MartinLogan Motion 15i vs. Dayton Audio B652-AIR

MartinLogan Motion 15i Bookshelf Speaker vs. Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2” Bookshelf Speakers
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MartinLogan Motion 15i Bookshelf Speaker

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Dimensions (H × W × D)

11.40” × 6.80” × 9.50”
290 mm × 173 mm × 241 mm

A midsized rear-ported bookshelf, featuring a 5.25” low-frequency transducer and a folded motion high frequency transducer, which MartinLogan claims replicates much of the performance of their high-end elecrostatic speakers. May need to be paired with a subwoofer if sub-60Hz bass is a priority.

Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2” Bookshelf Speakers

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Dimensions (H × W × D)

11.81” × 7.06” × 6.44”
300 mm × 179 mm × 164 mm

Dayton pulled off an amazing feat here, putting a 6.5” woofer and electrostatic tweeter in a pair of bookshelf speakers that usually go for well under $100. Check out the inexpensive crossover mod if you want to tame the treble a bit more.

Comparisons

  • The front face of the Dayton Audio B652-AIR is approximately 7.56% larger than that of the MartinLogan Motion 15i.
  • The depth of the MartinLogan Motion 15i is approximately 47.52% deeper than that of the Dayton Audio B652-AIR.
  • The spatial volume of the MartinLogan Motion 15i is approximately 37.15% greater than that of the Dayton Audio B652-AIR.

Note: the above comparisons are based on the dimensions of a bounding rectangle that would fit the front face of a speaker, or in the case of volume, measurements are based on a box that would fit the entire speaker. The measurements will not factor in individual differences such as curves or other variations in the speaker shape. Do not use these measurements as an estimate of the internal speaker volume.

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