Martin Logan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker - (Each) Gloss Black

MartinLogan

  • $ 699.99

Martin Logan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker - (Each) Gloss Black

 

MartinLogan Motion 35XTi with its flawless finish, gently tapered cabinet, and handsome perforated magnetic steel grille, one could be forgiven for mistaking the MartinLogan Motion 35XTi as a beautiful piece of furniture. But one listen will tell you this speaker's beauty runs far deeper. A powerful bookshelf loudspeaker that is capable of delivering extreme performance, with lifelike details provided by a lightning-fast Folded Motion® XT tweeter, the bold dynamic range of a 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofer with a rear-firing bass port, and a proprietary Vojtko crossover network. XT stands for extreme: lifelike details from the lightning-fast Folded Motion XT tweeter, open and authentic midrange performance, coupled with deep, musical bass response. These classic performance technologies have been enhanced by the slightest of modifications, including the drive-stabilizing dust cap design and stiffened motor suspension. The speaker’s enclosure sports a reinforced baffle and a fabric grille. Available in three stylish finishes: gloss black, matte white, and red walnut.

 

Product Highlights:

  • 1.25" x 2.4" Folded Motion™ XT tweeter for exceptional musical detail with low distortion
  • 6-1/2" aluminum-cone woofer with cast polymer basket for powerful, accurate bass
  • Bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
  • High-precision, audiophile-grade crossover network
  • Frequency response: 50-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-250 watts
  • Custom 5-way bi-wire binding posts
  • Perforated steel grille attaches magnetically to cabinet
  • Dimensions 7-11/16"W x 13-9/16"H x 11-13/16"D
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 years (with product registration)

 

Folded Motion XT tweeter for detailed sound

MartinLogan's innovative Folded Motion XT tweeter uses a pleated diaphragm that works similarly to an accordion by "squeezing" air to create sound. Because it requires almost 90% less excursion than the typical 1" dome tweeter, response time is drastically reduced along with distortion. The diaphragm's increased surface area also provides wide, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a realistic and highly accurate soundstage. Music sounds amazingly detailed, but smooth and effortless, without a trace of harshness. And the XT tweeter boasts a 40% larger radiating surface area than that of ML's standard Folded Motion design, for even greater bandwidth and efficiency.

 

UNIQUE CROSSOVER NETWORK

Motion Series speakers feature proprietary Vojtko™ crossovers, named after MartinLogan's chief audio technologist, Joe Vojtko. "A Vojtko crossover isn't so much a set of design requirements as it is a philosophy," the company explains. Each speaker's drivers are carefully selected or designed to operate within an intentional frequency range and specific performance parameters. That allows the crossover networks — built from high-quality capacitors and resistors — to be clean and uncomplicated.

 

Bass that keeps pace

The Motion 35XT uses a low-distortion 6-1/2" aluminum cone woofer to supply fast, clean midrange and powerful bass performance that blend in seamlessly with the Folded Motion XT tweeter. A low-turbulence rear-firing port extends bass performance, but keeps it tight and tuneful.