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Martin Logan Black Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers - LX16GBL

Abt Model: LX16GBL | UPC Code: 877929006716
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5.25" High-Excursion Black-Aluminum Woofer/ Folded Motion Tweeter/ Low-DF Electrolytic Capacitors/ Custom Wound Inductors/ Thermal And Current Protection/ 60-25kHz Frequency Response/ 5 Ohms Nominal Impedance/ Black Finish/ Sold As A Pair
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Martin Logan Black Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers - LX16GBL

The Motion LX16 extends the award-winning Motion Series sound to a more traditional bookshelf package, featuring MartinLogan's advanced resolution Folded Motion™ tweeter, a low-distortion 5.25-inch high-excursion black-aluminum woofer, and low-turbulence rear-firing bass port for extended bass performance.

Inspired by MartinLogan's ultra-high-end electrostatic loudspeakers, the Motion® Series was created to provide stunning sound for your ultimate-performance home theater or stereo. MartinLogan's dedicated in-house engineers carefully crafted the Motion Series to create an extremely affordable and compact product line that seamlessly blends our exquisite Folded Motion™ transducers with powerful, compact bass technology. The result is a smooth, refined sound with stunning dynamic range and jaw-dropping clarity.

Features:

  • Minimalistic Design Featuring Luxurious Real-Wood
    For the Motion LX16, MartinLogan's signature perforated steel grille appears to float in front of the solidly constructed 3/4-inch thick MDF cabinets. Hidden discretely underneath the grille, the drivers are held securely in place by a solid, black-anodized brushed aluminum baffle. Folded Motion tweeters and woofers are seamlessly blended with an advanced topology crossover network featuring polypropylene and low-DF electrolytic capacitors, custom wound inductors, and thermal and current protection. The Motion LX Series also features recessed custom 5-way binding posts for connection versatility.

  • High-Gloss Finishes
    The Motion LX16 is available in two luxurious high-gloss finishes; Piano Black or Black Cherrywood. Our new high-gloss black cherrywood finish has deep cherry undertones and appears almost black in low light, giving them a unique and understated elegance that blends into any environment.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response 60-25kHz
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB @ 2.83 V/m
  • Nominal Impedance: 5 ohms. Compatible with 4, 6 or 8 ohm rated amplifiers
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.7 kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 20-200 watts per channel
  • Low Frequency Driver: 5.25" (13.3cm) black aluminum cone with cast basket.
  • Low Frequency Driver Properties: Non-resonant asymmetrical chamber format. Rigid structured dust cap to reduce cone break-up modes.
  • Cabinet: Ported
  • Crossover Components: Custom air core coil and low DCR steel laminate inductors. Polyester film capacitors in series and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel. Overall system thermal/current protection.
  • Binding Post Inputs: Custom 5-way binding posts
  • Mounting Options: Include wall bracket, or aftermarket bracket (using 1/4 x 20 threaded insert on back of speaker)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit: 11" x 6.5" x 9.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 12 lbs
  • Shipping: 24 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts And Labor

Features and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Frequency Response60-25kHz
Enclosure MaterialWood
Enclosure TypePorted (Bass Reflex)
Impedance5 Ohms
LightweightNo
Magnetic shieldingNo
Power20W - 200W
Sensitivity92dB spl (2.83 V/m)
Speaker Design2-Way
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Tweeter Size (inches)1 x 1.4
Woofer Size (inches)5.25
Height (inches)11
Width (inches)6.5
Depth (inches)9.5
  

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3.0

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4.0

Sound good to me!

By Mitch

from Evanston

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

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      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin Logan Black Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers:

        Got these at a discount due to the new model coming out but they are worth the undiscounted price. Good size, elegant and excellent sound for the money.

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        1.0

        Not For Large Rooms

        By Phil

        from Skokie IL

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Space Saver

          Comments about Martin Logan Cherrywood Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers:

          I have a Trilevel home and the media room has 15' celing at the peak. The Logans where very brite too much for my taste, They where verry good for slow tempo jazz and blues but switch to rock and uptempo and the sound is a miss the highs are amazing but the mid is nonexistant and the bass disapears, Im running a Denon with pure power filter and cant get the logans passed -35 with out the bass cracking.

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          3.0

          Martin Logan LX16

          By Hifidon

          from San Francisco

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Sound needs improving

          Best Uses

          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

          Comments about Martin Logan Cherrywood Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers:

          I was suprised by these ML speaker! They are gorgeous to look at and look far more expensive! But, for two tiny speakers, I was hoping it's sound would escape out of it's small enclosure to produce a larger image as previous tiny speakers of the 70's have done (Celestion SL series and AR speakers of the past)especially with all the new drivers and technology now available, I was hoping it would "knock my socks off" but it's merely a good speaker. You have to really turn the volume up to hear what it's capable of which works for most speakers. Unfortunately, I had to return them. This review cost me $80 in shipping fees.

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          4.0

          Sweet for their size

          By SD

          from Napa Valley, CA.

          About Me Audiophile

          Pros

          • Accurate high notes
          • Great base
          • Great Build Quality
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Martin Logan Cherrywood Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers:

            I was looking for something for my office book shelf with great sound in a compact speaker. I have the LXR16's teamed up with the Carbon Trinity Fatman, and the Brennon L87 hard drive player. The LXR16's really made this system come alive. This was perfect for my situation. I do not find the LXR's particularly pleasing to look at, but If you saw my office you would say who cares. However, if you would like some kick booty small speakers with deep penetrating bsae, and crisp responsive highs then these speakers are for you. They are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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            Martin Logan Black Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers

            Martin Logan Black Motion LX16 Bookshelf Speakers

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