Thanks for the link, but I wasn't referring to the Gen 3 amps but rather the XPA DR1's or DR2 which I assume to be quite a bit different. No doubt the reason it didn't show up in a google search.
Busy week, so only had time to quickly peruse this article or review. I didn't come away with the feeling either JA or the reviewer were all that negative based upon one measurement. In the end they gave it a B rating no small feat for a $1000.00 amp, especially for this magazine. FWIW, I struggle to read reviews such as this, just give me the facts and cut to the chase is all that is needed. If I wanted to read a creative short story or novel I would do just that without the discussion of hifi products thrown in.
What few reviews I have found and read on the DR 2 and DR-1's have all been very positive with none of the negatives that Stereophile came up with on the Gen 3.
Final thoughts from JA quoted below:
"Emotiva's XPA Gen3 amplifier offers high powers with low levels of noise and distortion, at least at frequencies below 10kHz, at a very affordable price. But the amplifier's problems at the top of the audioband bother me. Predicting the subjective effect of this objective behavior is probably an exercise in futility, but I do wonder if it correlates with Herb's finding that the Emotiva sounded "hard and 100% masculine" through two of the speakers he tried with it.—John Atkinson"