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Airmotiv RS13 Reference Subwoofer

13" Reference Subwoofer

The Airmotiv RS13 Reference Subwoofer is a powered subwoofer that delivers the lowest octaves of ...More

The Airmotiv RS13 Reference Subwoofer is a powered subwoofer that delivers the lowest octaves of the audio spectrum with precision and absolute authority. The Airmotiv RS13 features a 13" high-excursion low-frequency driver, an audiophile quality Class-D amplifier rated at 1000 watts continuous and 2000 watts peak, with a frequency response that is flat down to an astonishing 16 Hz. The Airmotiv RS13 was designed with the optimal combination of an extremely high excursion, a robust motor structure, and a very low moving mass. The resulting combination of raw power, low distortion, and excellent transient response allows the listener to fully experience special effects in your favorite action movie, cleanly and with absolute authority, while accurately conveying all of the beauty and subtleties of music.Less

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The Airmotiv RS13 Reference Subwoofer is a powered subwoofer that delivers the lowest octaves of the audio spectrum with precision and absolute authority. The Airmotiv RS13 features a 13" high-excursion low-frequency driver, an audiophile quality Class-D amplifier rated at 1000 watts continuous and 2000 watts peak, with a frequency response that is flat down to an astonishing 16 Hz. The Airmotiv RS13 was designed with the optimal combination of an extremely high excursion, a robust motor structure, and a very low moving mass. The resulting combination of raw power, low distortion, and excellent transient response allows the listener to fully experience special effects in your favorite action movie, cleanly and with absolute authority, while accurately conveying all of the beauty and subtleties of music.

Everything Starts With A Great Driver

  • Ultra high-performance forward-firing 13" low-frequency driver with long fiber treated paper cone.
  • High profile double roll NBR surround.
  • Non-magnetic solid cast aluminum frame.
  • 60mm, all-aluminum voice coil.
  • Double-stacked 165 ounce Strontium Ferrite magnet structure with twin aluminum shorting rings and undercut carbon steel pole piece.
  • Low moving mass for an excellent transient response.
  • Maximum linear excursion of up to 38mm.
    (Maximum excursion of up to 75mm.)

Audiophile Quality Electronics

  • A powerful, efficient, cool-running, audiophile-quality Class D amplifier; rated to deliver 1000 watts RMS continuous and 2000 watts peak.
  • Both balanced and unbalanced audio inputs, stereo unbalanced inputs, and a convenient balanced loop output.
  • A truly transparent limiter, which is inaudible in regular operation, but makes it virtually impossible to accidentally overload the RS13, or cause it to distort audibly.
  • Flexible crossover controls implemented in a powerful dual-core 48 bit DSP audio processor include continually variable adjustments for Phase, Level, and Crossover Frequency. Separate switches allow you to bypass the internal crossover, select between two different bass response profiles, and choose between always-on and auto-on operation.
  • All operating controls and status indicators on the Airmotiv RS13 are conveniently located on the top panel under a removable, magnetically attached, smoked plastic cover.

A Great Subwoofer Needs A Great Cabinet

  • Critically braced, acoustically inert, HDF cabinet – with a full 50mm thick front baffle, 25mm thick sidewalls, and integral non-slip rubber feet.
  • Low noise, front-firing, aerodynamically contoured, slot-loaded port.
  • A tough yet attractive exterior, finished in your choice of either furniture-grade flat black lacquer or a high gloss piano black finish.
  • All audio inputs and outputs are on the rear panel.
  • All operating controls are concealed under a convenient removable, magnetically attached, top-mounted control panel.
  • A removable sculpted fabric grill attached by powerful magnets. 
    (The cabinet is fully finished on all sides and looks great with or without the grill.)

Great Sound: Now And For Years To Come

  • We design our subs to deliver exceptional performance, both now and for years to come, and we back that up with a full five-year warranty.

Output Specifications

  • Frequency Response:
    16 Hz - 240 Hz +/- 3 dB (Deep).
    21 Hz - 240 Hz +/- 3 dB (Flat).



Driver Complement

  • High excursion 13" forward-firing powered driver
  • Long fiber treated paper cone with oversized inverted dust cap.
  • High profile double roll NBR surround.
  • Non-magnetic cast aluminum frame.
  • 60mm, all-aluminum voice coil.
  • Double-stacked 165 oz Strontium Ferrite magnet structure with twin aluminum shorting rings and undercut carbon steel pole piece.
  • Maximum linear excursion: 38mm.
  • Maximum peak excursion: 75mm.

Amplification

  • Audiophile quality, efficient, cool-running, Class D amplifier.
  • Power: 1000 watts RMS continuous; 2000 watts peak.

Inputs and Outputs

  • Stereo Left and Right unbalanced RCA inputs. 
    (The Left unbalanced input is also the unbalanced LFE input.)
  • Balanced Mono LFE input.
  • Balanced Loop output (pass-through).
    NOTE: To reduce unwanted noise, when the RS13 is powered on, it will detect which audio input is being used, and temporarily disable the other input.

Electronics

  • All of the operating controls and status indicators on the Airmotiv RS13 are located on the top panel under a removable, magnetically attached, smoked plastic cover.
  • Powerful dual-core 48 bit DSP audio processor for optimum precision and flexibility.
  • Variable Phase control: 0 to -180 degrees.
  • Variable Level control: -20 dB to +15 dB.
  • Variable Crossover Frequency control: 40 Hz to 160 Hz.
  • An extremely effective, totally transparent limiter, which makes it virtually impossible to overload the RS13 or make it sound bad.
  • User-selectable Bass profiles:
    Deep profile allows for response flat from 16 Hz to 240 Hz +/- 3 dB.
    Flat profile introduces a gradual roll-off below 30 Hz (-3 dB at 21 Hz).
  • User-selectable Crossover Bypass.
  • User-selectable power mode:
    Always On
    Auto-On

Cabinet

  • Heavy-duty furniture grade acoustically inert HDF cabinet.
  • Full 50mm thick front baffle, 25mm sidewalls, and extensive internal bracing.
  • Front-firing low noise contoured slot-loaded port.
  • Finished on all sides in furniture grade flat black lacquer or a high gloss piano black finish.
  • Attractive contoured fabric grill, firmly attached by powerful magnets for easy removal.

Environmental and Mechanical

  • AC Power: Available configured for 120 VAC or 230 VAC operation at 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions:
    17 inches wide x 22 inches deep x 20 inches high.  
    (add one inch to height for feet; add one inch to depth for grill and one inch for connectors)
  • Weight:
    86 lbs. (unboxed).
    96 lbs. (boxed).
  • Permanently attached non-slip rubber feet

User Manual

Airmotiv RS13 User Manual

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel and Di-siodecyl phthalate, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Overview

The Airmotiv RS13 Reference Subwoofer is a powered subwoofer that delivers the lowest octaves of the audio spectrum with precision and absolute authority. The Airmotiv RS13 features a 13" high-excursion low-frequency driver, an audiophile quality Class-D amplifier rated at 1000 watts continuous and 2000 watts peak, with a frequency response that is flat down to an astonishing 16 Hz. The Airmotiv RS13 was designed with the optimal combination of an extremely high excursion, a robust motor structure, and a very low moving mass. The resulting combination of raw power, low distortion, and excellent transient response allows the listener to fully experience special effects in your favorite action movie, cleanly and with absolute authority, while accurately conveying all of the beauty and subtleties of music.

Features

Everything Starts With A Great Driver

  • Ultra high-performance forward-firing 13" low-frequency driver with long fiber treated paper cone.
  • High profile double roll NBR surround.
  • Non-magnetic solid cast aluminum frame.
  • 60mm, all-aluminum voice coil.
  • Double-stacked 165 ounce Strontium Ferrite magnet structure with twin aluminum shorting rings and undercut carbon steel pole piece.
  • Low moving mass for an excellent transient response.
  • Maximum linear excursion of up to 38mm.
    (Maximum excursion of up to 75mm.)

Audiophile Quality Electronics

  • A powerful, efficient, cool-running, audiophile-quality Class D amplifier; rated to deliver 1000 watts RMS continuous and 2000 watts peak.
  • Both balanced and unbalanced audio inputs, stereo unbalanced inputs, and a convenient balanced loop output.
  • A truly transparent limiter, which is inaudible in regular operation, but makes it virtually impossible to accidentally overload the RS13, or cause it to distort audibly.
  • Flexible crossover controls implemented in a powerful dual-core 48 bit DSP audio processor include continually variable adjustments for Phase, Level, and Crossover Frequency. Separate switches allow you to bypass the internal crossover, select between two different bass response profiles, and choose between always-on and auto-on operation.
  • All operating controls and status indicators on the Airmotiv RS13 are conveniently located on the top panel under a removable, magnetically attached, smoked plastic cover.

A Great Subwoofer Needs A Great Cabinet

  • Critically braced, acoustically inert, HDF cabinet – with a full 50mm thick front baffle, 25mm thick sidewalls, and integral non-slip rubber feet.
  • Low noise, front-firing, aerodynamically contoured, slot-loaded port.
  • A tough yet attractive exterior, finished in your choice of either furniture-grade flat black lacquer or a high gloss piano black finish.
  • All audio inputs and outputs are on the rear panel.
  • All operating controls are concealed under a convenient removable, magnetically attached, top-mounted control panel.
  • A removable sculpted fabric grill attached by powerful magnets. 
    (The cabinet is fully finished on all sides and looks great with or without the grill.)

Great Sound: Now And For Years To Come

  • We design our subs to deliver exceptional performance, both now and for years to come, and we back that up with a full five-year warranty.

Specs & Downloads

Output Specifications

  • Frequency Response:
    16 Hz - 240 Hz +/- 3 dB (Deep).
    21 Hz - 240 Hz +/- 3 dB (Flat).



Driver Complement

  • High excursion 13" forward-firing powered driver
  • Long fiber treated paper cone with oversized inverted dust cap.
  • High profile double roll NBR surround.
  • Non-magnetic cast aluminum frame.
  • 60mm, all-aluminum voice coil.
  • Double-stacked 165 oz Strontium Ferrite magnet structure with twin aluminum shorting rings and undercut carbon steel pole piece.
  • Maximum linear excursion: 38mm.
  • Maximum peak excursion: 75mm.

Amplification

  • Audiophile quality, efficient, cool-running, Class D amplifier.
  • Power: 1000 watts RMS continuous; 2000 watts peak.

Inputs and Outputs

  • Stereo Left and Right unbalanced RCA inputs. 
    (The Left unbalanced input is also the unbalanced LFE input.)
  • Balanced Mono LFE input.
  • Balanced Loop output (pass-through).
    NOTE: To reduce unwanted noise, when the RS13 is powered on, it will detect which audio input is being used, and temporarily disable the other input.

Electronics

  • All of the operating controls and status indicators on the Airmotiv RS13 are located on the top panel under a removable, magnetically attached, smoked plastic cover.
  • Powerful dual-core 48 bit DSP audio processor for optimum precision and flexibility.
  • Variable Phase control: 0 to -180 degrees.
  • Variable Level control: -20 dB to +15 dB.
  • Variable Crossover Frequency control: 40 Hz to 160 Hz.
  • An extremely effective, totally transparent limiter, which makes it virtually impossible to overload the RS13 or make it sound bad.
  • User-selectable Bass profiles:
    Deep profile allows for response flat from 16 Hz to 240 Hz +/- 3 dB.
    Flat profile introduces a gradual roll-off below 30 Hz (-3 dB at 21 Hz).
  • User-selectable Crossover Bypass.
  • User-selectable power mode:
    Always On
    Auto-On

Cabinet

  • Heavy-duty furniture grade acoustically inert HDF cabinet.
  • Full 50mm thick front baffle, 25mm sidewalls, and extensive internal bracing.
  • Front-firing low noise contoured slot-loaded port.
  • Finished on all sides in furniture grade flat black lacquer or a high gloss piano black finish.
  • Attractive contoured fabric grill, firmly attached by powerful magnets for easy removal.

Environmental and Mechanical

  • AC Power: Available configured for 120 VAC or 230 VAC operation at 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions:
    17 inches wide x 22 inches deep x 20 inches high.  
    (add one inch to height for feet; add one inch to depth for grill and one inch for connectors)
  • Weight:
    86 lbs. (unboxed).
    96 lbs. (boxed).
  • Permanently attached non-slip rubber feet

User Manual

Airmotiv RS13 User Manual

Prop 65

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel and Di-siodecyl phthalate, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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