Emotiva A1 (Atmos Reflective Pair)


High frequency driver: 32 mm; Airmotiv folded ribbon tweeter; Low frequency driver: 4 inch woven fiber cone; Efficiency: 85 dB; Power handling: 60W continuous / 120W peak; Nominal impedance: 4 ohms; Frequency response: 75 Hz – 28 kHz

The Airmotiv A1 AirSpace is designed to be used as a wall-mounted or ceiling-reflecting height or surround speaker, with both standard surround sound systems and immersive surround sound technologies like Dolby Atmos and DTS-X.

The A1 AirSpace is a two-way loudspeaker, featuring a 32 mm Airmotiv folded ribbon tweeter for crystal clear treble, and a 4 inch woven fiber woofer for smooth, highly intelligible midrange and upper bass. The Airmotiv A1 is carefully voiced to work seamlessly with our other Airmotiv speakers, and can be configured as either a direct firing surround sound or height speaker, or as a height speaker whose output is reflected from the ceiling.

Typically, when configured as a wall-mounted direct-firing surround or height speaker, the A1 will be mounted using the included keyway mounting bracket, and equipped with the included flat grille. When used as a ceiling bounce speaker, the A1 is placed on the top of one of your main speakers, with its active drivers facing the ceiling, angled toward the listener. The rear panel switch is then used to select the optimum frequency contour for ceiling bounce use, and the flat grille is replaced with the included directivity control grille, which provides a dispersion pattern that has been carefully optimized to minimize crosstalk and deliver excellent localization with reflective speakers.


Airmotiv Passive Loudspeakers: Music Runs in the Family

Your speakers are the single most important component in your audio system; theyre the part that turns a simple electrical signal into the emotional experience that is music. Great speakers can transform an audio system thats merely good into one that can deliver a truly transcendent listening experience. Our new Airmotiv passive loudspeakers represent the culmination of years of research and experience in producing both home and professional loudspeakers, and were designed from the ground up with this critical mission in mind. They were designed from the start to be equally at home in an audiophile stereo system or a high-end home theater, and combine excellent technical performance, superb sound quality, elegant good looks, and excellent value. Our design philosophy is simple: If a speaker can reproduce the entire audible spectrum, as accurately as possible, with very little distortion or coloration, then it will sound good whether youre playing classical music, rock, or your favorite blockbuster movie.

Airmotiv Performance

All of the members of our Airmotiv Passive Loudspeaker family combine meticulous design, extensive testing, and in-depth listening tests with a wide variety of musical material, to deliver the best possible technical performance and sound quality. Our Airmotiv high-frequency transducers deliver flat frequency response, low distortion, virtually nonexistent signal compression, smooth off-axis response, superb transparency, and uncanny imaging. Advanced woven fiber midrange drivers deliver smooth frequency response, and detailed lifelike midrange with very low coloration, and our woofers include high-temperature voice coils and vented pole pieces to ensure crisp bass at all listening levels. Carefully designed precision crossovers, crafted with audiophile quality film capacitors, air core inductors, and precision resistors in critical locations, tie it all together. And, finally, our custom cabinets are crafted from thick, heavily braced, acoustically inert HDF to ensure maximum rigidity and resistance to stray vibration, with a front panel machined from a solid slab of 25mm HDF. The faceted front panel design, borrowed from our studio monitors, not only adds a stylishly futuristic look to our Airmotiv speakers, but also serves a very practical purpose to minimize diffraction effects and room interactions.

Airmotiv Sound Quality

Of course, the goal of all that design and testing is to produce a speaker that sounds really great and, after extensive listening tests, were pleased to report that our new Airmotiv Passive Loudspeakers sound truly superb with all types of music from individual vocalists and intimate jazz ensembles, to full classical orchestras, to heavy metal bands and synthetic electronica. Just pair your Airmotiv Loudspeakers with any high-quality power amplifier (we think ours sound especially good), and youll get perfectly balanced sound, with outstanding clarity, and superb rendition of even the finest details. All of the speakers in the Airmotiv Passive Loudspeaker family are carefully timbre matched to work well together and to deliver a cohesive audio image in any stereo or surround sound installation.

Airmotiv Features

Phenomenal sound quality and great specs alone dont make a great speaker, which is why weve included a long list of practical and convenient operational features on our Airmotiv Loudspeakers. The front bezel is finished with multiple coats of attractive satin finish black lacquer, which looks elegant while resisting fingerprints and scratches, and the sides are covered with tough, good-looking textured black vinyl. And, for those of you who prefer to keep their technology under wraps, all of our new Airmotiv speakers include removable, magnetically-attached, grilles.

Driver Complement

High frequency driver: 32 mm Airmotiv folded ribbon tweeter. Low frequency driver: 4 inch woven fiber cone. Cabinet type: Sealed.

Electrical Specifications

Efficiency: 85 dB (2.83V/1m). Power handling: 60W continuous / 120W peak. Nominal impedance: 4 ohms. Frequency response (switch in flat position): 75 Hz – 28 kHz (+3/-3 dB). Boost (switch in +3 dB position, recommended for reflection mode): approximately +3 dB @ 7 kHz.


Dimensions: 10 inches long x 6-1/8 inches wide x 5-1/8 inches thick. Weight: 7.5 pounds.

Mounting (configuration #1): Wall mounted (rear bracket with keyway and rubber feet provided). Mounting (configuration #2): Facing upwards to reflect off ceiling (rubber feet provided).

Grille: Black cloth over a rigid frame; attaches securely with powerful magnets for easy removal. (Two interchangeable grills provides: flat grill and contoured directivity control grill).





Product Type

Atmos Speaker

“Why can’t we have amazing audio and video sound at prices that don’t threaten our mortgage?”As high-end audio chased an ever-shrinking market with ever-more-costly gear, the price of sonic nirvana shot out of reach. New enthusiasts shook their heads and thought, “You know, a soundbar and a receiver may not be that bad.”At the same time high-end audio prices were climbing, Dan Laufman and his team were helping some of the best names in audio manufacture their gear. Dan saw the inefficiencies in the system and the ever-climbing prices, and decided to do something about it.The result is Emotiva.
SKU: A1(AtmosReflective) Category: