W0h00! What can i say? Just unpacked this bad boy some hours ago. Too bad it didnt fit my bottom section (where the playstation is located).
Maybe it will fit without the rubber feet, leaving it with a hair of breathing room. Maybe too risky...
Anyhow, i very much like this amp. Its so damn powerfull that im having a little difficulties adjusting the "preamps" volume. Couple millimeters and under 9 clock gives me already plenty of sound! My audio chain consists just an imac -> optical 96/24 to emu 0404 USB DAC, and analog TRS/RCA mono cables to the XPA-2 unbalanced inputs. Speakers are KEF Q900 stereo pair. Sensitivity 91dB
I know its because too much input gain in my audio chain. I will fix it with attenuators in near future. Overall i very much like it! Its my first power amp in general. This was international order (to finland) and the shipment went fine and toke 8 days.
Dont have time to ramble any more, but i will say this..now i know what they mean with "headroom". I noticed much bigger and fuller sound already with every music and movies. It sounds so efortless
That video was a great first post! Welcome! For volume control, the Emotiva xda-2 uses a good lossless analog volume control unlike most DACS which uses lossy digital volume controls. It also controls in 0.25 steps which gives you very fine control of the volume control. It may be a worthwhile step up from what you have.
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2013 3:03:42 GMT -5 by garbulky
Transport: Sony BDP 5100 Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
Other equipment: Asus Xonar essence ST Behringer UCA 202 Sennheiser HD600
Hi! You guys are so nice! Moro Porscheguy ! Yeah, its pretty winterish here, today was -21c and snowy. Nice to be inside and warm this new amp. Nice to see you writing some finnish I live in middle of Finland, town named Kuopio.
poodleluvr: Royalties, i woudnt mind that at all!
Pauly: Yeah i like F1. I was watching it more back when Mika Häkkinen was driving. Imho it has lost some of the appeal after that.
Just listening to some classical, Gustav Holst - Mars, the Bringer of War Oh man, the dynamics!