I bought XPA-2 used and when I brought it home I noticed that one of the RCA line in connectors was slightly angled . I did not pay much attention to it, I was happy with the sound and decided to keep it. After a year and few cable changes I found out that the connector (the plug) is moving like if something broke inside. I opened the amp and found nothing wrong visually with the RCA connection, I do not hear any changes in sound either. I am running Emotiva cables between USP-1 and XPA-2. Is it possible to replace? I would have it done by a pro, but is it worth it? I would appreciate your comments?
That is exactly how I connected my amps. The RCA connectors are fine, but I liked the XLR connection better.
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If you get the xlr cable get a pair of thrm as that listing is for just one cable. You'll want both channels to match as I believe the gain is different between rca and xlr. Xlr is better anyways.
People have mentioned that the rca connections are the weak link with the amps prior to gen 2 which used better rca connections. Some people have replaced the rca connections themselves but you'll need to know how to solder then wires to the new connection.
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