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  1. Item: Pair of Emotiva XPA-1 Gen1 monoblock amplifiers - BEASTS Location: Williamstown Victoria Price: $2100 for the pair (New model is $2399 ea!!!) Item Condition: 9 out of 10 Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I seriously stopped and asked myself whether I wanted to sell these beasts... because really, can you ever have enough power!!! 500 watts into 8 Ohms 1000 watts into 4 Ohms - Yes the magic doubling of watts as the Ohms halve!!! Massive 1.2 KVA toroidal power transformer Completely stable into 4 Ohm loads 34kg of hulking, bruising power Fully balanced differential amplifier XLR and RCA inputs Each amp has dual speaker binding posts so you can bi wire with seperate cables if you choose Powerful enough to drive pretty much any speaker you're able to fit in your home, this amp showed that Emotiva could play with the big boys. With a fully balanced differential design, the XPA-1 has an advanced microprocessor operating system that protects it from all fault conditions. Quality build and attention to detail you'd find in amplifiers cost much more. Its truly a high quality amplifier, that isnt just about braun, and put Emotiva on the map as a creator of quality and great sounding hi-fi components. I've had these amps running off many pre-amps, into many different speakers, and they never fail to catch my breath with their power, control, finesse, subtlety and rhythm. I've been listening to them all day to test them... originally was only going to put them on for 15 minutes, but got drawn into listening to them through my Monitor Audio PL300ii speakers, they're just that good. These amps scale up really well with quality speakers, so rather than their shortcomings becoming apparent, they end up staying in your system while many other components are upgraded. The Emotiva is the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. You can never get enough of having all that power in reserve - its not about playing loud, its about dynamics and effortlessness that you cant achieve any other way. If you have power hungry speakers, or you just want to be certain you have plenty of headroom when you play orchestral pieces with pipe organ, this power amplifier will do the job. Current price of $2399 per monoblock can be found at: https://vaf.com.au/products/emotiva-xpa-1-reference-mono-block These amps are in great condition - I've said 9 out of 10 only because they're not new. These amps have also just been in for a service and clean. • All binding posts have been replaced as a couple of the plastic collars had cracked due to over tightening - I think they came in a set so the tech just replaced them all • An RCA socket was also replaced as it had come loose due to a stupidly tight Chord cable I used to have The amps have never played up and have worked consistently without a hitch, so it was only these items that needed attention. The lucky buyer will have serviced and fully tested amps Yes I have the boxes and the instruction manual. These amps are really heavy, and I mean REALLY HEAVY. So if you want them couriered to you it will cost you as they are just over 40kg ea packed. I'll be really sad to see them go, but time to clear out my gear, make space for upgrades - and get some money to pay for them! Donation made to SNA on successful sale of amps. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Emotiva XPA-DR2 Location: Melbourne Price: 2000.00 (Purchased 3 2 months ago for 2400.00) PRICE DROP 1900.00 Item Condition: Brand new, excellent, packaging and receipt for warranty purposes. Reason for selling: Change of priorities Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Priorities have changed, and audio has to be down the list. This unit is only 3 2 months old and has 4.8 years of warranty remaining. Drove my Paradigm S8’s with ease and grace. Great sounding amp. The XPA-DR2 is a high-powered two-channel audiophile power amplifier that combines the exceptional accuracy and finesse of a true balanced differential design with the power you need to deliver musical crescendos and movie special effects with stunning realism and impact. Whatever your listening preferences, the XPA-DR2 will give you the combination of detail and power than only a fully differential amplifier can provide. The XPA-DR2 features two of our Differential Reference™ Amplifier Modules, and is the ideal choice to power a no-holds-barred stereo music system, or to power the critical front left and right channels of an absolutely awesome surround sound music or home theater system. The XPA-DR2 delivers 550 watts RMS into 8 Ohms, and 800 watts RMS into 4 Ohms, both channels driven, with less than 0.1% THD. https://emotiva.com/products/xpa-dr2 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Emotiva XSP-1 GEN1 Location: Melbourne Price: $500.00 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: https://emotiva.com/products/xsp-1 Used for 6 months then stored in the garage after purchasing the Yamaha CXA5000, also for sale here. Bought back into play 6 months ago and sounds terrific. Power supply and transistors upgraded prior to shipping by Emotiva (Email Attached) and has never missed a beat! (Still has the plastic protection on the front display). If you are interstate and interested, please research shipping and organise yourself. Dimensions: 17” wide x 6” high x 16-1/2” deep (unboxed; includes feet and terminals). 22″ wide x 19″ deep x 10″ high (boxed) Weight: 29.0 lbs. Thank you. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: EMOTIVA XPA-2 Gen 3 2-Channel Power Amplifier Location: Melbourne Inner South East Price: 1450 Item Condition: As New Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought 7-8 months ago, but after 3 months upgraded speakers to very high end, so bought mono blocks. Item as new, no mark at all. All boxes, cables, books are included. Beautiful sound, quality amplifier. Heavy, so pick up is preferable, otherwise post at buyer expense. Pictures:
  5. Item: Emotiva XMC-1 Location: Lansvale, NSW Price: $1,800 Item Condition: Excellent - like new Reason for selling: upgraded to Atmos Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought this directly from Emotiva USA about 4 yrs ago, still has around 3 yrs warranty left, spent all its life in a dedicated dark theatre room, I'm moving to an Atmos capable machine so letting this one go, comes with all original accessories and box. Pictures:
  6. Hi guys, up 4 sale as new Paradigm sub 12, Piano gloss black in colour, perfect condition only 20-30hrs use max. Rated at 1700wrms/3400max, absolutely sexy looking thing. I had a change in direction and no longer require this sexy brute. Also comes with a PBK calibration kit which was purchased seperately. Auditions welcome. Retail just for sub in piano gloss black $3700, sell $1950ono with free overnight delivery. * i also have a Emotiva XPA-5 channel amp 4 sale (brand spanking new) hooked it up for a couple of hours just to audition it. Only selling as i had a change in direction with the cimema room. These are $940 Australian dollars ($899US) plus $295 to freight to Australia = $1235 which is a bargain , selling for $1150 delivered sent with TNT overnight delivery! (dont have to wait weeks from America).
  7. Looking for a 3 channel power amp for my front three HT speakers. 4 ohms 200 watts minimum Will pay for freight.
  8. Item: Emotiva XMC-1 Gen2 7.2 channel AV preamp/processor Location: Newport, VIC Price: $1,800 Item Condition: Excellent (no scratches or marks whatsoever) Reason for selling: Need funds to upgrade my stereo system Payment Method: Cash at pickup Extra Info: Considering the sale of my XMC-1. Unit was purchased from the US about a year ago. Comes with original accessories (remote control, user manual, calibrated microphone for Dirac Live, power cable, textile cover, double box, free mobile app, etc.). Key features (according to audioholics.com): Outstanding Reference Stereo mode Excellent sonic performance with low noise floor Dirac Live Full for Emotiva with custom curves and additional mic support Incredibly versatile Parametric Equalization with REW filter import 2 standard + 1 Dirac independent speaker settings Separate Stereo (2-Channel) and multi-channel surround modes A very good USB DAC Superb HDMI performance with support for DSD streaming Selectable 24 dB per octave or 12 dB per octave crossover slope Remote and remote app allow for temporary adjustment of trims Full-featured menu system and mobile app This unit does not include Emotiva’s recent HDMI board upgrade. The upgrade board (as a self-install kit) can be purchased from Emotiva’s website: https://emotiva.com/products/hdmi-2-0b-video-upgrade-board-for-the-xmc-1 The next major upgrade Emotiva have scheduled will add support for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X. The Dirac Live Full for Emotiva package can be purchased from Emotiva’s website: https://emotiva.com/products/dirac-live-full-for-emotiva Processing: DACs: Texas Instruments (Burr-Brown) DSD1796 24-Bit/192kHz ADC: Texas Instruments (Burr-Brown) PCM4202 DSP: Two Texas Instruments DA710 32-bit, 300 MHz processors 2-Zone Operation Dolby® and DTS® Surround Sound Processing Connections: HDMI 1.4b Audio/Video Switching: 8 In (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 Out Digital Audio Inputs: 3 Optical, 3 Coaxial, and 1 AES/EBU (XLR) Analog Audio Inputs: 3 Stereo RCA, 1 Stereo XLR, 1 Stereo 3.5 mm (front), 7.1 Multi-channel (1 set) 7.2 Channel Pre-outs (RCA and XLR) Rear-panel USB Type B Port for Audio Playback Ethernet Port for Wired Network Connection Remote IR (1 in, 1 out), and 12 Volt-triggers (4 out) 3.5 mm (1/8″) Headphone Output Reviews: https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/receiver-processor/processors/emotiva-xmc-1-processor-review/ https://www.soundandvision.com/content/emotiva-xmc-1-surround-processor-review https://www.audioholics.com/av-preamp-processor-reviews/xmc-1-7.2-av-processor Emotiva XMC-1 Dirac Live tutorial: Happy to provide additional photos upon request. Audition can be organised in Newport, VIC, 3015.
  9. Item: Emotiva BASX A100 Location: Geelong, Victoria Price: $350 Item Condition: Reconditioned - Unopened box Reason for selling: Not required, have a Denon stereo receiver already. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: https://www.amazon.com/Emotiva-Audio-BasX-Stereo-Amplifier/dp/B06XSCCRDH Pictures:
  10. I need a favor from my fellow XMC-1 owners in Melbourne. Is there anyone near Mount Waverley/Glen Waverley (or in Melbourne) who has the XMC-1? I would like to borrow the XLR to USB cable that is used for DIRAC just for one night. I just bought a unit from a friend and I got everything in the package except that cable. I got my DIRAC activated with a my own license but I can't connect the mic to my laptop. I've ordered one from Emotiva but would like to tune my system in the meantime. Could anyone loan it to me for an evening or a weekend? PM me if you are able to help and I can organize a time to come borrow it. I can even give you some money as a retainer until I return it you'd like. Thanks in advance. Cheers guys.
  11. Item:Emotiva XPR-5 Location: Perth Price:$1900 Item Condition: perfect, as new Reason for selling: Changing system Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Great setup and plenty of power
  12. Item: XSP-1 GEN2 (RRP $2,199)& XPA-DR2 (RRP $2999) $3980 for both units Location: Clayton VIC, freight available. Price: $3980 for both units. Item Condition: Like Brand New, less than 20hrs comes with full manufacturer’s warranty and all packaging and accessories. Current Model Reason for selling: Cancelled customer order. Payment Method: Eftpos, Cash, PayPal (+3%) or Direct Deposit Extra Info: XSP-1 GEN 2 Superb Analog Audio Quality o Exceptional sound quality via an all-analogue, fully balanced, differential signal path with vanishingly low noise and distortion. o Audiophile quality, load invariant, high current headphone amplifier with independent level control and memory. o High performance phono preamp that supports both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, with user-configurable cartridge loading for moving coil cartridges. Precise Control o Full analogue bass management with independent, individually configurable, Linkwitz-Riley 12 dB/octave high-pass and low-pass filters for the mains and subs. o Level control via a high resolution (.5dB/step) digitally controlled analogue resistor network. o Digital flexibility and convenience including precise repeatability on all settings, a smart mute function, turn on level limit, and a full function remote control. o Informative, dimmable front panel VFD display shows level, status, and input selections. Flexible Input and Output Options o Excellent input and output flexibility: 2 sets of balanced inputs, 4 sets of unbalanced inputs, one set of balanced main outputs, and one set of unbalanced main outputs. o Support for both stereo subwoofers and a summed mono subwoofer. o True external processor loop. o Gold plated, solid brass machined RCA connectors and gold plated XLR connectors. o Flexible trigger and control options. Top Quality Parts and Construction o Tight-tolerance surface mount components and short, precisely matched signal paths deliver a superb, tightly focused acoustic signature. o Top quality parts and construction for years of reliable service, including hand-selected semiconductors and top quality passive components. o Highly regulated and shielded toroidal power supply. o Fully transferable five-year warranty. Universal Voltage Operation o The XSP-1 can operate on 115 VAC or 230 VAC and will automatically detect and select the correct line voltage for your area. XPA_DR2 Differential Reference™ Performance and Sound Quality o High-powered, fully-differential, low distortion amplifier design delivers massive dynamics with smooth precision, offering superbly detailed sound and incredibly natural imaging. Sound Quality First o Designed first and foremost to sound superb in all types of audio systems with all types of music. o Low noise, low distortion, wideband amplifier design with traditional Class A/B output stage ensures smooth, detailed sound, without a trace of strain or harshness. o Totally stable with real world speakers in real systems; not just on a test bench. Modern Efficient Circuit Design o Optimized Soft-Switch Class H™ power supply topology delivers improved efficiency without compromising audio performance. o Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) offers all of the performance of a traditional linear power supply, with improved efficiency and reliability, and reduced overall weight. Quality Construction o Top quality parts and construction throughout for years of reliable trouble-free service. o Heavy steel 4RU chassis with milled aluminium faceplate offers strength and rugged good looks. o Solid machined gold-plated RCA input connectors provide a reliable connection with a wide variety of audio interconnects. o Fully modular construction allows you to purchase as many channels as you need today, and then add more channels later when and if you need them. o Designed, assembled, and tested in the U.S.A. at our plant here in Franklin, Tennessee Flexible Signal Connections and Power Options o Gold plated five-way speaker binding posts with clear shields allow you to use a wide range of speaker cables with bare wires, lugs, or banana plugs. o Choice of balanced or unbalanced input for each channel, independently controlled by reliable metal toggle switches. o Remote trigger input and output allow the XPA-DR2 to control and be controlled by other trigger-enabled equipment. o World compliant AC line voltage operation enables the XPA-DR2 to operate on any line voltage between 100 VAC and 250 VAC 50/60Hz. o Standard IEC power inlet fits all standard IEC power cables and most custom audiophile power cables. Protection o Audiophile-grade fault protection is entirely transparent under normal listening conditions, yet protects the amp and your other equipment from virtually all common faults. o The XPA-DR2 is protected from AC line faults by a rugged resettable rear panel push-button circuit breaker. o Full five-year warranty ensures that you’ll be able to enjoy your XPA-DR2 amplifier for years to come. Pictures:
  13. Item: Emotiva 40% off discount vouchers for a processor Location: Melbourne Price: $750 each Item Condition: NA Reason for selling: Buying something local Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Cards are stored on file at Emotiva, was going to use it on an XMC-1 with Atmos or possibly RMC-1. entitles owner to up to US$1200 discount (AU$1500) on an XMC-1 with atmos or US$2000 discount (AU$2500) on an RMC-1. Both RMC-1 and XMC-1 with atmos to be available at the end of the year. These vouchers can only be used when buying from Emotiva USA. The vouchers will be transferred to the buyer at emotiva. Will arrange maybe a 3 way phone call to emotiva, to do the transfer. Pictures:
  14. Item: Emotiva XPA3 Gen3 (current model) Location: Melbourne Price: $1450 Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: Fund an integrated amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal(+3%), COD Only Extra Info: 300W into 2 channels, or 275W into 3 channels. I'm second owner, first owner bought brandnew from KlappAV on 8/2017, so plenty of warranty left (5 year warranty). I have original double box so can ship interstate at buyer cost. I used it mainly for movies to drive the front LCR. Occasionally I listen to music using XLR input on the amp. Pictures:
  15. Item: Emotiva XMC-1 Pre Pro Location: Newcastle NSW Price: $2600 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer have a media room! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Emotiva XMC-1 Pre Pro in perfect working order. Supplied with Emotiva Microphone and original purchase receipt from the Lifestyle Store October 2017 Pictures:
  16. Item: Emotiva A-300 2 Channel Power Amp Location: Newcastle NSW Price: $550 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: No longer have Media Room Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased late last year from Eastwood HIFI. Supplied with original receipt for warranty. In perfect working order and boxed up ready to go! EMOTIVA BASX A300 150W/Channel 2-channel Power Amplifier Overview The BasX A-300 is a two channel power amplifier. You can use the BasX A-300 for an excellent stereo sound system, or to run two channels in a home theatre system or anywhere a great sounding two channel power amp is needed. Features · Great sounding Class A/B output stage – ensures smooth, detailed sound and incredibly natural imaging – without a trace of harshness or strain. · Wide band with low noise design – Hear everything your high definition sources have to offer. · Heavy duty linear power supply – with an oversized torodial power transformer and plenty of current capacity to drive even difficult speakers. · Top quality parts and construction – promise years of reliable service. · Double sided FR4 circuit boards with plated-through holes – enable us to use short, optimized signal paths and minimize the need for point-to-point wiring. · Totally stable – designed for use in the real world, with real speakers. · Heavy steel 2RU chassis with milled aluminium faceplate – provide strength and rugged good looks. · Heavy duty insulated five-way speaker binding posts – allow you to use a wide range of speaker cables with bare wires, lugs, or banana plugs. · Remote trigger input and output – allow the BasX A-300 to be turned on by trigger-enabled equipment, and to activate other trigger-enabled equipment. · Audiophile-grade fault protection – entirely transparent under normal conditions, yet protects the amp and your other equipment from all common fault conditions. Pictures:
  17. Item: Airmotiv 6 Powered Studio Monitor (pair) sold Location: Melbourne Price: $550 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bi-amplified, full-featured powerhouse 200 Watts per channel. Can use either balanced or unbalanced inputs. Each monitor is Bi-amplified with 100w for the 6" woofers and 100w for the high frequency Ribbon Transducers. I personally think they provide great bang for buck when compared to similar models from other brands. Compares to brands such as Adam Audio and KRK. I purchased these directly from Emotiva, They have had very little use, The airmotiv 6 is great for use as powered studio monitors but can also be used directly with a DAC, preamp, or surround processor to create a small audiophile system or a great home-theater setup. I also have some stands that I can provide at no cost. Pictures:
  18. Item: Airmotiv 6 Powered Studio Monitor (pair) Location: Melbourne Price: $650 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required - downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bi-amplified, full-featured powerhouse 210 Watts per channel. Works great with an iPod or other source as a small room or office stereo Can use either balanced or unbalanced inputs. I purchased these directly from Emotiva, They have had very little use, The airmotiv 6 is great for use as powered studio monitors but can also be used directly with a DAC, preamp, or surround processor to create a small audiophile system or a great home-theater setup. The Emotiva blurb: Superior Transducer Technology with Precision Matching Our exclusive airmotiv high-frequency transducer provides crystal clear, extended highs--even extending comfortably above the range of human hearing. At the same time, a powerful, precision-engineered airmotiv low-frequency transducer delivers crisp solid bass without any of the thinness or thump that plague other small speakers. The high-frequency gain, low-frequency gain, and overall gain of each unit are calibrated to within 1.0 dB of our reference standard, which allows every pair to deliver stunning imaging and pinpoint placement of instruments in the sound stage, and ensures that any units you buy in the future will be an exact match for the ones you already have. Bi-Amplified, Full-Featured Powerhouse All of our airmotiv monitors are fully bi-amplified, with a separate amp for both the woofer and high-frequency transducer. The airmotiv 6s offer 210 watts per channel of power. Each amplifier is audiophile-grade, with toroid transformer, large electrolytic power capacitors, and stacked metalized film capacitors used throughout. I also have some basic speaker stands i will throw in. (If you wish to take them). Pictures:
  19. Good morning everyone. First time thread for me and thank you all in advance for reading and commenting/advising. I have done a little searching for similar threads in relation to DAC vs Pre-amp etc and found some knowledgeable advice however I though I would decide to specify exactly what I have so any posters out there had similar spec'd equipment & can share their experiences. I have recently purchased an Emotiva XPA2 Gen 1 for a bargain price and also have a Cambridge DAC Magic Plus, Pioneer N30 Network player and a set of Polk RTiA9 speakers. So basically, I wand to connect the N30 Coax out to the Cambridge Coax in and the analogue XLR outs to the XLR in into the Emotiva and bi-wired connected to the Polks. I believe that the Emotiva earlier Gen amps had an higher input sensitivity and may work well with only the DAC Magic Plus as the pre-amp considering it has a volume control. I normally crank the music up very loud hence not too worried about the digital volume control (not sure if it is but I assume) being low level. What are your thoughts? Do you think the DAC is enough or should I get a Preamp? Cheers
  20. Item: Emotiva XPA5 Gen1 Location: Melbourne Price: $1000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Downsizing to to a stereo only setup. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash or direct deposit Extra Info: Selling my Emotiva XPA5 Gen1. It is in excellent condition. I imported brand new from Emotiva. It did a great job powering my 5.1 setup in my old house but now just too much overkill for a stereo setup in a small room. Happy to post pictures if you want.
  21. Hi all. I'm looking for a stereo power amp to replace a Rotel RB-991. The Rotel is going because, long story short, it's mains-grounded (3 prong power cable), and so is my HTPC. Adding a second mains-grounded component to my system, it turns out, introduces a loud ground loop hum that no amount of cable-swapping and re-configuring can tame. If I leave the PC off and listen to vinyl only, everything is fine - buuuuut that's not going to do, and so the Rotel has to go. So, I'm looking for recommendations for a chassis grounded (2 prong cable) power amp, ideally with 150wpc+ at 8ohms, preferably rated down to 4ohms. Some relevant info: System TV: Samsung 4k HDCP 2.2 thing that loathes handshaking with my AVR AVR: Marantz SR6010 HTPC: custom built Windows 10 machine (mains-grounded) Turntable: Technics SL1210mkII Phono Preamp: Emotiva XPS-1 Speakers: KEF Q700s, Q600c, Q400, and Q300s at the rear Budget Up to $3500 for a good solution. This may mean higher RRP, depending on which stores I can source the unit from (some being more flexible than others with price). What am I looking for? 150wpc+ into 8ohms stereo power amp (or comparable solution), capable of handling 4ohm loads, with a high enough damping factor that the bass is tight and snappy (like the Rotel). Unlike the Rotel, I need something without overly harsh or sibilant treble, and it absolutely cannot be something that is mains grounded. In my price range, that last proviso alone rules out: Rotel, Cambridge, Parasound, and Exposure. I'm sure they're all good amps, but they're not going to work for me. What I'm considering Emotiva XPA-2 Pro: heaps of power, good price, similar input sensitivity to Marantz power amps, suggesting it will work well with my SR6010, high damping factor Con: no longer distributed in Australia so there's hundreds or dollars in shipping if it breaks, and there are many stories of them breaking, also, the blue LED aesthetic is a bit too early-2000s Nokia 8250 for me Emotiva BASX A-300 Pro: cheap, could easily get 2 and bi-amp the Q700s and get better channel separation, high damping factor Con: audio quality(?), no longer distributed in Australia so there's hundreds or dollars in shipping if it breaks, and there are many stories of them breaking, blue LED aesthetic Marantz MM7025 Pro: cheap, could easily get 2 and bi-amp the Q700s and get better channel separation, guaranteed to play well with the SR6010, I know I like the Marantz sound, my preferred stockist is flexible with pricing Con: barely more power than the SR6010 (if only one used, not sure about bi-amping), not rated to anything below 6ohms, el-core transformer (does this even matter?) Marantz MM7055 Pro: more channels, guaranteed to play well with the SR6010, I know I like the Marantz sound, my preferred stockist is flexible with pricing Con: essentially a 5 channel version of the MM7025, with all the same flaws, bi-amp likely not as good as with 2 MM7025s because it's a shared power supply and is essentially bi-wiring Marantz MM8077 Pro: heaps of channels, guaranteed to play well with the SR6010, I know I like the Marantz sound, toroidal transformer, my preferred stockist is flexible with pricing Cons: a lot of money for seemingly very little gain over the SR6010 Anthem MCA225 Pro: a tonne of power, especially into low ohms (rated down to 2ohms!), my preferred stockist is flexible with pricing Con: a lot of money for the spec, 225wpc is at <1%THD, rather than a more listenable 0.08% (will this matter if the overhead is just for transients?), much lower input sensitivity than other brands (10kohms vs 22+) which may(?) mean a bad match with the SR6010 NAD C 275 BEE Pro: good price, two sets of terminals for bi-wiring Con: not much more power than the SR6010, reliability issues, harder and harder to find, low input sensitivity like the Anthem Any thoughts or additional suggestions appreciated, especially from those with first-hand experience of any of the above equipment. Cheers, Simon P.S. I'm not going to bother with ground loop isolators to bodge the Rotel into working, as it has other issues (massive draw on power up that occasionally trips the protection on my surge board, brightness, lack of remote trigger) that means it's ultimately better if I replace it.
  22. Selling my Emotiva XPA-2 Gen2 and XPA-3 Gen2 Power amps. Based in Perth WA Metro. Selling due to recent upgrade, has had light use for the length of my ownership. Prefer pickup at this stage. I do have the original boxes. $900 for the XPA-2 - Excellent condition $950 for the XPA-3 - Very good condition, on the top back of the case it has some minor scratches (see pic). More info on Stereonet. Pics too as size exceeds maximum on this site.
  23. Item: Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 2 Location: Perth WA Metro Price: $850 Item Condition: Very Good, top back of amp has a few small scratches (see pics) Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: I am the second owner of this power amp, and purchased off DTV member Smundy in August 2015. He purchased it in late 2013. 200 wpc into 8 ohms, 330 wpc into 4 ohms, all channels driven. Have used it with a pair of Paradigm Studio 60s (rears) and CC690 (centre) alongside an XPA-2 (also for sale). Never used anywhere near reference levels, and am probably averaging twice weekly use for 1-3 hours as my main usage ends up to be on a PC, so I would say lightly use across my 2 years of ownership. The Gen2 line was released mid to late 2013 so would be under the 5 year warranty. I also have the original boxes. Pictures:
  24. Item: Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2 Location: Perth WA Metro Price: $800 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: I am the second owner of this power amp, and purchased off fellow SNA member muznuts in December 2014. I believe he had it for 6-12 months prior, this may still be on warranty. 300 wpc into 8 ohms, 500 wpc into 4 ohms, all channels driven. Have used it with a pair of Paradigm Studio 100s alongside an XPA-3 (also for sale). Never used anywhere near reference levels, and am probably averaging twice weekly use for 1-3 hours as my main usage ends up to be on a PC, so I would say lightly use across my 2.5 years of ownership. The Gen2 line was released mid to late 2013 so would be under the 5 year warranty. I also have the original boxes. Pictures:
  25. Item: Emotiva XMC-1 GEN 2 AV Processor Location: Perth Price: $2,100 $1,850 inc registered shipping nationwide (Unit has an RRP of $3,999) Item Condition: Pristine Reason for selling: Decluttering as getting ready to move house Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer pays fees), Bank Deposit Extra Info: Emotiva dont need an introduction, but this HT processor is fantastic. This was purchased about two and a half years ago from Emotiva direct, before Final Link became official distributors in Australia. Unit has hardly been used, as it was supposed to be used in a new home build that never eventuated at the time. Supplied with all accessories (minus manual, link below) and packaging. Unit itself is immaculate. This unit can also be upgraded to support HDMI2.0 and HDCP2.2, as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS-X, however I believe its possible these add-on cards may need to be acquired via Emotiva direct from the US, rather than Final Link (they are currently not available in Australia yet anyways). Also, the Dirac license is not transferable, so a new license (purchasing the full Dirac software) would be required to run Dirac on this unit. Full Instruction manual here:- http://www.emotiva.com/resources/XMC_user_v30_manual.pdf Pictures:
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