Emotiva XSP-1 Balanced Stereo Preamplifier


Best of 2013 Awards


Balanced connections are popping up on more and more audio products these days. But it only really counts when the internal circuitry is fully balanced, which is the case for the Emotiva XSP-1 stereo preamplifier, all for less than $1,000. And, the bench tests show it to be a hot performer. It even comes with an RIAA phono stage that accepts MC as well as MM cartridge input signals.



  • Design: Fully Balanced Stereo Preamplifier
  • Maximum Gain: + 12 dB
  • THD+N: 0.004%
  • MFR: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.02 dB
  • Inputs: Two Pairs XLR, Four Pairs RCA; Ability to Set Crossover to Subwoofer Output 50 Hz  - 250 Hz
  • Dimensions: 6" H x 17" W x 16.5" D
  • Weight: 28 Pounds
  • MSRP: $899 USD
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  • Tags: Emotiva, Preamplifiers, Stereo, Audio, Balanced