dB

Horizontal Dispersion

80°

Vertical Dispersion

80°

High Frequency Transducer

1" × 1.4" (2.6cm × 3.6cm) Folded Motion Transducer with 5.25" × 1.75" (13.3cm × 4.4cm) diaphragm

Low Frequency Transducer

3.5" (8.9cm) poly cone with stamped steel basket. Non-resonant asymmetrical chamber format. Rigid structured dust cap to reduce cone break-up modes. Sealed.

Sensitivity

86 dB/2.83 volts/ meter

Impedance

4 Ohms Compatible with 4, 6, or 8 Ohm rated amplifiers.

Recommended Amplifier Power

20—100 watts per channel

Crossover Frequency

2800 Hz

Components

Custom air core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors. Polyester film capacitors in series and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel. Overall system thermal/current protection.

Inputs

Push style with banana jacks

Weight

4 lbs. (1.81 kg)

Dimensions

11.3" x 5.3" x 4.5 "
(28.6cm x 13.3cm x 11.4cm)

Customer Reviews For Motion 2

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AudioNut

  • Sunday, September 30, 2012

Best Speakers for a budget
I bought these about a year ago after getting some extra cash for being stuck at work 48 hours straight. I have them hooked up to a Sony receiver that i bought at Walmart when i had an apartment. Saying that these speakers sound amazing. I fell in love with them at best buy and bought two of these along with 2 of the motion 4. I love watching movies and hearing the sound they produce. They are not bright and have a nice warm sound. I play everything from Rock to blues and Rap. I know once I get a better receiver they will come alive. Looking at maybe a Yamaha or marantz since they are in my price range which is 300-600 bucks. Then all I need is the subwoofer and center channel to complete the best sound ever.

ecyfoto

  • Friday, October 28, 2011

Right out of the box
I bought two of these little guys to replace half a dozen Orbs. I decided to revert to a stereo set up and bail on surround sound. Call me old school. Audio has always been about music for me and multi channel reproduction has never swayed me.... at least within my fiscal reality. They are mated with a Sunfire Junior sub. Maybe it's because all three speakers are sealed enclosures that the integration seems close to perfect. They are "speed" matched. Quite a system that performs way above any expectations at this price level. I'm presently listening to the Phillip Glass' soundtrack to the film "The Hours". Strings and piano sound very airy and detailed. Other speakers in this range have a more smeared sound. They do like to be played with some volume to coax the best out of them. Can't wait for them to break in and see what happens to an already decent sound stage. Overall a fantastic bang for your buck when paired with a quality sub.

Pinakin P.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amazing sound quality
Very pleased with system. It is great. Very easy to set up and all accesseries included needed for wall mount. My friend came in to check it out and he went to store to get one. Outstanding!!