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Emo amps to drive Axiom speakers
#340604 03/02/11 12:42 PM
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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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asiatic #340611 03/02/11 02:40 PM
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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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ClubNeon #340616 03/02/11 04:26 PM
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You should get an A-1400 from Axiom....oh wait, discontinued...nevermind wink

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JBall #340617 03/02/11 04:30 PM
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"I'm done with the forum"....NOT....broken record.


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JBall #340618 03/02/11 04:45 PM
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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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SirQuack #340619 03/02/11 04:46 PM
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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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SBrown #340620 03/02/11 04:46 PM
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What is that ACDC song? He has the smallest balls of them all, lol.


M80s VP180 4xM22ow 4xM3ic EP600 2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


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SirQuack #340626 03/02/11 07:29 PM
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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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PeterChenoweth #340627 03/02/11 07:34 PM
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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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SirQuack #340631 03/02/11 08:23 PM
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I thought that got cancelled when they got purchased by someone else.


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