Airmotiv 4s Powered Monitor


  • Description


Whether you’re a pro looking for a compact, accurate near-field monitor, or an audiophile who wants great sound for your desktop, the airmotiv 4s are an incredible value. With excellent impact, resolution, depth, and control, the airmotiv 4s are ready to help you create accurate mixes—or to replace modest computer speakers with accurate ones that deliver truly stunning sound.

New Outside and In
Our new airmotiv speakers combine design and technology cues from the flagship Stealth line in a compact, affordable package. With an all-new, low-diffraction faceted front baffle, computer-optimized internal bracing, and a redesigned preamp board with premium Emotiva-spec capacitors, the airmotiv 4s belt out impressive performance from their 50 watts of bi-amplified power.

Tiny Wonder—Huge Possibilities
At only 1/3 cubic foot per speaker, the airmotiv 4s are at home even on a small desk. For a home studio or desktop listening system, they provide amazing performance for their size. Or connect a pair to a portable CD player or an iPod to make a fantastic mini-system for a small room or office. Add a wireless connection or networked music client for great sound throughout the house. Or, connect them directly to a preamp, DAC, or AV preamp for a stunning music or movie system.

Superior Transducer Technology
Our exclusive airmotiv high-frequency transducer provides crystal clear, extended highs— extending comfortably above the range of human hearing. At the same time, the powerful, precision-engineered airmotiv low-frequency transducer delivers clean, accurate bass without any of the thinness or thump that plague other small speakers.

Audiophile-Grade Amplifications
Unlike many small monitors, the airmotiv 4s use precision Class AB bi-amplification — separate amps for the woofer and the high-frequency transducer. And, each amplifier is audiophile-grade, with a toroidal power transformer, large electrolytic power capacitors, and stacked metalized film capacitors used throughout. Combined with balanced and unbalanced inputs, trim controls to adjust the response to your studio or room, and unobtrusive overdrive protection, they deliver all the detail and dynamics you’d expect from audiophile components.


“What I need most from a speaker is to have my mixes translate accurately to other systems. It is critical to have instruments accurately blend around dialogue on television shows. The Emotiva's pass this test extremely well. I feel like they give me an extremely accurate mix with no surprises when played on other systems. The tweeter has such a wonderful sound with out sounding harsh. When combined with a sub woofer I feel like I can hear every detail from top to bottom. Speakers are highly personal and subjective, but the Emotiva's are amazing and I highly recommend them.” 

Danny Lux 
(Grey's Anatomy, Harry's Law, Raising Hope, Boston Legal, etc..)


Tech Specs:

  • Frequency Response
    58 Hz to 23 kHz +/- 2 dB
    52 Hz to 27 kHz +0 / -6 dB
  • Input Connectors
    One single ended (RCA)
    One professional balanced (XLR)
  • Bass Alignment
    Single rear-oriented port (linear taper)
  • Power Source
    120 VAC 50/60 Hz +/- 10% available 
    230 VAC 50/60 Hz +/- 10% available 
    IEC standard removable power cord
  • Driver Complement
    One 26 x 32 mm airmotiv high-frequency folded-ribbon transducer
    One 135 mm (4.5 inch) airmotiv low-frequency transducer with Curv® polypropolene composite cone structure
  • Amplification
    Total amplifier power: 50 watts RMS
  • High-frequency amplifier: 
    25 watts RMS; S/N > 90 dB;
    THD+N < 0.05% @ 15W, 10 kHz
  • Low-frequency amplifier: 
    25 watts RMS; S/N > 90 dB;
    THD+N < 0.05% @ 20W, 100 Hz
  • Adjustments and Calibrations
    High frequency tilt control: 
    4 kHz hinge frequency; 0 (calibrated),
    +2 dB, -2 dB @ 20 kHz
  • Low frequency shelving control: 
    150 Hz turnover frequency; 0 (calibrated),
    -2 dB, -4 dB @ 20 Hz
  • HF gain, LF gain, and overall gain calibrated to standard within 1.0 dB
  • Crossover
    Precision multi-pole phase compensated fully active crossover
    Crossover frequency: 2700 Hz
  • Mounting
    The airmotiv 5 has mounting points on the bottom for use with our (optional) mounting bracket.
  • Size (each)
    9.5” high x 6.25” wide x 7.5” deep (242 mm x 160 mm x 191 mm)
  • Size (packaged)
    11.5” high x 11.5” wide x 14” deep (293 mm x 293 mm x 356 mm)
  • Weight (net):
    10.7 pounds (4.9 kg)
  • Weight (packaged):
    13.7 pounds (6.3 kg)

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