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post #376 of 410

I don't think the DSMs can be beat at the current closeout/discontinued prices. As for ribbons, the Samson Rubicon R6A and Prodipe Pro Ribbon 8 can still be had for a lot less, and will come very close if not match the sound quality of the Emotiva's.

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post #377 of 410

Are these considered the best sub $400 monitor?  I saw the emotiva website has them going for $250 right now.  I was considering the audioengine A5+ at first, but came upon these.  I am looking to use them as speakers for my desktop computer.

post #378 of 410
I own the 4s and compared them to the A5s. Obviously you can tell what my preference is. At $250 they are a fantastic buy.
post #379 of 410

Anyone know where I can purchase these ? their website doesn't have them available.

post #380 of 410
Emotiva is a direct Internet vendor. They are the only seller. You should contact them to find out when they will have more in stock.
post #381 of 410

Can somebody explain to me what the shelving EQ knobs on the back of each speaker do?

post #382 of 410
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Originally Posted by anoxy View Post
 

Can somebody explain to me what the shelving EQ knobs on the back of each speaker do?



They allow you to adjust the low and high frequency gain to account for speaker placement and room acoustics.  I tried lowering the HF gain by 2 decibels, but ended up keeping both settings at zero.  Here's a link to the owners manual in PDF format: http://emotiva.com/resources/manuals/airmotiv4_manual.pdf  Look at the section titled "Adjustments" on page 21.

post #383 of 410

Has anyone found the Airmotiv too resolving for mainly music listening via services such as Spotify or Mog?  Or do these speakers really excel at FLAC file due to sounding more monitor like?  Currently have the AE A2 and listen to probably 75% streaming vs local files and thinking of upgrading.

post #384 of 410
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Has anyone found the Airmotiv too resolving for mainly music listening via services such as Spotify or Mog?  Or do these speakers really excel at FLAC file due to sounding more monitor like?  Currently have the AE A2 and listen to probably 75% streaming vs local files and thinking of upgrading.


Good thing Emotiva has a generous no questions asked return policy huh?

 

As for streaming, you should be streaming with Spotify Premium anyways eh?

post #385 of 410

The airmotivs are currently out of stock with no current ETA.  I use MOG and not spotify as it has higher quality streaming.  Though the free option for it will be gone soon with Beats replacing it.

post #386 of 410

Schiit has come out with a cheap little preamp that looks to be perfect for the airmotivs

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711775/schiit-sys-passive-preamp

post #387 of 410
I noticed that the other day. A few months ago I would have jumped on it but my needs have changed: I need to accommodate for a new sub now making it 2.1 and need a setup with 2-3 inputs with a switch, and must fit on the desk.

Looks like my only option is to DIY something.
Still is a nice little passive volume control. Might have to get it as a partial solution for the time being.
post #388 of 410

Does anyone know of a good subwoofer to add to the Airmotiv 4's?

 

I'm using them with my widescreen tv and would like a little more bass at times.

post #389 of 410

What's your budget? Room size? 

post #390 of 410
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What's your budget? Room size? 

Agreed. There are definitely better subs as you go up in budget. And then your room size determines how much sub you would need to have good bass.

Also, do you have the Airmotivs directly plugged up to your TV? Or are they connected to something else?
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