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#398663 - 11/19/13 07:35 AM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: jman54]
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Registered: 01/09/12
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Loc: Maple, Ontario
Originally Posted By: gjtphx
Sorry for the late reply...

When I got my gear, the last thing on my mind was the forums shocked . I'm glad you enjoy your setup; when you get those M80s, you'll be ecstatic.

Originally Posted By: jman54
...I saw improvement thru the entire spectrum, I hear thing I didn't before with my 140w x 7... Bottom line is that I saw a huge improvement in quality and think it was definitely worth the money.

Right on the dot; I experienced the same until I hosted a first party with the (then) new gear. I added to the list of improvements clean, loud sheer power.
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#398667 - 11/19/13 11:29 AM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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I have an XPA-5 ...only 2 complaints are the rear rca terminal connections (one broke) they sent a replacement board which I had to change. next complaint is the heat generated .. my next amp purchase would either be D-sonic or Axiom
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#398750 - 11/22/13 07:40 AM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: JBG]
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Originally Posted By: Johnny_Be_Good
I have an XPA-5 ...only 2 complaints are the rear rca terminal connections (one broke) they sent a replacement board which I had to change. next complaint is the heat generated .. my next amp purchase would either be D-sonic or Axiom

Emotiva is not perfect... that's for sure; but it offers very good quality for the money.
I have 2 x UPA-1 monoblocks, 2 x UMC-1 Prepros and an XPA-5; I do frequently change components and test things but never had an issue, although I pay much attention to the cables because the RCAs do "feel" flimsy.
As for the overheating... you must either listen at insane levels for long time and have very inefficient speakers. I was never able to get my XPA-5 to heat up more than warm to the hand.
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