MartinLogan Motion 50XTi is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by MartinLogan. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1.25 x 2.4" Folded Motion XT Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Aluminum Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 50-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 94 dB. MartinLogan 50XTi has an MSRP of 1200$ but can often be found around 900$ per pair.
What size of room is the MartinLogan 50XTi speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the MartinLogan 50XTi is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in MartinLogan's Motion Series?
Motion 50XTi is a member of MartinLogan's Motion series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
MartinLogan Motion Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the MartinLogan 50XTi speaker?
MartinLogan 50XTi has a Frequency response range of 50-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-300 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Motion 50XTi's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
What is the Crossover frequency of MartinLogan 50XTi?
Motion 50XTi is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 900Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2200Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the MartinLogan 50XTi? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
MartinLogan 50XTi's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 94 dB
Center Channel Speakers
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the MartinLogan Motion 50XTi is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the MartinLogan Motion 50XTi with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
94dB of MartinLogan Motion 50XTi is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Motion 50XTi an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the MartinLogan 50XTi will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the MartinLogan 50XTi:
Motion 50XTi has Custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Recommended Break In
Allow 72 hours of break-in at 90 dB.
MartinLogan 50XTi External Dimensions and Weight
MartinLogan 50XTi has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 7-11/16 x 23 x 13-5/8inch (196.0 x 585.0 x 347.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of MartinLogan 50XTi is approximately 2030.0cm2 / 314.7inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of MartinLogan 50XTi, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
The MartinLogan 50XTi weighs 13.86kg / 30.5lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Motion 50XTi's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers under $1500
Cabinet type and Materials
MartinLogan 50XTi has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Lacquer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
MartinLogan 50XTi comes with 4 Rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
MartinLogan 50XTi is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
MartinLogan 50XTi is available in Walnut.
Does the MartinLogan 50XTi come with a Grille?
Motion 50XTi comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Motion 50XTi is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of MartinLogan 50XTi?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Motion 50XTi:
Center-channel loudspeaker Grille 4 Rubber feet Users Manual Warranty/Registration Information
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the MartinLogan Motion 50XTi.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the MartinLogan Motion 50XTi, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for MartinLogan 50XTi
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the MartinLogan Motion 50XTi speaker:
Official Brochure for MartinLogan 50XTi
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the MartinLogan Motion 50XTi speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for MartinLogan 50XTi
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.