Originally Posted by vaneps
I am looking at buying a pair of motion 2 speakers. The speakers are shown as new which I do not doubt. I noticed though, that they were manufactured in 2010. Do any of the forum members know if there have been any changes in design or manufacturing of these speakers from 2010 to now? Is there anything I should be aware of when considering the purchase of these speakers, given the date of manufacture?
Thanks for you thoughts.
A quick look on Amazon this morning shows that the Motion 2 selling for $199 each ... the Amazon page indicates it's a discontinued speaker, but the ML website does not.
You may want to consider spending another $40 on each speaker and get the MartinLogan LX16s instead ... I've heard the LX16 side by side with the Motion 4, and the difference is night and day ... the LX16 has a much fuller sound - it's a lot more speaker for the money.
Motion 4 ... weighs 4 lbs ... frequency response specs: 110Hz to 25,000 Hz
LX16 ....... weighs 12 lbs ... frequency response specs: 60Hz to 25,000 Hz
The much beefier, sturdier cabinet allows the LX16 (it's the earlier version of the Motion 15, but essentially the same speaker) to deliver some of the bass frequencies, while the Motion 2 can't venture into that territory.
If that's not enough, check out the binding posts on the Motion 15 / LX16 :