MartinLogan Motion® MP10 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by MartinLogan. It features a 1.0 x 1.4" Folded Motion Ribbon Tweeter and 1 x 5.5" Woven Fiberglass Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 81-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 92 dB. MartinLogan Motion MP10 has an MSRP of 998$ per pair.
What size of room is the MartinLogan Motion MP10 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the MartinLogan Motion MP10 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
|Very Large Room
(* 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 MP10 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 MP10 speaker?
MartinLogan Motion MP10 has a Frequency response range of 81-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 81 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from Motion MP10 so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with MartinLogan Motion MP10, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Motion MP10's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1000$ (Pair), these are the 4 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the MartinLogan Motion MP10's 81Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of MartinLogan Motion MP10?
The Crossover frequency of the Motion MP10 is set to 2100Hz. 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 MP10? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
MartinLogan Motion MP10's nominal impedance level is 5 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 92 dB
Nominal Impedance of 5 Ohms makes the MartinLogan Motion® MP10 a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
92dB of MartinLogan Motion® MP10 is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Motion MP10 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 MP10 will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the MartinLogan Motion MP10:
Motion MP10 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 MP10 External Dimensions and Weight
MartinLogan Motion MP10 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 14inch x 8inch x 5inch (356 x 203 x 127mm ).
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 MP10 is approximately 257.8cm2 / 40.0inch2.
The MartinLogan Motion MP10 weighs 4.40kg / 9.7lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Motion MP10's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
MartinLogan Motion MP10 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 MP10 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 MP10 is available in Gloss Black, Walnut and and Satin White.
Motion MP10 has Yes mounting bracket that makes it possible to mount on walls and similar surfaces easily.
Does the MartinLogan Motion MP10 come with a Grille?
Motion MP10 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 list of accessories that we think you may need for the MartinLogan Motion® MP10.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the MartinLogan Motion® MP10 speaker:
Official Brochure for MartinLogan Motion MP10
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the MartinLogan Motion® MP10 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for MartinLogan Motion MP10
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.