Emotiva XPA-1

$899.00 Released January, 2009

Product Shot 1The Emotiva XPA-1 is an upper mid-cost one channel reference amplifier, a flagship offering. Emotiva promotes the XPA-1 as offering easy-to-find sweet spots at every volume level. There is room on this amplifier to input twenty-four devices.

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This amplifier is fully discrete, to accomodate its high current design. The XPA-1 is dual differential, with a signal to noise ratio of 1 watt <89db/full power <117db, which means that distortion will not occur because of high volume. The Darlington VAS stage also helps with cutting down the noise. With its True Differential Reference design, this amplifier is made to give accurate readings of audio levels, so that you can fine-tune your settings. The advanced microprocessor operating system helps to ensure that you will get exact EQ information. The high resolution LED metering lets you know visually where the levels are at. The power output of the XPA-1 is 500 watts RMS into 8ohms, and 1,000 watts RMS into 4ohms. The power switch of this amplifier is soft touch. Thanks to the LED metering feature and True Differential Reference design, this amplifier differs from the lower cost XPA-2 and XPA-5 amplifier models. Like the rest of the amplifiers in this product line, the Emotiva XPA-1 is fully protected from all fault conditions. 


  • 1 channel
  • 500 watts RMS x1 into 8ohms
  • 1,000 watts RMS x1 into 4ohms 
  • Fully Discrete
  • Dual differential
  • High current
  • Short signal path class A/B
  • Soft touch power switch
  • 4RU chassis w/ solid milled aluminum faceplate 
  • IEC power inlet, 120/230 VAC configurable
  • Laser etched serial number on faceplate
  • High resolution LED metering (defeatable) 
  • Fully balanced quad differential input stage 
  • Darlington VAS stage w/ optimized C dominant pole 
  • External trigger: 3-12 Volts DC (tip positive)
  • Fully protected from all fault conditions  
  • True Differential Reference design
  • Advanced microprocessing operating system
  • 32db gain
  • Weight: 75lbs.
  • Dimensions: 17" x 7.75" x 19.5"
  • 24 output devices
  • Power band response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • 1,200VA transformer size
  • (-3db): 5Hz to 150kHz broadband frequency response
  • Impedance: Unbalanced 20kohms, Balanced 18kohms
  • 120,000uF secondary capacitance 

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