Emotiva SE8 (Piece) Subwoofer


Active driver: 8? downward firing; Passive radiator: 8? front firing; High Efficiency Class D amplifier with 200 Watt RMS

The Airmotiv SE8 Flex Subwoofer is an exceptionally capable compact powered subwoofer that features a heavy-duty 8 downward-firing woofer coupled to a forward-firing passive radiator driven by an efficient, cool-running 200 watt Class D amplifier. The Airmotiv SE8 Subwoofer delivers plenty of clean low bass to add authority to the lowest octaves of your favorite music, with enough raw power to shake the floor when a movie soundtrack calls for it. Compact enough to fit conveniently in a typical den or living room, the cabinet of the Airmotiv SE8 is covered in attractive and durable textured black vinyl, with all connections and controls located discreetly on the rear. The front baffle features a beautiful, removable sculpted fabric grille.

In addition to excellent sound quality and a compact footprint, the Airmotiv SE8 features exceptionally versatile and flexible configuration options. The Airmotiv SE8 can connect to the LFE output on a home theater preamp/processor or AVR, line outputs on a preamp, or directly to the speaker outputs of an AVR or stereo receiver that doesnt include a sub output. The Airmotiv SE8 also includes a built-in precision electronic crossover and can upgrade any stereo preamp or DAC to a fully capable 2.1 channel system. Rear panel controls for Level, Phase, Crossover Frequency, and Turn-On Mode allow you to configure it to work perfectly with the rest of your system.

Airmotiv Subwoofers

If you want the absolute best in sound quality, no system is complete without a high-quality subwoofer. Emotiva Airmotiv Subwoofers are designed to sound great with both music and movies. They combine the raw power necessary to reproduce the sound of a rocket taking off, or the roar of a speeding locomotive, with the precision and finesse you need to hear the subtlest details in a complex bass line.

The Airmotiv SE8 Flex Subwoofer is the newest member of our family of Airmotiv subwoofers. Each Airmotiv sub includes a downward-firing heavy duty high excursion powered bass driver, a front-mounted performance-matched high excursion passive radiator, and a powerful audiophile quality amplifier. The cabinet of the Airmotiv SE8 is crafted of heavily braced acoustically inert MDF, with integral shock-absorbing feet, and the entire cabinet is coated with durable yet attractive textured vinyl. The understated design aesthetic, includes an attractive removable sculpted fabric grill and blends well with almost any decor. All of the controls and connections are located conveniently out of sight on the rear panel.

Driver Complement
Active driver: 8 downward firing heavy duty long throw subwoofer with a vented steel frame, rubber surround, and treated paper cone.
Passive radiator: 8 front firing passive radiator with a steel frame, rubber surround, and treated paper cone.

Electrical Specifications

Amplifier: 200 Watt RMS, cool running, audiophile quality, high efficiency Class D
Protection: Acoustically transparent limiter.
Frequency response: 33 Hz – 200 Hz (+/- 3 dB).

Stereo left and right unbalanced RCA inputs
LFE unbalanced RCA input
Speaker level left and right inputs

Stereo left and right unbalanced RCA stereo inputs
(with user-configurable 60/80/100 Hz high-pass bass management crossover).

X-Over Frequency (low-pass)
High-pass Crossover Frequency

Power mode
AC power: User selectable line voltage;
115 VAC/60 Hz (6.3A Fuse); 230 VAC/50 Hz (3A Fuse).

Cabinet: Heavy, acoustically inert MDF cabinet, covered on all sides with tough
attractive textured vinyl. Includes a removable sculpted fabric grill with heavy vibration resistant MDF support frame.
Feet: Permanently attached feet with anti-slip rubber pads.
Enclosure Loading: Tuned passive radiator.

11-3/4 high x 11-3/4 wide x 11-3/4 deep unboxed.
17″ x 17″ x 17″ boxed.
(add for grill; add 1-1/2 for feet)
Feet: Permanently attached feet with anti-slip rubber pads.
19.2 lbs unboxed.
25 lbs boxed.

The Airmotiv SE8 Flex Sub can be configured in a variety of different ways, making it the perfect solution for adding a subwoofer to virtually any surround sound system, or for adding a subwoofer and bass management to almost any two-channel system.

  • System Configuration #1: A surround sound preamp/processor, A/V receiver, or stereo preamp, with built-in bass management and a subwoofer output.
  • System Configuration #2: A surround sound preamp/processor, A/V receiver, or stereo preamp, with a subwoofer output, but with no built-in bass management.
  • System Configuration #3: A stereo preamp or processor that has line-level connections to a separate power amp but lacks a separate subwoofer output.
  • System Configuration #4: An AVR or integrated amplifier that has no line level outputs or internal bass management.
  • System Configuration #5: You have a stereo receiver or integrated amplifier, which has no subwoofer output or bass management, and that you wish to use with a subwoofer and a separate power amplifier.


Product Type

“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.
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