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It's the legacy Motif center... Motif

I still use one, and still think it's great. I don't have room for the newer (and larger) models.
 

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One of my biggest pet peeves on this World Wide Web is when I'm searching something, I land on a forum such as this one, someone poses the question, and someone replies something to the effect of "I know, but I'm not telling, because you're too lazy to Google it yourself". Most likely the answer is out there somewhere, but if it happens to be the first place my search engine lands me it's infuriating!

Such querries and replies become a more or less permanent fixture on the WWW, which is a good reason, other than common courtesy, for just posting the answer, if you know it. Also a good reason, other than ego, for correcting something if it's obvously wrong.
 

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The whole thing confuses me. Is this his speaker he came into possession of and hes not sure exactly what it is? Maybe he doesnt have the power supply for it any longer and needs to find it?
 
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One of my biggest pet peeves

Well, one of my pet peeves is just repeating basic things. That doesn't make for a very welcoming or interesting forum.

Edifying discourse, debate and challenging one's prejudices.........YES.

Telling someone that a picture that shows "Martin Logan Motif" is, well......a Martin Logan Motif ........ not so much.
 

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Welcome!
Have you not used it yet?
 

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Welcome!
Have you not used it yet?
Hi, thank you.
I was having difficulty finding the power supply and then got super busy and... no. I have not 😬
and it definitely drives me pretty f'n crazy at times because, to be completely honest (and this might give me stabbed around this joint), I don't believe I've ever heard a Martin Logan before. If I did, I didn't know that's what I was hearing
 

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Hi, thank you.
I was having difficulty finding the power supply and then got super busy and... no. I have not 😬
and it definitely drives me pretty f'n crazy at times because, to be completely honest (and this might give me stabbed around this joint), I don't believe I've ever heard a Martin Logan before. If I did, I didn't know that's what I was hearing
The Motif manual, see Motif, shows it needs a 15 to 19vDC @0.5A power supply with the appropriate end.

It's a fairly common supply, I found one in my box of old power supplies. If anyone else has purchased a thrid-party one, please post a link.
 

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The Motif manual, see Motif, shows it needs a 15 to 19vDC @0.5A power supply with the appropriate end.

It's a fairly common supply, I found one in my box of old power supplies. If anyone else has purchased a thrid-party one, please post a link.
Thank you!
 

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Hi, thank you.
I was having difficulty finding the power supply and then got super busy and... no. I have not 😬
and it definitely drives me pretty f'n crazy at times because, to be completely honest (and this might give me stabbed around this joint), I don't believe I've ever heard a Martin Logan before. If I did, I didn't know that's what I was hearing
You might want to email Martin Logan service and ask them what you should use. The manual says that it is relative to your country of origin as well. I see youre in the US, so thats easy. They will tell you what to get. They might even have some they can sell you direct. If I remember right, the guy;s name is Roger at Martin Logan. Im bad with names though, so i could be wrong. The service email is on their website somewhere.
 

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The Motif manual, see Motif, shows it needs a 15 to 19vDC @0.5A power supply with the appropriate end.

It's a fairly common supply, I found one in my box of old power supplies. If anyone else has purchased a thrid-party one, please post a link.
I just noticed that it says 15v to 18v on the back of the speaker in his picture, i didnt even notice that at first!
 

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Hola, two questions might me asked here:
1) The need of an external power supply of minim of DC 15V and maximum DC 18V. MartinLogan speakers require power to energize their electrostatic panels. Using the power cords provided, plug first to the power in receptacle on the rear panel of the speaker, making sure that you have made a firm connection, and then to the wall outlet

2) Motif features a unique ‘on-wall/off-wall’ switch that tailors acoustic equalization to either installation option. Simply set this switch to On-Wall if mounting to a surface. Set the switch to Off-Wall if the Motif is more than four inches from a wall. Setting this switch ensures that you will achieve total system matching in even the most diverse setups (such as systems mixing on-wall and off-wall instal- lations).
 

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You could get something that will work at McMaster Carr all day long. I attached a screen shot. I have done this many times before. If you can't measure the diameter of the center pin, you could just buy both the 2MM & 2.5MM Either keep them both or return the unused one. $15.00 might not be worth the return hassle or time. The tricky thing is the Polarity. 95% of devices have the center pin Positive. I have been given many defective devices in the past that were damaged by people assuming the center pic is Positive. Sony was/is famous for having the center pin Negative and the outside barrel Positive. I am assuming the the center pin in your pic has a red dot on it making the pin Positive.
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