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post #106 of 410
I would very much be interested in reading a review comparing Adam A5X's with Airmotiv 6's.

I had a post here that said my opinion on this review (hint: not good) and it mysteriously disapeared. smily_headphones1.gif
post #107 of 410
this forum is unstable (double post)
post #108 of 410
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Originally Posted by Nepenthe View Post

Nice! Which ones did you buy? 4s, 5s, or 6s?



The 4s

post #109 of 410

Based on one of Steve's reviews from last year, and coupled with an unbeatable eBay price, I picked up a pair of the AktiMate Minis in red:

 

http://www.aktimate.com.au/mini.html

 

They retail for $700 a pair and have Creek amplification and Epos speakers, although you can find them for far less if you dig (I couldn't pass them up at $299).  They sound great, better than Audioengine A5s, and come with a built in iPod dock and remote.  40WPC that fills a large room easily, decent bass.

 

Anyone else try these, or the AktiMate Maxis?

post #110 of 410

I'm interested in knowing about the airmotiv7s or 8s -- 8" woofer. And the matching sub. And the hifi line Emotiva is supposedly launching. And I'd like to know if they will have any three-way speakers with two different size AMTs at any point. The Tensor Delta is a healthy $10,000.

post #111 of 410

@Steve also the Airmotiv 4 vs Audioengine P4 for use a computer speaker mainly?


Thanks!

post #112 of 410
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Originally Posted by Nepenthe View Post

I'm interested in knowing about the airmotiv7s or 8s -- 8" woofer. And the matching sub. And the hifi line Emotiva is supposedly launching. And I'd like to know if they will have any three-way speakers with two different size AMTs at any point. The Tensor Delta is a healthy $10,000.



I contacted Emotiva about the matching sub and it's set to be released at the end of Q1.  10" composite woofer, 300 watts, DSP features with a $600 MSRP. That's coming from Emotiva 'Pro' which is the branch working on the airmotiv line.

 

I got an email from another Emotiva rep that said the X-Ref 10 would also pair well and it shares similar specs but costs $500.

post #113 of 410

Good stuff, thank you!

post #114 of 410

I am sorry to say that I like music that sounds very REAL, and these are very real, you have to use your best music to take the full advantage of them. Super clean highs, balanced and a nice BASS, this is what I have to say about them. I bought the smallest ones. I really love them!

post #115 of 410

I do not see any good description of the mid-bass that airmotiv 4 plays. Any opinions? To me quality dynamic bass is defined by how well speakers are crossovered and how well they can handle the mid-bass 90Hz-180Hz? Very interested as this is what we hear well in the nearfield at lower volumes, e.g. when listening to Audioengine A2. This is when I enjoy A2 immensely, but I just want a tidbit more upper resolution and that is why I am looking at the airmotiv 4. 

post #116 of 410

You may want to look at the CNET review;  the Airmotiv 4 bass is said to outdo even the A5+ let alone the A2.  I am now leaning toward Airmotiv my self; will order soon!

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57367525-47/emotivas-astonishing-desktop-speaker/?tag=txt;title


Edited by Super Dave - 2/3/12 at 11:36am
post #117 of 410

Ordered airmotiv5s. Ordered Elemental Designs A3S-250 sealed subwoofer. Won Denon PRA-1500 preamp. Will buy Monoprice XLRs to connect from pre to airmotivs. Ordered a new corner desk (won't be in the corner though). Shopping for a good chair, probably Allseating Chiroform. Not sure yet how I'll isolate the airmotivs, put them at ear height, and yet damp the early reflection off my LCD screens.

post #118 of 410

I'm not too sure if this is answered yet, but how do these compare to the Swan M200MKIII? They are the same price and I'm trying to decide which one to get.

post #119 of 410

I was a dealer for Audio Engine. I really can not recommend these speakers. They have a dreadful midbass hump and lack upper octaves. Genelecs are clearly superior and smaller. The only thing appealing about the Audio engines is the USB port and that is no reason to buy a speaker that sounds as poor as these do given current options. In 2009 they were OK compared to what was out at the time..not anymore.

post #120 of 410
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Originally Posted by Golden Ears View Post

I was a dealer for Audio Engine. I really can not recommend these speakers. They have a dreadful midbass hump and lack upper octaves. Genelecs are clearly superior and smaller. The only thing appealing about the Audio engines is the USB port and that is no reason to buy a speaker that sounds as poor as these do given current options. In 2009 they were OK compared to what was out at the time..not anymore.



Genelecs should be better considering they are probably twice the cost. If you're talking about the 6010A model they are definitely smaller but not necessarily superior when it comes to their bass performance. I've heard them and they are a great sounding speaker but the bass is limited by a 3" woofer. 

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