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

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This bookshelf speaker features dual Folded Motion tweeters and a 5-1/4" paper cone woofer for enhanced dynamic range. The Precision Vojtko crossover ensures customized sound.



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Overview

What's Included


  • Wall-mount bracket, installation hardware, template
  • Owner's manual
  • MartinLogan Motion FX 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (1 speaker)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 18)

Features


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

Handles up to 160 watts peak power

For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.

5-1/4" paper cone woofers

Doped for stability and damping with a rigid dust cap for powerful sound.

Dual Folded Motion tweeters

Each featuring a 1" x 1-1/2" transducer and a lightweight diaphragm for stunning dynamic range and clarity.

Precision Vojtko crossover

With air core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors, polyester film and low DF electrolytic capacitors.

Push-style binding posts

For a simple connection.

Bookshelf or wall-mountable

For optimal placement.

74Hz - 25kHz frequency response

For faithful sound reproduction.

4 ohms impedance

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

2-way speaker system

Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.


Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FX for Your Effects

    Posted
    bigdogaxis
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I auditioned the MartinLogan Vantage towers as well as the ML Stage to upgrade my home theater front stage. Coming from the Klipsch F series, I was astonished at the clarity in which ML speakers present instrument and voice. My main concerns then turned to movie sound reproduction which would require LFE and surrounds. The front stage was impressive as expected; however, it was the surrounds that took me by surprise. I heard sounds in the reference movie that I never knew existed. By reference, I mean comparing new equipment against my current equipment using well known video and audio media. I had to know more about the surrounds. The MartinLogan FX Surround is from the Motion series using a folded motion tweeter and 5-1/4" woofer designed to match the timbre of the ESL speaker line, too. The FX is specifically for use as surround effects speaker. The FR covers 74-25000 Hz so they are perfect for your THX reference level system. The speaker comes with a bracket for mounting firmly in a corner (my preference) or a wall. So, spec-wise, they match up with most very other dipole surround available. If anyone ever designs a clarity specification for audio equipment, then you may never have to set foot in another audio store again. For now, take your reference disc along and audition these speakers for yourself. No review will ever give justice to speakers of this caliber.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Surrounds!

    Posted
    ww12

    I have had these for a month now and i can say that they are worth every penny. They match up with the motion 12's perfectly and i never feel like they are being over powered. You will catch every detail in the background without fail. They are large, that is an obvious fact once you take them out of the box. But the white pair does blend in well with white walls or ceilings. So don't let the size scare you because these make the surround system! These are some of the best surrounds that i have ever heard and i have listened to alot. Pair them up with the motion 12's or any electrostat and you will be very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome crisp sound with excellent bass

    Posted
    ZashZaiyan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Size: As said in other reviews, it's much bigger than I'd expected and not a light speaker by any means. Sound: I was amazed by the crisp and quality of the tweeters of these Martin Logans. I had previously purchased the SLM XL and these FX speakers over shadow them easily. I was leaning towards the Def Tech Pro Cinema speakers, but I'm EXTREMELY happy with this purchase. So far I've listened to Spotify music - will update once I break in the speakers. Installation: Very easy and as simple as hanging a picture frame on the wall. I was disappointed the kit didn't come with screws but I won't take away a star for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound

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

    I was on the fence about buying these (without hearing them) or the Motion 2. The price being double of the Motion 2 was a huge deal. I went ahead and bought the FX to replace some Polk bookshelf speakers I was using as rears. Let me tell you that my system, which is all Martin Logan now, sounded like a new system. These FX speakers actually produce bass and the fact that they are half-moon shaped fills the room with sound so well. I have ML Electrostats for my fronts which are very directional so these FX fill all those spaces. Truly worth the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply… Amazing

    Posted
    rc9000
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I used to have older Klipsh rear speakers, once I upgraded to these I heard sounds I never use to hear before coming from behind/ sides and I LOVE it!! Sounds supper real and even tricked my dad once into thinking it was raining outside! - I can't lie though they had me looking around once or twice too before I sort of with I went with the FX2's instead but ill be okay, the front speakers are most important and now will eventually go full out Martin Logan surround!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, Enveloping Surround Speakers

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

    I'm currently using these as surrounds with MartinLogan Motion 40s and a Motion 30, and they do their job quite well. They provide a very enveloping, engaging experience and blend very well with the other Motions in my system. The star of these speakers is definitely the folded motion tweeters, which provide very clean, transparent highs, and help the FXs "disappear" in the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect complement to EM-ESL and C2 front speakers

    Posted
    jaramill
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A bit heavier than I thought, or rather had it in my mind it'd be slightly heavier than the regular Motion Series cube surround speakers but not this heavy (16.5lbs). But nonetheless these hefty surrounds mate perfectly with the rest of the Electro-Motion series line of speakers (my EM-ESL front left and right, the C2 center). Crisp and smooth and clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Martin Logan - Home Theater System

    Posted
    gregz6806
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Best Buy home theater consulting service was worth the personnel visit to my apartment/ Man Cave to choose matched components for a Martin Logan home theater system with a Yamaha 7.2 receiver. I would recommend this service to anyone serious about their home theater system. Greg Zambeck

    I would recommend this to a friend




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