Emotiva Airmotiv S12 12" Subwoofer




12" Subwoofer

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$ 1,400.00

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Airmotiv Loudspeakers: Music Runs in the Family

Your speakers are the single most important part of your audio system. It’s your speakers that connect you to your music; they’re the part that turns simple electricity into the emotional experience that is music. Really great speakers can make all the difference – and elevate an audio system that’s merely good into one that can deliver a truly transcendent listening experience. The Emotiva Airmotiv line represents the culmination of years of research and experience in producing both home and professional loudspeakers offering excellent technical performance and superb sound quality. Our Airmotiv speakers were designed from the start to be equally at home in an audiophile stereo system or a high-end home theater.

Airmotiv Subwoofers

Emotiva Airmotiv™ Subwoofers were designed to reproduce the lowest frequencies in the audio spectrum accurately and with exceptionally low distortion – even at the high listening levels in modern movies. It’s these important lowest octaves that make music sound real, and that bring the action in a well-recorded movie soundtrack right there into the room with you. Our Airmotiv Subwoofers deliver all the dynamics and raw power you need to make a modern movie soundtrack rattle the walls, but still offer the precision and superb musicality you need to get the most from audiophile quality music recordings. Adding an Airmotiv Subwoofer will take your music listening and home theater experience to the next level.

Our Airmotiv Subwoofers come in three models: the S10, the S12, and the S15. Each model 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 Class A/B amplifier. The various models offer identical controls and features; the main difference is that the larger models have more power and can produce higher output levels, and their frequency response extends slightly lower. The cabinets are crafted of heavily braced acoustically inert HDF, with integral shock absorbing feet, and attractive removable sculpted fabric grills. The front bezels are finished with several coats of satin finish black lacquer, and the sides and rear are covered with durable yet attractive textured vinyl. Their futuristic but understated design aesthetic blends well with almost any decor. The full complement of controls and input connections are located conveniently out of sight on the rear panel, which also includes the high-efficiency heat sinks that provide cooling for the internal amplifiers.

Airmotiv S12

The Airmotiv S12 is the ideal way to extend the bass response of your audio system to cover the last few critical octaves of bass with authority and finesse. The Airmotiv S12 can deliver the raw power you need to add that final touch of realism to a movie, while still offering the low distortion and precise control you need for accurate, superb sounding music reproduction. The Airmotiv S12 delivers slightly less low bass extension than the S15, but is slightly more compact, and is ideal for smaller rooms.


Our Emotiva Airmotiv™ Subwoofers were designed to offer truly exceptional performance and superb sound quality – with both music and movies. Their design and performance features were carefully chosen to appeal to both home theater buffs and audiophiles, with a choice of input options and operating modes well suited to a wide variety of applications, and the controls needed to perfectly match them to any system or room.

The following are a few of the feature highlights of our Airmotiv Subwoofers:

  • High performance and great sound – The Airmotiv S12 offers both excellent technical performance and great sound quality, so it sounds really great with both music and the soundtrack of your favorite movie.
  • A powerful 500 watt RMS audiophile quality Class A/B amplifier – powered by an oversized toroidal power transformer, provides the Airmotiv S12 with plenty of power to fully energize your room with clean low distortion bass.
  • Flexible input and control options – including both balanced and unbalanced inputs, and a variable LF Boost control, which allows you to customize bass response in the lowest octave.
  • Advanced multi-stage limiter – protects the Airmotiv S12 from being overdriven, and keeps distortion from intruding on your listening experience.
  • Downward firing active driver and forward firing passive radiator – evenly load the room with deep powerful omnidirectional bass with no port noise or other distractions.
  • Non-pressed treated paper cones on both drivers – reinforced with aramid fibers for excellent rigidity and optimal internal acoustic damping.
  • Rugged construction – Cast aluminum baskets, tough SBR rubber surrounds, and large internal clearances on both drivers ensure years of trouble free service.
  • Powerful heavy duty motor assembly – includes a large diameter double stacked ferrite magnet, and a large 2-1/2” heavy duty solid copper voice coil on an aluminum former, with woven tinsel leads and a flat spider for superior power handling and low distortion.
  • Plenty of cooling for long life – Forced air cooling, a vented pole piece, and vents located under the spider, ensure that our drivers remain cool, even with extended use under demanding operating conditions.
  • Tough yet attractive exterior – Multi-layer satin finished lacquer give the front panel of the Airmotiv S12 an elegant understated appearance, while a durable yet attractive vinyl covering protects the sides and rear from damage and fingerprints.
  • Removable sculpted fabric grill – protects the front mounted passive radiator and keep your technology under wraps, but can be easily removed for cleaning – or to show off your Airmotiv sub to your audiophile friends.
  • Heavily braced acoustically inert HDF cabinet – ensures that the only sound you’ll hear from the Airmotiv S12 is pure clean bass, and integral non-slip rubber feet ensure that your S12 sub will stay exactly where you want it.


Driver Complement:
One 12” heavy duty downward firing active low frequency driver, with non-pressed paper cone reinforced with aramid fibers, 2.5” copper voice coil on an aluminum former, large magnet with vented pole pieces, cast aluminum frame, and tough SBR rubber surround.
One 12” front firing passive radiator, with non-pressed paper cone reinforced with aramid fibers, cast aluminum frame, and tough SBR rubber surround.

Enclosure Loading:
Tuned passive radiator.

Heavily braced acoustically inert HDF cabinet with removable sculpted fabric-covered grill. The front bezel is finished in several coats of satin finish black lacquer; the sides and rear are covered in attractive yet durable textured vinyl.

Electrical Specifications:
Amplifier type: Audiophile quality Class A/B with toroidal transformer.
Amplifier power: 500 Watts RMS, 750 Watts peak.
Protection: Advanced multi-stage low-distortion limiter.
Frequency response: 24 Hz – 120 Hz (+3/-3dB).
Inputs: Single XLR balanced input; summed left and right RCA unbalanced inputs.
Controls: Crossover, Phase, Volume, LF Boost.
AC Power: User selectable line voltage
115 VAC/60 HZ (6.3A Fuse); 230 VAC/50 Hz (3A Fuse).

17.375 inches high x 15.75 inches wide x 16.875 inches deep.
(Boxed: 22″ x 24″ x 25″)

66.2 lbs.
(Boxed: 79 lbs.)


The Airmotiv Subwoofer Manual

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