Emotiva T2+ Overview
One of the most intriguing aspects of modern audio design is its ability to make a speaker appear acoustically invisible, or disengage from the audio and leave no trace that it is a part of it. This occurs largely through the interaction between the speaker's drivers, the room, and the amplifier. The new Airmotiv(tm) T2 and T1 floorstanding tower loudspeakers by Emotiva are a perfect example of the company's design philosophy: transparent, refined sonics at an economical price.
The T2 combines dual 8-inch woven-fiber cone woofers and a 5-1/4 inch woven-fiber cone midrange that delivers impressive frequency efficiency of 91 dB, while also handling a range of bass frequencies with ease. This is thanks to the inclusion of a 25x32 mm" folded ribbon tweeter, which Emotiva uses across all its Airmotiv line speakers.
Emotiva T2+ Features
This driver is similar to a true ribbon driver (the thin diaphragm is suspended within a magnetic field but without the need for a step-down transformer), but with a lower impedance than a true ribbon and a smoother, more natural sound. Its light, pleated diaphragm produces no distortion and a clear sound with a smooth response to high frequencies.
Combined with a precision crossover with carefully matched audiophile quality film capacitors, air core inductors, and precision resistors in critical locations, the T2 delivers incredibly accurate, dynamic, and detailed sound that is sure to please even the most demanding listener. The T2 can be evaluated risk-free in your home for 30 days, so you'll have no trouble finding out if it fits your system, or if it will add a new dimension to your musical experience.
Other features include an attractive black cloth grille, which is magnetically attached and can be removed to allow for cleaning or to show off the speaker to your audiophile friends. A permanent set of outrigger feet improves mechanical stability while adding an elegant design detail to the speaker's streamlined cabinet profile.
All of these practical operational features are built into the Airmotiv series of speakers, and they will be carefully matched to work well together and deliver a cohesive audio image in any stereo or surround sound installation. The timbre-matched drivers are a perfect match for the speakers in the series and will harmonize perfectly if used with other Airmotiv models.
Emotiva T2+ Specifications
Three-way floor standing tower loudspeaker.
|High-frequency driver:||25×32 mm Airmotiv folded ribbon tweeter.|
5-1/4” woven fiber cone.
8” woven fiber cones (2).
|Efficiency:||91 dB (2.83V/1m).|
|Power handling:||200W continuous / 400W peak.|
|Recommended amplifier power:||100W – 500W / channel.|
|Nominal impedance:||4 ohms.|
|Frequency response:||35 Hz – 28 kHz (+3/-3 dB).|
|Crossover (midrange/tweeter):||3200 Hz, 12/18 dB / octave.|
|Crossover (woofer/midrange):||350 Hz, 12 dB / octave.|
|Dual speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.|
42-11/16” high x 12-3/16” wide x 12-1/4” deep.
47-1/2” long x 15-3/4” wide x 17-1/4” deep (boxed).
|Weight:||56.9 pounds (unboxed). 71.3 pounds (boxed).|
|Mounting:||Permanently attached outrigger feet with rubber pads (detachable adjustable spikes included).
|Grille:||Black cloth over a rigid frame; attaches securely with powerful magnets for easy removal.|