Amazing balance, power, and realism are in order with the airmotiv 5s. Despite their small size, they can easily reproduce all the power and majesty of your most complex tracks, while delivering effortless micro-detail. For a pro, they’ll quickly become your go-to monitor for accurate mixing. For an audiophile, they’ll transform your desktop, listening room, or home theater.
New Outside and In
Our new airmotiv speakers combine design and technology cues from the flagship Stealth line in a compact, affordable package. With an all-new, low-diffraction faceted front baffle, computer-optimized internal bracing, and a redesigned preamp board with premium Emotiva-spec capacitors, the airmotiv 5s deliver impact and bass to spare from 100 watts of bi-amplified power
Studio, Desktop, Listening Room, Home Theater, and Beyond
The airmotiv 5s go beyond the desktop or studio. Connect a pair to a portable CD player or an iPod to make a fantastic mini-system for a small room or office. Add a wireless connection or networked music client for great sound throughout the house. Or, connect them directly to a preamp, DAC, or AV preamp for a stunning music or movie system.
Superior Transducer Technology
Our exclusive airmotiv high-frequency transducer provides crystal clear, extended highs— extending comfortably above the range of human hearing. At the same time, the powerful, precision-engineered airmotiv low-frequency transducer delivers clean, accurate bass without any of the thinness or thump that plague other small speakers.
Unlike many small monitors, the airmotiv 5s use precision Class AB bi-amplification, with separate 50 watt amplifiers for the woofer and the high-frequency transducer. And, each amplifier is audiophile-grade, with a toroidal transformer, large electrolytic power capacitors, and stacked metalized film capacitors used throughout. Combined with balanced and unbalanced inputs, trim controls to adjust the response to your studio or room, and unobtrusive overdrive protection, they deliver all the detail and dynamics you’d expect from audiophile components.
- As near-field monitors for a pro studio
- As small monitors for a home sound studio
- With an iPod or other source as a small room or office stereo
- As an audio upgrade for a high-end TV or video monitor
- Directly with a DAC or preamp in a small audiophile system
- As superb compact satellites for a small high-end surround sound system
- Frequency Response
52 Hz to 23 kHz +/- 2 dB
50 Hz to 27 kHz +0 / -6 dB
- Input Connectors
One single ended (RCA)
One professional balanced (XLR)
- Bass Alignment
Single rear-oriented port (linear taper)
- Power Source
120 VAC 50/60 Hz +/- 10% available
230 VAC 50/60 Hz +/- 10% available
IEC standard removable power cord
- Driver Complement
One 26 x 32 mm airmotiv high-frequency folded-ribbon transducer
One 135 mm (5.25 inch) airmotiv low-frequency transducer with Curv® polypropolene composite cone structure
Total amplifier power: 100 watts RMS
- High-frequency amplifier:
50 watts RMS; S/N > 95 dB;
THD+N < 0.05% @ 15W, 10 kHz
- Low-frequency amplifier:
50 watts RMS; S/N > 95 dB;
THD+N < 0.05% @ 40W, 100 Hz
- Adjustments and Calibrations
High frequency tilt control:
4 kHz hinge frequency; 0 (calibrated),
+2 dB, -2 dB @ 20 kHz
- Low frequency shelving control:
150 Hz turnover frequency; 0 (calibrated),
-2 dB, -4 dB @ 20 Hz
- HF gain, LF gain, and overall gain calibrated to standard within 1.0 dB
Precision multi-pole phase compensated fully active crossover
Crossover frequency: 2700 Hz
The airmotiv 5 has mounting points on the bottom for use with our (optional) mounting bracket.
- Size (each)
10.9” high x 7.125” wide x 8.375” deep (277 mm x 181 mm x 213 mm)
- Size (packaged)
12” high x 12.5” wide x 16” deep (305 mm x 318 mm x 407 mm)
- Weight (net):
13 pounds (6 kg).
- Weight (packaged):
17 pounds (7.7 kg).