How do they stack up? The Cerwin-Vega SL-8 vs the MartinLogan Motion 40

In this brief comparison, we are going to be putting two products head to head. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. This article is part of a series called 10 Best Floor Standing Speakers in 2023

 Cerwin-Vega SL-8Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Cerwin-Vega SL-8.

 MartinLogan Motion 40And now we will have a look at our second product, the MartinLogan Motion 40.


Cerwin-Vega SL-8

MartinLogan Motion 40


+ 2-way class.
+ Compact.
+ Great crossover.

+ High caliber components.
+ Exceptional engineering.
+ Advanced folding motion tweeter.
+ Audiophile level quality sound.


These floorstanding speakers are competitively priced against other top brands. These high-quality 2-way class floor models serve up 150 watts of peak power for punchy home audio that gets the party started.

These audiophile speakers outperform many similarly priced pairs. Despite retailing just below the thousand dollar mark, they offer great value for money. They serve up audio comparable with models which cost hundreds of dollars more.

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You might also be interested in Music Critic's in-depth article on this topic, 10 Best Floor Standing Speakers in 2023.

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