When Emotiva set out to make the new X Series line, they analysed everything in every amplifier they've ever made, from front to back, inside, and out. In doing so, they discovered several areas where their years of experience, and advances in audio technology, indicated that they could make significant improvements in their amplifier designs. After carefully weighing all the pros and cons, Emotiva kept the best features of their original designs, added a new set of optimisations and improvements, and the result became the foundation of their new line of audiophile amplifiers. The XPA Gen 3 is a whole new ballgame.
The new XPA Series amplifiers are fully modular and configurable at the time you order them. You can choose any configuration you want, from two to seven channels. All configurations are built on the same chassis, sharing one very robust power supply. If your needs change in the future, you can easily have more channels added. No need to get rid of a perfectly good two channel amplifier when you want to move up to surround sound. Why should you have to buy another amplifier when you’re perfectly happy with your current one, but you need a few more channels?
MORE POWER, SCOTTY!
In amplifier design, everything starts and ends with power. Sure, the sound quality is critical, and that’s where the amplifier circuitry comes in, but, if you don't have your power supply right, the best amplifier design in the world can't save you.
The new XPA Series utilises a high-current switch mode power supply. It's a power supply capable of delivering over 3Kw of continuous power with absolute reliability and extremely high efficiency. It shares the dynamic attributes of a classic transformer-based design with none of the downside. It's lightweight, intelligent, and extremely powerful!
Massive old school transformers and giant filter capacitors are rendered obsolete. They just can't compete. It's a revolution in power design, and it's the backbone of the new XPA modular amplifier system. It's the way of the future, and it's here now.
LET'S TALK AMPLIFIERS
The XPA Gen 3 modular amplifier series uses the same core circuit topology as their legendary XPR series amplifiers. A unique differential input stage, with a cross-linked current source, drives a balanced VAS stage. The advanced input stage is tied to a fully complementary output stage and delivers a holistic, natural, and powerful listening experience. Low-level musical details and dialogue emerge from a deep black background. Its wide bandwidth, low distortion performance reveals every nuance of your high- resolution sources. The XPA amplifiers will drive difficult loudspeakers with absolute authority and control, and will keep their cool while doing so.
Emotiva's highly regarded Soft-Switch™ Class H power supply topology increases the efficiency of the new XPA amplifiers without compromising the audio performance you'd expect from an Emotiva amplifier. At lower power levels, the amplifiers operate on a lower supply voltage to minimise quiescent power consumption and standby power losses. When the amplifier control circuitry detects a fast rising input signal that will exceed the lower power voltage, it instantly switches to a higher voltage rail to ensure that the signal can pass cleanly without clipping. This process happens on a continuous basis, in real time, and it allows much greater overall efficiency than previous designs. In actual operation, the XPA amplifiers are cool running, which contributes to much longer component life, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
All of the benefits of a classic Class AB design without the wasted heat, weight, and power of a conventional fixed rail design - Cool.
REAL POWER. REALLY.
You can't even begin to compare the power capabilities of most existing AV receivers to the massive power capacity of the new XPA Series amplifiers. Even many "high-end" power amplifiers are rated with only a single channel, or sometimes with just two channels driven. Seriously, we can't make this stuff up. Maybe they come up with up with some marketing-driven "burst" power standard that exaggerates their performance. Or their marketing guys say hey, "instead of using an 8-ohm rating, let's do it at 6 ohms; that'll make a bigger power number!" Genius? Nope.
Emotiva XPA Series amplifiers are always rated with all channels driven –continuously - into 8 ohms. Period. (Emotiva do give you some of those other ratings as well, so you can compare their performance to that of their “competitors” on their terms.) Just ask many of the competitors to see their “all channels driven” power ratings and watch the dance begin... what should that tell you?
The bottom line is that the new XPA Gen3 amplifiers will deliver the full power and majesty of today's high definition movie and music sources without a hint of strain, loss of detail, or control. We're talking about real-world power and fidelity that you can immediately hear and appreciate. No excuses, no compromises, and no double-talk.
THE HEART OF YOUR SYSTEM
Our new XPA Gen3 amplifiers aren't just about power and impact. Behind the massive power supplies are audiophile-grade amplifier modules, built using premium components. Emotiva use the finest materials and the latest technologies to bring you world-class products. They are carefully engineered and designed to work together as stunningly capable, reliable, and refined systems. Emotiva listened both to you, and their gear, and we like what we hear.
Best of all, when it's time to upgrade or your needs change, the XPA Series Modular Amplifier System is easily reconfigured to meet you needs. What? No planned obsolescence?
Heresy. That's what some will say. We say, sit back and have a listen.
Are you starting to see a trend?
Designed, Assembled, and Tested in the U.S.A.
- Refined and optimized dual differential Class A/B topology.
- Stereo Mode and Mono-Block Mode for exceptional flexibility.
- New precision engineered chassis w/ solid 15mm milled aluminum faceplate Automatic 120/230 AC voltage detection and switching.
- High-speed Multi segment bar graph output level meters with clip detect.
- Metering and status LED on/off switches.
- Fully protected from all fault conditions.
- Soft start circuitry.
- Advanced microprocessor operating system.
- External trigger turn on and trigger output.
- Soft touch power switch.
- Input: balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA), switchable.
- High current match pair on semi output devices.
- Heavy duty Audiophile quality gold plated 5 way binding posts.
- Number of channels: 2 (stereo mode), 1 (monoblock mode)
- Topology: fully discrete, highly optimised dual differential, high current, short signal path Ultra High Current Class A/B with premium components throughout
- Power output (all channels driven):
1000 watts RMS @ 8 ohm (Mono-Block mode)
500 watts RMS per channel @ 4 ohm (0.12% THD)
300 watts RMS per channel @ 8 ohm (0.07% THD)
- Rated power bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.07dB
- Broadband frequency response: : 5Hz to 100kHz, +0 -3dB
- Amplifier gain: 29 dB
- Signal to Noise Ratio:
1 watt: > 97 dB
Full power: > 124 dB
- Input impedance:
balanced: 33 kohms
- Power supply: 1,200VA toroidal transformer with 45,000uF low ESR storage capacitance
- unboxed: 17” wide x 7 3/4” high x 19” deep
- boxed: 23 1/2" wide x 12" high x 24 3/4" deep
- Weight: 72.6 lbs (83.5 lbs boxed)
All our products are Australian delivery stock, and come with full manufacturer's warranty.
Should you encounter a problem, call us during business hours on (08) 8357 7222 and we'll discuss how to best resolve your issue. If we can sort it out over the phone, we'd be only too happy to.
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