Martin Logan is launching five new subwoofers from their Dynamo line, giving a good, better, best, excellent, and down-right awesome to clients looking for more bass. The subwoofers range from about $400 to $1700 and offer varying levels of technology per price tier.
The naming dynamics follow Dynamo 400, 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X, with the Dynamo 400 being the most basic of subwoofers. The Dynamo 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X utilize a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone or USB connection with a PC to run Anthem Room Correction. The unique size and shape of a listening space (and its contents) can make bass waves do unpredictable things, greatly affecting a subwoofer's overall performance. Anthem Room Correction measures low-frequency sound output in a room and compare it to optimal response curves that account for spatial anomalies. The advanced algorithms of Anthem Room Correction effectively remove anomalies.
The Subwoofer Control app uses a Bluetooth connection to simplify setup and configuration of Dynamo 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X. App-based controls include volume level, a low-pass filter, phase, 20-30Hz level, three preset listening modes, and control of Anthem Room Correction. A unique tone sweep feature assists users in locating areas in listening rooms where troublesome rattles or resonances may occur. A single press of a button allows listeners to initiate a tone sweep from 20-120Hz.
The Dynamo 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X include a connection port for an optional wireless system. MartinLogan's new SWT-X Wireless Subwoofer System (sold separately) incorporates the latest in wireless audio transmission technology, including 2.4GHz dynamic frequency selection, forward error correction, and a range up to 50 feet. Easy to install in the subwoofer, the SWT-X receiver requires no external power source or audio connections.
Dynamo 400 and 600X's right input doubles as an LFE input for home theater applications. Dynamo 800X ups the ante by adding a discrete LFE RCA line level input. Dynamo 1100X and 1600X go one step further by adding both XLR and RCA inputs for LFE connection. Dynamo 800X, 1100X, and 1600X feature 12V Trigger Inputs, allowing an external device to turn the subwoofer on and off.