Emotiva XPA-5 GEN3

A new approach to amplifier design.

When Emotiva set out to make the new X Series line, they analyzed everything in every amplifier they ever made, from front to back, inside, and out. In doing so, they discovered several areas where years of experience, and advances in audio technology, indicated that they could make significant improvements in their amplifier designs. After carefully weighing all the pros and cons, Emotiva kept the best features of our original designs, added a new set of optimizations and improvements, and the result became the foundation of their new line of audiophile amplifiers. The XPA Gen 3 is a whole new ballgame.

The new XPA Series amplifiers are fully modular and configurable. 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.  No need to get rid of a perfectly good two channel amplifier when you want to move up to surround sound. Why should you have to buy another amplifier when you’re perfectly happy with your current one, but you need a few more channels?

More power, Scotty!

In amplifier design, everything starts and ends with power. Sure, the sound quality is critical, and that’s where the amplifier circuitry comes in, but, if you don’t have your power supply right, the best amplifier design in the world can’t save you.

The new XPA Series utilizes a high-current switch mode power supply. It’s a power supply capable of delivering over 3Kw of continuous power with 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!

Massive old school transformers and giant filter capacitors are rendered obsolete. They just can’t compete. It’s a revolution in power design, and it’s the backbone of the new XPA modular amplifier system. It’s the way of the future, and it’s here now.

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The XPA Gen 3 modular amplifier series uses the same core circuit topology as Emotiva’s legendary XPR series amplifiers. A unique differential input stage, with a cross-linked current source, drives a balanced VAS stage. The advanced input stage is tied to a fully complementary output stage and delivers a holistic, natural, and powerful listening experience. Low-level musical details and dialogue emerge from a deep black background. Its wide bandwidth, low distortion performance reveals every nuance of your high- resolution sources. The XPA amplifiers will drive difficult loudspeakers with absolute authority and control, and will keep their cool while doing so.

Emotiva’s highly regarded Soft-Switch™ Class H  power supply topology increases the efficiency of the new XPA amplifiers without compromising the audio performance you’d expect from an Emotiva amplifier. At lower power levels, the amplifiers operate on a lower supply voltage to minimize quiescent power consumption and standby power losses. When the amplifier control circuitry detects a fast rising input signal that will exceed the lower power voltage, it instantly switches to a higher voltage rail to ensure that the signal can pass cleanly without clipping. This process happens on a continuous basis, in real time, and it allows much greater overall efficiency than previous designs. In actual operation, the XPA amplifiers are cool running, which contributes to much longer component life, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.

All of the benefits of a classic Class AB design without the wasted heat, weight, and power of a conventional fixed rail design – Cool.

Real Power. Really.

Emotiva XPA Series amplifiers are always rated with all channels driven –continuously – into 8 ohms. Period. (We do give you some of those other ratings as well, so you can compare our performance to that of our “competitors” on their terms.) Just ask many of our competitors to see their “all channels driven” power ratings and watch the dance begin… what should that tell you?

The bottom line is that Emotiva’s new XPA Gen3 amplifiers will deliver the full power and majesty of today’s high definition movie and music sources without a hint of strain, loss of detail, or control. We’re talking about real-world power and fidelity that you can immediately hear and appreciate. No excuses, no compromises, and no double-talk.

The Heart of Your System

The new XPA Gen3 amplifiers aren’t just about power and impact. Behind the massive power supplies are audiophile-grade amplifier modules, built using premium components. Emotiva use the finest materials and the latest technologies to bring you world-class products. They are carefully engineered and designed to work together as stunningly capable, reliable, and refined systems.

Best of all, when it’s time to upgrade or your needs change, the XPA Series Modular Amplifier System is easily reconfigured to meet you needs. What? No planned obsolescence?

Heresy. That’s what some will say. Emotiva say, sit back and have a listen.

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