Loudspeakers: Music Runs in the Family
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
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.
Of course, none of
that technical excellence would matter if they didn’t sound great. And, after
extensive listening tests, we’re pleased to report that our new Airmotiv
speakers sound truly superb with all types of music – from classical orchestras
to intimate jazz ensembles, to individual vocalists, heavy metal, and
electronica. When paired with any high-quality power amplifier, all of the
Airmotiv speakers will deliver clean, uncolored, properly balanced sound with
very low distortion and an outstanding rendition of even the finest details.
All of the speakers in the Airmotiv series were carefully timbre matched to
work well together and to deliver a cohesive audio image in any stereo or
surround sound installation.
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
Airmotiv E2 is an advanced two way wall mounted surround speaker, which
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.
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.
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.
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.
Airmotiv E2 makes an ideal surround speaker for any home theater system, and is
an especially good match for our Airmotiv T2 and Airmotiv C2.