I have a chance to buy an XPA 5 for $400. It has very loose rca's. I can use the xlr's. I have a 7 channel amp but would like to add 2 channels for Atmos. Is it worth buying where I only need 2 channels? Thanks
The Mini-X is no longer available but the Fusion Flex is the same amp. I have a Mini-X and they are just as solid as there big brother XPA's. They are the same architecture engineering. There are many here that have owned the XPA-1's and Mini-X and said they could not tell the difference. Just lower wattage output. With two inputs it can do double duty also.
I feel for you Nick with the XPR-1's gone. Recommend the XPA-1's. They are still available and MONOBLOCKS.
I have a handful of XPA-100s and they are not bad little amps either!! And they are Monos!!
I was just thinking that the XPA-1 amps were the only XPA's that were not going to be discontinued. They are still available and are excellent amps. My UPA-2 has two XPA blades very similar to these amps.
See, I am of the mind that Emotiva will have some great new products in the future that perform as well as the retired XPA amps. They said in the last Podcast that soon after the new XPA Gen 3 and Emersa Line is out and available they will have a new Entry Level Line called Base X (Basic X Series). Preamp, Proccesor, CD Transport, and a whole series of Stereo and Multi channel amplifiers. They said they were a big improvement on the Ultra Series and the most expensive product in the line will be $599. Looks just like the Gen 3 products so you can mix and match.
If the XPA RCA connectors are mounted on the backplate, not surface mount they should be pretty easy to fix. Or if they're so damaged they could short out, I'd remove the wire from the PCB to the RCA connectors.