took about 10 minutes to setup then it was Audyssey time. Once done I went through a few CD, Rush UFO Zeppelin and then went to some Game of Thrones. So far I am liking this nice little amp. One thing I miss about my older Sony ES is no Audyssey.. I am not liking Audyssey, once setup movies sound soo much nicer on the Marantz than Sony, Marantz can even keep up with music too, that is where Sony was a beast.
One thing I noticed is it does not get warm. I unplugged my cabinet coolers for Audyssey, once done the top of my Marantz was very warm, BasX-A300 was still cool like it's wasn't even on. The Marantz is in an open space while the A300 is in a small area of the cabinet. Think for winter to save on hmmm noise I'll unplug the fan in that bay.
On the volume side it is not that much louder but does have a fuller sound. On movies (GoT on blu-ray) it seamed to handle the battle for black water very nice.
Well tomorrow should be a fun evening after work, sit back and enjoy some tunes. I will update a better review in a few weeks.
When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.
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Very nice @mcloren . I am glad you are enjoying it . Thanks for the review. I also did notice a fuller sound overall when upgrading to Emotiva power amps.
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!!)
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