Originally Posted by Knucklehead90
As for weight of an amp being an indicator of quality or power - no - my Acurus amps sound just like the XPA-5 did and pretty much the same power per channel. The more efficient an amp is the less cooling fins it needs for the final transistors. And some digital amps weigh just 15 pounds and put out 3 and 4 times the power of the XPA-2 per channel. The XPA-2 weighs about 66 pounds.
That's why I liked the new UPA-500, for its size. I would have space for it right now, but anything bigger would require a new setup (see pic, although my next move, next month, is to purchase 5 Arx A2 speakers)http://www.theaudioinsider.com/produ...b6086119db3ff2
Arx A2 Specs:
•Frequency Response: 50Hz-22kHz +/- 3dB
•Low Frequency cutoff: 38Hz -6dB
•Sensitivity (1w/1m): 90dB
•System type: Convertible bass reflex tuned to 52Hz
•Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
•Minimum impedance: 6 ohms
•Recommended Power: 20-200W
•Dimensions: 180 x 620 x 260mm
•Dimensions: 7.1 x 24.5 x 10.25in
Originally Posted by UNICRON-WMD
Move that skinny component on the left to the top of the TV stand or to the right side and just remove the shelves. Then just slide in the XPA-5 on the left and enjoy. lol
How big is your room? Do you play movies loud(110-115db)?
Because of the new speakers I'm getting, the center channel will have to be on the top shelf, the speaker is pretty big, wont leave much space. I already have the 809 (40lbs) in the center, if I was to add an XPA-5 (76lbs) on the left, you think it would hold !?
Stand looks pretty solid, but its from Ikea.. How much breathing room does an amp like that need, especially on top? The height that I have to play with is just over 10inches, but at least my stand is open front/back.
I do like to listen to movies pretty loud sometimes, music also.. my room is 12 x 25 but with two large openings (each bigger than a 2-door opening) leading to front entrance and dining room.