- 10-inch inverted surround poly cone woofer
- 240 Watts (peak) amplifier
- Low-turbulance, ported design
- Digital control system via smartphone app
- Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) via smartphone app or PC
- RCA and speaker level inputs
- SWT-X Wireless Receiver & Transmitter (sold separately)
MARTINLOGAN SUB CONTROL APP
(AVAILABLE FOR iOS AND ANDROID)
MartinLogan’s 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, low-pass filter (frequency and order), 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. If a rattle or resonance occurs in the room any frequency can be held, allowing the listener to investigate and identify the source of the unwanted noise.
ARC MOBILE APP
(AVAILABLE FOR iOS AND ANDROID)
In the lab, MartinLogan engineers strive for transparency. Outside the lab, there’s one wildcard our engineers can never account for—the listening room. 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 compares it to optimal response curves that account for spatial anomalies. The advanced algorithms of Anthem Room Correction effectively remove anomalies, leaving only the ideal standard— realistically blended, natural-sounding bass. Dynamo 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X utilize a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone or USB connection with a PC to run Anthem Room Correction.
OPTIONAL SWT-X WIRELESS INPUT
Although correct placement plays a key role in optimizing subwoofer performance, sometimes it imposes the inconvenience of running long lengths of cable through walls, along baseboards or under floors and carpets. To solve the problem, 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.
LEFT AND RIGHT 2-CHANNEL INPUTS
Dynamo 400, 600X, 800X, 1100X, and 1600X subwoofers feature left and right input via RCA line level as well as speaker level connections.
LFE HOME THEATER INPUT
Dynamo 400 and 600X’s right inputs double 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.
POWERFUL, HIGH-EXCURSION, LOW-TURBULENCE, INVERTED SURROUND WOOFERS
The latest generation of MartinLogan Dynamo subwoofers feature advanced-design woofers with inverted surrounds and powerful magnet, motor, and suspension designs. In front-fire mode the unique inverted surround design maximizes excursion clearance behind the grill cover. When positioned in a down-firing configuration, the inverted surround significantly reduces airflow related turbulence for an articulate and detailed low-frequency experience. These advanced-technology woofers pair a high-power magnet structure (significantly more robust than previous generations) with low-mass diaphragms to provide massive excursions while perfectly preserving the tiniest bass detail. The exceptional damping properties of the cone ensure a smooth, non-resonant response necessary for truly seamless blending with high-performance loudspeakers. Every element of Dynamo subwoofers has been meticulously designed to deliver a staggering low-frequency performance – all without a hint of distortion.
ADVANCED ULTRA-EFFICIENT SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLIES AND CLASS-D AMPLIFIERS
Dynamo subwoofer class-D amplifiers operate with extremely low levels of distortion and deliver dynamic impact with plenty of overhead. Low- noise, high-power switching power supplies produce clean power efficiently in a small space and effortlessly provide tremendous levels of current. Both feature high-quality MOSFET transistors, transformers, noise-suppression networks, and control circuitry. The switching power supply combined with reliable class-D technology means there’s virtually no energy lost in the subwoofer system.
INVERSE MATHEMATICAL EQUALIZATION (IME) FILTER
The IME filter used in the Dynamo subwoofers is derived from the inverse of the unfiltered driver response. Precision IME filtering yields extremely accurate low-frequency response—superior to that provided by the simple second-order high-Q filters typically found in subwoofers in this price range.
When properly optimized and executed, ports are a convenient, cost- effective way to increase low-frequency output. Dynamo 400 and 600X feature tuned, long low-turbulence ports designed to provide superb low-end extension while minimizing port induced distortion.
Specifications are subject to change without notice
Frequency Response 27–200 Hz ±3 dB. Anechoic in LFE mode. Impedance RCA: 8,300 Ohms
Speaker Level: 2,000 Ohms (red to black)
Low Frequency Transducer 10” (25.4cm) high-excursion, inverted surround, polypropylene cone in a
stamped steel basket with extended throw driver assembly. Ported.
Amplifier 120 Watts (240 peak) Software Sub Control App: iOS and Android
Anthem Room Correction: iOS, Android, and PC
Room Correction Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Controls (Backplate) Level: Min–Max
Setting Control: Local, App
Power Mode: On, Auto
Controls (via Bluetooth) Level: -40 to 12dB
Low-Pass Filter (Frequency): 35-120Hz
Low-Pass Filter (Order): Bypass, Third, Fourth
Phase: 0–180° (1° Increments)
Phase (Polarity): Normal, Inverted
Preset Listening Modes: Music, Night, Movie
20–30Hz Level: ±10dB
Anthem Room Correction (ARCTM): On, Off Tone
Sweep (20–120Hz): On, Off, Pause (Frequency)
Inputs (Audio) Line Level: Left, Right/LFE
Speaker Level: Left and Right via banana jacks
Inputs (Audio, Wireless) SWT-X Receiver & Transmitter (sold separately) Inputs (Other) USB: Micro USB (for ARC/Firmware Update) Power Draw Typical: 30W, Max: 150W, Idle: 4W, Standby: 0.5W Feet Rubber Weight 35.5 lbs. (16.1 kg) Dimensions 16.3″ x 14.5″ x 14.9 “
(41.5 cm x 36.7cm x 37.8 cm)
Finish Satin Black
MartinLogan Dynamo 600X Subwoofer Reviewed
“I tweaked the controls available on the back panel of the sub and got what I thought were the best sounding settings and listened to some music and then watched a few scenes from a handful of movies. Pretty good, I thought. Then I ran the ARC app and it got better … much better.” — Scott Schumer, HomeTheaterReview.com
MartinLogan Dynamo 600X and Dynamo 1600X Subwoofer Review
“This generation of Dynamo subwoofers is clearly a major leap over the previous generation in every respect; I know it will be years until the next generation, but I am already eagerly looking forward to where MartinLogan goes from here based on the terrific work that they have done on these subwoofers.” — James Larson, Audioholics
The MartinLogan Dynamo 600X – An Affordable Little Sub With an Enormous Growl
“Listening to the Casiopea Perfect Live II LaserDisc, it’s clear to me that the sub is extremely tight. When a drum is whacked, this sound is accurately reproduced with the same tightness. Bass guitars are accurately reproduced. You can hear the distinction when the bassist goes between open and closed notes as well as how tight he is gripping the strings. The bass drum kicks in Conjunction and Tetsuo Sakurai’s bass guitar slaps are so impressive. Now that is accurate!” — David Susilo, WiFi HiFi
[YouTube] MartinLogan Dynamo Subwoofer Series Overview & Comparison