Using XPA 200 and XDA-2 in HTS Oct 7, 2014 7:43:49 GMT -5
Post by garbulky on Oct 7, 2014 7:43:49 GMT -5
I wanted to have a separate Stereo set up and was looking for
1. Clarity at low volumes--Fantastic, I wont miss even small bits..Vocals are Just amazing..I love this..musical for long hours listening without any strain!!
2. Improve staging ( Compared to my denon AVR)- I listen to the sounds from exact place as if in concert
3. I wanted to use my velodyne sub in the set up ie as 2.1--I have connected my XDA2 to amp by balanced and velodyne through unbalanced..so my wish of perfect 2.1 set up. But what i did not expect was the quality bass!!! Even if you raise the volume to higher level, you hear just tight bass..No boomy bass..True tight bass has added a different dimension to my stereo sound...Just i cant stop listening ...Thanks Emotiva...Its true..High end Audio at affordable price..
Now this has made me to become little more greedy...I just connected my cell phone to XPA200 Amp directly--- using Headphone out from phone to unbalanced input on Amp directly with RCA cable, blown over with sound and clarity, but worried whether this is proper connection?? does this harm my amp in any way? please let me know..
Thanks once again..
I am glad you are happy!
So the thing with cellphones you run into a few dangers.
As you know the XPA-200 goes at basically maximum volume all the time. All the volume control (turning it down from maximum) is done BEFORE the XPA-200 in this case your cell phone. If you accidentally left your cellphone at very loud volume you run the risk of getting VERY loud music when you plug in.
If you plug your cell phone in while the amp is turned on you may get very loud buzzes in the process, these buzzes can fry your tweeter. So you have to make sure the amp is off both before you plug it in and before you unplug it.
Some to most cellphones - especially at loud volume clip the signal due to their poor quality output. This clipping played at loud volume could also fry your speakers. I would say you are generally safe as long as you use some common sense. But I have seen about two people on the forum that fried their speakers due to using cellphones for music.
The cool thing is that cellphones have digital adapters that sometimes work. I think for the iphone it's caled the camera connection ki for $30. These don't ALWAYS work but sometimes do. There are also pure i-20 docks that do digital outputs for like $100. They send the signal to the XDA-2 DAC.
If you have a smart TV or blu ray player that has UPnP or airplay you can send your music or video over the wifi network from your cellphone and have it play through the tv or blu ray player into your XDA-2 DAC