Airmotiv Passive Loudspeakers: Music Runs in the Family
Your speakers are the single most important part of your audio system. It’s your speakers that connect you to your music; they’re the part that turns simple electricity into the emotional experience that is music. Great speakers can make all the difference – and elevate an audio system that’s merely good into one that can deliver a truly transcendent listening experience. Our new Airmotiv passive speakers were designed from the ground up with this critical mission in mind. They combine excellent technical performance, sound quality that’s good enough to do justice to your finest quality recordings, elegant good looks, and excellent value. The Emotiva Airmotiv line represents the culmination of years of research and experience in producing both home and professional loudspeakers offering excellent technical performance and superb sound quality. Our Airmotiv speakers were designed from the start to be equally at home in an audiophile stereo system or a high-end home theater. Our design philosophy is simple: if a speaker can reproduce the entire audible spectrum, as accurately as possible, with very little distortion or coloration, then it will sound good – whether you’re playing classical, rock, or your favorite blockbuster movie.
All of the speakers in our Airmotiv passive series combine meticulous design, extensive testing, and in-depth listening tests with a wide variety of musical material, to deliver the best possible technical performance. Our Airmotiv™ high-frequency transducers deliver flat frequency response, low distortion, virtually nonexistent signal compression, smooth off-axis response, superb transparency, and uncanny imaging. Advanced woven fiber midrange drivers deliver smooth frequency response, and lifelike, detailed midrange with very low coloration and our woofers include high-temperature voice coils and vented pole pieces to ensure crisp bass at all listening levels. Carefully designed precision crossovers, crafted with audiophile quality film capacitors, air core inductors, and precision resistors in critical locations, tie it all together. And, finally, our custom cabinets are crafted from thick, heavily braced, acoustically inert HDF to ensure maximum rigidity and resistance to stray vibration, with a front panel machined from a solid slab of 25mm HDF. The faceted front panel design, borrowed from our studio monitors, not only adds a stylishly futuristic look to our Airmotiv speakers but also serves a very practical purpose – to minimize diffraction effects and room interactions.
Airmotiv Sound Quality
Phenomenal sound quality and great specs alone don’t make a great speaker. That’s why we’ve loaded our new Airmotiv passive speakers with a whole slew of other features. The front bezel is finished with multiple coats of attractive satin finish black lacquer, which looks elegant while resisting fingerprints and scratches, and the sides are covered with tough, good-looking textured black vinyl. And, for those of you who prefer to keep their technology under wraps, all of our new Airmotiv speakers include removable, magnetically-attached, grilles. We’ve also included bi-amp/bi-wire terminals on the Airmotiv T1 and T2 towers, Airmotiv C1 and C2 center channel speakers, and Airmotiv E2 surrounds, for even higher performance.
The Airmotiv T2
The Airmotiv T2 is a full three-way floor standing tower loudspeaker, featuring a 32 mm Airmotiv folded ribbon tweeter, a 5-1/4” woven fiber midrange, dual 8” woven fiber woofers, and a ported cabinet.
The Airmotiv folded-ribbon tweeter that we use in our Airmotiv T2 has a frequency response that extends far above the limits of human hearing, and produces much lower levels of all types of distortion than other types of dynamic drivers, which contributes to its ability to deliver crisp, clear high frequencies without the slightest hint of strain or harshness. The tweeter’s exceptionally smooth and extended off-axis response also contributes to the Airmotiv T2’s almost holographic imaging and huge listening sweet spot.
The 5-1/4” woven fiber midrange features a powerful motor assembly with a double magnet, and a solid aluminum phase plug, which eliminates the resonances caused by air trapped beneath a traditional dust cap, and helps align the acoustic center of the midrange with our Airmotiv tweeter.
The dual purpose-built 8” woven-fiber woofers have oversized center caps, which not only protect the voice coil, but add extra rigidity and structural stability to the driver. This enables the woofers to deliver clean, powerful bass – even when reproducing complex musical passages.
The Minimal Acoustic Signature cabinet, with its faceted baffle, minimizes room interactions and reduces edge diffraction, giving you exceptionally clean transient performance. The front baffle features an attractive satin black lacquer finish; and, for those who prefer to keep their speakers under wraps, we’ve included convenient magnetically-attached grilles.
Use a pair of Airmotiv T2’s in an audiophile stereo system, or as the main front speakers in a surround sound system. Or use a full set of seven Airmotiv T2 towers in a superb home theater system.