Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ is a 3-way Passive Bass reflex Center Channel speaker by Emotiva. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 25×32 mm" folded ribbon Tweeter, 2 x 5.25" Midrange and 4 x 6.5" woven fiber cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 40 Hz – 28 kHz and a sensitivity of 92 dB. Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ has an MSRP of 899$.
What size of room is the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Emotiva's Airmotiv Series?
Airmotiv C3+ is a member of Emotiva's Airmotiv series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Emotiva Airmotiv Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ speaker?
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ has a Frequency response range of 40 Hz – 28 kHz at ±3dB and Power Range of Up to 200 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Airmotiv C3+'s Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
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What is the Crossover frequency of Emotiva Airmotiv C3+?
Airmotiv C3+ is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 350Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2800Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+'s nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 92 dB
Center Channel Speakers
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
92dB of Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Airmotiv C3+ an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+:
Airmotiv C3+ has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ External Dimensions and Weight
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8-5/8-inch x 54-3/4-inch x 12-1/4-inch (220.0 x 1391.0 x 312.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ is approximately 4339.9cm2 / 672.7inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Emotiva Airmotiv C3+, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
The Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ weighs 26.80kg / 59lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Airmotiv C3+'s weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ has a Bass reflex
type cabinet and a HDF finish.
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ comes with shock absorbing rubber bottom pad
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ is available in Black.
Does the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ come with a Grille?
Airmotiv C3+ comes with magnetic grilles in black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Airmotiv C3+ is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Emotiva Airmotiv C3+
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Emotiva Airmotiv C3+ speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Emotiva Airmotiv C3+
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.