MartinLogan Motion® C10 is a 2-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 1.0 x 1.4" Folded Motion Ribbon Tweeter and 2 x 5.5" Woven Fiberglass Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 63-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 93 dB. MartinLogan Motion C10 has an MSRP of 1998$ per pair.
What size of room is the MartinLogan Motion C10 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the MartinLogan Motion C10 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(4th Gen) Series?
Motion C10 is a member of MartinLogan's Motion(4th Gen) series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
MartinLogan Motion(4th Gen) Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the MartinLogan Motion C10 speaker?
MartinLogan Motion C10 has a Frequency response range of 63-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-200 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Motion C10'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 Motion C10?
The Crossover frequency of the Motion C10 is set to 1000Hz and 2000Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the MartinLogan Motion C10? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
MartinLogan Motion C10's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 93 dB
Center Channel Speakers
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the MartinLogan Motion® C10 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® C10 with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
93dB of MartinLogan Motion® C10 is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Motion C10 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 Motion C10 will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the MartinLogan Motion C10:
Motion C10 features Custom 5-way binding posts type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Recommended Break In
Allow 72 hours of break-in.
MartinLogan Motion C10 External Dimensions and Weight
MartinLogan Motion C10 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 7-1/4inch x 19inch x 11-1/2inch (184 x 483 x 293mm ).
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 Motion C10 is approximately 1415.2cm2 / 219.4inch2.
The MartinLogan Motion C10 weighs 10.70kg / 23.5lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Motion C10's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers under $3000
Cabinet type and Materials
MartinLogan Motion C10 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. 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 Motion C10 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 Motion C10 is available in Gloss Black, Walnut and and Satin White.
Does the MartinLogan Motion C10 come with a Grille?
Motion C10 comes with Secure-Lock 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.
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the MartinLogan Motion® C10 speaker:
Official Brochure for MartinLogan Motion C10
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the MartinLogan Motion® C10 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for MartinLogan Motion C10
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.