Originally Posted by jenkzy56
ahhh yea !!!
those babies look killer Matt !
I am so happy for you that In solidarity, I'm gonna buy an XPA-5 when i get home from Brazil tomorrow !
no really, I am
I bid thee thanks, ye mighty master of Blues! You'll love the XPA-5, and having used one with the Integra 80.3, I can promise you that the sound will leave you 100% satisfied. On another note, I'm so jealous of your traveling to Brazil. All my travel consists of one DC building to another :-(
Originally Posted by mech27
Congrats on the upgrades I can only imagine what your theater sounds like to your neighbor's
Thanks Mech! My neighbors and I have an understanding. They occasionally throw events and have very loud music playing; I occasionally play movies at reference (I normally listen at around -7 for movies, or between -10 and -15 for music) and we don't complain to eachother
Originally Posted by wkingincharge
Those Emotiva's look amazing on those stands man and I bet they sound just as good.
I guess your movies theater days are done since you will have no time while listening to all your music and movies all over again lol!!!
Thank you sir! I only go to the movies for the major blockbusters (Man of Steel, anyone?) but everything else shall be in the theater!!! I plan to spend the next few weeks re-discovering all my material.
Originally Posted by jnnt29
Holy cr@p! Those XPR1s are gorgeous! My XPA3 has monoblock envy. lol.
lololol, that XPA-3 is no slouch though! the XPA series was my first foray into Home Theater, and Emotiva's XPR series continues to make the company proud! They certainly make me proud to own them!
Originally Posted by audioguy
What's "need" got to do with it.
Seriously, for music, even very loud rock music, that amp/speaker combination will probably never run out of gas. Movies, on the other hand, (as you know) can put serious demands on the low end and it is REAL easy to run out of amp on a full range speaker. Overdrive an amp hard enough and you can really mess with the drivers (as in freeze voice coils).
But since you are talking about eventually buying Seaton F4's (or whatever they are called), that should never be an issue.
Awesome looking system.
Thanks man--I do agree. Need has nothing to do with it at all. I"m taking it very easy on movies until I get subs in. They perform very well with movies, but the last thing in the world I want to do is spend $500 to ship 300 pounds of speaker back to Legacy for repair. *cringe*
Originally Posted by kevon27
See.. Wasn't EMOTIVA the BETTER choice over Parasound?
Yes indeed. All thing considered, I can't imagine the price difference being equal to the performance difference.
Originally Posted by eatlink
yeah,Very nice system and thorough photos. thanks for your sharing
Thanks for the kind words and thanks for looking!
Originally Posted by audiofan1
Keep in mind he never heard the Parasound's
i've never heard them, but at $6000 more
than the Emotivas, I didn't even need to. lol.
Originally Posted by audiofan1
Sweet amps! Job well done ! enjoy the music and movies
Gracias.....I plan to enjoy them for years to come!!
Originally Posted by prepress
Is there a cable box in the mix? That can tend to introduce the dreaded 60Hz hum. I was able to minimize my hum by lifting a ground here and there. Interestingly, once I reconfigured to install My Mac C2300, the hum disappeared completely (at least, it's not been heard). Something in the reconfiguration, I don't know what.
There is a sattellite box in the equipment room? that could be the culprit, eh? Hmmm--I'll need to unplug that to see if the hum goes away. It's definitely equipment based, becasue the hum is coming from the center speaker as well, whose monoblock is currently plugged into a different circuit than the XPR-1's are. I'm going to try removing it from the equation--thanks for the heads up!
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
They look pretty bad ass Matt. What about heat. Do they get warm? Do you feel any difference in the room temp wise? Just asking. I l know my Brytson amps get pretty warm and in the summer time, if I don't have both room fans going, it can be a bit uncomfortable, But your room is bigger and you are probably not right on top of them so I am sure that helps. I am glad they are bringing your system up a few levels. Looking forward to more thoughts and another video
Thanks Mike--they are very cool to the touch. The first 10 watts are class A, but I don't feel any difference in temperature. It switches to class B at 11 watts, and class H after 1000 watts! (I think I got that right.) Another video is definitely on the way!