Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Max Headroom

SOLD: FS: Emotiva XPA-1 monoblock amplifiers

Recommended Posts

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.

Emotiva-FrontCorner.jpg

Emotiva-FrontCorner2.jpg

Emotiva-Back.jpg

EMotiva-Front.jpg

Emotiva-Together.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For $2k you should keep them!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DMax said:

For $2k you should keep them!

Yes I should... but serious upgrades call, and its no point if they sit in the cupboard! Someone should be enjoying them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderfull amps. Heard them many times at Max's. They always sounded stunning. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


That's the cheapest serious grunt I have seen, shouldn't last long. GLWTS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's the cheapest serious grunt I have seen, shouldn't last long. GLWTS.
Yeah wish I have the money now for them... Great bargain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had 3 of these for the front stage of my HT a while back. I only sold them because I had to downsize the HT system for the new place.

They also worked very well with a valve preamp and Duntech speakers - never seemed to run out of puff..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great power amps ,highly recommend them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Damn I want these so bad!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are these still for sale 
Have you tried private message the seller?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I purchased these on the weekend.

They're fantastic amps, I got very lucky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By zakblue
      Item: Emotiva XDA-1 DAC/Digital Preamp
      Location: Balwyn, Vic
      Price: $340
      Item Condition: Excellent
      Reason for selling: NLR
      Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer
      Extra Info:
       
      Have box for this happy to ship Australia wide at buyers expense.
      Very handy as a standalone dac to poweramp/active speakers as it has adjustable volume control.
      I included a sample shot from the net of the rear panel to show inputs/outputs.
       
       



    • By Luke0711
      Item: Emotiva BasX A-700: 7-Channel Power Amplifier
      Location: Melbourne, Northcote
      Price: $700
      Item Condition: Excellent
      Reason for selling: Moved and changed set up.
      Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
      Extra Info:
      Hey Guys,

      I’m selling here a great EMOTIVA power amp.

      Model: BASX A 700

      It is a powerful 7 channel amp.

      In great condition and without any issues.

      I paid $1399 for it.

      Here the like:

      https://www.stereophonic.com.au/emotiva-basx-a-700-7-channel-power-amplifier/


      Some specs:

      The BasX A-700 is a seven channel power amplifier. The BasX A-700 combines classical audiophile amplifier architecture - based on a heavy-duty linear power supply, and a carefully designed high current, short signal path, Class A/B output stage, with advanced, microprocessor-controlled monitoring and protection circuitry, to deliver superb sound quality at a truly reasonable price.
      Power Output (two channels driven)

      110 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz - 20 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 8 Ohms
      210 watts RMS per channel; 1 kHz; THD < 1%; into 4 Ohms
      Power Output (all channels driven)

      80 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz - 20 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 8 Ohms
      Power Bandwidth (at rated power; 8 Ohm load)

      20 Hz to 20 kHz (+ / - 0.07 dB).
      Broad Band Frequency Response

      5 Hz to 80 kHz (+ / - 1.8 dB).
      THD + noise

      < 0.02% (A-weighted); at rated power; 1 kHz; 8 Ohms
      Signal to Noise Ratio (8 Ohm load)

      > 120 dB (A-weighted); ref rated power.
      > 100 dB (A-weighted); ref 1 watt.
      Minimum Recommended Load Impedance

      4 Ohms; which equals one 4 Ohm load or two paralleled 8 Ohm loads.
      Damping Factor (8 Ohm load)

      > 500.
      Speaker Output Connections

      Audiophile grade, 5-way binding posts.
      Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.







    • By zakblue
      Item: Emotiva UMC-200 HT Pre-Processor 
      Location: Balwyn, Vic
      Price: $410 ($10 Forum Donation)
      Item Condition: Excellent
      Reason for selling: NLR (went Atmos)
      Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, 
       
      Extra Info:

      Preferred the sound of this amp over my Marantz AV8801 (which I sold here)
      Have box incl setup mic, remote and all accessories.
      Happy to post at buyers expense.
       
      https://hometheaterreview.com/emotiva-umc-200-71-channel-av-preamp-reviewed/


    • By Mightygrey
      Item: Sherbourn PA-2-250 Power amplifier 
      Location: Sydney
      Price: $500
      Item Condition: Excellent - 9.5/10
      Reason for selling: Downsizing to an integrated unit
      Payment Method: Pickup only + cash for this one, it's a beast!
      Extra Info: I've been using this beast of a 250 WPC class AB amp from Sherbourn (former high-end Emotiva sub-division) to power my KEF LS50's in my main set-up with a separate pre-amp, but I've moved to a smaller apartment and don't need this amount of power, so I'm moving to an integrated unit. 
       
      It's in perfect nick, but would rate it 9.5/10 given that it's used. It's in perfect operating condition, and makes my LS50's sing. Facilities for both SE and XLR inputs, remote switch etc. 
       
      Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.



×
×
  • Create New...