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#232992 - 12/05/08 05:27 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: Arctikdeth]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

OK, let me see here. You are asking about the Emotiva amp to buy one or to legitimize a purchase you already made.

Something here doesn't make any sense.
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#232993 - 12/05/08 05:28 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: Arctikdeth]
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 Originally Posted By: Arctikdeth
rich warm uncolored sound


No other comment... I just liked that quote....!
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#232994 - 12/05/08 05:29 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

That caught my eye too.
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#232996 - 12/05/08 05:38 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: Wid]
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Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 40
Loc: Chicago burbs, IL.

I have nothing against rotel 1090, powerful and just a awesome presence of sound, but im upgrading to the xpa-1 mono blocks.

and the price of the mono blocks is FORCING me to sell......i hate to see ole bessie leave, but a sacrifice must be made somewhere. and im not selling my krell ksa 250 or my QSC PL340 for anything! so the rotel muct go.
The QSC blows the doors roight off the krell and rotel 1090-more accurate and the soundstage from the QSC is almost 180 degrees,...PFM (pure fu**in magic) yes, ive been uying audio gear for 15+ years, and no other amp had quite caught my ear like a lonely little 3.5 incg QSC pro amp. just magical soundstage, effortless as can be, no sweating at all, no matter the load or duration of play. I know what your th9inking,..a pro amp...yeah right,...well dont judge a book is all i have to say. best lil big amp i think i ever owned,..maybe besides the small 100 wpc mcintosh i ought in the late 80's--that was a nice comfortable sound, never was tiring to listen to at any volume.
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#232997 - 12/05/08 05:50 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: Arctikdeth]
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Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 40
Loc: Chicago burbs, IL.
Yes I just bought 2 xpa-1 mono blocksand am forced to sel;l my beloved rotel 1090 hulk. but the service is better than rotel is now out of warranty.

im sure these twin hulks will perform just awesomely.

maybe some guys just dont like the emotiva stuff, or they feel its cheap stuff, your opinion dudes,......im sure the xpa-1's will give me a lifetime of purity of sound and a nice warm fuzzy feeling while Judas Priest runs at 177 decibels
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#232999 - 12/05/08 05:58 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: Arctikdeth]
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I wish you all the best with your amps. If you like them then that's all that counts.
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#233000 - 12/05/08 06:02 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: Wid]
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It is not that we don't like the Emotiva stuff, I was first drawn to their price point, quality of components, build quality, etc. However, there is something wrong if monoblocks can't drive the efficient m80's that don't dip below 4 ohm. Your mileage may vary and hope you have better luck than the many people from AV123 and Axiom that have not.
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#233003 - 12/05/08 06:06 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: SirQuack]
Arctikdeth Offline
buff

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 40
Loc: Chicago burbs, IL.

no m-80's have ever been run by xpa-1's they just came out this week. only ones would have been the 2 ch xpa-2,..with 500 watts @ 4 ohm, hard to believe they couldnt drive m-80's is all. maybe a first gen xpa-1 w/ flaws, which have now been fixed.
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#233004 - 12/05/08 06:10 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: BlueJays1]
ihifi Offline
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Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 280
Loc: CT
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Your best bet is to get an SPL meter and measure \:\) otherwise you would have no idea how loud your listening levels are.

If I was and I quote "trembling" while listening to music at a very high volume, that is my built in SPL meter in my body telling me to turn the music down ;).


I was not "trembling" for fear of damaging my ears but for fear of damaging the speakers (wrong order of priorities, as usual). I was nervous about driving the amp and M80s to levels that I had not before. I don't routinely listen music or watch movies at high levels (above 75-80 dB). I am an internal medicine doc, not an ENT, but I think comments here on hearing damage are correct. Concert volumes can reach 120-140 dB and even some headphones can reach 115 dB. Exposure to sound at these levels, especially beyond several minutes, can indeed be harmful and should best be avoided.

...now back to the discussion on Emotiva...


Edited by ihifi (12/05/08 06:12 PM)
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#233006 - 12/05/08 06:13 PM Re: EMOTIVA AMPLIFIERS.......... [Re: Arctikdeth]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Dammit man ... I wish somebody would combine at least two of these three dang threads regarding the Emotiva amps, it's getting to be a pain in my old tired backside trying to keep up with where to post a reply.


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