Hi to everyone- have had my new amp for 3 days powering my B &W 604 S3's and I am amazed to the point of darn near shedding a tear!
My musical taste ranges from classical to heavy metal- with everything in between. My speakers came to life- literally- better than the first day when I brought them home new.
Tight dynamic bass- open mid range and crystal clear highs. I wont get into the esoteric audio mag descriptions (that I used to think were BS)- well I do believe they would be accurate as of day 1... Now bear in mind I am using my Pioneer VSX-32 Elite as a preamp and media is streamed- therefore a high quality stream is awesome and a low quality stream is, well- low quality- I did notice this with my other amp setups- but this XPA-2 is light years ahead
My wife actually smiled...
More Emotiva products will be purchased for sure!!!!!!!!! as well as participation on this forum
Its all perception and you are the observer- close your eyes so you can see
Congratulations on the XPA2! You'll enjoy it for years. Processors might change over time but not that much on amplifiers.
65" TOSHIBA LCD TV Dishnetwork DVR Marantz AV7702 PRE-amp PS4 PS3 slim KODI HTPC with tvaddons Emotiva UPA-700 8TB Seagate NAS Emotiva XPA-5 amp for center, surrounds, rear surrounds Polk Audio RTi12 fronts, RTi line for center and surrounds AV123 MFW-15 dual subs
i have emotiva xpa2 gen 2 and when i power it off i get like a breathing sound out of the speakers . I also have the xpa 5 gen 2 and it doesnt do that anybody has any idea what that is ?
This is probably not a good sign. That's never happened when I used an XPA-2 or any Emo amp. I don't know what it is but others might now. Maybe wizardofoz
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!!)
Post by wizardofoz on Apr 15, 2016 21:46:19 GMT -5
Sounds like a possible amp fault with the power down isolation circuit...xpa-2 is a rather different design internally to the xpa-3/5 modules as it's also bridgable and a real pita to repair on the bench...even the guys at Emotiva don't like to have to open these puppies up
My second XMC-1 is here...I LOVE THEM TWINS !!!
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.
For the most part it just all works...when it doesn't then it's time to rub a few brain cells together and soon enough it's all good to go again.