Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 3 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 2.
Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 3 (Black)
5-Channel Power Amplifier
CUSTOM INSTALL - To get the most out of this product we recommend our design and install service. Find out more.With 250 watts per channel, the Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 3 has the power to transform your home cinema.
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5-channel power amp for muscular and balanced surround sound
The Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 3 is a 5-channel amp of exceptional talent and ability. Use it to drive a 5-channel system – with equal power to all speakers – or as the main amp in a more complex home cinema system.
The power to impress
With advances in power supply technology, the XPA-5 Gen 3 balances power, quality and cost effectiveness to perfection. Using a regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS), this amp blends traditional Class A/B and Class H technologies for the perfect blend of quality and power. With a mighty 250 watts per channel (all channels driven), the XPA-5 Gen 3 has the power to match any home cinema speaker package. Use in stereo mode and the power increases to a huge 300 watts per channel at 8 ohms or 490 watts per channel into a 4 ohm speaker.
Purity to match the power
Unlike some, digital only, power amps, the XPA-5 Gen 3 also utilises an analogue Class A/B amplifier stage. This preserves the music’s emotion and ‘flow’ in a way that many digital amps struggle to convey.
Modular construction for upgrade potential
Modular construction means the XPA power amps can be configured from 2 to 14 channels. This not only helps reduce the cost but also lets you upgrade the power amp in the future. Return the amp to Emotiva’s US base and have additional channels installed or higher quality DR (Differential Reference) modules installed, without having to change your amp.
Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA phono inputs for system flexibility
For maximum system flexibility, the XPA-5 Gen 3 comes with both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA phono inputs. For best results, match with an Emotiva processor and use the balanced XLR connections for strong synergy and high levels of resistance to electrical interference. RCA phono inputs and a well-balanced sound, also make this power amp ideal for use with other brands of AV processors.
Designed and built in the USA
Designed and built, in house, in the USA, means that Emotiva keep consistency and quality control high. The sturdy, steel case has the visual muscle to match the room-filling sound.
Get 5-channel excellence for less, with the Emotiva XPA-5 Gen3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DS79 from Miles better than expected, performance AAA Always the thought of "will it make a difference" when buying new kit and one as pricey as this though RS did do a good deal. Its a deep unit so bear that in mind, I had to take a back cover off my cabinet for it to fit. It's built like a tank and comes well packed as you would expect for a premium product. Hooking up to my Denon x3700 was relatively simple, bought set of analogue cables to go from amp to the x3700 pre outs. Performance - wow. The definition, dynamic range for my disc movies was quite staggering especially Atmos and DTS X soundtracks. I can definitely hear more new sounds and but with more improved and added depth/pace/ferocity/panning. I turn off any sound enhancements on the Denon and my volume is at 60 yet still sounds more than loud enough. Streaming film soundtracks is not as good as disc but even then this still enhanced the experience as noted above. So if you can afford it go for a power amp. Its a great long term investment as you would only need to upgrade the processor/receiver for new sound formats. Item arrived within 2 days so good service from RS.
Date published: 2022-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harry_M from Fantastic amp! I bought the Emotiva xpa-5 gen3 a week ago for my 5.1.4 system to accompany my Denon 4700h. This is a fantastic amp which powers now the 5 floor level speakers. Very well built with substantial weight. Right from the beginning the system not only improved the perceived separation and clarity but improved its soundstage. With all the available power there are no concerns of avr clipping. Probably I will blow my speakers (and my ears) way before reaching any clipping stage. After a 2hr movie at -15 db the amp was absolutely cool! The amp combined with 5 chord c-line rca cables, which sound great. The quality of the cables is really good with nice tight fit with the amp's inputs. John at Richer Sounds in Glasgow has been extremely helpful and provided the best advice as always. Happy customer.
Date published: 2022-01-28