Originally Posted by cr136124
Ok. XPA-2 arrived without issues. So, after unpacked it to ensure there was no issue with the unit (no problems to report), the next and obvious step was to re-arrange things on my AV Console to make room for the new amp (man, what a workout moving the XPA amps). XPA-5 moved to the center of the console, XPA-2's one to the right and the other to the left. Yamaha receiver, still on the middle of the console, but pushed up a bit. Same for my Panamax power conditioner. Of course, I ran out of space and therefore now the CSiA6 is on top of the console (just as I planned from the beginning............don't tell my wife).
Next, I had to modify my wires to have enough room to properly connect the wires using the bridge binding posts. Here is a pic of the modified wires:
And here a pic of the connection at the back of the amp:
So far so good, here is how everything looks together in my AV Consoler:
And the results? A total bummer...............my old XPA-2 is not working on bridged mode.......
Not sure what is going on. Everything is properly connected, exactly as the other one (that worked like a charm). But, I only have sound coming from the new XPA-2. The other one is dead.
I already tried the basic troubleshooting procedures: use a different speaker, switched/replace speaker wires, switch to a different channel on my receiver, plug the amp to a different power outlet, etc., and after all that still nothing.
Funny thing is that if I use it as a regular two channel amp it works as it should. So, I need to get in touch with Emotiva and hopefully have it fixed ASAP.
So, right now I have both running on 2 channel mode. Of course, one is driving the right channel and the other one the left channel. Best I can do right now....