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#340604 - 03/02/11 07:42 AM Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers
asiatic Offline
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Anyone use Emotiva XPA-5 for the Axiom Speakers?

I have M80's, VP150, QS8's & QS4's . Currently driving them with Denon 3808A.

Plan to get a Emo XPA-5 to power the M80, VP150 & QS8. Leave the denon to drive the QS4.

How much difference in sound will there be with change from denon to Emo? Will it be very obvious? Or slight? Need to get the waf.

Thanks.

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#340611 - 03/02/11 09:40 AM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: asiatic]
ClubNeon Offline
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Different in sound? Slight to none. The extra 40 Watts over 160 will get you about 1 dB of headroom.
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#340616 - 03/02/11 11:26 AM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: ClubNeon]
JBall Offline
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You should get an A-1400 from Axiom....oh wait, discontinued...nevermind wink

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#340617 - 03/02/11 11:30 AM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: JBall]
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"I'm done with the forum"....NOT....broken record.
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#340618 - 03/02/11 11:45 AM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: JBall]
SBrown Offline
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Originally Posted By: JBall
You should get an A-1400 from Axiom....oh wait, discontinued...nevermind wink



Why do you even bother? I mean your only digging yourself deeper, Mr.Balls

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#340619 - 03/02/11 11:46 AM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: SirQuack]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
to make a good difference, and make the Axioms really shine, you could get a few of those amps:
http://www.qscaudio.com/products/amps/gx/specifications.php

any good amp will give the same SQ, except if you overdrive it.
with those QSCs, you will never need more power or better sound.

their fan is of the variable speed type and should rarely speed up from "low speed".
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#340620 - 03/02/11 11:46 AM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: SBrown]
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What is that ACDC song? He has the smallest balls of them all, lol.
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#340626 - 03/02/11 02:29 PM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: SirQuack]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
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I have a 4 year old LPA-1 powering my Axioms. No complaints. It does what it's supposed to do, day-in and day-out. Definitely worth it. If/when it ever dies, I'd replace it with another Emotiva amp. I guess you either like Emotiva's stuff, or you don't. wink

It made a difference in terms of SQ for me. But that was because my previous AVR would start clipping when trying to drive M80's at anything above about 85db.

I'd say go for it. If you don't like it, Emotiva has a good return policy. I know, I've taken advantage of it. wink
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#340627 - 03/02/11 02:34 PM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: PeterChenoweth]
SirQuack Offline
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I saw on Audioholics Review site they are now coming out with a Professional Series of products, much more expensive.
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#340631 - 03/02/11 03:23 PM Re: Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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I thought that got cancelled when they got purchased by someone else.
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