I have gone back and forth about whether to replace my current amps, 2 pair of B&K M-200 Sonata monos (200 wpc). The XPA-1 is still on the short list, but I'm concerned about the size and weight of these things. Obviously, a 76-lb. amp (about 90 in the box) is not easily moved around and I have nightmares about getting them upstairs to my 2nd floor walk-up apartment, or shipping them off if they need fixing. How have others handled these monsters in their setups?
Having never heard them, I look at the specs, my e-mail correspondence with Emotiva, and the Secrets review and expect that perhaps there will be some improvement in sound, specifically tighter bass control. I also note Emotiva's mailing address is Franklin, TN; this is just outside Nashville, where I will plan to go for the holidays this year. If I've made no decision by then, perhaps I could swing a visit to the facility and settle the issue. That could be a trip (no pun intended)!
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