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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.
Launched in 2014
Price when discontinued: $2,999.95
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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."
""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."
"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..."
"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."
Bought in 2018, great product then, still great now! Very clear and bass is fierce! The Folded Motion Tweeter is one of the best things about this speaker as it brings out the best in my collection. I have a McIntosh MA5200 paired with them, and they are perfect together. Hope those with these speakers love them as much as I do.
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!
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...
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.
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.