Absolutely Gorgeous Recent Model MartinLogan Top of the Line Towers in High Gloss Black CherryWood
These multiple award winning floor-standers are not only breath-taking to behold, but fantastic in terms of sound and clarity as well. Here is a small sample of their industry reviews:
Hometheater Review, Brent Butterworth: “the Motion 60XT is easily one of the best speakers I’ve tested, delivering incredibly lifelike tonality and imaging… the Motion 60XT definitely delivers the magic that audiophiles always seek but too often fail to achieve.”
The Absolute Sound, David Martson: “Immediately, I was taken aback; the broad, sharply defined soundstage extended well beyond the width of the speakers, the vocals sounded eerily lifelike, and the instrumental timbre was natural, with a depth so palpable I could practically reach my hands into it.”
Sound & Visions, Michael Trei: “I generally find too often that a home theater system can be riddled with poor compromises when it comes to playing music; that’s why I have completely separate systems for two-channel and multichannel listening. The MartinLogan package does a pretty convincing job of straddling that divide, working quite effectively with both music and movies when set up appropriately… you’re really getting a whole lot of speaker for your hard-earned money… (the FoldedMotion tweeter is) an impressive achievement in itself, giving the Motion XT speakers a decisive advantage in clarity over many conventional designs. When you couple that with the allure of the aluminum cone woofers and midrange drivers, as well as the Motion’s chic sense of styling, the overall package has great appeal. “Truth in Sound,” indeed.” –
“Dominant floor-standing speaker with a Folded Motion® XT tweeter, black aluminum mid-range & dual 8″ woofers with rear-firing bass ports, and a luscious high-gloss piano black finish.
The elegant Motion 60XT tower speaker is the most powerful addition to MartinLogan’s award-winning Motion® Series and is voice-matched with the entire Motion Series lineup.
The Motion 60XT speaker feature our advanced resolution Folded Motion® XT tweeter and have been designed with a luscious high-gloss piano black finish, subtle angled-top cabinet with soft radius corners and signature MartinLogan perforated grille.
A Versatile Performer XT stands for extreme, and for good reason. Motion 60XT speakers play louder, lower, and with unflinching accuracy. Dual 8” woofers and rear-firing bass ports create astonishing deep, precise bass, while a dedicated mid woofer promotes an open, revealing and authentic midrange. Paring this powerful trio with our most accurate Folded Motion XT tweeter creates audible acoustic alchemy that delivers an engaging and encompassing experience, cutting straight to the emotion locked inside your favorite recordings.
Each speaker feature dual sets of custom 5-way binding posts for bi-wire/bi-amp capabilities and powerful rear-firing bass port. Stability is enhanced to create tighter coupling between speaker and floor with the included spikes.
Engineering Genius What makes the Motion Series sound so amazing? MartinLogan’s dedicated in-house engineering team started by utilizing and refining the most advanced, compact technologies and combining them with innovative engineering. The result is an emotionally engaging sound that rivals (and most times trounces) traditional loudspeakers of similar size and price.
Folded Motion® XT Tweeters The signature Folded Motion tweeters utilize extremely low mass diaphragms that “squeeze” air, and require significantly less excursion than the typical 1-inch dome tweeter, which drastically minimizes distortion while providing a lightning fast response time. The increased surface area also provides a wide, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a realistic and carefully etched sound stage.
The low distortion Folded Motion XT tweeter boasts a radiating surface 40% larger than those found in the award-winning Motion® Series products. This substantial leap in size increases the bandwidth and efficiency of the high-performance tweeter for effortless performance.”
Get closer to your favorite music and movies
The Motion 60XT floor-standing speaker plays loud and low, and with impressive transparency and presence.
The Motion 60XT is the flagship of MartinLogan’s Motion series speaker line. It’s carefully engineered to produce stunningly transparent and natural sound, whether you’re listening to music or movie soundtracks. Beautiful on the outside, the Motion 60XT will reveal layer upon layer of sonic detail, unlocking the emotion inside your favorite recordings. You’ll hear a wide, deep soundstage with realistic imaging fleshed out in pinpoint detail, and anchored by effortlessly deep bass.
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.
Expressive midrange and deep, effortless bass The Motion 60XT uses a low-distortion 6-1/2″ aluminum cone to supply fast, clean, and open-sounding midrange, so vocals sound almost as if the singer were in the room. Dual 8″ woofers with rigid cast aluminum baskets ensure the Motion 60XT goes deep and clean. These drivers increase low-frequency output, making sure bass response isn’t an afterthought or left for a subwoofer to worry about. Two rear-firing bass ports help efficiently enhance bass response without adding distortion to this speaker’s pristine performance.
All that and looks too MartinLogan knows how to catch ears and eyes. The Motion 60XT in flawless Gloss Black finish looks striking; its cabinet features a gently angled top and soft-radius corners, making it stand out from the typical box-shaped tower speaker. Removable floor spikes and stabilizer bars offer firm footing while enhancing this speaker’s natural sound.
1.25″ x 2.4″ Folded Motion™ XT tweeter for high output levels and low distortion
one 6-1/2″ aluminum cone midrange with cast polymer basket
two 8″ aluminum cone woofers with cast aluminum baskets
bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
high-precision audiophile-grade crossover network
Frequency response: 35-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
Sensitivity: 94 dB
Impedance: 4 ohms
Recommended amplifier power: 20-400 watts
Perforated magnetic grilles
5-way binding post speaker terminals (bi-amp/bi-wire capable)
Dimensions: 11-7/16″W (w/feet installed) x 48″H x 14-7/16″D, weight: 66 lbs each
Currently mounted on felt feet for use on hard floor surfaces.
If you’re looking for a pair of beautiful, great sounding speakers then look no further. These MartinLogan Motion 60XT’s are in near mint condition, and are sure to please.
Asking $2695 for these beauties.