Although this is the taller of the two floorstanders in the Motive SX range, the SX1 is nevertheless a compact and elegant model. It will blend discreetly into any living room whilst its performance gives little away to larger and more expensive models.
This loudspeaker uses a two and half-way configuration, with the bass/midrange driver and the tweeter operating within a sealed enclosure. The sub-bass drive unit is housed separately in a reflex-tuned section below. The bass reflex port is fitted to the bottom panel of the cabinet and is vented through an outlet in the stylishly sculpted MDF plinth.
In spite of the compact dimensions, the Motive SX1 manages to accurately reproduce genuinely low bass notes with spacious and well-focused stereo imagery.
The tweeter is the new and upgraded unit used throughout the Motive SX range and features a huge screened magnet assembly and a 25mm inverted anodised aluminium dome. This type of tweeter is usually only found in more expensive high-end loudspeakers and is therefore an exceptional inclusion to the Motive SX designs.
“an outstanding example of a top-quality compact floorstanding speaker”
HiFi Choice, January 2006
Dimensions (HxWxD): 925/160/200mm
Footprint (WxD): 220/260mm
Weight: 14Kg Each
Shipping Weight: 35Kg pair
System type: 2.5-way Reflex
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Sensitivity: 87 dB/1 watt
Bandwidth: 25Hz – 30kHz