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If you’re looking for a little more power from your system, you’ve found it. Emit 30 is a compact two-and-a-half-way speaker designed to impress whether it’s used as a stand-alone stereo pair or as part of a 5.1-channel (or more) home cinema.
Like its little brother, Emit 10, it uses 14cm MSP woofers similar to those used in the Evoke series – this time doubled-up in each speaker for more low-frequency muscle, plus midrange clarity and punch. MSP stands for Magnesium Silicate Polymer. It’s a material we developed in-house for our woofer cones, and have used for decades – including on our most-lauded high-end models. MSP provides precisely the right combination of lightness, stiffness and damping (one we’ve tuned and honed over the years) to deliver control and outright power exactly where it’s needed.
Premium woofer technology
The cones are moulded in one piece; we don’t use a separate glued dust-cap. The little balance ribs around the edge of the centre are bonded directly to the voice-coil behind it, making the whole motor assembly one solid piece. Using fewer moving parts gives our engineers fine control over how the speaker moves – which, in turn, means fine control over how it performs. You’ll hear it as strong, tight bass and startlingly clear vocals, guitars and more. Even at eyebrow-raising volume.
Each woofer is powered by a dual-stacked strontium carbonite Ferrite+ ceramic magnet system. Using two magnets means we can more effectively direct where the magnetic energy goes – it’s a lesson we learned developing the award-winning Special Forty anniversary series, and it’s thrilling to be able to use it in our entry-level family.
The target for all that flux is the voice-coil. We use aluminium windings in Emit 30. Aluminium is light (which minimises inertia on the cone’s back-and-forth movement), and because it’s lighter than copper wire, it means we can pack more windings on to the two-layer glass-fibre former. More windings equals more power, and greater control over fine movement. There’s a twist, though (please pardon the pun): we’ve coated the aluminium wire in a very thin copper coating to further increase the control the amplifier has on the voice-coil. More force with only a fractional weight gain: win-win.
High-performance Cerotar tweeter
While the twin 14cm mid/bass units deal with the… well, midrange and bass… the upper frequencies are handled by the tweeter. Emit might be an ‘entry-level’ speaker, but we certainly haven’t used any old unit off the shelf; witness the incredible Cerotar tweeter (the same as we use in Evoke). It’s based on the Esotar Forty anniversary tweeter and the Esotar Pro found in our Core studio reference speakers, and must be heard to be believed.
The 28mm coated soft-dome diaphragm is backed up by the clever Hexis inner dome. The playing surface has been specifically engineered to produce ultra-clear, ultra-detailed high-frequencies without breakup (even at high volumes), while the Hexis smooths the airflow behind it to reduces unwanted resonances. An aluminium voice-coil and airflow magnet system provide the power. Cerotar is designed for high performance without listener fatigue – perfect if you’re given to long listening sessions (and you’re music lovers, so we bet you are).
The bass-port on the back panel has dual flares (one inside; one outside), and has been tuned to minimise unwanted ‘chuffing’. It’s supplied with foam inserts that can be used to optimise performance for the speaker’s position relative to the wall.
Emit 30’s cabinets are made from 18mm MDF to provide a solid, stable platform for the drivers to do their work. They’re internally damped with polyester fibre, measured down to the gram for exactly the right amount of resonance suppression.
On the outside, you can choose from three custom laminate finishes: Black, White or Walnut. They’ve been chosen to complement any room, in any configuration (so if you’re mixing and matching Emit speakers in a home cinema system, you can make them stand out or blend in as you want).
Emit 30: powerful floorstander performance in a compact package. If you want to take your listening to the next level, they’ll really make your collection sing.
|IEC power handling:||180 watt|
|Frequency response (± 3 dB):||44Hz - 25kHz (-6 dB 39 Hz - 35 Khz)|
|Box principle:||2 X Bass reflex rear double flared port|
|Crossover topology:||1ST order tweeter / 2nd order woofer|
|Midrange / Woofer:||14 cm MSP|
|Woofer:||14 cm MSP|
|Tweeter:||Cerotar soft dome with Hexis|
|Weight:||15.53 kg / 34.2 lb|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||170 X 900 X 271,5 mm|
|6.7 X 35.4 X 10.7 in|
|Dimensions with feet/grille (W x H x D):||267,5 X 946,5 X 335,4 mm|
|10.5 X 37.3 X 13.2 in|