Will have a tough challenge though as it will be powering a pair of Thiel CS-5i speakers which have a nominal impedance of 3 ohms and dip down below 2 ohms often. I don't listen at high volumes but still need a stable amp. I was going to go for a pair of XPA-1 monos but was told by EMO that the monos don't react as well to a low impedance speaker as well as a stereo XPR-2. Incidentally, the XPR-2 will be replacing a CAT 600.2 amp (an incredible beast that weighed 125 lbs, produces 600wpc into 8; 1200 into 4 and 2400 into 2 ohms). Will be interesting to see how the XPR-2 matches up against it for a fraction of the cost (the CAT retailed for $22,500 when new). The XPR will arrived via UPS freight on Tuesday evening so should find out soon enough. Looks like a great amp though!
Holey moley! Well it certainly has got competition! Are you using an analog stereo preamp? I found the XPR-2 does really well with one.
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!!)