Since I picked up my C1 last night wanted to go ahead and start the owners thread for the new Emotiva passive speaker line ( http://emotiva.com/products/emotiva/loudspeakers
). I live near the Emotiva headquarters and picked up the speaker there, so I'm assuming I'm the first. From the original press release:
The expanded, highly acclaimed Airmotiv loudspeaker line is engineered and positioned to be a complete sound solution for contemporary hi-end audio systems. All models feature modern elegant black faceted baffles, with critically braced high quality MDF cabinets and magnetically attached grills. New Airmotiv introductions for 2016 include:
Airmotiv T1 (MSRP: $349 ea.): A three-way tower loudspeaker with Airmotiv™ folded-ribbon tweeter. Featuring 3-way ported design with dual 6.5” woven Kevlar® woofers, one 5.25” woven Kevlar® mid-woofer, and one 25mm x 32mm Airmotiv™ tweeter. The T1 has inserts for removable spikes, and dual speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Airmotiv B1 ($299 pr
.): A two-way bookshelf loudspeaker with Airmotiv™ folded-ribbon tweeter. The B1 features 2-way ported design with 5.25” woven Kevlar® woofer, and 25mm x 32mm Airmotiv™ tweeter. It also has are dual speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Airmotiv C1 ($249 ea.): Three-way center channel loudspeaker with Airmotiv™ folded-ribbon tweeter. The C1 features a 3-way ported design, dual 5.25” woven Kevlar® woofers, one 3” woven Kevlar® midrange, and one 25mm x 32mm Airmotiv™ tweeter.
Airmotiv E1 ($249 pr
.): A two-way direct-firing side surround or rear-surround loudspeaker with Airmotiv™ folded-ribbon tweeter. Features a 2-way ported design with 4.5” woven Kevlar® woofer, and 25mm x 25mm Airmotiv™ tweeter.
I just listened to the Olympics through the C1 last night so I'll post a full review once I have time to set up and critically listen to it, but I have been fairly impressed with it so far. For the price, I think it will be difficult to beat. Emotiva had previously announced 2 subwoofers and an MTM speaker, but they're not listed on the website so I don't think they'll be available.