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MartinLogan - Motion 20 5-1/2" Floor Speaker (Each) - Gloss Black

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Enjoy an immersive listening experience in your home theater with this MartinLogan Motion 20 MO20GBL 5-1/2" floor speaker that features dual aluminum cone woofers and a 1" x 1-1/2" Folded Motion tweeter to produce a complete range of sounds.



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    Overview

    What's Included


    • MartinLogan Motion 20 5-1/2" Floor Speaker (1 speaker)
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 22)

    Features


    Handles up to 100 watts maximum input power

    For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.

    Dual 5-1/2" aluminum cone woofers

    Provide a lush soundscape. The cast-polymer baskets, a nonresonant asymmetrical chamber format and a rigid, structured dust cap ensure quality performance.

    1" x 1-1/2" Folded Motion tweeter

    With a 5-1/4" x 1-3/4" diaphragm produces clear-sounding high tones.

    Tweeter thermal/current protection

    Ensures reliable use. Custom air core coil and low-DCR steel laminate inductors offer durability.

    Custom bi-wire 5-way binding posts

    Promote secure, reliable connections.

    46Hz - 25kHz frequency response

    For faithful sound reproduction.

    90dB sensitivity

    For powerful sound.

    4 ohms impedance

    Conducts power through the speaker. Compatible with 4-, 6- and 8-ohm-rated amplifiers for wide-ranging use.


    Customer rating

    4.8
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for a Pretty Good-Sized Room

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

      Splurge on yourself and buy these. They'll unintentionally turn you into sound snob and have you wondering how you listened to music before folded motion tweeters. I bought two of these for a simple all-purpose stereo system for TV, music, & movies and paired it with a Denon AVR920. It sounds fantastic. They're great if you like a wide variety of music. The mid to highs are really clear for your folk/acoustic tracks where you can hear every pin drop, and there's plenty of boom to shake the apartment down when you start listening to Kendrick. The first few weeks I was just jamming to my entire music collection because it sounded so great and you hear new things in tracks because of the clarity of the folded tweeters. I'll probably get a subwoofer when I move to larger place and for improved movie effects, but I honestly don't miss it with two of these as front speakers. Not sure how to really describe the bass--some of the other highly rated speakers make everything bass heavy--even commercials, which annoying--these speakers in comparison are just clean sounding. The boom is there only when it's intended--the apartment shouldn't shake for a voice over in a yogurt commercial. Very happy with this purchase--I'll probably buy more speakers from the Martin Logan Motion series. Really the only decision you have to make is whether you need the 20s, 40s, or 60s depending on the size of the room and how badly you want to upset the neighbors. I almost bought the 40s and I'm glad I didn't.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Definitely NOT the traditional ML sound

      Posted
      Z06Pilot
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased the M20's to mate with a 50XT center for a 2nd, smaller HT setup, and for 2-channel, casual listening. I have the ML Montis and Stage-X center in my main HT, and couldn't be happier with the ML traditional electrostatic sound. Warm, huge soundstage, imaging larger than life, etc. I knew that obviously the M20's would be a much different sound signature being an enclosed, small speaker, but....... After 2 weeks of much 2-channel (and 2.1 channel) auditioning in my home I found them to be very bright (possibly due to the folded tweeter perhaps?). I prefer a warmer, more engaging sound signature. Don't have room for even small ML electrostatics in this room-must use a shorter, slender floor standing speaker. I ordered B/W CM8 S2's and matching center channel, and will be returning the ML M20's and 50XT center when they arrive. One thing to mention. Due to having a single bass driver, a good subwoofer that will blend well with the M20's is essential for bringing out the really deep frequencies if you will be using them for 2-channel listening. A quality built speaker system no doubt, just not for me, and as we all know, speaker selection is extremely subjective.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Buy themmmmm

      Posted
      D0na1dx3

      Bought these the beginning of this year. I allow time to pass before I write any review to really test them out. My set up are 2 Motion 20s a center Motion 8 and 4 motions 4s as rear and high rear and have to say ((my systems is 9.2 but running 7.1)) that Martin Logan's are the best out there. If you have the money and want the best system out there go for these perfect yes the motion 40s are a few bucks more but understand if you living room isn't large like normal size room then you don't need them these are perfect excellent HIGHLY RECOMMENDED also try and use 14 gauge speaker wire if you can go to 12 gauge but 14 will be good and you will get the most sound out of it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Top Notch Performer with a smaller footprint

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

      I have very specific space constraints. I have only 8 inches width and 12 inches of depth available for each speaker. I have no restriction on height. It is hard to find speakers that can fit in this footprint. These speakers fit and they are gorgeous. The wood finish is very professional and furniture like. I am pairing these with Martin Logan Depth subwoofer. This setup really rocks. Martin Logan Customer Service is the best. There is a real person in Kansas who gets back to you immediately.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Bang for the Buck

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

      Love these speakers. They have such a balance sound with ample bass. Great depth of sound and soundstage. I prefer hooking these up to a class D3 receiver. I don't use a amp but I'm happy with the power. I love that the footprint of these speakers aren't too big where its an eyesore. Using tower speakers sounds better than the soundbars so if you have the space go with these. Stereo is great on these.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding Speakers!

      Posted
      Alix2u
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased these to replace a pair of Klipsch bookshelf speakers that I did not even have for 3 months. I was looking for a cleaner crisp sound in the highs.....I found it.... Martin Logan in my "opinion" has the best, most crisp highs and can certainly fill a room with clean sound. Not to mention the piano finish on these towers are beautiful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome sound

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

      I bought these beauties on black Friday 2016 and got the $ 500 Dynamo subwoofer for free! Gotta love that!!! Sounds awesome. My system is complete with these 2 front speakers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Enhanced the depth of feild

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

      I have been running small satellite speakers for several years. I purchased 2 of these and found a whole new depth of field to my system.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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