Emotiva XPA-1 Monoblock Speaker Amplifiers (Pair)
Will Ship To: CONUS
Up for sale is a pair of Emotiva XPA-1 monoblock speaker amplifiers. I purchased these about a year ago new from Emotiva for a secondary speaker rig. However, I'm downsizing now and consolidating my two speaker rigs into one, and as such I no longer have a use for these amps.
These amps are in like-new condition -- I basically unpacked them, installed them in my component rack, and they haven't moved since (at least until I took the photos for this ad). As such, the exteriors are in pristine shape, with no scratches, smudges, or marks otherwise. In total, I've probably used them between 100 to 200 hours and have never had any problems.
The XPA-1 is a powerhouse. The circuit is fully differential (balanced) from input to output. It can put out 500Wrms into an 8-ohm load, or 1000Wrms into a 4-ohm load -- more than enough power to drive any speaker. In my opinion, it also has some advantages over the newer Emotiva XPR flagship line:
- The XPA-1 is class A/B, whereas the newer XPR line is class H. The XPA-1 doesn't play any power supply trickery -- it's just a standard linear regulated supply, which should result in fewer components and a simpler design.
- Emotiva recommends that each XPR-1 monoblock have its own dedicated 20 amp circuit. A pair of XPA-1s can share a 20 amp circuit without issue.
- The XPA-1 is cheaper than the XPR-1.
- A pair of XPA-1 monoblocks should in principle have better channel separation than a single XPR-2 stereo amp, due to a separate chassis for each channel. The monoblocks also have a dedicated power supply for each channel versus a shared supply on the XPR-2.
These amps sell for $2000 new (or $1800 if you buy during one of Emotiva's occasional 10% off sales); I'm asking for $1400 for the pair. That price includes shipping to anywhere in the continental US. Please add 3% for PayPal (or you can send the money as a gift if you are comfortable with it, see my feedback). The amps would ship in their original packaging (heavy cardboard double boxes) with all original accessories.
Thanks for your interest! Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions or are interested in buying!
Edited by Sophonax - 5/26/13 at 8:01pm