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

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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bright and full body

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    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

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    rsparks293
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    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

    Like having new ears

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    HappyCamper
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    I bought these for my RV because size and weight have to be kept down while traveling. Having said that I am no newcomer to home audio and they sound tremendous. The highs are definitely Vivid as advertised but I was surprised that the low end was warm and present for the size of the enclosure. I do have them set up with a SVS subwoofer and it's like I'm hearing my music for the first time for the amount of nuance and accuracy my setup now has. I also bought a Martin Logan slm for my Center Channel and couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good all-around speakers

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    KilgoreTrout1
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    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

    Excellent!

    Posted
    Agent1138
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    These are my first step into quality speakers and boy, I'm very satisfied! I was set on a pair of KEF's but the guys in the Magnolia shop suggested I take a listen to these bad boys. They were pretty spot on with their recommendation. When paired with a good amp and turntable, they are incredibly detailed and bright. If you are just getting into higher end audio, these speakers are a great place to start. For the money, they are hard to beat!

    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.

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    SoundMiser3
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    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

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    Alaskatechy
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    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

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    BookenDano
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    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
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Priceless

    Posted
    Pops
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    Full, rich sound in a small package. Perfect for my home office. Stylish, but understated design allow them to melt into the decor, so all you notice is exquisite sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great surrounding speakers

    Posted
    Karmenrider637
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    Had these with motion 60xt front, motion 50xt center, dynamo 1000 sub, power by a pioneer elite sc 89 receiver. A great setup, pretty expensive for the average person but it is worth every penny. I highly recommended to anyone who wants a great set for under 5k.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it

    Posted
    DJD1000
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    I cringe at the thought of a single speaker in excess of $300, but I have to admit the sound out of these little things is impressive. Combined with their goods looks and the obvious build quality, I'd say they're worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bookshelf Speaker

    Posted
    Thomas
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    Use a pair of ML Motion 15, a ML Sub and ML Atmos speakers for movies, vinyl listening and CD/MP3 playback. Great all around speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speakers!!!

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    Blessed
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    I replaced my old Bose speakers with these Martin Logan speakers and I could not be happier!! The sound is awesome and these shelf speakers take up less floor space than the Bose. I absolutely LOVE them!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Aesthetic and Great Sound

    Posted
    Jeffrey
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    These speakers were recommended to me by multiple people and have not let me down. Great sound and the cherry wood finish makes them beautiful to look at as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    Walleye
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    These are really good speakers; they are expensive, beautiful to look at (black cherry wood), clear, rich sound and give a depth of sound that is breathtaking!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Crisp

    Posted
    Coldcutt
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    They have such an earthy and warm sound and I have to say it really brings out the audiophile in me. I keep buying more speakers from Martin Logan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure Bliss

    Posted
    VictorT
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    You will notice the craftsmanship and quality when you open the package. Pair this item with a good receiver and the sound is excellent. No complaints at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound

    Posted
    Svanden
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    I hadn't heard of these speakers before they were recommended. After researching them, I decided to go with them. The sound is great! Not disappointed at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend