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#390076 - 02/24/13 02:09 AM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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Registered: 02/20/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Thanks Everyone .. I will get a XPA-5 and VP160 ... and will update the results really soon.
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#390189 - 02/25/13 06:34 PM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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you get what you pay for.
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#390197 - 02/25/13 09:25 PM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 07/12/09
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Originally Posted By: PorterPlex
you get what you pay for.


Care to expand on that thought??
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#390207 - 02/25/13 11:15 PM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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Randy has a bad taste in his mouth from an experience he had with Emotiva a number of years back.
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#390209 - 02/26/13 12:04 AM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
Socketman Offline
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Nuff said, once bitten twice shy.
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#391635 - 04/02/13 10:06 PM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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Registered: 01/09/12
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Loc: Maple, Ontario
So? Did you get the XPA-5?
I have this amp, although I'm driving my fronts M80s with a pair of Emotiva UPA-1 monoblocks; personally, I think the separates bring more to the table than a receiver.
I just finished watching The Life of Pi on Blu-Ray... very good movie; we all jumped of the couch a few times :-).
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#391902 - 04/11/13 01:34 PM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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SO, yeh did you get the XPA ?
I remember Porters rant(s) on the Emo a few yrs back lol I do not even need that high volumn listening.
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#392112 - 04/17/13 06:56 PM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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wasn't a rant actually, factual info that Lonnie himself from Emo ended up agreeing it was their limiter circuit that was a flawed design on the MPS1. for some reason a few individuals like to blame the m80's
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#397864 - 10/16/13 08:25 AM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: AdrianD]
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Registered: 02/20/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: AdrianD
So? Did you get the XPA-5?


Sorry for the late reply. Yes I got the XPA-5 and I liked it so much that I ordered a XPA-2 for my front speakers. Emotiva amps have really changed the way I listen to music and watch movies. I upgraded my centre channel to VP-160. I am waiting for the delivery of SVS SB13-Ultra sub tomorrow. I will be further upgrading my front speakers to the new M80's coming in December.
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#398563 - 11/14/13 10:50 PM Re: XPA-5 with Axiom Speakers and Denon 3312ci [Re: gjtphx]
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Registered: 11/14/13
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I may have a different perspective on this. I own the M80, v150 & QS8 with the ep500. I bought 2 Emotiva XPA-1 amps to run my M80's. these amps are rated 1000w/4 ohm, the improvement in quality ranges from 20 to >100% depending on what I am playing.
My perspective is that it's not about the size of the room or volume (actually I saw no change in volume), it's all about having enough power to drive the speakers. I saw improvement thru the entire spectrum, I hear thing I didn't before with my 140w x 7, Yamaha rxv3800 which is now my preamp and still powers my surround and center channels. I saw no reason to increase the power to the other speakers nor do I think it would matter, they provide only an effect or enhancement in surround plus I listen to music in stereo most of the time. Bottom line is that I saw a huge improvement in quality and think it was definitely worth the money.


Edited by jman54 (11/14/13 10:53 PM)

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