Motion Foundation C1
Foundation C1 offers incredibly clear dialogue to round out the front stage of any Motion Foundation surround sound system all in a space conscious design.
For those building out a surround sound system, the center channel is one of the most important pieces. The majority of dialogue in a movie comes from this speaker, so it is critically important that dialogue be clear. As with all Motion Foundation models the Gen2 Obsidian Folded Motion Tweeter S and Folded Motion Waveguide are used to great effect here to blanket your listening area in crystal clear dialogue. Foundation C1’s aluminum midbass drivers are also further enhanced by MartinLogan’s signature 2.5 way “Anti-Lobing” center channel design to provide the performance of larger 3 way designs in a much more furniture friendly package.
The MartinLogan Foundation Story
MartinLogan Foundation Series products redefine affordability by incorporating many of MartinLogan's renowned high-performance technologies at accessible prices.
Leveraging 40 years of design and engineering prowess and offering MartinLogan’s renowned thin-film performance, Motion® Foundation is a gateway into the world of true hi-fi sound. With a choice of 5 different models in 3 different finishes, Motion® Foundation speakers are an ideal foundation for building a high performance Stereo or Surround sound system. Bringing high end performance to a wider audience, Motion® Foundation offers incredible immersion for all your favorite content.
Legendary MartinLogan Sound
MartinLogan speakers are known for their exceptional articulation, detail and realism, regardless of the listening environment. By using advanced thin-film technologies and Controlled Dispersion, MartinLogan delivers a unique and unparalleled listening experience that is not commonly found in other speakers.
Gen2 Obsidian Folded Motion Tweeter S
The Gen2 FMT S offers effortless performance, unmatched by conventional technologies. By folding thin film material, MartinLogan is able to pack more surface area into a small space. Large surface area, light weight and low excursion means an incredibly fast and responsive tweeter capable of reproducing the most nuanced content with stunning detail and clarity.
Folded Motion® Waveguide
Enhances the Controlled Dispersion of the tweeter, blanketing the listening area with incredible detail and precision. Avoids performance robbing room reflections and provides a more consistent sound across a wider seating area.
Aluminum Mid-Bass Drivers
Using trickle down technology from MartinLogan’s own Motion XT and Motion Series, the C1 uses the exceptional properties of Aluminum to maximize clarity, detail, and output from the dual mid-bass drivers.
Anti-Lobing Center Channel Design
Like its more premium siblings, the C100 and C10, the C1 also utilizes a 2.5-Way crossover design to eliminate lobing and preserve the tonality of the source material. This results in a significant reduction of negative effects on sound reproduction, leading to a more precise and accurate listening experience.
Modern Design Featuring Timeless Finishes
Motion® Foundation® models are available in 3 timeless finishes to compliment any decor: Walnut with Bronze trim, Black with Gunmetal trim, or Satin White with Silver trim.
Frequency Response 53 Hz - 23 kHz ± 3 dB
Tweeter Dispersion (horizontal x vertical) 90° x 90°
Recommended Amplifier Power 15 - 100 watts
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance 4 ohms
High Frequency Driver 0.94” x 1” (2.4 x 2.5cm) Gen2 Folded Motion® Tweeter S with 3.5 in2 (22.6 cm2) diaphragm.
Crossover Frequency 2,900 Hz, 3,200 Hz (2.5-way)
Mid-Frequency Drivers 2x 5.5” (14cm) aluminum cone with cast aluminum basket. Non-resonant sealed chamber format. Unibody cone construction.
Cabinet Rear Ported
Binding Post Inputs 5-way Binding Posts (Non Bi-Wire)
Weight 18lbs / 15.4kg
Dimensions (H x W x D) 7-5/8” x 20” x 10”, 20.3cm x 61cm x 36.8cm
Finish Black, Walnut, and Satin White