Hi guys. First time poster. Just ordered xpr2 amp to replace a Hafler 500 modified amp. Was considering a beefier mod to Hafler but was very nervous about putting another 3 grand into this unit. Don't get me wrong, this is a great sounding amp and has served me well through the years. I just think there are better options. For those of you familiar, speakers are Polk SDA-SRS and x-overs have just been modified by VR3 mods. This is an amazing speaker system. Also, 2 Paradigm servo-15 subs. I was nervous about ordering this amp but with 30 day return policy figured I couldn't go wrong. After reading all the extremely positive reviews I am getting quite stoked! I find it amusing that negative reviews on other sites seem to all come from guys who have never even heard these amps! Because of the SDA effect of these speakers monoblocks are not an option. Oh, pre-amp is Cambridge Audio's new flagship azur 851e. Outside of reviews I've read anyone have anything additional to get me further amped (pun intended) about this purchase? I have a VERY strong suspicion that I will not be returning this unit. Thanks in advance for any feedback!
You're going to have a nice sounding set up. I bet you are very excited. The XPR-2 (and Emo's other big amps) like a nice a pre-amp so you will enjoy the setup. What is your source?
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!!)