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Emotiva’s Airmotiv X Loudspeaker Lineup Has Been Completely Revamped

Priced from $399 to $1,999/pair, eight new Emotiva Airmotiv X loudspeakers feature a thinner new design for stereo or home theater setups.

Emotiva AirMotiv X Loudspeakers (2024 models)

Emotiva and SVS have carved out rather successful niches for themselves in the world of high-end loudspeakers by focusing on delivering performance at prices that most consumers can afford. That’s not to say that everything they offer is “affordable” but their key products which are offered direct to consumers are great values for the money.

Emotiva’s Airmotiv X loudspeaker lineup has been refreshed for 2024 and there are some notable changes which include a PVC laminated HDF enclosure, and new HDF 25mm baffle, which is extensively damped.

Airmotiv X Speakers

Emotiva Airmotiv X Loudspeakers Grille with Logo lower portion at base

The Airmotiv X loudspeakers feature a new design approach. The cabinets on the towers are slender and graceful. The front panels feature a bevelled edge that is designed to reduce diffraction.

The speakers also feature a satin lacquer finish on the front panels and smooth trim rings that conceal the driver mounting hardware helping with diffraction while providing a more sophisticated and finished appearance.

Features

The driver layout has also been optimized for superior sound quality, complemented by non-parallel midrange walls to reduce internal reflections.

The Airmotiv X Loudspeakers feature a rotatable folded ribbon tweeter with an improved waveguide and Neo Magnet System allowing users to configure the speaker to fit their specific system layout. 

Emotiva folded ribbon tweeter
Emotiva folded ribbon tweeter

Every speaker includes an internal-mounted crossover and efficient wire routing, ensuring efficient performance and serviceability.

Midrange drivers incorporate woven cone diaphragms, aluminum voice coils, milled aluminum phase plugs, copper shorting rings, and NBR (Nitrile-Butadiene Rubber) surrounds.

Woofers incorporate the same structure as the midrange drivers with the addition of a long throw motor and progressive spider.

The over-one-inch thick multi-layer front panel of each enclosure ensures the proper rigidity for producing sound. 

The tower speakers are reinforced with internal window bracing and lined with thick Dacron for better sound dampening. 

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Emotiva Airmotiv Xt2 Bi-wire/Bi-amp rear speaker terminals
Emotiva Airmotiv Xt2 Bi-wire/Bi-amp rear speaker terminals.

All of the Airmotiv X Series speakers (except the Xa2 surround speakers) have bi-amping terminals that enable you to access the woofer and midrange/tweeter sections of the speaker separately for bi-amping or bi-wiring.

Magnetically attachable/detachable black cloth over rigid frame grills are provided with each speaker. 

Airmotiv X Models

Emotiva Airmotiv X Loudspeaker Diagram (All 2024 models)

The Emotiva Airmotiv X speakers line consists of eight models:

  • Airmotiv Xa2 Height / Surround / Ceiling Speakers (Pair) $399.00
  • Airmotiv Xb2 Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Pair): $499.00
  • Airmotiv Xc1 Center Channel Loudspeaker (Each): $399.00
  • Airmotiv Xc2 Center Channel Loudspeaker (Each): $599.00
  • Airmotiv Xc3 Center Channel Loudspeaker (Each): $899.00
  • Airmotiv Xt1 Floorstanding Tower Loudspeakers (Pair): $999.00
  • Airmotiv Xt2 Floorstanding Tower Loudspeakers (Pair): $1,299.00
  • Airmotiv Xt3 Floorstanding Tower Loudspeakers (Pair): $1,999.00

Tip: Early Adopter Special! 15% off two or more Airmotiv Loudspeakers.

Airmotiv X Surround and Bookshelf Speakers

Emotiva Airmotiv Xa2, xb2 Surround and Bookshelf Speakers
Emotiva Airmotiv Xa2 (left) Surround Speaker and Xb2 (right) Bookshelf Speaker (not to exact scale).
Xa2Xb2
MSRP$399/pair$499/pair
ConfigurationTwo-wayTwo-way
Cabinet TuningSealedRear ported
Tweeter1 x 25mm x 32mm 1 x 25mm x 32mm 
Mid-Bass1 x 5.25” 1 x. 6” 
Efficiency  (2.83V/1m)86 dB86 dB
Power Handling80W continuous
150W peak
125W continuous
200W peak
Recommended Amp Power40W or more50W or more 
Impedance4-ohms (8-ohm compatible)4-ohms (8-ohm compatible)
Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB)75 Hz – 27 kHz55 Hz – 27 kHz
Crossover Frequency 3.2 kHz2.6 kHz
Speaker ConnectionsHeavy-duty compression styleDual 5-way speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring
Mounting Easy-Secure mounting with solid steel bracketShelf or stand-mounted
GrillBlack cloth over a rigid frame.Black cloth over a rigid frame.
Dimensions
HxWxD
12.5” x 7.15” x 8.5”
(Add 0.25” inch for the grill and 0.25” for the mounting bracket)
19″ x 17″ x 13″ (boxed pair)
12.8” x 8.5” x 11.5”
(Add 0.25” for grill)
24″ x 18″ x 16″ (boxed pair)
Weight22 lbs18 lbs

Airmotiv X Center Channel Speakers

Emotiva Airmotiv Xc1, Xc2, Xc3 Center Channel Speakers
Top to bottom: Emotiva Airmotiv Xc1, Xc2, Xc3 Center Channel Speakers (not to exact scale).
Xc1Xc2Xc3
MSRP$399$599$899
ConfigurationThree-wayThree-wayThree-way
Cabinet TuningRear portedDual rear portsDual rear ports
Tweeter1 x  25mm x 32mm 1 x  25mm x 32mm 1 x 28mm x 32mm H.). 
Midrange1 x 4.5” 1 x 5.5” 2 x  5.25” 
Woofer2 x 5.25” 2 x 6”4 x. 6” 
Efficiency  (2.83V/1m)88 dB89 dB90 dB
Power Handling120W continuous
250W peak
150W continuous
300W peak
250W continuous
500W peak
Recommended Amp Power60W or more100W or more100W or more
Impedance4 ohms (compatible with 8 ohms)4 ohms (compatible with 8 ohms)4 ohms (compatible with 8 ohms)
Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB)50 Hz – 27 kHz45 Hz – 27 kHz40 Hz – 27 kHz
Crossover Frequency 620 Hz, 3.1 kHz600 Hz, 3.1 kHz370 Hz, 2.8 kHz
Speaker ConnectionsDual 5-way speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiringDual 5-way speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiringDual 5-way speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring
Mounting Shelf or stand-mountedShelf or stand-mountedShelf or stand-mounted
GrillBlack cloth over a rigid frameBlack cloth over a rigid frameBlack cloth over a rigid frame
Dimensions
HxWxD
7.5” x 26” x 9.5” deep
(Add 0.25” for grill)
31″ x 14″ x 13″ (boxed)
8.5” x 31.5” x 10.25”
(Add 0.25” for grill)
37″ x 15″ x 14″ (boxed)
9-1/4″ x 51-1/4″ x 12″
(Add 0.25” inch for grill)
57″ x 17″ x 15″ (boxed)
Weight25 lbs37 lbs64 lbs

Airmotiv X Tower Speakers

Emotiva Airmotiv Xt1, Xt2, Xt3 Floorstanding Loudspeakers
Left to right: Emotiva Airmotiv Xt1, Xt2, Xt3 Floorstanding Loudspeakers (estimated scale).
Xt1Xt2Xt3 
MSRP$999/pair$1,299/pair$1,999/pair
ConfigurationThree-way Three-way Three-way 
Cabinet TuningRear portedRear portedDual rear ports
Tweeter1 x 25mm x 32mm 1 x 25mm x 32mm 1 x  25mm x 32mm 
Midrange1 x 4.5” 1 x 5.25” 2 x 5.25” 
Woofer3  x  5.25” 3  x  6” 3  x  8” 
Efficiency  (2.83V/1m)89 dB90 dB91 dB
Power Handling200W continuous
300W peak
250W continuous
500W peak
300W continuous
600W peak
Recommended Amp Power60W or greater100W or greater100W or greater
Impedance4 ohms (compatible with 8 ohms)4 ohms (compatible with 8 ohms)4 ohms (compatible with 8 ohms)
Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB)45 Hz – 27 kHz40 Hz – 27 kHz 30 Hz – 27 kHz
Crossover Frequency 410 Hz, 3.1 kHz430 Hz, 3.1 kHz300 Hz, 3.1 kHz
Speaker ConnectionsDual 5-way speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiringDual 5-way speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiringDual 5-way speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring
Mounting Permanently attached outrigger feet with neoprene non-mar pads.
Detachable, adjustable spikes included.
Permanently attached outrigger feet with neoprene non-mar pads.
Detachable, adjustable spikes included.
Permanently attached outrigger feet with neoprene non-mar pads.
Detachable, adjustable spikes included.
GrillBlack cloth over a rigid frameBlack cloth over a rigid frameBlack cloth over a rigid frame
Dimensions
HxWxD
41.75” x 7” x 10”
(Add 0.75” height and 1.75” width for feet; add 0.25” for grill)
47″ x 16″ x 13″ (boxed)
44.75” x 8.5” x 12.25”
(Add 0.75” height and 1.75” width for feet; add 0.25” for grill)
50″ x 17″ x 14″ (boxed)
48.7” x 10.75” x 16.75”
(Add 0.75” height and 1.75” width for feet; add 0.25” for grill)
54″ x 22″ x 16″ (boxed)
Weight35 lbs49 lbs91 lbs 

Where to buy: emotiva.com

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