Motion 60XT

Dominant floorstanding speaker with a Folded Motion® XT tweeter, black aluminum mid-range & dual 8" woofers with rear-firing bass ports, and a luscious high-gloss piano black finish.


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Motion 60XT Floorstanding Speakers

The elegant Motion 60XT tower speaker is the most powerful addition to MartinLogan's award-winning Motion® Series and is voice-matched with the entire Motion Series lineup.

The Motion 60XT speaker feature our advanced resolution Folded Motion® XT tweeter and have been designed with a luscious high-gloss piano black finish, subtle angled-top cabinet with soft radius corners and signature MartinLogan perforated grille.

Motion® 60XT

A Versatile Performer

XT stands for extreme, and for good reason. Motion 60XT speakers play louder, lower, and with unflinching accuracy. Dual 8" woofers and rear-firing bass ports create astonishing deep, precise bass, while a dedicated mid woofer promotes an open, revealing and authentic midrange. Paring this powerful trio with our most accurate Folded Motion XT tweeter creates audible acoustic alchemy that delivers an engaging and encompassing experience, cutting straight to the emotion locked inside your favorite recordings.

Each speaker feature dual sets of custom 5-way binding posts for bi-wire/bi-amp capabilities and powerful rear-firing bass port. Stability is enhanced to create tighter coupling between speaker and floor with the included spikes.

Engineering Genius

What makes the Motion Series sound so amazing? MartinLogan's dedicated in-house engineering team started by utilizing and refining the most advanced, compact technologies and combining them with innovative engineering. The result is an emotionally engaging sound that rivals (and most times trounces) traditional loudspeakers of similar size and price.

Folded Motion® XT   Tweeters

The signature Folded Motion tweeters utilize extremely low mass diaphragms that "squeeze" air, and require significantly less excursion than the typical 1-inch dome tweeter, which drastically minimizes distortion while providing a lightning fast response time. The increased surface area also provides a wide, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a realistic and carefully etched sound stage.

The low distortion Folded Motion XT tweeter boasts a radiating surface 40% larger than those found in the award-winning Motion® Series products. This substantial leap in size increases the bandwidth and efficiency of the high-performance tweeter for effortless performance.

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MartinLogan Motion 60XT - Reference Quality

"Immediately, I was taken aback; the broad, sharply defined soundstage extended well beyond the width of the speakers, the vocals sounded eerily lifelike, and the instrumental timbre was natural, with a depth so palpable I could practically reach my hands into it."

—David Martson, The Absolute Sound
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MartinLogan Motion 60XT Speaker System Review

"I generally find too often that a home theater system can be riddled with poor compromises when it comes to playing music; that’s why I have completely separate systems for two-channel and multichannel listening. The MartinLogan package does a pretty convincing job of straddling that divide, working quite effectively with both music and movies when set up appropriately... you’re really getting a whole lot of speaker for your hard-earned money... (the FoldedMotion tweeter is) an impressive achievement in itself, giving the Motion XT speakers a decisive advantage in clarity over many conventional designs. When you couple that with the allure of the aluminum cone woofers and midrange drivers, as well as the Motion’s chic sense of styling, the overall package has great appeal. “Truth in Sound,” indeed."

—Michael Trei, Sound & Vision
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MartinLogan Motion 60XT Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

""These are just really easy speakers to listen to," I noted when listening... Nothing seemed artificial. Nothing seemed colored. Nothing was distracting. Most of all, the tweeter didn't sound like a certain type of tweeter; it didn't have the typical mellowness of a soft dome, nor the occasional hyped-up detail of a metal dome. It just sounded natural... the Motion 60XT is easily one of the best speakers I've tested, delivering incredibly lifelike tonality and imaging... the Motion 60XT definitely delivers the magic that audiophiles always seek but too often fail to achieve."

—Brent Butterworth, Home Theater Review
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MartinLogan Motion 60XT Speaker Review

"MartinLogan has a speaker that is wonderful for home theater and very good for music in the Motion 60XT... I imagine the Motion series is as close as we’ll get to a traditional box speaker from them with the AMT instead of a dome tweeter. The AMT excels with its speed and clarity. The dual 8” woofers provide plenty of bass...The Motion 60XT is a different approach for MartinLogan, but one that is very successful..."

—Chris Heinonen, Reference Home Theater
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MartinLogan Motion 60XT Tower Speaker Review

"The strengths included great imaging, excellent bass and midbass presentation… The speakers would do very well in a home theater setup, as they have great dynamic range and integrate well with subwoofers… All and all they are a well-built, elegant speaker worthy of audition."

—Jared Rachwalski, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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MartinLogan’s ESL-X Show Why Electrostatic Loudspeakers are so Beloved

"While listening, it brought to mind what may be the best part of listening to the ESL-X speakers: They are forgiving enough to deliver the traits I’ve already mentioned, without sacrificing quality. What I mean by that is that is that some speakers sound good with classical music, others sound good with rock and pop. Throw anything at the ESL-X and I think they will deliver high levels of enjoyment that will make you forget that you are critically listening. Instead, you’ll simply want to bob your head like Angus Young or stomp your feet like Neil Young when cranking up the ESL-Xs."

—Robert Archer, CE Pro
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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 60XT Specifications

Specifications are subject to change without notice

Frequency Response

35–25,000 Hz ±3dB

Recommended Amplifier Power

20—400 watts per channel

Horizontal Dispersion

80°

Vertical Dispersion

30°

Sensitivity

94 dB/2.83 volts/meter

Impedance

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

Crossover Frequency

400 & 2,200 Hz

High Frequency Transducer

1.25" × 2.4" (3.2cm × 6.1cm) Folded Motion XT Transducer with 4.5" x 2.75" (11.4cm × 7cm) diaphragm

Mid Frequency Transducer

6.5” (16.5cm) aluminum cone with cast polymer basket. Sealed chamber format. Rigid structured dust cap to reduce cone break-up modes.

Low Frequency Transducer

Two 8” (20.3cm) aluminum cone with cast aluminum basket. Non-resonant asymmetrical chamber format. Rigid structured dust cap to reduce cone break-up modes.

Components

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

Inputs

Custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts

Weight

66 lbs. (30 kg)

Dimensions

48" x 11.4" x 14.4 " (121.8cm x 29cm x 36.6cm)

Customer Reviews For Motion 60XT

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Brian W.

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018

I have owned the Motion 60XT for two years now and wanted to let the folks at Martin Logan, and everyone researching this excellent speaker, just how happy I am with it. My system is solely a 2-channel audio system. I have a Rogue Audio RP-5 pre-amp, Marantz SA-11S3 SACD player and ADCOM GFA550 power amp. While the other components each bring high level of sonics to the system, adding the Martin Logans to the mix was the biggest transformation in sound improvement without a doubt. The sound quality is superb. Yes, all the bases are covered-soundstage, clarity, timbre, dynamics, and so on. Most importantly, there is a real musicality and a sense of 'being there'. On superbly recorded/engineered recordings the sound is breathtaking. I have the SACD version of Dave Brubeck's Time Out. Each time I play it I just smile. You'd swear they were playing there in my living room. Piano, sax, upright bass, drums all reproduced expertly. I recommend anyone interested in the Motion 60XTs to read David Martson's review of it from 2016 for the Absolute Sound which is here on this website. Again, I wish to thank the everyone at Martin Logan for designing and producing such an excellent speaker, one that makes it possible for more of us to enjoy what high-end music reproduction is all about. One final note, the quality and craftsmanship is outstanding, including excellent speaker terminations. Happy listening!

mojave45

  • Monday, September 4, 2017

Complete system
Brought home a complete Martin Logan setup. I am always a little hesitant because listening to store setups in special rooms,with whatever premier setup they have as it will always change the sound from what it will be like when you get the new system home. The acoustics will be different, the equipment you are hooking up will be different, the speakers that come out of the box usually need a little break in time... I bought the system yesterday and brought it home and hooked up the 60 XTs, the 50 XT, and 4 motion FX surrounds to a Yamaha 2070...and was instantly blown away. The sound and look was incredible. I couldn't be more pleased. This morning I got up grabbed a cup of coffee then turned on some music, thinking maybe it was just the glow of a new system yesterday...nope. Absolutely stunning sound. Doesn't matter if I am playing rock, blues, or a 4K movie off disk...

old cowboy

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Motion60xt
First of all, the packaging was very impressive. These had to be ordered BEST BUY does not stock them, if they did they would sell more of them, these don`t compare to the 40`s. they stock. The fit and finish of the cherry wood cabinets are beyond beautiful. The sound field is amazing & their not even broke in. To hear them is to buy them, you won`t be able to resist. Awesome speakers !!! they replaced my storm damaged M/L Quest speakers.

Toroalaska

  • Friday, April 24, 2015

Perfect sound.
Super clear sound and perfect balance. Love these speakers for listen music and sound theater movies.

jjk

  • Friday, February 27, 2015

Excellent speakers absolute love them.
The Motion 60xt Floorstanding speakers are truely excellent speakers. The clarity & detail on these are phenomenal.The bass is also great. With these speakers you will hear stuff you never heard before. As far as bass, these hit pretty nicely. These speakers are excellent for jazz music & they go great with a Pioneer Elite receiver. When I first listen to these speakers I was completely hooked on them,they sounded so good, it was hard to shut them off after listening to them for four hours straight.