Motion AFX

Dolby Atmos enabled height effects speakerswith 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 5.25” polypropylene cone bass/midrange driver with stamped steel basket, all incorporated into a beautiful High Gloss Black cabinet that is voice-matched with MartinLogan Motion speakers.


$599.95 pair
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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.


Dolby Atmos® Enabled Speakers

MartinLogan Motion AFX Dolby Atmos enabled speakers are designed to create a height layer of sound above the listener that better connects viewers with the richness, detail and clarity of the on screen experience.

The Motion AFX is designed to sit on top of floorstanding and bookshelf speakers in MartinLogan’s Motion series. These models include the Motion 15, 20, 35XT, 40 and 60XT. Designed to reflect sound off of the ceiling in a Dolby Atmos entertainment system, The AFX will also work with other brands of speakers with a flat top. For systems where a speaker-top mounting is not possible, other installation options are available.


Folded Motion® 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.


Immersive Dolby Atmos Experience

Dolby Atmos delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. Whether you are listening to music, movies, television shows, or playing your favorite video games, Dolby Atmos delivers the full impact of the entertainment experience.

Each Motion AFX speaker features a 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 5.25” polypropylene cone bass/midrange driver with stamped steel basket, all incorporated into a beautiful High Gloss Black cabinet. The shape of the Motion AFX cabinet is specifically designed to angle the drivers towards the ceiling in order to accurately deliver a Dolby Atmos sound experience above the listeners.

Press For Motion AFX

MartinLogan Motion AFX review: Remarkable add-on speakers for object-oriented movie soundtracks

"Major audio advancements don’t come often, but when they do, the effects can be astounding. Going from mono to stereo, stereo to multi-channel, and now multi-channel to object-oriented audio represents a sizable leap in performance, realism, and engagement. If you’ve wanted to embrace Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, but weren’t sold on Atmos-enabled speakers, then doubt no more. MartinLogan’s Motion AFX speakers can transform any setup and speaker system."

—Theo Nicolakis, TechHive
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The MartinLogan Motion AFX Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers Reviewed

"If you desire to add Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound to your home theater setup, and don't like the idea mounting speakers in your ceiling, the MartinLogan Motion AFX is definitely a speaker add-on to consider."

—Robert Silva, Lifewire.com
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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 AFX Specifications

Specifications are subject to change without notice

Frequency Response

90–20,000 Hz ±3dB

Recommended Amplifier Power

20—200 watts per channel

Sensitivity

87 dB/2.83 volts/meter

Impedance

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

Crossover Frequency

2,000 Hz

High Frequency Transducer

0.75” (1.9cm) aluminum dome

Low Frequency Transducer

5.25” (13.3cm) polypropylene cone with stamped steel basket.

Cabinet

Sealed

Components

Custom air core and low dcr steel laminate inductors. Polyester film capacitors in series and low DF electrolytic caps in parallel.

Inputs

Custom 5-way tool-less binding posts

Weight

8 lbs. (3.6 kg)

Dimensions

7.7" x 6.8" x 10 "
(19.5cm x 17.3cm x 25.4cm)

Customer Reviews For Motion AFX

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TSquare

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Very Nice Surround Addition
The Motion AFX compliment my 500 sub and Motion 15 bookshelf speakers. Works well in my small apartment.

Don grabski

  • Friday, September 16, 2016

DTS:X here I come!!!
Having been a fan of DTS for many years, when I learned of DTS:X a height channel to rival Dolby Atmos, I got on board by purchasing an AVR receiver that supported this format. (When working for Paramount Pictures as a Sound and Projection engineer, 30+ years ago, I had the honor of working with the person who started the DTS company.) The next purchase was the Martin Logan Motion AFX pair of "Height Channel" speakers. I have guests ducking when playing a DTS:X movie on my system. The Motion AFX speakers do the job perfectly!