Gym Rules 1. No curling in the Squat Rack. 2. No really, the Squat rack is for Squats. 3. Stop dumping the weights. You picked them up, you can put them down. 4. Unload your bar. You put the weights on, you can take them off. 5. Shut up and lift, please :)_ 6. Cell phones..... See rule 5. 7. Stop staring at the women. Seriously its freaking everyone out. 8. Smith machine?,?.?........Really? 9. Stop trying to teach people unless they ask for advise.
Congrats Emotiva!!!!! My new ERC-1 has won as it should because it is a fantastic CD player. It kicks the ass off my OppoBDP-83. The Oppo is a great Blu-Ray and up conv. of DVD but gets beat up against the ERC-1 for CD. I am glad i did not upgrade to Oppo BDP-83 SE as i am more than happy with my Award Winning ERC-1.
XPA-5- XPA-2-Salk Veracity ST -Salk Supercharged Song Center-Salk Song Surround.- Oppo BDP 103-Onkyo Processor-SC5509-Parasound-2100 Pre Amp- Dual Epik Empire Subwoofers - Pioneer 6010 Plasma - Apc H15 Power Cond. Blue Jeans -Emotiva Cables -Harmony 880 Remote
If no product was deemed "award worthy" in a specific category...that category stays blank. I think the other year we did not award anything in the BD player category...not because there weren't any made, just none were considered terrific enough to be award worthy.
Emo cables even got awarded this year....sweet!
****UMC-200 fortified with a LPA-1 & two UPA-1s, Revel F36s, C12, S12s, RSL Speedwoofer & Earthquake Audio CP-8 sub woofers, Vizio P55-C1 UHDTV, Oppo UDP-203, a Mac Mini for hi-rez music via the DirectStream DAC from PS Audio
"In 2008 the XPA-1 was awarded: Best Value Mono bloc In 2009 the XPA-1 was awarded: Best Value in Power Amplifiers In 2009 the PASS XA30.5 was awarded: Best Stereo Power?
I guess they got rid of the Monobloc catagory after 1 award? Does this mean they think the XA30 is better than the XPA-1? "
When you questioned if SECRETS thinks the XA30 is better than the XPA-1 you overlooked a very important thing. The XPA-1 received the award for "Best Value in Power Amps", but the XA30 received it award for "Best Stereo Power". The XPA-1 is not a stereo amp, so no comparison was made between the two.
It would be very interesting to see how a comparison of 2 XPA-1 amps and a Pass XA30.5 Stereo amp would turn out. Being an over-built, over-engineered class A power amp, it would appear that the Pass would have the upper hand... but your never know. Something else worth noting is that at its sale price you could buy 7 to 8 XPA-1 Amps for each Pass XA30.5. ;D