Originally Posted by Fastslappy
good to hear about Emotiva , I have a UPA-7 on Pre-Order ships next week ..
EDIT this was posted on the TX-NR5008 & 3008 thread
---Quote (Originally by Fastslappy)---
i'm getting a UPA-7 for the same reason as I'll be pushing 9 speakers
going by this testing Here :::http://www.hometheater.com/content/o...-labs-measures
the 5008 drops watts down about to 1/2 power when pushing 7 plus speakers.......... but the 5008 has a 4 power supplies & the Toroidal produces the clean signal to the AVR's amps
the Emotiva UPA-7 is rated @ 125 per channel constant over all seven channels
add that drop on the 5008 in watts,
I/need want the headroom as I'm pushing my mains & surrounds with a Audyssey XT32 XO setting @ 50 with 15" woofs
the UPA-7 & the XPA-3,XPA-5 all have massive toroidal power supplies as the 5008 has one also
that's the "clean power in clean watts out"
i'll see if the UPA-7 will deliver what I need oR if I have to move up the XPA line but I have a feeling with my speakers being Very Efficient the 125 watt constant will do just fine for my need of head room
I think you will be happy with the UPA-7 and the 5008. I am using the UPA-7 to drive My Klipch LCR+ Surrounds + zone 3 speakers, and leaving my 3008 to drive the highs and wides. When I called to order my Emo, the salesman even said the UPA-7 would be all I need for driving Klipsch speakers. I just checked the EMO last night to see if it was running warm after watching 2 movies at near reference levels, and was surprised at how cool it was. There was almost no heat coming off it
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