Focus on Lifestyle Integration, Performance and Affordability Highlight Ambitious Slate of Introductions for the New Year
FRANKLIN, TN, December 8, 2015—Emotiva Audio Corporation, the company that continually proves high-end audio doesn’t have be high-priced, will debut at CES 2016 the most ambitious multi-line launch in the company’s history.
In addition to the Emersa line of lifestyle focused performance audio gear (see separate release), Emotiva will introduce the configurable XPA Gen 3 amplifier line, and a smart expansion of the Airmotiv™ speaker line using its trademark folded ribbon tweeters.
“We believe the unmet demand in consumer electronics today calls for products that offer audiophile performance at highly affordable prices,”; says Dan Laufman, Founder and President of Emotiva. “Our CES 2016 introductions – the Emersa line, XPA Gen 3 amplifiers, and new Airmotiv speakers – demonstrate our belief in the potential of this segment. Emotiva’s ability to redefine multiple market segments at once, and to deliver with superior manufacturing capability, are bringing about an era of the affordable audiophile.”
XPA Gen 3 Amplifiers
Appealing to the bespoke demands of the audiophile market, the XPA Gen 3 is all about personalization and configurability.
XPA Gen 3 is a custom-tailored component that can be endlessly tailored to individual systems – the opposite of “off-the-shelf.” It’s a reference-level audio amplifier ideal for everything from a single subwoofer, to a stereo playback system, or a complete home theater. Its unique, modular, assembled-in-the-USA architecture, means it can grow with system needs.
The XPA Gen 3 is a significant step above the Gen 2 line. Using Emotiva’s lauded XPR amplifier topology for superior sonics, and designed with highly flexible modularity, the XPA Gen 3 accommodates 1 to 7 channels, multiple power levels, and is ideal for applications from from reference stereo to surround sound.
All XPA Gen 3 amplifiers share the same chassis and power supply; fully modular construction means that any XPA G3 amp can be upgraded by up to seven channels at another time. Each channel combines Emotiva’s differential input, fully complementary, short signal path Class A/B amplifier circuitry, and Optimized Class H™ power topology, to deliver both true audiophile sound quality and high efficiency.
Emotiva’s new high performance universal switching power supply delivers exceptional efficiency and excellent low noise performance, automatically adapting to any line voltage between 100V and 250V, and reducing overall system weight for easier handling and installation. XPA Gen 3 can be configured from two channels (350 watts/channel into 8 ohms) up to seven channels (250 watts/channel into 8 ohms). Suggested retail prices are as follows.
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.
Airmotiv SB1 ($499 ea.): A two-way LCR (three-channel) sound bar with Airmotiv™ folded-ribbon tweeters, the SB1 has three independent M-T-M speakers for Left/Center/Right in a 3.0 or 3.1 system. Each speaker utilizes six 4″ woven Kevlar® woofers, and three 25mm x 25mm Airmotiv™ tweeters.
Airmotiv S10 ($499): A powered subwoofer with a cast frame, 10″ long throw woofer, and a 10″ passive radiator. The S10 has a 350-watt RMS Class A/B amplifier with balanced and unbalanced inputs, and a toroidal power supply. With onboard controls for gain, crossover frequency, phase, the S10 automatically switches on when signal is detected.
Airmotiv S12 ($699): A 12″ powered subwoofer with a cast frame, long throw 12″ woofer, and a 12″ passive radiator. The S12 has a 500-watt Class A/B amplifier with balanced and unbalanced inputs, toroidal power supply, as well as onboard controls for gain, crossover frequency, phase, and automatic signal detection and switching.
XPA Gen3 and Airmotiv will be available exclusively at Emotiva dealers and direct from the company at www.emotiva.com.
About Emotiva Audio Corporation
Emotiva Audio Corporation (www.emotiva.com) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high performance audio and video products. Outstanding performance and impeccable customer service has helped build a strong, dedicated following among the most demanding music and movie lovers.
The company invests extensive resources into engineering, development, and quality, the sum of which is reflected in every amplifier, pre-amplifier, processor/controller, audio source, and loudspeaker system bearing the company’s name, assuring end-users an entertainment experience on a par with systems costing significantly more. For additional information, contact Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 347-662-6535; [email protected]