Ships Oct 9-11
The XPA-9 Gen3 is a nine-channel version of our latest generation of modular audiophile power amplifiers. The XPA-9 Gen3 offers excellent technical performance, and an exceptionally accurate and dynamic rendition of all types of music, which makes it the ideal choice to power a great sounding home theater or surround sound music system. The XPA-9 Gen3 features five of our 300 Watt Single Channel Amplifier Modules and two of our 80 Watt Two Channel Amplifier Modules – for a total of five channels at 300 Watts/channel and four channels at 80 Watts/channel.
The XPA-9 Gen3 is the ideal amplifier to power a surround sound system that utilizes five large speakers, or three large speakers in the front (Left, Right, and Center) and six smaller surround or height speakers – and the perfect amplifier for driving a Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 system. The XPA-9 Gen3 would also be a great choice for driving a 7.1 or 7.2 channel surround sound system that also includes a pair of smaller speakers – perhaps ceiling speakers – in a second zone.
A new approach to amplifier design.
When we set out to make the new X Series line, we analyzed everything in every amplifier we’ve ever made, from front to back, inside, and out. In doing so, we discovered several areas where our years of experience, and advances in audio technology, indicated that we could make significant improvements in our amplifier designs. After carefully weighing all the pros and cons, we kept the best features of our original designs, added a new set of optimizations and improvements, and the result became the foundation of our new line of audiophile amplifiers. The XPA Gen 3 is a whole new ballgame.
The new XPA Gen3 Modular Amplifier is fully modular and configurable at the time you order it. A variety of different amplifier modules are available, giving you the power to choose just the number of channels and the amount of power you need today, and the flexibility to add more channels later when you need them.
All of our current configurations are built on the same chassis; and all of the modules in each chassis share one very robust power supply. Adding channels is as simple as adding more amplifier modules. No need to get rid of a perfectly good two channel amplifier when you want to move up to surround sound, or get rid of your five channel amplifier when you want to add a pair of height speakers. Why should you have to buy another amplifier when you’re perfectly happy with your current one, but you need a few more channels?
More power, Scotty!
In amplifier design, everything starts and ends with power. Sure, the sound quality is critical, and that’s where the amplifier circuitry comes in, but, if you don’t have your power supply right, the best amplifier design in the world can’t save you.
The new XPA Series utilizes a high-current switch mode power supply. It’s a power supply capable of delivering over 3 kVA of continuous power with absolute reliability and extremely high efficiency. It gives you the dynamic attributes of a classic transformer-based design with none of the downside. It’s lightweight, intelligent, and extremely powerful!
Massive old school transformers and giant filter capacitors are rendered obsolete. They just can’t compete. It’s a revolution in power design, and it’s the backbone of the new XPA Gen3 Modular Amplifier System. It’s the way of the future, and it’s here now.
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The XPA Gen 3 modular amplifier series uses the same core circuit topology as our legendary XPR series amplifiers. A unique differential input stage, with a cross-linked current source, drives a balanced VAS stage. The advanced input stage is tied to a fully complementary output stage and delivers a holistic, natural, and powerful listening experience. Low-level musical details and dialogue emerge from a deep black background. Its wide bandwidth, low distortion performance reveals every nuance of your high- resolution sources. The XPA amplifiers will drive difficult loudspeakers with absolute authority and control, and will keep their cool while doing so.
Our highly regarded Soft-Switch™ Class H power supply topology increases the efficiency of the new XPA amplifiers without compromising the audio performance you’d expect from an Emotiva amplifier. At lower power levels, the amplifiers operate on a lower supply voltage to minimize quiescent power consumption and standby power losses. When the amplifier control circuitry detects a fast rising input signal that will exceed the lower power voltage, it instantly switches to a higher voltage rail to ensure that the signal can pass cleanly without clipping. This process happens on a continuous basis, in real time, and it allows much greater overall efficiency than previous designs. In actual operation, the XPA amplifiers are cool running, which contributes to much longer component life, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
All of the benefits of a classic Class A/B design without the wasted heat, weight, and power of a conventional fixed rail design – Cool.
Real Power. Really.
You can’t even begin to compare the power capabilities of most existing AV receivers to the massive power capacity of our new XPA Series amplifiers. Our massive 3 kVA power supply provides an almost endless reservoir of clean regulated power, enabling our amplifiers to drive even complex loads with ease. Most expensive AV receivers, and even some supposedly “high end” amplifiers, deliver a reasonable amount of power from one or two channels, but let you down when you try to play a really demanding musical passage. Some of them are only rated with a single channel driven, while others may throw in some sort of “burst power” measurement dreamed up by the marketing guys, or may only be rated at 6 Ohms. Seriously, we couldn’t make this stuff up. They may think this is a brilliant way to make their equipment look better on paper. We don’t agree!
We give you the real specs on our amplifier modules, and we give you full specs, with all channels driven, into a typical 8 Ohm speaker load, on all of our base models. (Because we offer so many different configurations, we can’t provide a full set of measurements on every one. However, we’ve designed all our amplifiers to deliver all the power you need under actual listening conditions – and we back up that claim with 3 kVA of real solid power.) Just compare our XPA Gen3 to a few of those competing models; the difference is audible and obvious.
The bottom line is that our new XPA Gen3 amplifiers will deliver the full power and majesty of today’s high definition movie and music sources without a hint of strain, loss of detail, or control. We’re talking about real-world power and fidelity that you can immediately hear and appreciate. No excuses, no compromises, and no double-talk.
The Heart of Your System
Our new XPA Gen3 amplifiers aren’t just about power and impact. Attached to that massive power supply are audiophile-grade amplifier modules, built using premium components, and carefully tuned to deliver both impressive performance and superb sound. We use the finest materials and the latest technologies to bring you world-class products. They are carefully engineered and designed to work together as stunningly capable, reliable, and refined systems. We listened both to you, and our gear, and we like what we hear.
Best of all, when it’s time to upgrade or your needs change, the XPA Series Modular Amplifier System is easily reconfigured to meet your needs. What? No planned obsolescence?
Others might say it’s heresy. We say… sit back and have a listen.
Are you starting to see a trend?
Designed, Assembled, and Tested in the U.S.A.