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Hi, I was wondering what a good 3 ch amp of 200wpc or more would be to run the fronts and center for a paradigm H.T system.I want the amp to drive the studio 100's and the cc670 center channel and leave the surrounds to my avr's internal amp? The anthem A2 interested me but its a 2 ch amp.


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xpa-3 from emotiva...on sale right now hit the emotiva link at the top of the page. Was going to get this to run my 3 fronts paired with a denon 3808. But I decided to order a pb13 ultra subwoofer instead.
 

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The emotiva xpa-3 sounds like quite the deal but whyis it so inexpensive,how is the performance and quality with it.If it is of decent quality and I see a few good reviews its definatly a contender for me.
 

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scroll down to the emotiva emotions thread....you won't be dissappointed in this amp, or for that matter any emotiva. Everybody who has one is pretty happy with it.
 

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The emotiva xpa-3 sounds like quite the deal but whyis it so inexpensive,how is the performance and quality with it.If it is of decent quality and I see a few good reviews its definatly a contender for me.

Audioholics reviewed a Emotiva 2-channel amp and seemed to like it.


It's likely they share much of the same design.
 

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Would the xpa-3 work with the following speakers below? I have the AVR onkyo805


Thanks,

tony


Mirage omdc2

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Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 20 kHz


• Sensitivity: 88 dB


Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 - 200 Watts (Unclipped)


• Impedance: 6 Ohms Nominal/4 Ohms Minimum


• Tweeter: One 1.1-Inch Chambered Titanium Dome


• Midrange: One 5.25-Inch Multi-Layer Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass Hybrid


• Woofer: Two 6.5-Inch Multi-Layer Carbon Fibers with Underhung Motor Systems


• Crossover Points: 550 Hz and 2.5 kHz


Mirage omd15 (Front left/right)

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33 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 3dB)

Recommended Amplifier Power 25-250 Watts (unclipped)

6 Ohms Nominal / 4 Ohms Minimum

Tweeter 1" Pure Titanium Hybrid Dome

Midrange 5.5" Poly Titanium Deposit Hybrid Midbass Driver

5.5" Passive Radiator

Woofer 5.5" Poly Titanium Deposit Hybrid with Down-Firing Port

Room Efficiency 91 dB

Crossover Point 1.5 kHz and 2.3 kHz
 

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Should have no problem at all driving those speakers... will actually offer more headroom than the published 8ohm power ratings, probably about half way between the 8ohm and 4ohm published power ratings (so somewhere around 250w/ch).

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Would the xpa-3 work with the following speakers below? I have the AVR onkyo805


Thanks,

tony


Mirage omdc2

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Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 20 kHz


Sensitivity: 88 dB


Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 - 200 Watts (Unclipped)


• Impedance: 6 Ohms Nominal/4 Ohms Minimum


• Tweeter: One 1.1-Inch Chambered Titanium Dome


• Midrange: One 5.25-Inch Multi-Layer Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass Hybrid


• Woofer: Two 6.5-Inch Multi-Layer Carbon Fibers with Underhung Motor Systems


• Crossover Points: 550 Hz and 2.5 kHz


Mirage omd15 (Front left/right)

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33 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 3dB)

Recommended Amplifier Power 25-250 Watts (unclipped)
6 Ohms Nominal / 4 Ohms Minimum

Tweeter 1" Pure Titanium Hybrid Dome

Midrange 5.5" Poly Titanium Deposit Hybrid Midbass Driver

5.5" Passive Radiator

Woofer 5.5" Poly Titanium Deposit Hybrid with Down-Firing Port
Room Efficiency 91 dB

Crossover Point 1.5 kHz and 2.3 kHz
 

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Should have no problem at all driving those speakers... will actually offer more headroom than the published 8ohm power ratings, probably about half way between the 8ohm and 4ohm published power ratings (so somewhere around 250w/ch).



Thanks sir.


Do you have one of their amps?


tony
 

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The XPA-3 should suit your needs very well. I have a LPA-1 which is based on the same design but smaller. Their customer service is topnotch, and offer the best bang for the buck, plus.
 

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Thanks sir.


Do you have one of their amps?


tony

I do not. A close friend has a LPA-1 (6ch version of the UPA-7) and it's quite impressive (especially in heft, I had to help him carry it up stairs). If I go towards separates, either with a receiver as pre-pro, or a dedicated unit, I'll be using Emotiva amps for sure.
 

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What is the warranty on xpa amps? I cannot see it on their site.


So if I used the onkyo 805 and one of the xpa amps, all the settings (decibel, calibration, etc) are done at the onkyo? Just comfirming.



tony
 

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The emotiva xpa-3 sounds like quite the deal but whyis it so inexpensive,how is the performance and quality with it.If it is of decent quality and I see a few good reviews its definatly a contender for me.

3rd that, trust me @ that price point it's a no brainer. i have the 5ch, great amp,great cs,great warranty. inexpensive? well because they don't have a middleman that bends you over....
 

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What is the warranty on xpa amps? I cannot see it on their site.


So if I used the onkyo 805 and one of the xpa amps, all the settings (decibel, calibration, etc) are done at the onkyo? Just comfirming.



tony

warranty=5yrs transferable you will connect your 805's preouts to the unbalanced rca connects...unless you haven't ran audessey...yes
 

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What is the warranty on xpa amps? I cannot see it on their site.


So if I used the onkyo 805 and one of the xpa amps, all the settings (decibel, calibration, etc) are done at the onkyo? Just comfirming.



tony

The SR805's Audyssey MultiEQ XT would handle all of the speaker levels, distances, and room corrections. This should be a great combination. If I had a bigger room or money I'd likely add an XPA-3 to my SR805.


All Emotiva products carry a 5 year transferable parts/labor warranty.
 

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My Emotiva XPA3 and Onkyo 805 work flawlessly. You will be able to crank the Onkyo to very high levels and the sound is much more better. Warranty is for 5 years. Build quality is outstanding. Easy to connect to the pre-outs on the 805. You can view more on the Emotiva website/forums.


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Hi,so how many volts or is it watts does a AVR need to put out through its pre-outs to get the full power of the xpa-3.I think its called input sensitivity?Just curious cause I am looking at the Denon 3806 and using its pre-outs for the xpa-3.


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