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

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FX for Your Effects

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    bigdogaxis
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    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

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    ZashZaiyan
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    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

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    Scott
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    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

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    rc9000
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    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

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    KilgoreTrout1
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    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

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    jaramill
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    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

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    gregz6806
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great

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    Tychus1
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    Had the ML 4s as my side surround but have always wanted to try these. After connecting and hanging these and running thru the Auddyssey setup I find I like these a little more than the Motion 4s. Sound is wider and more dispersed with these while the sound from Motion 4s was more locatable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Martin Logan magic!

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    Miguel
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    It's a truly amazing speaker. A mix of power and true sound reproduction. I'm truly sorry I waited this long to get them. EM-ESL Fronts EM-C2 Center Motion FX Surround Powered by Emotiva XPA-5 Onkyo TX-NR808 Def Tech SC 6000 Sub

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MartinLogan - Motion FX 5-1/4" 2-Way Bookshelf Spe

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    JoeB
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    What a great addition to my home Theater. These speakers give me all the high range and mid range sounds I need. What a great paring with any set of front speaker to give you that surround theater experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A most buy for home theater

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    Stan
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    The way these speaker sound makes youfeel u actually in an AMC theater. Martin Logan has out done other producers. These speakers were used to replace a nose self speaker and I will buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great surrounds to match my new system

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    TechieTV
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    I decided it was time to buy a complete system to replace my 25 year old JBLs. These surrounds are perfect match with ML 50XT using the new 60XT floor speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing surround speaker

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    Dustyjacobs
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    I have two pair of these speakers for surround side and surround back's and they are awesome! Room is 15ft wide and 18ft long and they are perfect for the room size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love It

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    WittyRob
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    These speakers sound amazing. Great sound. Have a 7.1 Martin Logan system with Marantz receiver. Everything works together smoothly and sounds great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Using for rears

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    Onthewater
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    I’m using these for my rears in a 5.1 system. They sound great and really make watching movies enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers - need better brackets

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    Bigd
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    Speakers are clear and work great. Brackets are difficult to attach speakers without scraping up wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Surround Speakers

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    Gregr
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    Haven't used them much yet but they do sound great and look great as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound

    Posted
    Lillypad
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    Nice and compact surround. Best Buy price matched and free delivery.

    I would recommend this to a friend