Powered Studio Monitor (pair)
Redefining your expecations.
When you first hear the airmotiv 4, your first reaction will be, "Wow! I didn't think such a tiny speaker could have such impact!" Even the smallest of our powered monitors astounds with its power, precision, depth, and control. We're proud to have engineered such amazing performance and incredible sound quality into such a tiny footprint.
Versatility for Studio or Home
The airmotiv 4 was designed for applications where accurate sound is required and space is at a premium. It's at home in a small studio (as a near-field monitor) or a home studio. Unlike most really small monitors, it delivers ample clean bass for close listening, or even for an entire room at moderate listening levels, without a sub-woofer.
Because of its small size and low cost, the airmotiv 4 also opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities. They make great computer speakers. You can connect a pair to a portable CD player or an iPod to make a fantastic mini-system for a small room or office, and they sound incredible when connected to a networked music client. You can connect a pair directly to a preamp or a DAC, or connect a set of five to a surround sound pre/processor, and they'll make a major improvement to the sound of your high-end TV.
Superior Transducer Technology
Our exclusive airmotiv high-frequency transducer provides crystal clear, extended highs--even extending comfortably above the range of human hearing. At the same time, a powerful, precision-engineered airmotiv low-frequency transducer delivers crisp solid bass without any of the thinness or thump that plague other small speakers.
Bi-Amplified, Full-Featured Powerhouse
All of our airmotiv monitors are fully bi-amplified, with a separate amp for both the woofer and high-frequency transducer. This means much more output than you'd expect, as well as more precise control over the drivers. Each amplifier is audiophile-grade, with toroid transformer, large electrolytic power capacitors, and stacked metalized film capacitors used throughout.
Plus, we haven't skimped on the features. Use either balanced or unbalanced inputs, tweak the response to your studio or room with active crossover controls, and relax with the confidence of full overdrive protection.
“What I need most from a speaker is to have my mixes translate accurately to other systems. It is critical to have instruments accurately blend around dialogue on television shows. The Emotiva's pass this test extremely well. I feel like they give me an extremely accurate mix with no surprises when played on other systems. The tweeter has such a wonderful sound with out sounding harsh. When combined with a sub woofer I feel like I can hear every detail from top to bottom. Speakers are highly personal and subjective, but the Emotiva's are amazing and I highly recommend them.”
(Grey's Anatomy, Harry's Law, Raising Hope, Boston Legal, etc..)
- As a small footprint near-field monitor for a pro studio
- As a near-field monitor for a home studio
- As an awesome high-end computer speaker
- With an iPod or other source as a small room or office stereo
- As an audio upgrade for a high-end TV or video monitor
- Directly with a DAC or preamp in a small audiophile system
- As satellites for a small high-end surround sound system
CNET (January, 2012)
Airmotiv 4 Owner's Manual (PDF)
- Frequency Response
58 Hz to 23 kHz +/- 2 dB
52 Hz to 27 kHz +0 / -6 dB
- Input Connectors
One single ended (RCA)
One professional balanced (XLR)
- Bass Alignment
Single rear-oriented port (linear taper)
- Power Source
120 VAC 50/60 Hz +/- 10% available
230 VAC 50/60 Hz +/- 10% available
IEC standard removable power cord
- Driver Complement
One 26 x 32 mm airmotiv high-frequency folded-ribbon transducer
One 115 mm (4.5 inch) airmotiv low-frequency transducer with Curv® polypropolene composite cone structure
Total amplifier power: 50 watts RMS
- High-frequency amplifier:
25 watts RMS; S/N > 90 dB;
THD+N < 0.05% @ 15W, 10 kHz
- Low-frequency amplifier:
25 watts RMS; S/N > 90 dB;
THD+N < 0.05% @ 20W, 100 Hz
- Adjustments and Calibrations
High frequency tilt control:
4 kHz hinge frequency; 0 (calibrated),
+2 dB, -2 dB @ 20 kHz
- Low frequency shelving control:
150 Hz turnover frequency; 0 (calibrated), -2 dB, -4 dB @ 20 Hz
- HF gain, LF gain, and overall gain calibrated to standard within 1.0 dB
Precision multi-pole phase compensated fully active crossover
Crossover frequency: 2700 Hz
The airmotiv 4 has mounting points on the bottom for use with our (optional) mounting bracket.
- Size (each)
240 mm high x 155 mm wide x 186 mm deep
(9.4" high x 6.1" wide x 7.3" deep)
- Size (pair, packaged)
423 mm long x 268 mm wide x 330 mm high (16.7" long x 10.5" wide x 13" high)
- Weight (net): 20.5 lbs. (9.3 kg) per pair
- Weight (packaged): 24.25 lbs. (11 kg) per pair