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Emotiva Introduces New Airmotiv Speakers

Emotiva will debut the Airmotiv speaker lineup at CES 2016, including the T1, C1, E1, SB1, S10 and S12 models.


Airmotiv B1 audio speakers shown above.
Rachel Cericola · December 16, 2015
Emotiva Audio Corporation wants to put a full set of good audio speakers into homes. The company announced the Airmotiv speaker lineup, which will make its official debut at CES 2016 in Las Vegas in just a few short weeks.

The latest crop of Airmotiv audio speakers do include the company’s folded ribbon tweeters. Other features across the lineup include black faceted baffles, with critically braced high-quality MDF cabinets and magnetically attached grills.

The Airmotiv T1 has a three-way ported design with two 6.5-inch woven Kevlar woofers, one 5.25-inch woven Kevlar mid-woofer, and one 0.98-by-1.25-inch Airmotiv tweeter. This model also has inserts for removable spikes, two speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring, and an MSRP of $349 each.

For something smaller, Airmotiv B1 audio speakers are a bookshelf model with a two-way ported design that features a 5.25-inch woven Kevlar woofer and the aforementioned Airmotiv tweeter. It also has the same two speaker terminals listed above. Expect the B1 to be priced at $299 per pair.

The Airmotiv C1 three-way center channel has a three-way ported design, two 5.25-inch woven Kevlar woofers, one 3-inch woven Kevlar midrange, and the Airmotiv tweeter. This one is priced at $249.

Airmotiv E1 audio speakers are two-way direct-firing side surrounds or rear surrounds, which are priced at $249 per pair. These have a two-way ported design with a 4.5-inch woven Kevlar woofer and the Airmotiv tweeter.

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For rooms where a full speaker complement just won’t fit, Emotiva has the Airmotiv SB1. This $499 soundbar has three independent M-T-M speakers for left/center/right in a 3.0 or 3.1 system. That slick cabinet packs in six 4-inch woven Kevlar woofers and three Airmotiv tweeters.

Last but not least, Emotiva is offering a choice of two new subwoofers. The Airmotiv S10 has a 10-inch long-throw woofer, a 10-inch passive radiator, and a 350-watt RMS Class A/B amplifier with balanced and unbalanced inputs and a toroidal power supply. The Airmotiv S12 has a 12-inch woofer, a 12-inch passive radiator, and a 500-watt amp. The S10 has an MSRP of $499, with the S12 priced at $699.

Emotiva will start selling Airmotiv audio speakers sometime in early 2016. The company will offer these models directly to the consumer, as well as through Emotiva’s dealer network.


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