Every day that passes we start to collectively inch forward towards the big product launch season. First out of the gate mid-August appears to be Emotiva with a “Tripling” of their Airmotiv subwoofer selection (a.k.a. two more subs in addition to the S10 10″ already on the market). Filling out the natural progression for subwoofers of this nature, the new lineup will now consist of the S10 ($599), S12 12″ ($799) and S15 15″ ($1,199). On the lighter side of things, Emotiva still offers and 8″ BasX S8 ($199) and BasX S10 ($299). That’s a steady stream of low end coverage.
Aside from the obvious size differences, all Airmotiv subs offer downward firing drivers with a forward facing passive radiator. The 12″ utilizes a class D 500 watt internal amp, while the 15″ hits with 650 watts of MOSFET tech. The news arrives just in time for the CEDIA expo in early September.
Also up for display at the show will be a new mono amplifier dubbed the PA-1. Retail pricing lands at a reasonable ($299) per. That sticker price will land you a substantial 140 watts into 8 ohms and 300 into 4. The new amp combines ICE modules and a built-in switch mode power supply. Both balanced and SE options come standard. Check out all the details below via the company presser.
“Emotiva’s New Stealth Series PA-1 Monoblock Amplifier, Packing Massive Power and Rugged Construction into a Compact Package
New Class-D Monoblock is Powerful to Drive the Most Demanding Speakers,
Yet Small Enough to Fit on a Desktop
FRANKLIN, TN, August 14, 2018 — Emotiva Audio Corporation, the company that continually proves high-performance audio doesn’t have be high-priced, is now shipping the new X Series Stealth PA-1, a high performance balanced Class-D monoblock power amplifier that produces high-end sonics from a compact, high-efficiency package.
The Stealth PA-1 monoblock power amplifier (SRP: $299) is the latest addition to Emotiva’s X Series Stealth line, designed for professional recording studios, home studios, and ultra-high performance desktop and home A/V systems. It measures a diminutive 1 7/8” H x 8 1/2” W x 9” D, making it the perfect fit for any application that benefits from a powerful compact amp. From traditional rack arrays to custom installed entertainment centers and performance desktop audio systems, there is no audio application too big or small for the PA-1.
“Millions of music lovers prefer monoblock amplifiers for their clarity, definition, and overall authoritative sound, but until the PA-1 came along, the size and weight of most monoblocks made integration with desktop and custom systems a challenge,” said Dan Laufman, President and CEO, Emotiva Audio Corp. “The PA-1 is designed to be the most flexible high-performance monoblock on the market. The fact that it’s so affordable is typical of Emotiva.”
Emotiva’s new Stealth PA-1 monoblock amplifier delivers 140 watts RMS into 8 ohms, or 300 watts RMS into 4 ohms, giving it the muscle to drive the most power-hungry speakers, yet its size allows it to conveniently fit wherever it is needed, from a shelf to a desktop, or mounted on or behind an audio rack. Its single 1U rack space makes it easy to place two amplifiers side by side in a single rack space.
The company’s focus on performance and flexibility resulted in a monoblock amplifier that is easy to configure and operate. The ICEpower 300ASC module features its own built-in switch mode power supply for consistently reliable performance, year after year. The PA1 runs on any line voltage ranging from 100 – 264 VAC (volts alternating current), and accepts a balanced input using either an XLR or balanced ¼” connector. The amplifier runs cool and efficiently, even when left on 24/7, or it can be switched on when it detects an incoming audio signal.
Emotiva protects the Stealth PA-1 monoblock amplifier inside and out. Protection circuitry guards against faults without disrupting operation, and automatically resets itself when the fault is removed. On the outside, the PA-1 features a heavy duty steel chassis, solid milled aluminum faceplate, and top-shelf components throughout. Emotiva backs up the PA-1 with a five year warranty.
For further information about Emotiva Audio’s X Series Stealth PA-1, visit https://emotiva.com/products/pa-1.
Emotiva Triples Airmotiv™ Subwoofer Selection
With Two New High-Powered Models
Airmotiv S12 and S15 Feature Increased Power Handling with Clean,
Low Distortion Performance
FRANKLIN, TN, August 14, 2018 — Emotiva Audio Corporation, the company that continually proves high-performance audio doesn’t have behigh-priced, today announced the availability of two new Airmotiv subwoofers – 12” Airmotiv™ S12and 15” Airmotiv™ S15. The two new models join the 10” Airmotiv S10, rounding out the line to three high-performance subwoofers that reproduce the lowest frequencies with equally low distortion.
Similar to the S10, both of the new Emotiva Audio Airmotiv subwoofers employ a downward firing design featuring a high-excursion passive radiator and high-output amplifiers. Cabinets are constructed of heavily braced, acoustically inert HDF (high-densityfiberboard), with integral shock absorbing feet and removable grilles.
Airmotiv subwoofer drivers utilize non-pressed treated paper cones, reinforced with aramid fibers, for excellent rigidity and optimal internal acoustic damping. The active driver features a powerful motor assembly with a large double-stacked ferrite magnet, and a 3” heavy-duty solid copper voice coil. Forced air cooling, a vented pole piece, and vents placed under the spider add up to hours of extended use under demanding conditions.
Front bezels are finished with multiple coats of black lacquer, while the sides and rear are covered in durable, attractive textured vinyl.
“The Airmotiv speaker series is our response to anyone who thinks audiophile-grade sonics and rugged construction are only available at unnecessarily high prices,” said Dan Laufman, President andCEO, Emotiva Audio Corp. “But if I say so myself, we outdid ourselves with the new Airmotiv subs, especially the S15. Nothing in their price class comes remotely close to the level of accuracy and refinement achieved by these subwoofers.”
Emotiva Audio’s most powerful subwoofer, Airmotiv S15 (SRP: $1,199.00), blends excellent technical performance and tremendous bass output in a sub that is equally capable of shaking the rafters while exposing subtle nuances of the lowest frequencies in acoustic music.
The 15” Airmotiv S15 boasts a powerful 650 Watt RMS Class D amplifier with the most current MOSFET technology, and a linear power supply with a toroidal power transformer to fill a large room with clean, low distortion bass. An advanced multi-stage limiter protects against power overloads and ensures distortion is kept to the absolute bare minimum.
The 12” Airmotiv S12 (SRP: $799.00) exemplifies Emotiva Audio’s commitment to building powerful subwoofers at real-world prices. The 500 Watt S12 is designed as the perfect complement to a multichannel home theater, or as the final nuanced ingredient in a 2.1-channel system.
For further information on Emotiva Airmotiv subwoofers and speakers, visit https://emotiva.com/pages/airmotiv.”