Summary: I have a Denon reciever and had some old Dalquist DQM-5 speakers that had finally given up the ghost. They were great sounding speakers and I was hesitant to go with something new. I listened to these at the local Best Buy and found them to sound great at the show room, but am always skeptical that they will sound the same at home. I was pleasantly suprised and they actually sound better than my trusty old Dalquists.
Summary: I was looking for a set of desktop speakers to match a Roth MC4 tube-amp dock. To help me make a decision, my father-in-law accompanied me to audition a number of options both at and below the price of the Martin Logan's. I enjoy great sound and wanted something that at least stood up in principle to my B&W CM5's which is my main room speaker. While I'm just a normal guy who likes hi-fi, my father in law is a bona-fide expert in sound.
Summary: I recently set-up a nice stereo system in a bedroom. It's not a large room and the system is not designed for ear-splitting volume levels. I spent a few weeks auditioning speakers, listening to speakers from many brands including Martin Logan, Bowers & Wilkins, Definitive Technology, Mirage, and Audioengine. The ability to wall-mount was a priority for my situation. I came away from all that auditioning with the Martin Logan Motion 4s.
Summary: I am an audiophile who is determined to get great sound without spending large amounts of money. It is esy to get world class sound if you are willing to spend over $5,000. I will never do that, however. In the 1970's, I worked part time in two high end audio stores -- hence I know what good sound is and is not. I was interested in the Motion 4's because they are Martin Logan speakers and Martin Logan has been a leader in producing remarkable speakers for decades.
Summary: Clean high end descent bass for a small speaker, I would still urge strongly you get a sub woofer. Very high end detailed audiophile quality Speaker. For the price & we tested many there are better speakers but not at this price range.
Summary: I hoped to use Motion 4s in place of Emotiva Pro Airmotiv4s that sound terrific, but are not aesthetically compatible with my living room. I eventually returned the Motions 4s. The speakers sounded very good, but I agree with reviewers who feel that the speakers fall short of their potential. Pros: The Motion 4s provide the air and detail that can be expected of speakers that use air motion transformers or ribbon tweeters.
MartingLogan Motion 4's are great sounding wall speakers
20 February 2012
Summary: My wife and I are super pleased with the set we put together on MartinLogan's recommendation. We combined the Motion 8 center speaker with wall mounted Motion 4's (4 of them) and balanced the set with a ML Dynamo 700 subwoofer. The speakers all run through an Onkyo TX-NR709 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver with better than expected audio output. We are delighted with this configuration.
Summary: A great product made in the USA! I miss saying that. For the price point and Bookshelf category, this speaker embodies the full sound you are looking for. Go to Best Buy, listen to it, and then wait for a better deal on Ebay. Enjoy.
Summary: If your an audiophile you probably won't like this speaker but if your just entering the world of home theater and stereo you will be impressed. The ribbon type tweeter of this design is ear catching at first listen and the speaker designer has "voiced" this part of the speaker to grab your attention. It's an old trick in speaker design to emphasize the high frequencies but it's not really needed with this wonderful tweeter.