Hello all. I had my Emotiva XPA-5 delivered Friday and was playing with it today. I was only using 2 channels channels of audio. I was playing Dark Side of the Moon -Breathe. At approximately 1:25 in, when the vocals started, my amp faulted on Channel 1. I reset the amp, replayed the song, achieved the same fault.
My first troubleshooting step was to solder the banana plugs. The amp still faulted on Channel 1. My next step was to switch the speakers. The same fault occurred, this time on Channel two.
This leads me to think that something might be going on with that speaker. I am running an Infinity Studio Monitor 152 pair that are 20 years old and have never had any maintenance (as they have functioned fine with the 21 year old Yamaha RXV-1070). The gain level of the amp during the failures was ~ 64. I played the same song at a 54 gain and there were no issues.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Once again, I am thinking speaker, but could if be the amp? If it is a speaker issue, I may have some ammunition with the wife to upgrade my speaker system ;-) I do have my eye on the Aperion Versus Grand line.
Once again, thanks in advance for the help.