Emotiva XPA Gen3
Following the successful move from a manufacturer-direct sales model to worldwide distributors last year, Emotiva has announced the upcoming release of the much awaited Gen3 XPA amplifiers. The new Gen3 is a fully modular design allowing consumers to so simply add more channels to their amplifier at a later date.
Emotiva say they looked hard at their X Series of amplifiers, and in doing so discovered several areas where their years of experience, along with advances in audio technology, indicated that they could make significant improvements in their amplifier designs. They kept the best features of the original designs, added a new set of optimisations and improvements, and the result became the foundation of the new line of audiophile amplifiers.
The new fully modular design allows them to be configured at the time of ordering. You can choose any configuration you want, from two to seven channels. All configurations are built on the same chassis, sharing one very robust power supply. If your needs change in the future, you can easily have more channels added. Now there's no need to get rid of a perfectly good two channel amplifier when you want to move up to surround sound.
The new XPA Series utilises a high-current switch mode power supply. It's a power supply capable of delivering over 3kW of continuous power with what Emotiva says is absolute reliability and extremely high efficiency. It shares the dynamic attributes of a classic transformer based design with none of the downside. It's lightweight, intelligent, and extremely powerful. All models are rated at 300 watts RMS per channel into 8 Ohms, 550 watts RMS per channel into 4 Ohms and 800 watts RMS per channel into 2 Ohms. Recommended retail pricing is $1899 for the XPA-2, $2199 for the XPA-3, $2799 for the XPA-5 and $3399 for the XPA-7. Info and photos by Emotiva.