Emotiva A-5175 vs XPA-5 Gen3
I've decided to upgrade my front stage from SVS Prime Center/Bookhelfs to Ultra Center/Bookshelfs. I'm running a 7.1.4 system with Denon X4400H and a separate Emotiva A-500 amp, that handles the main 5 channels. Now, I do want to upgrade the amp with the speakers and I kind of like everything about Emotiva's amps, so my research has brought me to two options - A-5175 and XPA-5 Gen3.
Is XPA-5 going to be significantly better for my setup than A-5175? It's more than a $1K more expensive, so I'm hesitant. I'm also pretty much set on a 5-channel amp for future proofing reasons, so not interested in 3 channel ones.
I've also heard of some overheating issues with A-5175. Have the been resolved in newer batches or do they still persist?
Which amp of the two would you recommend and why?
P.S.: There's a list of my full setup in signature, if that's important
My system: 7.1.4
Screen: LG OLED77C9 AVR: Denon X4400H, External amp: Emotiva XPA-5 Gen3, Center: SVS Prime Center, Fronts: SVS Prime Bookshelfs, Surrounds: SVS Prime Satellites, Surround backs: DefTech ProMonitor 800, Sub: SVS SB-3000, Heights: 4xCambridge Audio Minx 22, 4K Blu-Ray Player: Sony X700, Media player: Nvidia Shield
Last edited by Demetri Zuev; 01-11-2020 at 03:31 PM.