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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I bought a refurbished unit and haven't had any problem with it yet. I've only had it for 9 months though and still have 4 years to go on the warranty. Emotiva is pretty good about warranty repairs but not sure how they handle shipping. Shipping was moot for me as I'm just a short drive from Emotiva HQ -- cheaper ( and safer ) to drop off than ship for any repairs.
I did have a problem with mine randomly going into protect when I turned on lights in other parts of the house that had nothing to do with the circuit the amp was on. I just had to find the right outlet combination on the AVR and amp to use that wouldn't cause this problem. The amp is on a dedicated 20 amp as well as the AVR, so maybe there is some surge being picked up from another circuit that drops from the attic to the breaker box. It does look like a chimpanzee did the original wiring in my house but it takes way too much effort to rewire everything. The XPR-5 is VERY picky when it comes to voltage surges from turning on other circuits in the house.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.