Summary: I LOVE this speaker. I had previously bought the motion 30 to go with my front 40s because it was larger and more expensive. I expected it to be better than the 8 but it isn't. The 30 lacks the clarity and natural sound the 8 produces. Dialogue through the 8 is just fantastic. I can close my eyes and swear the voice is the person actually in the room.
Unbelievable clarity and vocal intelligibility now
21 June 2014
Summary: For many years I was frustrated with the medicore sound of people's voices from my old center channel speaker. I tried a variety of things such as getting Sorbothane isolation pads, tipping the front of the speaker up, boosting the output levels, and I even bought a more expensive version of what I already had. Somehow, whenever people talked, it still sounded rather muffled and empty. Certain phonemes were hard to distinguish, and transients were terrible too.
Excerpt: I replaced some older (17 years) Kef speakers in my family room and wanted something with better sound and not overly pricy. The Martin Logan brand was recommended by Abt and it is excellent, very good sound, very sharp and discrete. Can hear the highs and lows as well as midrange.
Summary: This speaker "woke" up my listening, I had not realized how muddy my Polk speakers were. Dialogue Was clear and crisp, midrange was excellent. Now I am replacing all my speakers, albeit slowly, with the ML motion series. They are made in Kansas, support is excellent and product is superb.
Summary: This Martin Logan center speaker is just perfect for my system. My system consists of an Yamaha receiver, a pair of Bose 301 front speakers, a pair of Bose 201 rear speakes ans an SVS subwoofer and this center speaker was just a perfect addition to this system. Very natural sounding centerspeaker. Would highly recommend this one.