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Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2 Monoblock Power Amplifier Preview

Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2 Monoblock Power Amplifier Review Highlights

Emotiva made their name by producing high power, affordable amplifiers. Perhaps no amplifier personified that more than the original XPA-1. The original XPA-1 offers 500 watts into 8 ohms and 1,000 watts into 4 ohms. The updated model outdoes this by offering 600 watts into 8 ohms and the same 1,000 watts into 8 ohms. It also offers a Class A mode accessible by a switch on the front panel. When engaged, this provides 60 watts into pure Class A but retains the ability to provide up to 600 watts in Class AB mode.

Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2 Monoblock Power Amplifier Highlights Summary

  • • 600 watts into 8 ohms, 1,000 watts into 4 ohms
  • • Switchable Class A and A/B modes
  • • Balanced and Unbalanced Connections
  • • Oddly spaced binding posts
  • • No handles or rack mounts provided

Introduction to the Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2 Monoblock Power Amplifier Review

Emotiva made their name by producing high-power, affordable amplifiers. Perhaps no amplifier personified that more than the original XPA-1. The original XPA-1 offers 500 watts into 8 ohms and 1,000 watts into 4 ohms. The updated model outdoes this by offering 600 watts into 8 ohms and the same 1,000 watts into 8 ohms. It also offers a Class A mode accessible by a switch on the front panel. When engaged, this provides 60 watts into pure Class A but retains the ability to provide up to 600 watts in Class AB mode.

EMOTIVA XPA-1 GEN2 MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIER REVIEW SPECIFICATIONS

  • Design: Monoblock Power Amplifier, Fully Balanced, Fully Discrete, Quad Differential, Ultra High Current, Short Signal Path, Selectable Class A/AB
  • Power Output (0.1% THD): 1,000 watts RMS @ 4 Ohms, 600 Watts RMS @ 8 Ohms
  • Gain: 29 dB
  • Power Supply: 1,200VA Toroidal Transformer, 120,000 µF Power Suply Filter Capacitance
  • Input Impedance: 33 kOhms (balanced), 23.5 kOhms (unbalanced)
  • Size: 7.75" H x 17" Wide x 19" D
  • Weight: 73 lPounds
  • Price: $1,099 USD
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  • SECRETS Tags: Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2, Amplifier Reviews, Amplifiers, Class A, Class A/B

The XPA-1 is the most powerful Class A/B amplifier that Emotiva makes. We know it has raw power, but does it also have grace and finesse to go along with brute force?

The full Review of the Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2 Monoblock Amplifier with Bench test analytics to be published shortly!