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post #961 of 1944
Secret warehouse sale going on for refurbs. Still has a 5 year warranty, and a nice discount.

I grabbed the XPA-5 even though I don't truly need it (avr is plenty powerful for normal volume).
post #962 of 1944
yeah nice little discount on the xpa-5..not so much on the XDA-2 though...only 25 bucks off after shipping frown.gif
post #963 of 1944
Yessir...I just saved a bunch of money on my XPA-5 order. Thanks for the heads up on the sale. How did you hear about it?
post #964 of 1944
Emotive lounge. And facebook
post #965 of 1944
how much off the refurbished xpa 5? any others as well that you know?

is just the xpa 3 and 1 on sale new still?
post #966 of 1944
Refurbished XPA-5 was ~$250 off but you lose free shipping $35 and you lose 30 day trial period. All sales final. Same full 5 year warranty, though.
post #967 of 1944
Need help deciding on either XPA-5 or XPA-3?
My current setup is
Onkyo 809
Polk RTi A9 Fronts
Polk CSi A6 Center
Klipsch RW-12D Sub
Polk FXi A6 Surrounds

Room size is 20 x 13

I appreciate any help

Thanks
post #968 of 1944
If you can afford it. Go with the xpa-5. Otherwise go xpa-3 and run the surrounds off the receiver
post #969 of 1944
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

If you can afford it. Go with the xpa-5. Otherwise go xpa-3 and run the surrounds off the receiver

Thanks - hopefully the XPA-5 will go on sale soon
post #970 of 1944
You can also try used. I got mine from the emotiva lounge for 500$ shipped. Thing was in basically new condition and works flawlessly
post #971 of 1944
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Originally Posted by bad1550 View Post

Thanks - hopefully the XPA-5 will go on sale soon

Call or e-mail Emotiva, they usually have returned/refurbish units available for sale (yep, that includes free shipping and 5 year warranty). Others reported that actually they are as good as new.

So, one more way to grab your XPA-5 sooner than you think.

Cheers!
post #972 of 1944
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.
post #973 of 1944

Glad to hear the refurbs are working out. I just sent an email. I will also try calling tomorrow.

Thanks!
post #974 of 1944
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Originally Posted by bad1550 View Post


Glad to hear the refurbs are working out. I just sent an email. I will also try calling tomorrow.

Thanks!

Sweet.......please report back! So, we can all welcome you to the Emotiva family.........wink.gif
post #975 of 1944
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

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)
post #976 of 1944
I am really impressed with my HT since going with separates. Sound is magical with my speakers and movies have never been so good with my setup. A lot of it is the Integra vs my old Yamaha.

Sent from my Motorola Galaxy s3 using Tapatalk 2
post #977 of 1944
I just got off the phone with Emotiva - best he could offer was a refurb XPA-5 for $650 plus $35 Shipping and no 30 day return policy. I really wanted the $500 refurb with free shipping.
Should I consider the XPA 3 for $599 new and let my Onkyo 809 drive the Surrounds?
post #978 of 1944
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Originally Posted by bad1550 View Post

I just got off the phone with Emotiva - best he could offer was a refurb XPA-5 for $650 plus $35 Shipping and no 30 day return policy. I really wanted the $500 refurb with free shipping.
Should I consider the XPA 3 for $599 new and let my Onkyo 809 drive the Surrounds?

 

That would be a fine way to go. Unless your surrounds are very unusual (ie very inefficient, or a very difficult load to drive) the 809 will do a great job of driving them. Your 809's amps will be relieved of the duty of driving 5 speakers, the power supply can devote all of its efforts to just two channels, as can the capacitors. 

post #979 of 1944
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

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?

post #980 of 1944
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

That would be a fine way to go. Unless your surrounds are very unusual (ie very inefficient, or a very difficult load to drive) the 809 will do a great job of driving them. Your 809's amps will be relieved of the duty of driving 5 speakers, the power supply can devote all of its efforts to just two channels, as can the capacitors. 

My surrounds are the Polk FXi A6's

Thanks!

Bob
post #981 of 1944
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Originally Posted by bad1550 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

That would be a fine way to go. Unless your surrounds are very unusual (ie very inefficient, or a very difficult load to drive) the 809 will do a great job of driving them. Your 809's amps will be relieved of the duty of driving 5 speakers, the power supply can devote all of its efforts to just two channels, as can the capacitors. 

My surrounds are the Polk FXi A6's

Thanks!

Bob

 

They are rated 88dB/1watt/1m so are reasonably efficient, and they are 8 ohm designs. Your 809 should have no problem at all driving them.

post #982 of 1944
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

They are rated 88dB/1watt/1m so are reasonably efficient, and they are 8 ohm designs. Your 809 should have no problem at all driving them.

Thank you!

I appreciate all of your help!

Bob
post #983 of 1944
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

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?

I think he was joking meaning he would have to overdrive them putting them into protection mode bringing up the red lights. Which would be extremely hard to do smile.gif
post #984 of 1944
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.

Bob
post #985 of 1944
I have an XPA-3 and it is a really fine amp. You're going to enjoy it.
post #986 of 1944
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Originally Posted by bad1550 View Post

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.

Bob

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
post #987 of 1944
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

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

Which cables should I pick up prior to delivery?

I will report back with pictures

Thanks all!
post #988 of 1944
Honestly any RCA cable will work. To save money I would buy component cables ( I bought the xseries from emotiva web they were in sale)
post #989 of 1944
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

Honestly any RCA cable will work. To save money I would buy component cables ( I bought the xseries from emotiva web they were in sale)

Thanks!
post #990 of 1944
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

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?

I think he was joking meaning he would have to overdrive them putting them into protection mode bringing up the red lights. Which would be extremely hard to do smile.gif

 

Ah right. Thanks. Yes, very difficult...

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