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Emotiva XPA-1 Monoblock Power Amplifier

4.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Audiophile amp; 600 watts at 8 Ohms; 1000 watts at 4 Ohms (at < 0.1% THD)
  • Switchable Class A and Class A/B operating modes
  • Advanced microprocessor operating system which protects the amplifier from all fault conditions.

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Product Description

It's a whole new generation of Emotiva's most popular mono block power amp. Now, you get the immense, relaxed power of the previous XPA-1, together with switchable 60W Class A mode for even more amazing musicality. And, if that wasn't enough, we upped the power output to 600W into 8 ohms in Class AB mode. Oh wait, you want it all? Class A sweetness and Class AB power? No problem! When you're in Class A mode, the XPA-1 Gen 2 seamlessly transitions into Class AB mode when needs demand. This means you can find the sweet spot at practically every volume level-from the softest pianissimo to the full-throated roar of an orchestral crescendo. And the sound? Even better than the previous generation, thanks to small but significant refinements to our Differential Reference circuitry. Now, the finest details are clearly rendered, together with the refinement and finesse you'd expect from a flagship amplifier. The previous XPA-1 has been called "a beast, a monster, an abominable snowman on steroids." Now, the XPA-1 Gen 2 has been sent to finishing school. It's your conduit to the pure power and majesty of music and movies-distilled into a beautifully designed and precision-crafted 73-lb powerhouse. The XPA-1 Gen 2 is the ultimate expression of our X-Series Gen 2 power amplifiers, reflected in its differential-all-the-way-through design, superior build quality, and even tiny-but meaningful-touches like machined, gold-plated RCA connectors, a high-quality metal toggle switch for input selection, and an informative metering system that can be dimmed or turned off entirely. Every aspect of the XPA-1 Gen 2 has been carefully considered and engineered to deliver an amazing experience, by any measure. Add a pair of XPA-1 Gen 2s to your system and treat yourself to total musicality, complete immersion, and effortless power. The XPA-1: Effortless power, refined.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 12 x 24 inches ; 75.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 83.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B008O37FF8
  • Item model number: XPA-1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,361 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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I have had McIntosh equipment for 25 years. It is bulletproof and I have loved it. I also have had some Emotiva over the last 5 years. It has worked very well. However I'm still amazed at all of the subjective experts that hear these lofty differences between powerful, high quality, solid state, power equipment. I have found most of these experts are pretty good with subjective analysis ie. depth of sound stage, airiness of strings and "more musical" (until it comes to a blindfold test). Let me say, I feel like there are some subtle differences in my 450 watt McIntosh and most other amps. And I do prefer my Mac. But the Mac cost $8500, XPA-1 $2000. Sound difference is minimal. Believe me, the real difference is in your speakers and the right amp to drive them. A good strategy may be to get the XPA's and spend the extra cash on your speakers. Speakers, generally speaking, are where more dollars will equate to much better sound.
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I have been an audiophile for many years, had all the big players brands. I was introduced to Emotiva October of 2013 and I have been an Emo Freak every since. I thought I knew what my system sounded like until I received these mono-blocks. I have been living/hearing a lie. These amps, although not nearly broken in are soooo sweet, open, smooth and plenty of clean bottom end. These are a must have if you really call yourself an audiophile and are serious about music. I actually give them 6 stars!
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Love these mono blocks. Powerful and clean. Lows will rattle your fillings out and the highs will make your ears bleed. Not sure why others have rated these amps so bad, maybe they should have spent a little more on their speakers. My albums sound great and CDs never sounded better. When listening at low volume there is no loss of lows and as the volume increases the lows don't over power the highs. Mids are clean and don't get lost when the volume is cranked either.
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A pair of Emotiva XPA-1 Monoblock Power Amplifiers handles my Magnepan 3.7 better then McIntosh MC7205 5 Channel Power Amplifier. Amazing quality build!
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These are wonderful amps. I run them to power Magnepan 20.1's, Martin Logan Quest Z's and for classic rock, NHT Evolution T6,s with and extra pair of M6 monitors. No, these speakers are not Wilson's, Magico's or other super high-end types, but they are decent speakers in their own right. I've used a multitude of amps, preamps, and source equipment. I can say these amps are more than worth their cost. I love the class A 35 watts. The seamless kick into the higher wattage when needed is hardly detectable ( I've been addicted to this hobby for a good 40 years, and music itself since as long as I can remember). As most audiophiles know, good speakers and especially electrostatics and the ribbon / planar Magnepans will reveal any shortcoming upstream. These amps do an excellent job of presenting the source. My only caveat would the very finest of detail....you'll probably get a little better detail performance from the Krells, the Levinson's and the like. This detail is, however, critical. But considering the costs associated with all said amps, the Emotivas do an excellent job. I am very happy with them. Of course, they have plenty of power and omp needed to play the most demanding source materials through the speakers I mentioned in my system. If you have the resources to purchase and own those big boy amps, audition them VERY WELL before you make the purchase. Chances are you'll go for one of them (once again, if you have the monetary resources to do so). But if you are a "climbing" audiophile, these amps will please you to no end until you can trade your yacht in for the very top amplifiers. Highly recommended. Be sure to use high quality pre amp and source components, especially DACs and cartridges. Garbage in=garbage out. Enjoy and have fun. Remember, its all about what tickles YOUR ears, and not what someone else tells you will.
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I have been an audiophile for many years. I have owned and used amps from companies like Parasound, McIntosh, Rotel, Carver, Sony ES. I have listened to many other fine amps (Pass Labs, Red Wine Audio, Rouge, Cambridge, PS Audio & Krell) in hi end demos and friends rooms. Some of the best systems I ever heard include a Krell set up at Roberts Audio in New London CT, Red Wine Audio with Harbeth 40's, Pass Labs with a set of Wilson Audio Shophia's and Zu Audio stolen with the Definition speakers. Lets take away from the equation, the cost. Over all I find the Emotiva XPA series amps to be nutral and I don't really think they have a "sound". They paint a very accurate picture vs a beautiful picture. My only perception was that out of the box, I felt the highs were a little rolled off on both the XPA-5 & XPA-1 even though the tests show ruler flat response. I found that when I replaced the fuses with Hi-Fi tuning premiums and used Zu Audio Libtec power cables, Wylde or Mission RCA's and BoK power cords, these amps compare to the best of them in terms of raw power, attack, transients and decay. Low level detail is excellent. None of my emotiva amps had any buzz or noise. When the sytem is up, you can put your ears to the speakers and not hear a sound. When the system powers up, I have the triggers set to stagger and there is no hum or buzz that emits from any of the amplifiers. I do have the system fed with 3 dedicated 15 amp CKTs. Power management is by Monster and line conditioning by Shunyata. Some of the negatives I found include before I had the triggers staggered, the power up of the XPA-1's would dim the lights. In like the whole house and the start up amp current would be between 10 and 12 amps. When they turn on, for the first hour you would hear pops.Read more ›
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