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Martin Logan announces 7 new Motion speakers
After being picked up for distribution by PMC Distribution UK, Martin Logan has wasted little time in getting their latest bookshelf, centre and floorstanding Motion speaker models out.
Perhaps best known for their electrostatic speakers, the seven latest additions to Martin Logan’s established Motion range have the same DNA at their heart to retain the performance technology present in earlier iterations of the series, making them suitable for use in music or home cinema setups.

Adding stylish slimline housings which reduce resonance with reinforced cabinet baffles, the new speakers include the 15i and 35TXi bookshelf models, the 30i and 50TXi centre channel designs and three floor standers, the 20i, 40i and 60TXi. The bookshelf speakers are two-way designs and the floorstanding models and both centre channel speakers are three-way designs.
Martin Logan announces 7 new Motion speakers
Using a Folded Motion tweeter design, a technology which mirrors the accuracy of an electrostatic panel from a compact drive, the speakers can provide faster and more efficient transient response and virtually distortion free output. The Folded Motion design of the tweeters crimps a lightweight, thin-film transducer into an accordion like structure to increase the surface area available by 8-10 times over and above typical tweeters. This material lightness and extra surface area leads to a higher output capability, higher levels of accuracy and an extended bandwidth. Both the Folded Motion and Folded Motion XT (featuring a larger driver) can, therefore, lift out the dynamics of a movie soundtrack or the critical elements of recorded music.

Aluminium cone mid-frequency and bass drivers are custom built with high power magnet structures and are lightweight yet stiff. Indeed, a new concave dust cap adds to the cones’ strength and rigidity. This all combines to provide significant excursion (how far the cone of a speaker linearly travels from its resting position), sound output and power handling capability while providing a colouration free sound with preserved audio details.
Martin Logan announces 7 new Motion speakers
Coordinating the elements of the speakers are the custom, hand-built Vojtkotm crossover networks. These use high-quality polypropylene plus low-DF electrolytic capacitors and custom wound inductors. Combined with real-world voicing, this enables the speakers to deliver a reliable, realistic audio performance whatever the listening environment.

Ian Sutton, divisional director for PMC Distribution UK, introduced the new Motion Series, “Martin Logan has come up with a stunning range of speakers, that brings the incredible performance benefits of its world-renowned electrostatic speakers to the wider consumer market.”

He continued, “Replacing the original Motion Series was never going to be an easy task, but I am delighted to report that these new models take that tried and tested performance and elevate it to a new level. We look forward to sharing them with the UK’s audiophile and movie-loving consumers.”
Martin Logan announces 7 new Motion speakers
The Motion Series speakers finished in Matte White, Red Walnut or Gloss Black and will be available from October 2019.

UK MSRP (inc. VAT):

Motion 15i bookshelf - £795
Motion 35TXi bookshelf - £1195
Motion 30i centre channel - £695
Motion 50TXi centre channel - £945
Motion 20i floorstanding - £1595
Motion 40i floorstanding - £1995
Motion 60TXi floorstanding - £2995

Source: Press release
Image Source: Martin Logan/PMC
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