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I have the Gen 2 and am pleased with it, no hum that I can tell

btw, it replaced a parasound that hummed.
Well, that is what I would call useful info. With lots of happy campers using the XPA-5, I think it's a done deal. $888 right now puts it very close to a no-brainer.

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Hello,

I recently purchased the Emotiva XPA-5 and I now looking for some new surround speakers. I will use them for both movies and music. I like to crank up the music and sometimes will use 5 channels, not just stereo. If I understand correctly, the amplifier puts out 200w continuous, not peak. I was looking at Klipsch RS-41 II for surrounds and they are rated at 50w RMS and 200w Peak. Since the amp rates at 200w RMS, does this mean that there is a good chance I can damage the Klipsch's since 200w is their peak?

Any insight is appreciated.

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There is a speaker forum...

You will damage any speaker if you overpower it. The good news is that (a) it is very unlikely you will overpower it in normal use, and (b) if you do the speaker will sound harsh and woofers may thump before the speaker destroys itself so you'll have warning.

While 50 W seems a little low to me I wouldn't worry too much about blowing them up with the XPA-5, at least no more than if they were attached straight to a midline AVR.

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I am also curious about the Gen 2 performance with regards to transistor hum and it's ability to work well with Audyssey. Lots of reviews that note transistor hum...wondering if Gen2s are good to go.

I am looking at the XPA-5 or something used via A-gon. I'd prefer a new XPA-5 than a 5 year old used Parasound assuming the performance is comparable.

I have one in my home boxed up waiting on the xmc-1 w/Dirac of course, I was just curious manly of what you fine folks saying about it.

I just sold a XPA-5 G1to a gent from Canada.
I usualy back down from shipping over the boarder but he sounds like a good audio fan who just wanted a good deal without the cost of a new straight from emo I guess.

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New owner of xpa-5. I hooked it up yesterday with my Denon 4520ci receiver as pre-amp. I read somewhere that emotiva can wake up from standby as soon as it gets signal/sound from pre-amp and goes in standby automatically when signal is stopped. My xpa is not doing this and I have to manually turn ON the amp for it to make work. Is there is any setting that I need to enable for this make it work? Didn't quite found this in the manual and therefore seeking help from experts here....how are you guys doing it? Thanks.
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New owner of xpa-5. I hooked it up yesterday with my Denon 4520ci receiver as pre-amp. I read somewhere that emotiva can wake up from standby as soon as it gets signal/sound from pre-amp and goes in standby automatically when signal is stopped. My xpa is not doing this and I have to manually turn ON the amp for it to make work. Is there is any setting that I need to enable for this make it work? Didn't quite found this in the manual and therefore seeking help from experts here....how are you guys doing it? Thanks.
I think there is a 3.5mm connector that is used for the remote turn on. My old Denon has one in the back that I use.
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That is a remote trigger input (the XPA-5 also has a trigger output, make sure you hook it up correctly) that can be driven by the trigger output signal from your AVR. Emotiva ships with a cable to connect to the AVR, or did, or you can pick up a mono cable from Radio Shack or any of the online parts places.

Look on pages 8 and 13 of the XPA-5 manual (downloaded from their web site) and whatever pages talk about the trigger for your Denon.

There is not a signal-sensing circuit like found on some subwoofers ("auto-on" feature).

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I think there is a 3.5mm connector that is used for the remote turn on. My old Denon has one in the back that I use.
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That is a remote trigger input (the XPA-5 also has a trigger output, make sure you hook it up correctly) that can be driven by the trigger output signal from your AVR. Emotiva ships with a cable to connect to the AVR, or did, or you can pick up a mono cable from Radio Shack or any of the online parts places.

Look on pages 8 and 13 of the XPA-5 manual (downloaded from their web site) and whatever pages talk about the trigger for your Denon.

There is not a signal-sensing circuit like found on some subwoofers ("auto-on" feature).
OK, cool...thank you guys. I was wondering about 3.5mm connector in the box and what it is used for. I think I got the answer and know what to do now. Will try it out today evening. Appreciate your help
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