Emotiva Releases Affordable BasX Range
Emotiva have become known for offering feature packed hi-fi and cinema products at affordable pricing. They've now taken it one step further with the recent announcement of the new entry level line-up, the BasX line.
The Emotiva BasX (pronounced basics) line includes a stereo preamp/tuner, a tuner/stereo amplifier, an integrated amplifier, two- to seven-channel amplifiers, a 7.1-channel AV preamp, and an eight-channel multi-zone amplifier.
Dan Laufman, President and Founder of Emotiva told StereoNET:
A central part of Emotiva's mission has been making it easy to explore and enjoy high-end audio technology that is affordable and a no-brainer to use. We consider BasX a real breakthrough in terms of delivering audiophile power and performance at price points that allow a far larger segment of the market to enjoy high-end audio.
The BasX line amplifiers feature robust toroidal power supplies and Class A/B output stages. The line includes four power amplifiers, with various output power levels and configurations from two to eight channels, ensuring a perfect fit with a consumers' needs.
The BasX A-100 is a small, powerful, and great sounding integrated amplifier in a half-rack-width package and is ideal for pairing with a small stereo system. Use the A-100 as an auxiliary amplifier for a larger system; it includes automatic turn-on, front panel volume control, and a high-powered headphone output.
The BasX A-150, BasX A-300 ($799 RRP), BasX A-500 ($999 RRP), and BasX A-700 ($1,199 RRP) power amplifiers are powerful amps that feature a heavy-duty power supply, audiophile-quality Class A/B output stages on each channel, high-quality construction throughout, sophisticated fault protection, informative front-panel status indicators, heavy-duty audiophile speaker terminals, trigger input and output, and understated yet elegant styling.
- BasX A-150: two channels; 75 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
- BasX A-300: two channels; 150 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
- BasX A-500: five channels; 100 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
- BasX A-700: seven channels; 100 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
BasX A-800 is a multi-zone amplifier that features a heavy-duty power supply, audiophile-quality Class A/B output stages on each channel, high-quality construction throughout, sophisticated fault protection, informative front-panel status indicators, trigger input and output, and understated yet elegant styling. The A-800 has individual inputs for each channel and an input bus for multi-zone and multi-room sound distribution. It boasts eight channels; 50 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms. Channel pairs are bridgeable to 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
BasX MC-700 is a high-performance 7.1 AV preamp/processor with HDMI 2.0 and Emo-Q room correction. Featuring twin dual-core 32 bit DSP engines, it handles all HD decoding with precision and exceptional fidelity. Five HDMI 2.0-capable inputs support HDCP 2.2, and Emotiva's acclaimed Emo-Q automatic room correction engine produces excellent results in nearly any room. Also, the MC-700 features manual parametric EQ on all channels with independent presets and a pure audio-bypass mode. Rounding out its deep feature set are 7.1 analog inputs and USB audio support.
The new BasX range is sure to pique the interest of the budget conscious enthusiasts.
The Emotiva BasX A-300 and A-500 are available now, with the rest of the range expected mid-October.
Emotiva is distributed in Australia by Final Link Audio.