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MartinLogan - Motion 30 5-1/2" Center-Channel Speaker - Gloss Black

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Enhance your home theater system with this MartinLogan Motion 30 MO30GBL center-channel speaker that features two 5-1/2" aluminum cone woofers and a Folded Motion tweeter for faithful sound reproduction of highs and lows.



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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • MartinLogan Motion 30 5-1/2" Center-Channel Speaker

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (43 out of 43)

    Features


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

    Handles up to 100 watts maximum input power (200 watts peak)

    For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.

    Two 5-1/2" aluminum cone woofers

    With a cast polymer basket, nonresonant asymmetrical chamber and rigid dust cap for powerful sound.

    Folded Motion tweeter

    Features a 1" x 1-1/2" transducer with a 5-1/4" x 1-3/4" diaphragm for stunning dynamic range and clarity.

    5-way bi-wire binding posts

    Offer simple, secure connectivity.

    Ported cabinet

    Delivers deep, powerful bass and 80° dispersion for a dynamic listening experience.

    65Hz - 25kHz (±3dB) frequency response

    For faithful sound reproduction.

    91dB sensitivity

    For powerful sound.

    4 ohms impedance

    Conducts power through the speaker. Compatible with 4-, 6- and 8-ohm amplifiers.


    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Center Channel Speaker

      Posted
      KilgoreTrout1
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      I'm using the Motion 30 in a 5.1 home theater with the Motion 40s and Motion FXs, and I'm pretty impressed with it. Writing about speakers is difficult, as feelings about them are very subjective, but this is overall the best center channel speaker I have had. I've had several center channel speakers in the past, and typically prefer a 3-way configuration, but this little speaker is great. I was very nervous coming from a MUCH larger center, but the dialogue clarity, definition, range, and horizontal dispersion of the relatively small Motion 30 has quelled those initial reservations. I've never owned speakers with any sort of ribbon transducer, but they live up to the open, airy hype that I've always heard about. On top of the great sound (which is impressive from bottom to top), the Motion 30's physical attributes were welcomed by my fiance, who has always put up with my speaker choices, but this time embraced them. If you'd like to read a much more professional and eloquently-written review of this speaker, I'd highly recommend the one on Home Theater Magazine's website (I found pretty much everything in that review to be accurate).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible upgrade

      Posted
      ironjamie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've had Bose surround in my living room for a lot of years. I felt it was time for a serious upgrade. Went to Magnolia in Albany and did serious comparison of all the best speakers there. For the price, i felt the Martin Logan Motion series speakers were a no brainer. I not only got the Motion 30 for my center channel, but have the Motion 40 for my mains as well as AFX (surrounds) and Motion 8 for rear center. The sound is incredible for theater and music. I have a small recording studio in my house and I wanted to make sure the speakers did both well. I'm extremely happy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Sound from a Small Box

      Posted
      urbanryno
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      this guy is a great speaker for mid/high range reproduction, thus making it a great match for a home theater with a powered sub. Don't expect this clean 4ohm speaker to push out strong lows - it's not going to happen. However, movie dialog and high range action is reproduced very nicely. You might want to consider the amp you're using and ensure it has level adjustments for the various channels - especially if you're trying to match this up with a 6 or 8ohm front speaker set.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just what I was looking for

      Posted
      Deek29
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      I couldn't be happier with what I've ended up with ... last year at this time I had a 5.1 upstairs and a 5.1 downstairs in the exercise room ... now I have a 3.1 upstairs and a 2.1 downstairs and things have never sounded better (quality over quantity :-). Along with an older sub, the LX16s sound great and are just what we need downstairs (not exactly "critical listening" time while exercising).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sound is everything.

      Posted
      JIMSMONSTER
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      I wanted to upgrade my center channel since my original speaker was over ten year's old. I read several reviews and must say the sound was perfect for the dialog portion of of the blu ray movies I'm watching. I've been a fan of the Martin Logan brand for awhile. This is my 1st purchase of Martin Logan which I actually bought two center speakers since my receiver can run two separate center channel's.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow

      Posted
      Cool
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      If you are looking for Wow in your home theater system then these are the speakers for you. The sound rivals the best theaters have to offer. I have mated them with 2 ElectroMotion ESL 8 floor speakers, 4 Motion 4s, and a Dynamo 700W sub to complete the 7.1 system all driven by a Marantz 1540w, awesome!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sounding center channel speaker

      Posted
      RickS
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      The Martin Logan Motion 30 center channel is an excellent sounding unit. It is a marked improvement over my old Klipsch model. When watching movies, the dialog is very clear to understand which is critical to enjoying your selection. Great sound. I highly recommend this speaker.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than expected

      Posted
      DWM1968
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      I replaced my Motion 4 with the Motion 8 and difference is incredible. It is a very well rounded speaker. Most impressive are the vocals and upper range bass reproduction. I have owned, Polk Audio, Definitive, and the Motion 4 in the past and this center by far is Superior.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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