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

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With dual 5-1/2" aluminum-cone woofers and a Folded Motion tweeter, this MartinLogan Motion 30 MO30GWH center-channel speaker handles a range of frequencies for dynamic audio. The 5-way binding posts simplify installation into your existing system.



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Overview

What's Included


  • Owner's manual
  • Rubber feet, grille cover
  • MartinLogan Motion 30 Dual 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


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

For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.

Dual 5-1/2" aluminum-cone woofers

With a cast polymer basket, nonresonant asymmetrical chamber and rigid dust cap deliver 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 binding posts

Offer simple, secure connectivity.

Elegant design

Features rounded edges, a gently tapered top and a high-gloss finish to blend seamlessly with your MartinLogan Motion 20 or Motion 40 floorstanding speakers (not included).

65Hz - 25kHz frequency response

Ensures faithful sound reproduction.

91dB sensitivity

For high-quality audio output.

4 ohms impedance

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


Overall customer rating

5
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
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    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

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    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

    Amazing Center to match my high end ML system

    Posted
    BlazinPond
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    While this is more entry level for Martin Logan, I am absolutely amazed how this compliments my surround system (Electromotion ESL). This center is amazing and it's hard to imagine what the EC2 or other higher end ML centers sound like.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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