Conclusion: The MartinLogan Dynamo 1000w is a top-notch performer in nearly every regard, but we were especially pleased with its musicality. This is one of those few subwoofers that can nimbly navigate the divide between the nuanced music performance and explosive movie tracks and successfully meet the demands for both. Additionally, its ability to maintain its integrity at both low and high output levels makes it a suitable option for those with small and large rooms alike.
Pros: Exceptionally musical, Tight, fast and deep bass response, Capable of above-average SPLs, Wireless capability included, Convertible from down-firing to forward-firing
Cons: Expensive, Not as gut wrenching as some more expensive, ported options
Excerpt: Every time I hear the word Dynamo, I can’t help but remember with considerable affection the late great Frank Zappa, whose song Dynamo Hum must go down in the annals of music as one of the funniest ever (and until recent times, one of the rudest).
Excerpt: Those familiar with the name Martin Logan probably know it for high-end electrostatic speaker design. So it's quite a surprise to see this compact, affordable subwoofer bearing the logo. The Dynamo is a handsome, cuboidal little fellow that can be used in a forward or downward-firing configuration by attaching the stand to either the control side or driver side respectively.
Pros: Compact and well-built, speedy, tuneful delivery, goes deep considering size
Cons: Doesn’t have enough grip or volume on movie soundtracks, audible rattle when troubled