MartinLogan Motion 15i vs. Sony SSCS5

MartinLogan Motion 15i Bookshelf Speaker vs. Sony SS-CS5 3-Way 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.

Sony SS-CS5 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers

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Dimensions (H × W × D)

13.25” × 7.13” × 8.75”
337 mm × 181 mm × 222 mm

A 3-way system is unusual in the bookshelf form factor, but Sony eschews the traditional woofer, midrange, and tweeter design for a woofer, tweeter, and ”super-tweeter” in the SS-CS5. Known for their clarity, but the high-end may be too bright for some.

Comparisons

  • The front face of the Sony SSCS5 is approximately 21.78% larger than that of the MartinLogan Motion 15i.
  • The depth of the MartinLogan Motion 15i is approximately 8.57% deeper than that of the Sony SSCS5.
  • The spatial volume of the Sony SS-CS5 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers is approximately 12.17% greater than that of the MartinLogan Motion 15i Bookshelf Speaker.

Note: the above comparisons are based on the dimensions of a bounding rectangle that would fit the front face of a speaker. In the case of volume, measurements are based on a bounding box that would enclose the speaker entirely. These measurements do not take into account variations in the speaker shape, such as curves, diagonal edges, or cutaways. These measurements cannot be relied upon to measure the internal volume of the speaker.

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