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#403354 - 04/19/14 10:45 PM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: exlabdriver]
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Registered: 03/24/14
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
stoud:

Several of us have been countering the BS that the few 'haters' out there have been spreading whenever they have the slightest opportunity. Nice to see that perhaps some good has come of it.

I have the M22s in my HT that each has its own Velodyne 10" sub (as stands) plus my new QS8s in the rear as well. My recent VP160 purchase has stepped it up another notch.

It's a modest system but does the job very well & it brings a lot of enjoyment to our household...

TAM


TAM, some good definitely came from it. Some of your posts over there helped me make my final decision to give Axiom a chance. Hey, maybe you should ask Ian for a commission.


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#403861 - 05/05/14 07:39 AM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: stoudtlr]
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Exciting and depressing at the same time. Now hurry up and get to work.
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#403869 - 05/05/14 12:24 PM Re: Sledvdsgvo Louis Vuitton Outlet Store This course will work perfectly to acquire right out the colleague Adjtjrwaeqgkdrtszr [Re: stoudtlr]
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Huh?

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#403922 - 05/06/14 08:04 PM Re: Sledvdsgvo Louis Vuitton Outlet Store This course will work perfectly to acquire right out the colleague Adjtjrwaeqgkdrtszr [Re: stoudtlr]
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Registered: 05/06/14
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Loc: Oakville, Canada
Please let me know how you are finding the Emotiva XPA-3 as I am looking for an upgrade/new amp for my HT room and would like a real persons opinion on how they sound rather than relying on rumour.
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#404685 - 05/27/14 04:07 PM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: stoudtlr]
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Sorry for the late reply. Been busy working on the room and enjoying the setup. A lot of enjoying and a little work to be honest. Work on the room has slowed to a crawl on this project. lol.

About the XPA-3, I highly recommend it. I have the XPA-3 and XPA-5 and both are rack mounted at the top of the rack so they sit close to the ceiling and have all of the other equipment under them. Even in that configuration I have had 0 issues with overheating. I've had 0 issues with clipping. And the power they give to the speakers is awesome. There have been days that I've played music at reference levels for 10 hours straight because I leave the door between media room and garage open and listen to tunes while I'm working and not a single issue during any of my prolonged use sessions. I would honestly say I have really beaten on these amps, and the speakers, in the couple of months I've used them and they are working flawlessly.
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#404688 - 05/27/14 04:26 PM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: stoudtlr]
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Here's a small update on some of what I've got accomplished in my HT so far.

Built my DIY dual 15" ported sub box. And I made the mistake of connecting it before filling, sanding, and painting. I'll disconnect it to do that eventually....



I also got my AV rack built into the wall. I didn't have all of my equipment screwed into the rack yet when I took the picture, but a rack is a rack I guess. Still need to put the wood trim around it.


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#404694 - 05/27/14 06:16 PM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: stoudtlr]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
SO cool. Are you using that Behringer amp for the sub? Tell me more?
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#404696 - 05/27/14 08:29 PM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: stoudtlr]
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Yep, the Behringer is for the subs. It's an iNuke 3000DSP. The subs are Dayton Audio Ultimax 15". I used Dayton's recommendation of a 6ft3 ported box with 6 lbs of polyfill and just doubled it since both subs were going in the same box. I went with their recommendation as well with tuning it to 18hz and used Unibox to figure out the length of the port due to the changes I made. I haven't insulated the ceiling in the room yet so these results hopefully won't be typical, but I was watching Jurassic Park 3D with the kids (HT is in basement) while my wife was in bed (2nd floor bedroom) and when the T-Rex appeared the first time and roared she came down and told me to turn it down because she heard it from the bedroom and felt the bed vibrate. :-D

Obviously I'll lower the bass level when I calibrate everything, but it's new so I had to play with it and see what it could do. Lol.

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#404709 - 05/28/14 12:24 AM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: stoudtlr]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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I'll bet it sounds great! That box must weigh a ton. I really like the look of those drivers.

Thanks for sharing the details of your project and your room. Very inspiring!
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#404735 - 05/28/14 12:27 PM Re: Emotiva XPA-3 with M22's [Re: stoudtlr]
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Thank you very much for the kind words. It does weigh a ton too. It's 8 ft x 21 in x 16 in and took about two and a half sheets of MDF to build. I haven't decided yet but I think I'm going to paint the top the same black as I have on the screen wall and the front and sides finish in cherry stained wainscoting and trim like the other 3 walls of the room are done in.
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