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Emotiva XPA-5


$709.00 Released January, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:When compared to mid/high end integrated amplifiers (4ohm load), Significantly better audio reproduction at all volumes especially low. Better sound stage and clarity.

The Cons:Can be a bit bright for the higher frequencies depending on the setup.

The Emotiva XPA-5 is a mid-cost five channel amplifier. You can input six devices per channel on this amplifier. To accomodate its high current capacity, the XPA-5 is fully discrete. The XPA-5 is also dual differential, with a signal to noise ratio of 1 watt/97db, full power/111db.

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This means that you will not have excess noise at high volumes. The Triple Darlington (with On output) stages also help to control the noise. The XPA-5 can accomodate both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) inputs. The digital status indicators of this amplifier show you the audio levels visually. This amplifier differs from the identically priced XPA-2 model in that it has five channels (which is also how this amplifier is a step up from the lower cost XPA-3). However, in exchange the XPA-2 has higher power levels (300 watts RMS x2 into 8 ohms/500 watts RMS x2 into 4 ohms as opposed to the XPA-5's 200 watts RMS x5 into 8 ohms/300 watts RMS x5 into 4 ohms). The XPA-5 lacks the flagship XPA-1's True Differential Reference design with high resolution LED metering. Like every model in this line of amplifiers, the Emotiva XPA-5 is fully protected from all fault conditions.

Features

  • 5 channels
  • 200 watts RMS x5 into 8 ohms
  • 300 watts RMS x5 into 4 ohms
  • Digital status indicators
  • 5-way binding post outputs
  • Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced(RCA) inputs
  • Dual differential
  • Triple Darlington w/ On output stages
  • Fully protected from all fault conditions
  • Soft start circuitry
  • External trigger turn on
  • Soft touch power switch
  • 4RU chassis w/ solid milled aluminum faceplate
  • IEC power inlet 120/230 VAC configurable
  • Weight: 66lbs
  • 5Hz to 150kHz broadband frequency response
  • 20Hz to 20kHz power band response
  • Fully discrete
  • High current
  • Short signal path class A/B
  • 32db amplifier gain
  • 6 devices per channel

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    When compared to mid/high end integrated amplifiers (4ohm load), Significantly better audio reproduction at all volumes especially low. Better sound stage and clarity.

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    Can be a bit bright for the higher frequencies depending on the setup.

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