Crystalline highs but no body.Â. At a $2,000 price tag, the MartinLogan Motion 40 loudspeakers could be either. If you, like me, tend to associate MartinLogan with electrostatic transducers, you may be surprised to learn that their more traditional Motion line accounts for most of their sales. It seemed to me that 100 hours of run-in should be more than adequate to insure that, out of the box, these speakers would perform at their optimum. Still, I never felt cheated with the low end the Motion 40s delivered, especially ... Martin logan 40 Towers. Both the 5.5” midrange and the two 6.5” woofers have an aluminum cone in a non-symmetrical chamber format and a cast polymer basket with a rigid, structured dust cap to reduce cone breakup and any modal resonances. Small but perfectly formed, it was the musical performance that really impressed: here was a hybrid AMT/dynamic speaker that really worked, a miniature that really delivered – a rare beast indeed. I don’t think that changes the physics, do you? Martin Logan seems to have hit a nice balance with the [Motion 15s], the first speakers of their kind from Martin Logan, there is a lot to like here. The AMT differs from conventional tweeters in that instead of using a piston-like diaphragm the way most magnetic tweeters operate, this technology works similarly to the way an accordion functions. Dr. Heil invented this concept in the early 1970’s and applied it a line of speakers built by the firm of ESS in South El Monte, California. The speaker uses the largest yet Folded Motion XT tweeter to come from MartinLogan, marrying it to a 6.5" midrange unit and a pair of 8" woofers. If you like that better, well, that’s up to you. The current Motion Series of non-ESL (dynamic-driver) speakers from ML encompasses some thirteen models ranging from bookshelf to floorstander, with the 60XT the premium offering. The Motion 40i are a full range floorstander that uses a Folded Motion tweeter, 5.5-inch aluminium cone midrange driver, dual 6.5-inch aluminium cone woofers with a rear-firing bass port, and a proprietary Vojtko crossover network, named after Joe Vojtko who is their chief designer on the technical side. I love the sound of the Motion 40's and was excited when Martin Logan announced the Motion 60xt towers. I had the opportunity to review this new set in both music and cinema configurations. For instance, if you prefer the bass of a solid-state amp, you might want to put that on the woofer, but if you prefer the sweet open high-end often attributed to tubes, then you might want to use a good-sounding tube amp on the tweeter (perhaps even a low wattage SET). It has to change something, and since wire is passive, not active, it can only attenuate, not amplify. Also, while we’re on the subject, bi-amping a speaker that won’t let you bypass the built-in cross-overs, is also, mostly futile. Dear me, George, that's pushing it 😉 ... first, why are "both wrong" - the possibility that one is right, and the other wrong, is not in the picture? Dielectric Type: Teflon®, Air One can tell that, for instance, the brass is behind the woodwinds (and slightly higher in elevation) and the woodwinds are behind the violas and cellos. MartinLogan is an American speaker manufacturer (although its main factory is in Canada) long known for its hybrid electrostatic/cone loudspeakers. Again, different brands of cables affect the speaker sound differently. Initial impressions can be misleading, it takes time to determine a cable's strengths and weaknesses. Imaging on this speaker, is almost uncanny. Devin threw that in at the end. When one pulls the bellows back apart, those spaces re-appear. Using an audio spectrum analyzer, I found that in the case of the speaker cable I was using at the time (Symo), the lower treble region was  attenuated about 1.5 dB from around 4KHz to about 6.5KHz compared to single wire. They are both wrong only if they both change the sound! Soon I was marveling at how good these speakers actually sounded! My opinion backed by a Masters in EE. Readers will remember that several months ago this reviewer wrote about the company’s bookshelf Motion™ 4i speakers. The first thing I noticed was that the nasal quality rather quickly disappeared. Martin Logan Motion 35XT I reviewed MartinLogan’s miniature two-way Motion 15 loudspeaker back in Issue 98 and it was quite the surprise package. If you are worried about the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) take the lovely lady along with you and show her the red walnut finished cabinets. The physical characteristics of the wire determine the performance of the cables, not the price. Sometimes you get what you pay for and sometimes you get more than you pay for. The Motion 20’s top panel gently slopes down from front to rear. I have no doubt that speaker cables can change the sound of a speaker. Judging the value of a cable swap is best determined with extended listening time. It's easy! Very concise.Â, I have a soft spot for MartinLogan and I'm always interested in its speakers. Bi-wiring doesn’t really do anything positive. And yes, it definitely changes the sound of the top end. I would want to block the ports and cross over to my subs. MartinLogan Motion 40 are $200 more expensive than the average speakers ($499). This is a 7 channel setup. Cables that change the sound are designed to suppress some portion of of the audio spectrum and they charge a good amount of money for the privilege. This piece has a bass line that is truly spectacular. When Home Theater Review’s editor called to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing MartinLogan’s new Motion 40 speakers, I jumped at the chance. A lot of their success is due to the “emperor’s new clothes” syndrome coupled with the fact that human aural perception is extremely suggestible. The 35XTs have more in common with the Motion 15s when it comes to looks. Still listening to my own recordings, made with a pair of Sony C37P FET microphones mounted on a stereo T-bar about 8 inches apart at a 45° angle to each other and about 10 feet over the conductor’s head and slightly behind him, the listener can close his eyes and point to every instrument in the ensemble. So MartinLogan Motion 40, while being a pricier option, tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than the $689 Klipsch RP-8000F, as seen on the chart below. If you really want the sound of Martin Logan’s electrostats, but want something in a smaller form factor, then look no further, go out and buy a pair of these. Read Full Review Here. In short, they’re gorgeous. Am I not right? #7: Martin Logan Motion 60XT. My opinion is backed by decades of listening in my room, with my system and my music. The IM and phase improvements vs. single wire are a bonus. MartinLogan has addressed this market with their Motion line of speakers. Remember, wire is a passive component. 1 hour ago, The Computer Audiophile said: On 12/20/2019 at 8:02 PM, audiobomber said: On 12/30/2019 at 6:37 AM, audiobomber said: bi-wiring if one believes in such a thing", https://www.qacoustics.co.uk/blog/2016/06/08/bi-wiring-speakers-exploration-benefits/. Judging by the number of speaker companies both in the USA and in Europe who utilize AMT tweeters, I’d say that the technology has become quite popular of late. Sure it can change the sound, but I assure you it is subtracting something rather than adding anything. The opinion often stated by "objectivists" is just to use 12ga from a hardware store does not hold. Vocals come across with just the right amount of weight and articulation. It can accept audio data via Bluetooth and AirPlay. This cable is 12 Ga, 259 strand, OFC cable and in such short runs, changes the overall impedance of the system by less than a quarter of an Ohm. Martin Logan has updated their Motion Series Speakers. The major point of my review was the AMT tweeter used in this diminutive speaker. Bi-amping with a low level adjustable crossover before the amplifiers, of course, is a different kettle of fish altogether.Â. Sign up for a new account in our community. As far as cable is concerned, it’s like upping the gauge to the wire, but if you are splitting the woofer and tweeter by removing the shorting straps at the speakers and connecting them back together at the amplifier, all you are really doing is moving the place where the woofer and tweeter are joined from the back of the speaker with just a very short, low-resistance strap to a long, higher resistance cable. I intend to start a new thread on this topic, as I find it fascinating and complex. Consider that the MartinLogan Motion 40 is in a competitive price point. Martin Logan 60XTi measurements from NRC here Bowers 702 S2 measurements from Stereophile here Unfortunately two different measurement techniques, so it's not an exact apples-to-apples comparison. There is an exception to that. The electrostatics are now all manufactured in Mississauga, Ontario and the Motion series are built in China. MartinLogan is an American speaker manufacturer (although its main factory is in Canada), On May 13, 2019, Paradigm Electronics in Mississauga Ontario, issued a press release that stated "Scott Bagby and John Bagby announced the purchase of Paradigm Electronics, Anthem Electronics, and MartinLogan Loudspeakers, effective May 10, 2019.". From Martin-Logan, the electrostatic company. De MartinLogan Motion 40i is geen revolutie, maar een evolutie. MartinLogan makes an entire line of loudspeakers employing the AMT tweeter, and they range in price and size from the Motion 2i, a small bookshelf model starting at $US200 each all the way up to the large floor standing “flagship” 60XTi at US$1750 each. Not saying he is not smart enough, his business acumen is stellar, but not sure of his engineering background. I think he designs the cabinets more than the innards of his speakers because he was a truck driver before his speaker days. When the pleats are squeezed together, on one half of their cycle, they compress the air between each fold, displacing it and when the pleats expand again, on the other half of the cycle, they rarefy the air as it rushes in to refill the voids between each fold. It’s just an incontrovertible fact of physics that if two interconnects sound different, it’s because the two cables are attenuating different portions of the audio spectrum and both are wrong. There is an exception to that. De Amerikanen hebben met name het uiterlijk verbeterd, wat mijn bescheiden mening is overigens. The sound also changed when I single-wired with jumpers on the tweeters vs. jumpers on the woofers. There are no controls on the speakers, but the user has the choice of either spikes or flat pads which screw into the bottom of the cabinets at the four corners. It's … ML’s new Motion Series speaker, to be priced at around $3000/pair when it is available in the late summer, is a big brother to the Motion 40 tower. 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Searching on the Parts Express web-site, I see that they carry a number of AMT tweeters ranging in price from about US$20 each to US$120 each. The cabinet on the review sample is finished in very high quality red walnut wood and is available also in a gloss black or a matte white cabinet. I investigated biwiring my system with dual and single 10' runs of Linn K400 13ga cable. I use Sewell Direct “Silverback” speaker wire in six foot (only) lengths. In the end I decide for myself what I like best. https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/martinlogan-motion-40i-review-r864 You agree that capacitance, inductance and resistance change with biwire vs single run. The Motion 40i speakers have a nominal impedance of 4Ω and are compatible with all solid state and most tube (valve) amplifiers as well. That might just cinch the deal. The crossover is a Precision Vojtko™ design sporting custom air core coils and low DCR (DC Resistance) steel laminate inductors. Using an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) for the tweeter instead of a conventional dome, the Motion series looks like what most people think of when they think of a speaker. I agree that cables are subtractive, but they can also be used to flavour the stew, with subtle but important changes in tonality, detail, soundstage and PRaT.Â. If you go back to July 2, 2019, you will find that this writer favorably reviewed a pair of the MartinLogan Motion 4i, and small, compact bookshelf/desktop speaker. I mean you have replaced a very short strap with a long piece of wire. At a very minimum, biwiring is equivalent to halving the length your speaker wires. Polyester film capacitors are wired in series and low Dissipation Factor (DF) electrolytic capacitors are employed in parallel to maintain phase integrity. On the other hand, I am not a fan of his speakers and have had a pair of 2ci's. The new album by John Williams conducting the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles with Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist,  of  Williams film music: “Across the Stars” has a cut called Rey’s Theme from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. MartinLogan Motion 40i ($2399.98 /pair) Mostly, with cable swaps, and bi-wiring schemes it's a crap shoot, and I have found that many audiophiles, impressed that the sound changes, automatically assume that it's a change for the better, whether it is or not because in their minds, different is always better. Below, we will see the contrasts and comparisons between the two models, so continue reading! The Martin Logan’s will reward the listener when care is paid to matching the components of the system. Motion 40i Product Page (link) Sean Killebrew reviews them to … The elegant Motion 20 & 40 tower speakers are the newest additions to MartinLogan's award-winning Motion Series. There is a decorative strip between the lower part of the cabinet containing the two 6.5”(16.5cm) woofers and the upper part of the cabinet containing the single 5.5”(14cm) midrange unit and the 1.25 X 2.4”(3.2 X 6.1cm) AMT tweeter. all cables are lossy, so in reality, all cables do something poorly if they change the sound. Sure, capacitance, inductance and added resistance do, indeed change the sound, but measurement wise, not for the better  (unless it is taming a peak in the speaker's frequency response). For instance, if you prefer the bass of a solid-state amp, you might want to put that on the woofer, but if you prefer the sweet open high-end often attributed to tubes, then you might want to use a good-sounding tube amp on the tweeter (perhaps even a low wattage SET). Each cabinet weighs 49 pounds (22.2Kg). Now you’ve got the true advantages afforded by bi-amping! The AMT used in this speaker is identical in size. It is commonly stated that long interconnects with short speaker cables is preferred over the opposite. No doubt. But that same length of RG-59 will attenuate a 100 MHz signal by more than 10 dB (IIRC)!  The speaker uses the largest yet Folded Motion XT tweeter to come from MartinLogan, marrying it to a 6.5" midrange unit and a pair of 8" woofers. As length and frequency increase, wire characteristics become a larger and larger component of a system’s overall performance. Martin Logan speakers would definitely rate a look if I were shopping. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. For proper bi-amp performance you want a small signal crossover BEFORE the amplifiers. It also helps the memory of the previous configuration or hardware fade.Â. When they do that at an audio rate, sound is produced. It has to take something away. Therefore, some portion of the tweeter’s passband has to be attenuated. Quite a few designs used an AMT at the Toronto audio fest. There is sound, relatively simple physics behind this. Of course, the same thing is occurring inside the bellows as well and that out-rush of air is what powers the instrument and vibrates the various reeds to play the notes.Â. There have been a review or two so far mentioning the 60xt's would benefit from Room Equalization software which is the reason for my inquiry on the amp used on this review. It’s even better than on my Aeon-i electrostatics! I sampled several DVDs and the ML wins out every time. In an accordion, when one squeezes the bellows together the space between the pleats goes away. With it’s combination of usable, fairly well controlled bass down into the mid-30’s coupled with a low-distortion midrange driver, and an exemplary Air Motion Transformer tweeter, it’s hard to find a better pair of floor standing speakers for under US$2500.00. The ‘XT’ stands for ‘extreme’ and the 35XT lives up to that moniker with a bigger 16.5cm aluminium cone driver (up from 13cm in the 15 mo… However, it's fairly safe to say that Klipsch RP-8000F are more popular speakers, based on their 100+ reviews. The Cardas speaker cables, which I purchased second-hand, provide a complementary tonal balance, along with resolution that allows subtle depth details to come through. Not a lot, but did it change, on direct comparison, the character of the sound. Get your old music out with these beauties because you will hear things you’ve never heard before. B&W sensitivity might be a … I was surprised by how much clearer the ML was compared to the other 2 brands. Lately, we are seeing a resurgence in people who are interested in larger, full range floorstanding speakers. Yes, those are moving-coil woofers. ReQuests were one of my first real high end speakers and I'll never forget that sound :~). Though it was demmed with Peachtree amplification, the speaker suffered from the suboptimal room acoustics. Having heard multiple demos of the company’s speakers over the years, I’ve always been a fan, yet never had the opportunity to review a pair. (edited to correct bone-headed spelling error), Long term listening is great for getting used to changes between any new configuration or hardware over the previous configuration or hardware. On my own recording with the “San Jose California Symphony Orchestra” under Georg Cleve of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe ballet, the triangle floating over the left side of the orchestra has a clarity and an other-worldly etherial quality that I have rarely heard on a speaker. Meanwhile, Martin Logan Motion 40 is a step higher than Martin Logan Motion 20, and is the middle model of the series. Conductor Type: Golden Ratio, Constant Q, Crossfield, Pure Copper, Litz, I am 100% confident that the Cardas cables let info through that your inexpensive cables lose. IME, it's pointless to argue with someone who believes there's "one true way" to build a audio system, and this is all off-topic, so I'll leave it at that.Â. And secondly, the fact that one cable is better at, say,  rejecting RF interference than the other is not part of the equation? The 20i's 40 Hz low-frequency extension was apparent, ... • Check out our Floorstanding Speakers category page to read similar reviews. https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/58081-bi-amping-discussion/, Now, I've tried most everything, including bi-wiring. Back to Anne-Sophie Mutter’s violin on the Williams film soundtrack album, it is as sweet as a mother’s kiss with soaring highs and resinous bowing that sounds utterly realistic. Martin Logan Motion 40 Tower Speakers As I mentioned earlier, when you can look at speaker options between $500 and $1,000 it opens up the opportunity to explore different speaker designs. ... Three speakers in the new Motion Series (the Motion 60XTi, 50XTi, and 35XTi) feature upgraded Folded Motion XT tweeters, which boast a 40% larger radiating surface than the standard model. These base parameters are enough to change the sound, IMO, but there are other potential factors as well, e.g. Which one you want?” My first response was no, because I’m not really a sub guy—even though I like messing around with them on the odd occasion that I have one on hand. From Martin-Logan, the electrostatic company. If you had the Motion 40s, you will absolutely love the 60s. Het ontwerp is nu nog wat interieurvriendelijker geworden met meer oog voor detail. I forgot to tell you about the subwoofer, the Dynamo 800X. The AMT tweeter is still the star of this show. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that different cables let different amounts of “info” through or that price has anything to do with it. Believe me, this subject is neither rocket science nor magic. It has minimum effect on the system’s sound. I use Cardas Neutral Reference bi-wire speaker cables. and although the company is still based in Kansas, its speakers are now made in Canada. As far as cable is concerned, it’s like upping the gauge to the wire, but if you are splitting the woofer and tweeter by removing the shorting straps at the speakers and connecting them back together at the amplifier, all you are really doing is moving the place where the woofer and tweeter are joined from the back of the speaker with just a very short, low-resistance strap to a long, higher resistance cable. (A Motion 40 home theater setup is going to need a subwoofer.) This will affect the frequency response curve of the speaker by attenuating the signal less. Same here...passed them on to a family member and he is absolutely thrilled with the Requests. Instead, the Motion series is a cone-based speaker system that employs Oskar Heil’s “Air Motion Transformer” (AMT) technology for it’s high-frequency driver unit. Cables that change the sound are designed to suppress some portion of of the audio spectrum and they charge a good amount of money for the privilege.Â. Sure it can change the sound, but I assure you it is subtracting something rather than adding anything. The Motion 40i is a tall, narrow “tower” speaker of the type so popular these days. I ended up purchasing the entire ML system, Motion 40 fronts, Motion 8 center, Motion … Submitted by kent harrison on January 1, 2013 - 7:06pm . I had breakfast with him at AXPONA once. The Motion 40 is a three-way speaker with a 1” x 1.4” Folded Motion Tweeter, a 5.5” aluminum-cone midrange, and two 6.5” aluminum-cone woofers, respectively crossed over to each other at 2600 and 500Hz, and mounted in a rear-ported cabinet measuring 42.5”H x 7.6”W x 12.8”D and weighing 49 pounds. Â. I’m not going to go so far as to say that the audio cable business is snake oil, (i.e. Dit zijn niet de befaamde elektrostaten van het Amerikaanse merk, maar wat meer traditionele speakers. Have you ever tried bi-wiring? MartinLogan Motion 40 are a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. The diaphragm in the tweeter consists of a pleated Polyamide sheet arranged so that the pleated area is facing the listener. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Klipsch RP-8000F or Klipsch Synergy F-200. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The upgrades on the Motion 35XTi speaker ($649.99 each) are subtle, and termed “housekeeping” by the company’s Peter Soderberg. Most likely it will makes the speakers sound worse than they did with single wiring. One can believe what one wants, but if one does the maths, they tell the story. This was confusing because the note on the packing slip told whoever was in charge of dispatching these speakers to me to be sure to see that they were run-in for 100 hours and inspected before they were sent out. If you’re a real movie love, you can’t go wrong with these tower speakers as you will hear the true meaning of clarity. Like I said. Because it changes with frequency. ‘If breathtaking, lifelike audio accuracy is important to you, you owe it to yourself to hear MartinLogan.’ Dat is nogal een uitspraak en we namen de proef op de som door een paartje MartinLogan Motion 40 vloerstaanders aan de tand te voelen. My opinion is that using cables, either interconnects or speaker cables as a fixed “tone control” is wrong-headed.Â. Bi-wiring doesn’t really do anything positive. On the back are four of the well-regarded MartinLogan proprietary “wing-nut” shaped, tool-less hand tightened 5-way binding posts capable of handling bare wires, spade lugs or banana plugs. I measured the resistance of my right speaker cable out of curiosity: 0.2 ohms, including connectors. Not my cup o' joe. The sloped-top cabinets have nicely tapered corners so there’s not a sharp edge in sight, and the way the glossy black (or cherrywood) lacquer frames the brushed aluminium baffle oozes style. Uh, DC resistance of a speaker is irrelevant and not the same thing as impedance. I like to hear all opinions, from all sides. The subject of this review is not a MartinLogan electrostatic, but a floorstanding model with conventional cone drivers and an air-motion transformer (AMT) tweeter. For proper bi-amp performance you want a small signal crossover BEFORE the amplifiers. Today we are going to compare the MartinLogan Motion 60XT, Motion 40, and Motion 20. They still sound great and Dirac Live takes care of any room issues. Martin Logan Motion 35XT review; Sound. The price is reasonable and the AMT tweeter is an amazing device. Astrud Gilberto’s vocal on The Girl From Ipanema from the “Getz/Gilberto” album on Verve (Catalog Number 80020749-02) has just the right balance with the guitar of her husband and Stan Getz’ tenor Saxophone has never sounded better. The same technology is evident here in the 40i. But in any case, the amount that any speaker cable will affect a speaker’s sound will be minuscule, often less than a dB over any given frequency range. So, if Mr. Vandersteen or anyone else hear’s an improvement, it’s because they like a certain portion of the high frequency spectrum being reduced in volume. It cannot have gain, it can only have losses; it can only attenuate signals, and all wire does this to some extent! Tonally, they are a little warmer than neutral, which suits my system and preferences. I have 12ga zip wire, Linn K400 single and biwire runs and Cardas Neutral Reference bi-wires. When I unboxed the 40i’s for the first time, I was rather disappointed. A phone conversation with Devin Zell of MartinLogan assured me that whatever run-in these speakers received at the factory, they undoubtedly needed more. The AMT works on that principle. Many of my favorite audio show systems over the last couple of years have featured subwoofers, so maybe it was time to say okay, let’s give subs a try in my listeni… The three XT models (35XT, 50XT, and 60XT) feature this new, larger-diaphragm tweeter; the other four Motion models use the standard Folded Motion driver. 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