Released January, 2009
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.
- 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
User Reviews (1)
When compared to mid/high end integrated amplifiers (4ohm load), Significantly better audio reproduction at all volumes especially low. Better sound stage and clarity.
Can be a bit bright for the higher frequencies depending on the setup.
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