Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2 Monoblock Power Amplifier
Emotiva XPA-1 Gen2 is true reference quality fully balanced fully differential monoblock amplifier. If you’re looking for the very best sound quality, with virtually endless reserves of power against a jet black noise floor, this is the amplifier for you. Each XPA-1 Gen2 delivers a single channel of powerful, precise, superb quality audio
Use a pair of XPA-1 Gen2 monoblocks for an absolutely unmatched stereo system, or use a full set of them for an unsurpassed surround sound system. Or, if your listening is split evenly between stereo music and surround sound movies, use a pair of XPA-1 Gen2 monoblocks to power your critical front main channels, and use an XPA-5 Gen3 or XPA-7 Gen3 to power your centre channel and surrounds.
The XPA-1 Gen2 is a reference quality monoblock amplifier featuring a fully balanced, fully discrete, quad differential, ultra high current signal path. A unique user-selectable Class A mode allows the XPA-1 Gen2 it to operate in pure Class A for the critical first 60 watts of power, then transition seamlessly into Class A/B mode when more power is needed.
Class A Mode
XPA-1 Gen2 also features unique Class A Mode and is an awesome sounding Class A/B amplifier. However, by simply flipping a switch, you can configure it to operate in pure Class A mode for the first 60 watts.
As the vast majority of music listening occurs at power levels below 60 watts, this means that you’ll gain all the benefits of a true Class A amplifier, while avoiding the excessive heat traditionally associated with Class A designs. When in Class A mode, and you need more power, the XPA-1 Gen 2 seamlessly transitions into Class AB mode so you can find the sweet spot at practically every volume.
Simply Great Sound
The sound is even better than the previous generation, thanks to small but significant refinements to our Differential Reference circuitry. The finest details are clearly rendered, together with the refinement and finesse you’d expect from a flagship amplifier.
The previous XPA-1 has been called “a beast, a monster, an abominable snowman on steroids.” Now, the XPA-1 Gen 2 is your conduit to the pure power and majesty of music and movies—distilled into a beautifully designed and precision-crafted 73lbs powerhouse.
The XPA-1 Gen 2 is the ultimate expression of X-Series Gen 2 power amplifiers, reflected in its differential-all-the-way-through design, superior build quality, and even tiny but meaningful touches like machined, gold-plated RCA connectors, a high-quality metal toggle switch for input selection and an informative metering system that can be dimmed or turned off entirely. Every aspect of the XPA-1 Gen 2 has been carefully considered and engineered to deliver an amazing experience by any measure.
Sound Quality First
XPA-1 Gen2 is a fully discrete, fully balanced, differential Reference design with switchable Class A and Class A/B operating modes. It features a massive, high current toroidal power supply along with an advanced microprocessor operating system which protects the amplifier from all fault conditions.
It has Balanced and unbalanced inputs and a trigger input and output. The precision blue LED power meter has two switchable modes, dimmable or defeatable. The unbalanced RCA input is machined and gold plated and there is also heavy duty, gold plated, clear jacketed audiophile speaker binding posts.
The soft-touch power switch brings the unit to life and the solid milled aluminium faceplate ensures durability and an elegant aesthetic. There is also automatic 120/230 AC voltage detection and switching alongside a laser etched serial number badge.
High-quality parts throughout ensure that your XPA-1 Gen2 will provide years of listening enjoyment. Audiophile-grade fault protection is entirely transparent under normal listening conditions, yet protects the amp and your other equipment from virtually all common faults.