I put an XDA1 and mini x amp downstairs to go with my plasma tv and my sons xbox and all I can say is WOW! Now upstairs I just built myself a htpc hooked into a xda2/umc200 played in direct mode and what a sound. I'm using Jiver, I feel like a little kid at x-mas.
I don't have first hand experience with the XDA 2 but my UPA-500 5 channel amp for $399 was an outstanding amp for that price so I can very much agree with you on the sound of the UPA-500 hence my review on the UPA-500 page....
Home Theatre: Preamp> Emotiva XMC-1 Amp> Outlaw 7000X Speakers> Chane 753 LCR, Rears-UAC 8.2 Display> 100" DIY Spandex Screen w/Epson HC3500 Sources> Mac Mini, Shield PRO
Post by counterpoint on May 7, 2013 12:59:21 GMT -5
I have my XDA-2 paired up to the XPA-200, the Polk RTi-A1s, an X-Ref 12 and an Ultra Sub 10 for my PC setup. It's pretty orgasmic but I'm thinking about replacing the Ultra Sub 10 with an SVS PC12-Plus.
XDA-1 + UPA-2 + M80 towers sounds simply fab here. Glad to hear you are liking the setup! It's always nice when you know money was well spent eh?
Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-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!!)
Have had the UPA-500 in my system for 3 days now, And I have ZERO complaints. Currently its connected to my Marantz NR-1403, Unfortunately I can only use 2 channels. (It ONLY has stereo pre-outs) But this will be remedied by the end of the month, When I get the UMC-200!!, I never thought I would say it, But I am beginning to have a change of heart about the "Buy Direct" etailers, I connected the Mini-X (before trading up) To my bedroom stereo, Which consists of the Arcam A19 & CD17, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, and B&W 685 bookshelf speakers, and I could hardly tell the difference with the Mini-X doing amp duty, So I can say I am sold on Emotiva!! I look forward to purchasing new products from them. And for the record Emotiva and B&W pair up nicely.
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