Emotiva USP-1 Stereo Preamplifier



Emotiva is an A/V brand well-known to all of us who are dollar-concious (and in this economy, that's a lot of people, including me). As such, we search out products that look good, sound good, are well-built, and don't have our Mastercard® refuse the charge because it is over our limit. That doesn't mean we expect everything, such as 1/2" thick brass face plates and fully balanced outputs. We just want a good value. Something that gives a little more than we might otherwise expect for the price.

That's Emotiva.


  • Design: Solid-State Stereo Preamplifier
  • Inputs: 5 Pairs RCA Unbalanced, Tape Monitor, HT
  • Maximum Power Output: 9 Volts RMS
  • MFR: 5 Hz - 80 kHz, ± 0.05 dB
  • THD+N: 0.005%
  • Input Impedance: 47 kOhms
  • Dimensions: 3.75" H x 17" W x 14" D
  • Weight: 14 Pounds
  • MSRP: $399 USA
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We have reviewed several of their products, which includes speakers as well as electronics.

The subject of the current review is their new USP-1 Stereo Preamplifier.