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The XPA-1 Gen2 is true reference quality fully balanced fully differential monoblock amplifier. If you’re looking for the very best sound quality, with virtually endless reserves of power against a jet black noise floor, this is the amplifier for you. Each XPA-1 Gen2 delivers a single channel of powerful, precise, superb quality audio. Use a pair of XPA-1 Gen2 monoblocks for an absolutely unmatched stereo system, or use a full set of them for an unsurpassed surround sound system. Or, if your listening is split evenly between stereo music and surround sound movies, use a pair of XPA-1 Gen2 monoblocks to power your critical front main channels, and use an XPA-5 Gen3 or XPA-7 Gen3 to power your center channel and surrounds.
Class A Mode
The XPA-1 Gen2 also features our unique Class A Mode. The XPA-1 Gen2 is an awesome sounding Class A/B amplifier. However, by simply flipping a switch, you can configure the XPA-1 Gen2 to operate in pure Class A mode for the first 60 watts. Because the vast majority of music listening occurs at power levels below 60 watts, this means that you’ll gain all the benefits of a true Class A amplifier, while avoiding the excessive heat traditionally associated with Class A designs. And, when you’re in Class A mode, and you need more power, the XPA-1 Gen 2 seamlessly transitions into Class AB mode. 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.
Simply Great Sound
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.
Sound Quality First
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
Years Of Listening Enjoyment
High quality parts throughout ensure that your XPA-1 Gen2 will provide years of listening enjoyment.
Audiophile-grade fault protection is entirely transparent under normal listening conditions, yet protects the amp and your other equipment from virtually all common faults.
Emotiva 5-year transferrable warranty
The XPA-1 Gen2 is a reference quality monoblock amplifier featuring a fully balanced, fully discrete, quad differential, ultra high current signal path.
A unique user selectable Class A mode allows the XPA-1 Gen2 it to operate in pure Class A for the critical first 60 watts of power, then transition seamlessly into Class A/B mode when more power is needed.
Number of channels: 1.
Power output (@0.1% THD):
1,000 watts RMS into 4 ohms.
600 watts RMS into 8 ohms.
Rated power bandwidth:
20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.07dB.
Minimum Recommended Load:
10Hz to 80kHz +0 / -1 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio:
> 89 dB ref 1 watt.
> 117 dB ref full rated power.
>500 at 8 ohms.
1,200VA toroidal transformer; 120,000uF filter capacitance.
Gain: 29 dB.
33 kohms (balanced).
23.5 kohms (unbalanced).
Inputs And Outputs
Unbalanced (RCA); balanced (XLR); one each, user selectable.
Speaker Output Connections: Audiophile grade 5-way binding posts.
Trigger Input: 5 – 12 V (AC or DC); <10 mA input current required.
Trigger Output: 12 VDC; can drive any load up to 120 mA.
115 VAC or 230 VAC +/- 10% @ 50/60 Hz (automatically switched).
17” wide x 7-3/4” high x 19” deep (unboxed).
23-1/2” wide x 12” high x 24-3/4” deep (boxed).
73 lbs (unboxed).
84 lbs (boxed).
Built in the USA
We feel so strongly about USA made products we have embarked on a plan to bring all manufacturing in-house in the next few years.
30 day risk free trial
No-hassle return policy. We’ll issue you an RMA number with the return instructions.
Systems that work together
Every Emotiva product has been designed and engineered to work seamlessly together.