It seems most of you who are chiming in have bookshelf speakers being powered by the UPA-1, which I'm guessing you also have some kind of crossover in place. Any owners running towers that can comment on bass and dynamics??
Running Polk RTI a9's. For two channel I'm actually at 2.1 utilizing a Velo 4000 DLR. I have the polks crosseed over at 50. Bass extension is great. Very detailed and not muddy.
Post by broncsrule21 on Feb 27, 2010 17:07:21 GMT -5
I am using RTi10s (little brother to the A9s) towers. I use "direct" mode for stereo, and there is more "slam" in the dual 7" woofers compared to the UPA-2. no knock on the UPA-2, it was a larger jump in the bass dept going from the Denon to the UPA-2 than the "2" to the "1s". Now, when watching movies, I have a sub and the Polks are crossed at 80.
Up Stairs: Marantz 7012, Emotiva 5175, PolkAudio RTi 10s, PolkAudio CSiA6, Polk RTi6s, Oppo BD-83, PSA XV15se, 65" LG 4K, APC-h15, XBOX ONE, Harmony ONE, Appletv 4k. Fusion Flex (patio)
Post by soulrider4ever on Feb 27, 2010 19:07:32 GMT -5
Guess I'll just have to wait for an XPA-2 owner to directly compare the bass dept. as that's one of the XPA-2's greatest strong points Either way, sounds like it's a great amp, I think I'll just save for some XPA-1's
Hi, i can't wait to hear your feedback.I have the UPA 2 along with the 6.2's ,and a sub set at 80 hz. I want to make a move on the UPA mono blocks, but the UPA 2 sounds great.Would like to know if the extra slam is worth it.I really just use this system for two channel. Also thinking about the MMG'S.Look forward to your full review. Later,Clyde
Post by ufokillerz on Mar 11, 2010 17:36:50 GMT -5
I'm driving my channels with my mps-1 and onkyo tx-nr3007 right now, have a 9.2 setup, i am swapping my onkyo out for a pr-sc5507 preamp, and most likely driving the rear channels (erd-1s) with a xpa-5.
Would the UPA-1 be a upgrade from the channels in the mps-1 and xpa-5? My 5 front channels will consist of JTR Quintuple 8 for LCR and JTR Triple 8 for Front wides. They are rated for pro amp use, but i want to stick with a brand like emotiva that i trust. XPA-1's are out of question at the moment, unless they can cut me a big discount for 5.
It's too bad they took the thread down because I'm confident Dann said you would be paying 299 when ordered 2 or more. Not that it makes a big difference though..
Hi, if my memory didn't fail me, i remember them saying because of the price increase in material, the price for upa-1 would have to increase to $329, instead of what they had said before the pre-order. And they said, they will offer a special price of $279 if you take the chance to order during the pre-order period. After the pre-order period, the price will go back to $329 and $299 if there is a promotion. Anyway, $299 for a 2nd upa-1 is already a great bargain because it's a UPA-1!!!