martin logan vision - Genesis Audio & Video

martin logan vision - Genesis Audio & Video
Simplicity + Performance
How about a complete 5 speaker sound system with amplifier and Dolby
processor installed with just two cables or...
Sound appealing? You bet! I know why Martin Logan insists
on calling this product the “Ultimate” soundbar. This five
speaker system is a REAL problem solver. It just happens
to be a “soundbar”. The Motion® Vision is a great prescription for the installation headache!
Hooking up a 5-channel surround sound system
can be troublesome for anyone. Speaker placement, cabling, wire routing, amplifier selection,
and component connections add to the confusion and frustration. The Motion® Vision
solves these headaches when you install a
quality surround system without ripping up
drywall, or battle perplexing room construction materials or fight room layout
Headaches? Not anymore.
The prescription is simple Motion® Vision.
The Martin Logan Motion® Vision replaces
a 5-channel surround speaker system and
your A/V receiver with a sleek all-in-one system
that’s simple to install and sounds incredible.
Martin Logan’s
Motion® Vision
Simple to install, no receiver needed and sounds
The prescription for installation headaches
Yes, ithe Motion® Vision sounds incredible, but lets get rid of that installation
headache first. The Motion® Vision needs NO receiver! It hooks directly up to
your flat panel, pushing out over 100 watts of power with Dolby Digital and
DTS Digital processing for all 5 channels.
No receiver to purchase - NONE!
No holes in the wall and no cables needed from the Motion® Vision to the
receiver? -- NONE!
Feel that installation headache fading?
The rear panel on the Motion® Vision has digital optical, digital coaxial, and
analog stereo inputs for easy hook-up to your flat panel. Have an older flat
panel with no digital out? Use the analog RCA stereo audio inputs and you’re
done! You can connect to Blu-Ray/DVD/CD players, gaming consoles, cable
boxes, satellite receivers, and other external sources if you wish. Just plug
them in. You may not need to even add external sources, since many of us are
watching NETFLIX and HULU for movies or using AT&T U-verse wireless.
It’s possible to have just one power cable and one
digital cable to hookup...
It’s ONE + ONE and
“But it wasn’t just this
soundbar’s brute force that
impressed. The Motion Vision
also proved to be surprisingly musical, with a lush
midrange and sparkling
highs compliments of the
same exotic tweeters used
in Martin Logan’s high end
speakers. Throw in a satisfyingly wide soundstage and
you have a truly rare thing
in the soundbar world -- a
speaker that sounds fantastic regardless of the source.”
Bryan Gardiner,
WIRED magazine, August 2012
“Not only has Martin Logan built a soundbar in
the form of the Motion Vision, they’ve arguably
built the best soundbar I have heard yet.”
Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review, August 2012
MOTION tweeter,
which is a new
approach on the
HEIL air motion
transformer, works by
“squeezing” the air, versus
“pushing”. This tweeter
is used throughout their
MOTION line. It is exceptionally well executed.
The sound is transparent
and detailed without being
overly analytical. A rare
The four 4” woofers are
implemented in a wave
guide bass port system.
The seven dedicated amplifiers and crossovers for
each individual driver are
mounted on steel panels and
accessibile from the front.
The Motion® Vision is flat down to 40
Hz which is outstanding bass performance for a soundbar and exceptional
for any wall mounted speaker. You
don’t really need a subwoofer, but you
can wire your sub easily, or, better yet,
you can use the built-in wireless SWT-2
subwoofer transmitter which allows
wireless connection to Martin Logan
subwoofers: the Dynamo 700 ($695) or
Dynamo 1000 ($995). Both are perfect
matches. Wireless subwoofer transmitter
to buy? NONE!
No holes in the wall and no cables
needed from the Motion Vision to the
subwoofer? -- NONE!
Bass performance is outstanding for a cabinet of
these dimensions. Bass is
firm to its low 40 Hz rating.
No bass bloat included!
Dual rear-firing bass ports
reinforce the bass extension
and can be adjusted plus or
minus 10dB to custom tailor bass
The Motion® Vision installs quickly
on a wall with the supplied mounting
bracket, or placed on a shelf with the
supplied stand for an elegantly simple
installation. There is a setting that
optimizes sound for either scenario,
ensuring you’ll get the best sound
regardless of location.
Stand included? -YES!
Wall Mount Bracket included? - YES!
Martin Logan’s in-house design
and engineering team crafted the Motion®
Vision to look gorgeous - and they succeeded. They’ve created a high-gloss, piano black sculptural design that just exudes class.
The dimmable LED display is hidden behind the front grille cloth and can be
set to automatically vanish during operation. The Vision’s simple remote turns
the system on or off, adjusts volume, switches inputs, and adjusts three discrete
acoustic modes. The top-mounted control pad allows full access to the menu
system and volume should someone misplace your remote.
Martin Logan really has something going with their Motion® tweeters. They
are exceptionally transparent, highly detailed, yet smooth as silk on the midrange. The Vision’s bass performance is solid and more than adequate for
smaller rooms, but for a real theater experience, use a subwoofer.
DESIGN - Gorgeous wall sculpture
When I first saw the Motion® Vision, I thought that $1,500 was a lot of
money for a soundbar. But this is not an ordinary soundbar. The Motion®
Vision offers built in amplification and processing, and solves many
installation headaches, while delivering a front soundstage that is wide
and deep. No apologies for this being an all-in-one. NONE.
So what are the downsides to this component? The electronically created
rear surrounds don’t work as well as dedicated rear surrounds.
Is that an issue? Not at all.
Lets get realistic, in an imperfect world with less than perfect listening
rooms, cables, budgets and project lists, this soundbar provides a near
perfect solution.
The Motion® Vision sets a new standard for a simple installation of a five
speaker surround sound with amplification and processing yet embraces
the Martin Logan heritage with exceptional sound quality.
Nicely DONE.
Perfect solution in a less than perfect world.
Black or Black
- You choose!
Martin Logan Motion® Vision
Frequency Response: 43–23,000 Hz ±3dB
Amplifier Power: 100 Watts (200 Watts peak) combined
total output across 7 amps
Components & Decoding: DSP based preamplifier,
Dolby® Digital, DTS Digital Surround™
High Frequency Transducers: Three 1” × 1.4” (2.6cm
× 3.6cm) Folded Motion Transducer with 5.25” × 1.75”
(13.3cm × 4.4cm) diaphragm
Crossover Frequency: 3000 Hz
Low Frequency Drivers: Four 4” (10.2cm) woofers with
extended throw drive assembly, asymmetrical chambers
Cabinet: Ported
Controls: Top mounted controls and remote control
(2) Optical SPDIF (digital optical)
(1) Coax SPDIF (digital coaxial)
(1) Analog RCA Right/Left
(1) AC Power
(1) Subwoofer Out via analog RCA
Wireless Output: Built-in SWT-2 Subwoofer Transmitter compatible with Martin Logan Dynamo 700 / 1000
Weight: 20.5lbs
Overall Dimensions: 5” H x 39.9” W x 5.85”D
Stop by and have a listen!
“I can say that
the Motion Vision
from MartinLogan is the first
soundbar that I
would personally
consider buying.
At the very least,
it represents
my new benchmark by which
all others will be
Andrew Robinson,
Home Theater Review,
August 2012
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