Motion 6

Compact center channel speaker with a Folded Motion™ tweeter and on-wall mounting versatility. Voice-matched with MartinLogan ESL speakers.

Launched in 2010

Price when discontinued:


MartinLogan Motion 262 Home Theater Speaker System Review

"Truth be told, the system performs so well in so many respects that I find myself expecting too much of it at times, comparing the speakers to those costing two, three, five times as much. The slight relative throatiness of Motion 6 sticks with me in a way it definitely shouldn't for a system at this price point, because for the most part, the Motion Series speakers simply don't sound like speakers at this price point. Their clarity is exceptional, their ability to disappear into a room (sonically speaking) is uncanny, and their value is unrivaled. "

—Dennis Burger, Big Picture Big Sound
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Specifications are subject to change without notice

Frequency Response

120–25,000 Hz ± 3 dB


80° x 80°

Recommended Amplifier Power

20–130 watts


89 dB @ 2.83 volts/ meter


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

High Frequency Driver

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

Crossover Frequency

3,300 Hz

Low Frequency Driver

Two 3.5” (8.9cm) poly cone
with stamped steel basket. Nonresonant
asymmetrical chamber
format. Rigid structured dust cap
to reduce cone break-up modes




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.

Binding Post Inputs

Push style with banana jacks


6 lbs. (2.72 kg)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

5.25” x 17.5” x 3.75”
(13.3cm x 44.5cm x 9.5cm

Customer Reviews For Motion 6

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Travis R.

  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

This is my first Martin Logan speaker. I know and am familiar with high end speakers, and am so excited to own this. It is being used among my 4K set-up, and will be used when I move into my house after I sell my condo. It has amazing sound. I will; however, be purchasing upgraded the Martian Logan 6i, or 8 for my new house, in the home theater, or master suite. This current 6 center channel will be placed in to the family room. Currently, it is perfect for my condo living room. Clear, quality sound at an affordable price. Highly recommend company.


  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

blends in well
It has a quality styling that's subtle while eye-catching at that same time. It's good that it doesn't have the logo blasted all over the front like some other center channel speakers.

King F.

  • Thursday, September 9, 2010

Motion 6 and EF's
About a month ago I bought a Motion 6 to replace and old Yamaha center channel. I liked the improvement in clarity so much when I saw the Encore EF's on sale I bought 2 to use as my right and left main speakers. The sound improvement was dramatic. This is a relatively inexpensive way to achieve really nice sound. I'm driving the speakers with a Pioneer VSX 1017 THX receiver.