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.
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.