XPA-1 Home Theatre Amplifier

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It’s a whole new generation of Emotiva’s most popular monoblock power amp. Now, you get the immense, relaxed power of the previous XPA-1, together with switchable 60W Class A mode for even more amazing musicality. And, if that wasn’t enough, we upped the power output to 600W into 8 ohms in Class AB mode.

Oh wait, you want it all? Class A sweetness and Class AB power? No problem! When you’re in Class A mode, the XPA-1 Gen 2 seamlessly transitions into Class AB mode when needs demand. This means you can find the sweet spot at practically every volume level—from the softest pianissimo to the full-throated roar of an orchestral crescendo.

And the sound? Even better than the previous generation, thanks to small but significant refinements to our Differential Reference™ circuitry. Now, the finest details are clearly rendered, together with the refinement and finesse you’d expect from a flagship amplifier.

The previous XPA-1 has been called “a beast, a monster, an abominable snowman on steroids.” Now, the XPA-1 Gen 2 has been sent to finishing school. It’s your conduit to the pure power and majesty of music and movies—distilled into a beautifully designed and precision-crafted 73-lb powerhouse.

The XPA-1 Gen 2 is the ultimate expression of our X-Series Gen 2 power amplifiers, reflected in its differential-all-the-way-through design, superior build quality, and even tiny—but meaningful—touches like machined, gold-plated RCA connectors, a high-quality metal toggle switch for input selection, and an informative metering system that can be dimmed or turned off entirely. Every aspect of the XPA-1 Gen 2 has been carefully considered and engineered to deliver an amazing experience, by any measure.

  • Fully discrete, fully balanced, Differential Reference™ design
  • Switchable Class A and Class A/B operating modes
  • Massive, high current toroidal power supply
  • Advanced microprocessor operating system which protects the amplifier from all fault conditions.
  • Balanced and unbalanced inputs.
  • Trigger input and output.
  • Precision blue LED power meter with switchable modes, dimmable or defeatable.
  • Machined, gold plated, unbalanced RCA input .
  • Heavy duty, gold plated, clear jacketed audiophile speaker binding posts.
  • Soft-touch power switch.
  • Solid milled aluminum faceplate.
  • Automatic 120/230 AC voltage detection and switching
  • Laser etched serial number badge
  • Emotiva 5-year transferrable warranty

Add a pair of XPA-1 Gen 2s to your system and treat yourself to total musicality, complete immersion, and effortless power.

XPA-1 Home Theatre Amplifier Specifications

  • Topology: fully balanced, fully discrete, quad differential, ultra high current, short signal path selectable Class A/AB
  • Number of channels: 1
  • Power output (0.1% THD):
    1,000 watts RMS @ 4 ohms
    600 watts RMS @ 8 ohms
  • Rated power bandwidth: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.07dB
  • Minimum Recommended Load: 4 ohms
  • Frequency response: (-1 dB): 10Hz to 80kHz
  • THD+N: <0.01%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:
    1 watt: > 89 dB
    Full power: > 117 dB
  • Damping Factor: >500 into 8 ohms
  • Power Supply: 1,200VA toroidal transformer, 120,000uF filter capacitance
  • Gain: 29 dB
  • Input Impedance:
    33 kohms (balanced)
    23.5 kohms (unbalanced)
  • Power Requirements: 115 VAC or 230 VAC +/- 10% @ 50/60 Hz (automatically switched)
  • Size:
  • unboxed: 17” wide x 7 3/4” high x 19” deep
  • boxed: 23 1/2" wide x 12" high x 24 3/4" deep
  • Weight: 73 lbs (84 lbs boxed)