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 E2
The Airmotiv E2 is an advanced two way wall mounted surround speaker, which features a
5-1/4” woven fiber woofer and a pair of 32 mm Airmotiv folded ribbon tweeters. The very flexible Airmotiv E2 can be configured as a direct radiating bipole speaker, or as a forward or rear oriented dipole speaker, in order to optimize its performance in a wide variety of surround sound installations.
Most modern surround sound standards recommend using direct radiating surround speakers for the most precise localization of objects and most accurate sound stage. However, in some circumstances, especially when you have a small room, or when the surrounds are located very close to listeners, bipole speakers may offer a more pleasing presentation. The Airmotiv E2 offers both options, including the choice of forward or rearward oriented dipole, or inverted bipole – where both tweeters are out of phase with the mid-woofer. This virtually ensures that you’ll find the perfect setting for your Airmotiv E2 in any surround sound installation.
Our Airmotiv E2 effect speaker combines excellent performance and sound quality with true convenience. The 5-1/4” woven-fiber cone mid-woofer we use in the Airmotiv E2, with its combination of high strength and internal damping, delivers richly detailed midrange and bass performance, and our 32 mm Airmotiv tweeter provides superb high frequency response – and is a perfect match for our other Airmotiv speakers.
The Airmotiv E2 uses a bass-reflex design, which is ideal for a small speaker, and its aerodynamically flared ports are front mounted, so you can mount the Airmotiv E2 directly against a wall. A scaled-down version of our Minimum Acoustic Signature cabinet, with its convenient removable magnetically-attached grill, completes the picture. The Airmotiv E2 ships with a heavy duty steel bracket for easy wall mounting.
The Airmotiv E1 makes an ideal surround speaker for any home theater system, and is an especially good match for our Airmotiv T2 and Airmotiv C2.