The larger Emotiva Airmotiv T2 sports dual 8″ woven cone woofers with deeper bass response and higher volume capability. Additionally, the three-way design includes Emotiva’s Air-Motion-Transformer (ribbon) tweeter as used in its professional monitor speakers. The T2s can be bi-wired or bi-amplified thanks to the inclusion of two pairs of binding posts.
The Emotiva Airmotiv C2 Center Channel Speaker is intended to tonally match the T1 or T2 loudspeakers for home theater use. The C2 is also a three-way speaker with dual woofers, dual midrange drivers, and the same ribbon tweeter as the larger towers. The C2 can also be bi-wired or bi-amplified.
Obviously, the T2 towers can be treated as 2.0 stereo speakers, as a 2.1 or 2.2 stereo with sub layout, or in a full 3.2, 5.2, 7.2 or higher home theater configuration with the addition of the C2 and a couple of subwoofers. That’s a lot of hats for a sub-$1,000 per pair speaker model to wear! The T2 also takes on the challenge of competing with its own forebear, the smaller and less-expensive T1.
The T2 and C2 budget-priced speakers have surprising performance for their size, weight, and cost. (HINT – The “deeper bass response” thing wasn’t just hyperbole!). But how well do they compare with other speakers in their price range or even higher? Watch for the upcoming full review of the Emotiva Airmotiv T2 Floor Standing Speakers and the C2 Center Channel Speaker here on the Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity website.