Originally Posted by pretsam
LOL.. Yeah I wish Vann's would drop those 28s. Not that I could afford them right now but would def be nice! Say $800 a piece
Yea, I was looking at some Emotiva's few months ago and was just browsing on ebay as well at prices. I'd prolly just want a XPA-3 and have that power my 15s and C1 and let my AVR power my surround OMD5s.. Ebay has a XPA-5 for $619 I think right now ending in 2 days. Also a UPA-2 going for $275. I'm sure my AVR just isn't able to handle all that when I crank it up more like you were saying. How do your 15s sound with your XPA-1?
The 15's sound great with the XPA-1's.
They sounded great with the XPA-2 as well. It is probably just psychological but the XPA-1's seem to make it seem more effortless - in reality I probably couldn't hear any difference between the XPA-1 and XPA-2. I actually put my speakers up for sale a few days ago not because I was unhappy with them but because I am always wanting to try something new. Right after that I did an extended music listening session with some CD's and a couple of concert BD's and decided I would be crazy to sell them. I would have to spend too much money to get something that would (might) be appreciably better. So instead what do I wind up doing - just a few days after that I ordered a C2 center. Yes, I am a flake.
I decided it wasn't worth trying to "upgrade" the set I have now because they sound great. Of course if Vann's did drop the price on the 28's...
About the amps - you might just keep watching the Emotiva web site because when they put things on sale, the prices can be very good. Normally it is around holidays so you might have to wait a while. Or you can call and ask if they have any "B" stock - most folks who post on the forum say they are indistinguishable from brand new.