With a new chassis design, stunning new aesthetics, and a slew of upgrades, the XPA-2 Gen 2 Stereo Power Amplifier improves on the highly successful original
FRANKLIN, TN, July 31, 2013 — Proving that the quest for audio excellence is a never-ending process, Emotiva Audio Corporation, the company whose passion for impeccable sound is evidenced in every product bearing its name, today announced the second-generation of their classic XPA-2 Stereo Power Amplifier, a completely revamped and refined two-channel powerhouse that boasts new features, new functionality, and a sleek new look.
It wasn’t easy to improve on the original XPA-2, which set a high bar for power and finesse – and at a price that positively embarrassed the competition. To up the ante with the new XPA-2 Gen 2, Emotiva refined the XPA-2’s circuit topology to convey the true essence of the music even more accurately, and to deliver it over an even more impressively silent noise floor.
The new XPA-2 Gen 2 also sports several mechanical improvements like solid machined gold-plated RCA jacks, high-quality metal toggle switches for input selection, and cleaner, bolder aesthetics, complete with a new high-strength chassis for added durability.
"Our first-generation XPA-2 was called ‘a beast, a monster, an abominable snowman on steroids’," says Dan Laufman, President of Emotiva. "With the XPA-2 Gen 2, we took that beast and sent her to finishing school. The result is not only more refined performance, but a more refined appearance, as well. And she’s flexible enough to stick with you even as your audio system evolves."
In the upgrade process, the XPA-2 Gen 2 also gained a boost in power, up from 250 watts per channel to 300 watts RMS per channel at 8? with 0.07% total harmonic distortion. For 4? loads, the amp retains its impressive 500 watts RMS per channel output with 0.12% THD, and, like its predecessor, the XPA-2 Gen 2 can be switched into Monoblock mode to deliver an astounding 1000 watts RMS into an 8? load.
That means a single XPA-2 Gen 2 can serve as the central powerhouse of a stunning two-channel system or, when combined with Emotiva’s XPA-5 Gen 2 Five-Channel Power Amplifier, the front-channel bedrock of an amazing 7.1-channel home theater system. When it comes time for that eventual upgrade to monoblocks, the user can simply add a second XPA-2 Gen 2, and switch both of them into Bridged mode, to experience the virtually unlimited power and dynamic headroom that only monoblocks can provide.
With its fully discrete, dual differential, high current, short signal path Class A/B topology and massive power supply – powered by a huge 1,200VA toroidal transformer with 45,000uF of storage capacitance – the XPA-2 Gen 2 delivers performance and sound quality unlike anything else available at anywhere close to its modest price. Experience impressive inner detail, superb sound quality, and explosive dynamics – all against a silent backdrop – for a mere $899.00, available exclusively at www.emotiva.com.
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Emotiva is currently running a promotion that gives buyers of qualifying products—including the XPA-2 Gen 2—100 Emo Bucks, a special one-time-use coupon worth $100 off any order from Emotiva within two years of issuance. Emo Bucks acquired during this promotion are void if copied, sold, purchased, assigned, transferred, exchanged, or where prohibited or restricted by law, and are valid for online and phone orders only.
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About Emotiva Audio Corporation
Emotiva Audio Corporation (www.emotiva.com) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high performance audio and video products. Outstanding performance and impeccable customer service has helped build a strong, dedicated following among the most demanding music and movie lovers.
The company invests extensive resources into engineering, development, and quality, the sum of which is reflected in every amplifier, pre-amplifier, processor/controller, audio source, and loudspeaker system bearing the company’s name, assuring end-users an entertainment experience on a par with systems costing significantly more. For additional information, contact Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 347-497-4965; [email protected].
Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 347-497-4965; [email protected]