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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kansas City area
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I've had a pair of Airmotiv 4s for about 6 months now. They're a good little speaker. Sound quality is solid, but obviously woofers of this size will have their limits. They're a good compromise if you're limited on space and as such they're not really for critical listening.
When I was doing my research I had it narrowed down to the Emotivas, the B&W MM-1, the Audioengine A5+ and one of the Rokit models (forgot which one). The B&Ws just aren't that great, especially at the price point. The Airmotivs are powered and independent of one another, unlike the Audioengine. I saw this as an upside but it also means you need 2 plugs available and, because the power switch is on the backside, you'll probably end up keeping them on all the time. Never got to hear the Rokits.
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