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MartinLogan - Motion 15 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (Each) - Black

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Integrate this stylish MartinLogan Motion 15 MO15GBL bookshelf speaker into your home theater system and enjoy immersive audio from the 5-1/4" aluminum woofer cone. The advanced topology crossover features thermal and current protection for extended use.



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$399.98
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Overview

What's Included


  • Rubber feet
  • Owner's manual
  • Grille cover
  • MartinLogan Motion 15 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (1 speaker)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (35 out of 35)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Handles up to 100W maximum input power

As well as 200W peak power for robust and controlled audio.

5-1/4" high-excursion, aluminum woofer cone

With a nonresonant, asymmetrical chamber format to deliver vibrant sound and a rigid, structured dust cap to reduce cone breakup modes. Folded Motion tweeter offers smooth, high-resolution audio.

Advanced topology crossover network

Features polypropylene and low-DF electrolytic capacitors, custom-wound inductors and thermal and current protection for enhanced performance.

2-way speaker system

Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.

5-way binding posts

Ensure simple, secure connectivity.

High-gloss, black enclosure

With a solid-black, anodized, brushed-aluminum front baffle creates a sleek appearance.

60Hz - 25kHz frequency response

For accurate sound reproduction.

92dB sensitivity

Provides powerful sound.

4 ohms impedance

Efficiently conducts power through the speaker. Compatible with 4-, 6- or 8-ohm rated amplifiers (not included).


Customer rating

5.0
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.0

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bright and full body

    Posted
    alemarvi

    I went to MAGNOLIA at best buy, looking for Definitive Technology SM55 or SM65 bookshelf speakers. I have 2 Definitive BP6 stand floor (living room) which are amazing. I am on my way to replace my BOSE's home theater (study/family room) speakers which -I have learn by experience- are not good enough for music listening. I was looking for front L/R new speakers. A salesman told me that SM55/65 were very good, but pointed the MARTIN LOGAN's LX16 (same specifications of LX15), a brand that I had never hear about before. At first, since I was expecting de DT's bass, I found them a little too shiny/bright without body. But a second and a third salesmen came in and separately they advice me to listen to MARTIN LOGAN's speakers. There was not a price difference, since the MARTIN LOGAN were on a 50% sale. So, I compare them carefully leaving aside my preconceptions, and was able to identify the sharpness of the LX16. Highs and mediums are so clear, so rich, so full of sound, that I couldn't believe it. But, still, I was missing DT's bass. The senior salesman ask me about my subwoofer, which is a Definitive Technology as well, very powerful so I understood that I already have bass at home. So I bought them. At home, listening to them I can tell you that I have made an excellent purchase. Music is alive, songs are so clear, I can't believe it. So I change my subwoofer configuration and I hide it, if you know what I mean. Now my home theater sounds "integrated", I have crisp highs, full mediums, and strong but "invisible" bass. A downs side: I must by the whole MARTIN LOGAN's speakers system which is expensive but worthy every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    rsparks293
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I listed to a TON of speakers when looking for a new home theater solution. I used to have tower speakers with built-in powered subs which I still loved. Getting a new entertainment center required a change so I looked at everything from speaker bars to smaller towers to bookshelf speakers. While I liked the Martin Logan speaker bar the best for sound, the lake of HDMI inputs and flexibility I was used to by using my receiver as the audio/video switcher. I first was looking at B&W or Definitive speaker systems, but quickly realized my wide range music taste were much better served by the Martin Logan speakers. I paired these with the Motion 30 center and a Definitive sub. Great sound and couldn't be happier. Would HIGHLY recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good all-around speakers

    Posted
    KilgoreTrout1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I happen to be using these as surrounds with MartinLogan Motion 40 towers and a Motion 30 center, and they do a great job, but before they were relegated to surround duty I did run them as my fronts for a day (just to see how they handled the more intensive role). I found them to be quite capable (as long as you have a subwoofer to handle the lower frequencies), pretty balanced, and very clear. Running them as surrounds with the other MartinLogans provides a very cohesive, enveloping sound that is very natural and enjoyable. Overall, the Motion 15s are very good speakers that sound more expensive than they are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound from a Small Box

    Posted
    DismayedBoston

    Fantastic sound from a small box. Voices sound utterly natural. And the bass extension is surprisingly good for a small box. You won't hear the lowest bass notes - for that you need a sub-woofer. This is a great speaker for a smaller room of for smaller-scale music. I haven't listened to a full symphony on these yet (I did an in-store audition and have a pair on order).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The fullest most pleasent sound for the money.

    Posted
    SoundMiser3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I listened to many bookshelf speakers and found Martin-Logan Motion 15's to provide the best soundstage and richest sound of all, beating out many speakers that cost more. I enjoy listening to all genre of music and the 15's are not only great in the home theater room but carry a fabulous sound throughout the house. Kudos to ML for building such an excellent speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in my office

    Posted
    Alaskatechy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I wanted great sound at low volumes in my office. My Martin Logans in my home theater are great, so checked out Magnolia to see what they had. These speakers don't break the budget and with ny center speaker and subwoofer I could work all day! Great mid frequency, small size and extraordinary finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very clean sound

    Posted
    BookenDano
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The sound is very clean; sparkling highs and the bass isn't too bad unless you are looking for booming lows. Be sure to run the setup on your receiver; it improved the sound drastically. The cherry wood and the craftsmanship are just beautiful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in a small package

    Posted
    Atlantaaudio
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Excellent quality and fills the whole room. Sound projects to feel like they are surround sound even though I only have the two bookshelf speakers for the TV. Glad I went with Jason's advice from Magnolia (Dunwoody,GA) and went with this option instead of the soundbar idea.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, price and design. Editors have mixed opinions about size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 78/100 = Good quality.
  • What Hi-Fi? (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5February 1, 2014
    Martin Logan Motion 15
    A hugely talented and fun pair of speakers. If you have a smaller room, you need to audition theseFull Review
  • soundandvision.comBrent Butterworth on April 9, 2013
    MartinLogan Motion 15 Bookshelf Speaker
    Although the Motion 15 might not look much different from the <$400/pair minispeakers we tested, it is. The cabinet's sturdier, and covered in a gorgeous, real cherrywood veneer rather than fake wood plastic vinyl wrap. (It's available in glossFull Review
  • AudioholicsRating, 4 out of 5Cliff Heyne on November 5, 2012
    MartinLogan Motion 15 / LX16 Bookshelf Speaker Review
    MartinLogan is typically known for their hybrid-electrostatic loudspeakers; however, they are now trying their hand at more traditional speakers, with a twist. The Martin Logan LX16 (Motion 15 latest version) two-way bookshelf speakers ($799 pr.)Full Review




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