I thought I'd comment regarding our review policy. We do loan out products for reviews. David, I did not see your review request come across my desk, so I am sorry that you felt ignored.
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The UMC-200 has gone out for review. You can find a list on the product page. We've received 6 reviews so far and have more on the way. There are a few units currently out in the field.
Well I received my two Emotiva XPA-1L and I got an interesting surprise "THE SMELL OF BURNED ELECTRONICS"
The amps have a very strong smell like burned electronics, coming out of the box even before they were plugged in. Does the smell goes away? It is so strong that I had to leave the windows open all night in that room.
I have never had that before with any electronic components? Even when my CA-5200 get hots after playing all day I never had a smell like that it is worrisome?
I sure hope the smell goes away otherwise I will have to send them back!
I don't know if i would describe it the same way you did, but my xpa-5 smelled for about 2 days when i first got it.