Owner of an XPA-5 since 6 months, I would like to contribute to seekers. After several months of researches and tests I finally bought the XPA-5. My choice went due to the attractive price and fair sound in test.
After 6 months I have to say that I’m happy. My investment is worth any penny. My speakers never been so expressive, in music as well as in movies.
The Triangles in stereo deliver extremely well, clear and crystal and dynamic, for music, classical to jazz to pop. They also do fine in video.
The Infinity Kappa has never been so alive in video 3.1 or 5.1, and the PSB image T55, render volume and basses in the back in 5.1.
The sub Infinity SW-12/230 is now too light for this system, need to be up graded.
The 2005 Harman Kardon AVR 235 must be replaced by a new pre-amp. But I wanted to start with it to be able to ear the improvement, and adjust my listening.
Centre Infinity Kappa Stéréo Triangle Antal Esw Back PSB Image T55 Subwoofer Infinity SW-12/230
Ampli AV Harman Kardon AVR235 Ampli Emotiva XPA-5 TV Sony Bravia 55EX720