I have/had the Airmotiv 5 ( the older design ) but upgraded to the Stealth 6 last week since Emotiva is clearing them out. Now THOSE are near-field monitors.
The 5's seemed to do best with about a foot of space behind them. The Stealth 6 wants more, but I simply do not have the space to give them 18" or more clearance.
The Emotiva DC-1 USB DAC is a wonderful DAC and has full support for 24bit/192kHz Class 2 audio. It is the perfect size to sit on top of a standard or SFF PC case. A dedicated sound card wasn't possible for me since I use very small cases with limited expansion available.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo BDP-103D, Roku 4.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB2000 sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.
Last edited by jevans64; 08-15-2014 at 07:37 PM.