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post #991 of 2048 Old 02-18-2013, 09:30 AM
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Just joined the club. Hooked everything up yesterday. Using Onkyo 706 as pre/pro, Paradigm Monitor 9's, etc...

Will be posting new shots when I get off my ass from enjoying this beast.

New pics will be posted here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439626/devos-den-version-2-xx

Replaced the red side table with the XPA-5. A good trade-off, I think.

I have noticed a fairly large difference in sound, for the better. Only when playing at very high levels, though. I'm a happy camper. A solid buy.
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Congrats and welcome to the family. That's a great price! Please report backs other your thoughts and of course pictures.

Please be aware this thing is a beast and quite heavy. It is front heavy so brave the front against your belly and lift the back up. I was able to do the xpa5 by myself without too much trouble smile.gif
How many reps did you do?wink.gif
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Well lets just hope tey don't start testing for performance enhancing drugs in the HT industry haha

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Just ordered the XPA-3 through Amazon for $599 less a $50 credit I had for $549 total shipped.

Looking forward to my first Amp.

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Congrats and welcome to the family. That's a great price! Please report backs other your thoughts and of course pictures.

Please be aware this thing is a beast and quite heavy. It is front heavy so brave the front against your belly and lift the back up. I was able to do the xpa5 by myself without too much trouble smile.gif

you must me really strong Brian.. an xpa 5 all by yourself.. thats like 2 tonns eh.. lol.. im wondering how i will manage with only 50% power in one leg..

buddies!

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My XPA-5 is up and running. I haven't even gotten the signal lights to move yet, and I've been over 100 db. Excellent piece of equipment for the price. The unit looks brand new! With the full 5 year warranty, it was a great purchase. Highly impressed.

You'll have to really work some to get the signal lights to move on the XPA-5. smile.gif



(You did get a great deal on a fine amp though)

What are these 'signal lights'? On my Emo amps, the LEDs power on red while the unit is stabilising, or if it detects a fault condition, and then they go blue during normal operation. Have Emo changed something on the XPA series that I am unaware of?

hey K still the same xpa lights.. where you away on vacation? any chance you going to show some pics of your room and absorbers?

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Just picked up a spanking new XPA-5. It will be matched to my Onkyo PR-SC5508.

I'm not even going to look up what sibilance is either!
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Just picked up a spanking new XPA-5. It will be matched to my Onkyo PR-SC5508.

Congrats..................cool.gif

Looking forward to read on your initial impressions and welcome to the family!
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I'm not even going to look up what sibilance is either!


Best that you can do for your sanity...........just enjoy your new amp and forget about the rest.........wink.gif

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I have had my xpa5 for about a year now and what a difference cpmpared to just receiver power. I just love the amp.
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^^I've had mine for a month and readily agree with you.:cooll

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ok i just joined the club too.. took awhile no point buy amps with out speakers.. LOL..

big dent in the bank account today..

might be on the wrong thread tho i just bought the xpa 3 to power up my new paradigm studio 100s and cc 690 my avr and do the adp 590s.. maybe after i recover some of the dent
to the bank acounts i can go for some mono blocks.. or xpa 2 for the towers.. and a new sub to boot..

going to be a long wknd waiting for deliveries...

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Funny, I looked at that link and it has my set up on there.smile.gif
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The thing is, most amps are 'burly' just as you see there.

Emotiva was talking about a 7 channel XPA amp previously but it looks like it's off the table again as there's been no mention of it for months. That one would be even burlier!
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I would be IN for a 200 wpc XPA-7.smile.gif
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Probably require a 20 A circuit, and a beefier transformer and power supply, so maybe not an easy thing to whip out. Plus, they've been working on the new XPR line and various other new toys. And of course, they manage to sell more amps (I have an XPA-2 and XPA-5 for my seven-channel system, feed the pig... smile.gif ).

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Probably require a 20 A circuit, and a beefier transformer and power supply, so maybe not an easy thing to whip out. Plus, they've been working on the new XPR line and various other new toys. And of course, they manage to sell more amps (I have an XPA-2 and XPA-5 for my seven-channel system, feed the pig... smile.gif ).

the big new toy is the xpa 1 L will have detials posted at emotiva end of week maybe is the lastest update..

30 watts of pure class A power then switching to a/b power to 250 watts at 8 ohms.. i think i will save up for these to drive my new studio 100s..

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they got one on my speakers posted in that collection of pics lol how did it get in there..

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Probably require a 20 A circuit, and a beefier transformer and power supply, so maybe not an easy thing to whip out. Plus, they've been working on the new XPR line and various other new toys. And of course, they manage to sell more amps (I have an XPA-2 and XPA-5 for my seven-channel system, feed the pig... smile.gif ).

Not a problem I have 4 dedicated 20amp circuits behind my wall unit.

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Has anyone got the XPR-5 connected to one of the top of the line Yamaha receivers and or Definitive Technology Speakers? I have an RX-Z11 that I was thinking of pairing up to it. I also own DefTech BP3000, CLR 3000 and BPX2s. Wondering if I am going to get a better sound then from the Yamaha directly. Thoughts?


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Has anyone got the XPR-5 connected to one of the top of the line Yamaha receivers and or Definitive Technology Speakers? I have an RX-Z11 that I was thinking of pairing up to it. I also own DefTech BP3000, CLR 3000 and BPX2s. Wondering if I am going to get a better sound then from the Yamaha directly. Thoughts?

nice avr.. you will have alot more head room for you speakers and higher volume hence no clipping therefore sound quality improvements.. xpr 5 400 wpc into 8 ohm times 5 nice a bit to much head room
for me.. but that s good equipment..

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wow got the new speakers yesterday

sounding great biggrin.gif

dam i missed the fedex man this morning showed up at 8.05 am dont they know people are sleeping then! now have to pick up tonight or waite for delievery tomorrow .. i will go pick it up..

its light compared to the new speakers ... need another work out LOL..





really happy with these paradigm speakers.. really need some more power to run em...

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I was wondering... If I had the XPA-5 rated at 200 amps, but had some speakers that were only rated to 150 amps, would it just instantly blow them?
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I was wondering... If I had the XPA-5 rated at 200 amps, but had some speakers that were only rated to 150 amps, would it just instantly blow them?

 

200 watts, not amps. No, it won't harm them at all. Most of the time you'll be loping along at just a few watts anyway. It's only on peaks you're likely to hit anything like full power - and peaks last for very small periods of time. Speakers are rated for their power handling capacity on a continuous signal.  The difference between 150 watts and 200 watts represents about 1.5dB.  I'd say, without knowing the speakers you are considering, that the match between the amp and the speakers would be darn good.

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I'm hoping you mean Watts. smile.gif And no, a 200W amp at 8 Ohms will not blow a speaker with a 150W rating. If you drive any speaker to insane levels you can damage it but the general rule is less power to your speakers causes problems, not more.

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I'm hoping you mean Watts. smile.gif And no, a 200W amp at 8 Ohms will not blow a speaker with a 150W rating. If you drive any speaker to insane levels you can damage it but the general rule is less power to your speakers causes problems, not more.

Oops, I see kbarnes 701 beat me to it.

but when do we know we are at insane levels eek.gif
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I think you should find that level for yourself with the new Paradigms. biggrin.gif Then, in the interests of fellow forum members, you can report back. Good Luck.smile.gif



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I'm hoping you mean Watts. smile.gif And no, a 200W amp at 8 Ohms will not blow a speaker with a 150W rating. If you drive any speaker to insane levels you can damage it but the general rule is less power to your speakers causes problems, not more.

Oops, I see kbarnes 701 beat me to it.

but when do we know we are at insane levels eek.gif

 

Touch your ears... if your fingers have blood on them, the levels are insane ;)

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Touch your ears... if your fingers have blood on them, the levels are insane wink.gif

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wow the fedex man came back ... what luck.. thought i heard the door , turn down the volume nothing.. started turning it back up a knock .. wow the amp nice

it was a bit frozen kinda like an ice block..

ive got it all hooked up except for the centre channel speaker..

but i got a red light on the back.. and a yellow one on the front..

waite i press the yellow button it turn blue. and 3 blue lights came on .. is this a good sign???

will it be warming up with the blue lights on? or would it warm up with the yellow light?

i guess i should test it out... see if i blow the circuit breakers..

looking good

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^^blue lights are a good sign!
Yellow is stand by mode.

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