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#248601 - 02/23/09 04:07 PM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: Animal]
f1nels Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 19
I myself have an Emotiva LPA1 powering my Axiom M60s and VP150.Very happy with the combo.I am also on the preorder for their UMC1 prepro coming up to replace my old Denon AVR3300.The XPA5 is a great amp.There are many reviews appearing now on the Emotiva forum from customers you can check out.I find these internet based companies( I have delt with Axiom,Emotiva,Carada screens)to offer excellent quality and value.If it wasn't for a company like Emotiva I think the seperates route would be out of the budget for me.

#248602 - 02/23/09 04:11 PM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: Ken.C]
ClubNeon Offline

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3466
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Probably because you're searching on "emotive" instead of "emotiva"

Crud, that would do it.

Here's the link to the Google custom search so you can do a better job than I.
Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs

#248631 - 02/23/09 08:19 PM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: ClubNeon]
Animal Offline
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Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 10
Loc: Laval, Qc
Thanks again all for your comments!
The Google link was very helpful!
I feel confident with both companies. I'll choose later on when the new products will be on the market.
Now, I'll be looking for speakers...! :o))
Axiom recommanded the Epic 60-350 to go with these amps. A little bit expensive... I will probably have a chance to listen to them (M60s, VP150, QS8s) in my region in a near future so I'll figure it out. Great iniative from owners of Axiom products!
Thanks again!

#248652 - 02/23/09 09:34 PM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: Animal]
Micah Offline

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
All the bad Emotiva reviews I read concerned the XPA-2. It has a different circut protective mode that didn't seem to jive with the M-80's too well. Besides that I've heard nothing but good out of Emotiva Amps and Pre-Pro's.
My Stuff :

Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

#248871 - 02/24/09 11:20 PM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: Micah]
SatKartr Offline

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 612
Loc: Dallas
Well I had a problem with the XPA2 and Randy had a problem with the MPS1 (both reportedly have some sort of protect circuit, although they are different generation emo), both paired with m80s.

Has someone else posted a problem with the XPA2/M80 combo (don't see one posted on first page of Peter's search engine)?

I'm still wondering if it was a fluke with my system or another component (663?) rather than the XPA2, we shouldn't overgeneralize from a singe example sans replication, no?
"If you try to turn toward it, you go against it."

#248904 - 02/25/09 09:30 AM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: SatKartr]
casey01 Offline

Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 852
Loc: Toronto
I have been looking at the XPA2. In either case whether it was the MPS1 or the XPA2, I would be interested to know exactly how loud these amps had to be cranked up before this happened?

#249045 - 02/26/09 11:22 AM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: Ken.C]
hietpas Offline

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 32
Loc: Chicago, IL
I've often been interested in doing the pre/pro and amp thing...but I can't get by the fact I can but a very modern receiver like the 3800 that has both for so much cheaper! Why do pre/pros cost so darned much when receivers can do it all for so much less?
Denon 3808, M22s, M2s, VP100, Hsu sub

#249046 - 02/26/09 11:25 AM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: hietpas]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 18044
Loc: NoVA
Supply and demand.
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#249048 - 02/26/09 11:56 AM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: Ken.C]
hietpas Offline

Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 32
Loc: Chicago, IL
Super high mark up?
Denon 3808, M22s, M2s, VP100, Hsu sub

#249064 - 02/26/09 02:11 PM Re: Outlaw and Emotiva products...? [Re: hietpas]
PeterChenoweth Offline

Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
A 3808's MSRP is $1,699.

The UMC-1 preprocessor is (will be, if/when) $699. A UPA-7 is $599.

It's $401 cheaper to buy a UMC-1 + UPA-7 pair than it is to buy a 3808.

I have an LPA-1 amp and I intend to buy the UMC-1 if/when it's ever released. Unless I find something better before they get it to market. ;\)

The practical reason for separates over an AVR is that one can upgrade either the amp or processor whenever I want. A good amp can last basically forever, because it does what it does and it's not ever really going to change. But a processor's functions change with the times. New features are added, new technologies are invented. With separates, you can invest in a good amp once, and then just upgrade the processor whenever you need to.

But on a more subjective level, I like the aesthetics of separates.
M80v2 | VP150v2 | QS8v2
SVS Pci+ 20-39
Emotiva UMC-1 & LPA-1
M22ti + T-Amp, in the Office

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