Emotiva Audio Surround C1 Center Channel Home Speaker Set of 1 Black

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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.

  •  Superb sound quality that lets you hear every nuance of detail in your favorite piece of music, without the slightest hint of harshness or fatigue.
  • Advanced Air folded ribbon high-frequency driver for precise high-frequency reproduction, carefully designed woven fiber midrange for uncolored sound, and advanced low-frequency drivers.
  • A precision crossover, constructed of high-quality components, to route each portion of the audio spectrum to the appropriate drivers.
  • Attractive Minimum Acoustic Signature cabinet, which features a futuristic faceted design that minimizes diffraction and room interactions.
  • A front bezel with an elegant black lacquer satin finish, a stylish magnetically attached grill, and high-quality low maintenance textured vinyl on the sides and back panels.               
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Technical Specification

  • Type: Center Speakers
  • High frequency driver: 25×32 mm Airmotiv folded ribbon tweeter.
  • Midrange driver: 3” woven fiber cone.
  • Low frequency drivers: 5-1/4” woven fiber cones (2).
  • Cabinet type: Sealed.
  • Efficiency: 89 dB (2.83V/1m).
  • Power handling: 120W continuous / 250W peak.
  • Nominal impedance: 4 ohms.
  • Frequency response: 50 Hz – 28 kHz (+3/-3 dB).
  • Crossover (midrange / tweeter): 2600 Hz, 12 dB / octave.
  • Crossover (woofer / midrange): 550 Hz, 12 dB / octave.
  • Dual speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
  • Dimensions: 8-3/8” high x 20-1/2” wide x 8-1/4” deep.
  • Weight: 18.6 pounds.
  • (Boxed: 24 lbs)

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Manufacture Description

Airmotiv Sound Quality

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.

Airmotiv Features

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 T1 and C1, for even higher performance.

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  • 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 transducers – deliver smooth frequency response, and lifelike, detailed midrange with very low coloration.
  • Advanced woven fiber low-frequency transducers – with high-temperature voice coils and vented pole pieces –  deliver clean, crisp bass at all listening levels.
  • Minimum Acoustic Signature™ cabinet – the angled exterior contours on the Airmotiv speakers serve to minimize diffraction effects and room interactions. The acoustically inert 25mm milled HDF front panels, 15mm side and rear panels, and extensive bracing serve to further reduce vibrations, and contribute to the Airmotiv speakers clean precise imaging.
  • Tough yet attractive exterior – several coats of satin-finish lacquer give the front bezel of the Airmotiv speakers an elegant understated appearance, while a tough yet attractive vinyl covering protects the sides and rear from damage and fingerprints.
  • Magnetic grilles – provide a convenient way to keep your technology under wraps, and are easily removed for cleaning – or for showing your Airmotiv speakers off to your audiophile friends.
  • Use them with or without the removable grilles – the front bezel on the Airmotiv speakers is finished with an attractive satin finish black lacquer, so they look great with the grilles on or off; choose the look that fits your system and your room decor.
  • Precision crossovers – carefully designed and optimized to work perfectly with the drivers in each Airmotiv speaker model – feature audiophile quality film capacitors, air core inductors, and precision resistors in critical locations.
  • Bi-amp terminals

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