XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier

High-Performance Phono Preamplifier

6 reviews
$199.00

  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier
  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier
  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier
  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier
  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier
  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier
  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier
  • XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier

XPS-1 High-Performance Phono Preamplifier

High-Performance Phono Preamplifier

6 reviews
$199.00

The XPS-1 is a high-performance phono preamplifier, which features support for both moving coil and moving magnet phono cartridges. The XPS-1 delivers excellent performance, with very low noise and distortion, and exceptionally accurate RIAA equalization.

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  • The XPS-1 is a high-performance phono preamplifier, which features support for both moving coil and moving magnet phono cartridges. The XPS-1 delivers excellent performance, with very low noise and distortion, and exceptionally accurate RIAA equalization.

    The XPS-1 accepts standard RCA inputs and outputs, and will work with any equipment which offers line level analog inputs, which makes it an excellent way to add a high-quality phono input to our XMC_1 or MC-700 processor, or to add an extra phono input to your favorite preamp.

    Advanced Design for Exceptional Performance

    The XPS-1 takes its cues from Emotiva’s precision line-level equipment, with high-quality components throughout the signal path for accurate RIAA equalization, extremely low noise for even low-output cartridges, and vanishingly low distortion. Special attention was paid to the low-noise power supplies; both the external highly regulated AC supply and the individual switching supplies within the XPS-1.

    Flexible Support For A Broad Range of Cartridges

    The circuitry in the XPS-1 is designed to provide the optimum gain and noise performance for both Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) cartridges. You can configure the load impedance on the Moving Coil input to achieve the best sound for your particular cartridge.

    Small and Affordable—Ideal for Multiple Turntables

    Best of all, the XPS-1’s performance doesn’t come at a high price, and its small size makes it the ideal companion for your turntable, without sacrificing rack space. Have multiple turntables? Get an XPS-1 for each, and prepare yourself for sweeping vistas of beautiful analog sound—with 21st Century performance!

    The new sound of vinyl: XPS-1.

  • Superb Sound Quality And Ultimate Convenience

    • Combines superb analog sound quality with excellent technical performance.

    • Precise equalization to the standard RIAA curve (within +/- 0.25 dB).

    • Support for both Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) cartridges.

    • User selectable termination impedance for Moving Coil cartridges.

    • Exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and very low distortion.

    • Sophisticated multi-stage power supply for superior noise performance.

    • All metal case for ruggedness and excellent immunity from noise and interference.

    • Convenient form factor for placement close to the turntable.

    • Gold plated solid brass input connectors, output connectors, and ground terminal.

    • Ideal for adding high-quality phono inputs to any stereo preamp or pre/pro.

    • Small and economical enough that you can use one for each turntable.

  • Audio Specifications

    • Input Impedance:
      MM: 47k Ohms.
      MC: user selectable between 47, 100, 470, 1k Ohms.

    • Gain:
      MM: 40 dB.
      MC: 60 dB.

    • Frequency Response:
      MM: RIAA + / – 0.12 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
      MC: RIAA + / – 0.25 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz.

    • Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N; A weighted):
      MM: > 96 dB.
      MC: > 79 dB.

    • THD:
      MM: <0.0075 % @ 1 kHz; < 0.02%, 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
      MC: <0.006 % @ 1 kHz; < 0.05%, 20 Hz – 20 kHz.

    Mechanical

    • Dimensions:
      5-1/2” long x 2-1/2” wide x 5/8” high (excluding connectors and switches).
      Allow ¾” clearance on each end for connectors.
      Allow ¾” clearance on top for switches

    Power Requirements

    • External AC power pack.

    • Operating voltage: 
      Between 100 VAC and 240 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).

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08/24/2019
Spinninvinyl
Affordable, Flexible, High End Sounding Phono Preamp

I have five turntables, in two hi-fi systems, all using the Emotiva XPS-1 Phono Preamp. Both are vacuum tube systems driving vintage Theater level speakers. My phono cartridges are the Hana EL, SL and ML moving coil units, a Denon DL-301 MKII, and an Audio-Technica AT7V moving magnet cartridge. The flexibility and quality of the XPS-1 Preamp makes each of these cartridges sound their absolute best. I've been spinning Vinyl since the early 60's, and have had a few preamps in my time. The Emotiva XPS-1 meets and exceeds the audio quality I look for. I can highly recommend this phono preamp.

GM
07/27/2019
George M.
XPS-1

Connected my turntable to the XMC-1 as soon as I received it. Sounds fantastic, played 5 albums that first afternoon. Do wish the circuit was included in the XMC-1 but since it's not, then it's money well spent.

RV
06/05/2019
Robert V.
Fantastic Phono Preamp!

Did tons of research before buying a new preamp. There were cheaper and much more expensive options out there but I trust Emotiva products. I was absolutely floored at how great this sounded when I hooked it up. Highly recommend!

DS
11/19/2018
David S.
XPS-1 is awesome

Purchased the XPS-1 about a month ago and couldn't be happier. Easy to install and there was a significant improvement in sound field and clarity I never heard out of my system before. I would highly recommend.

JR
10/18/2018
Judith R.
Very nice sounding phono stage

I bought this for my outdoor setup. But I wanted to hear what it sounded like because of the purchase of a new low output cartridge. Previously I was using an OTL phono stage with a HO cartridge. I mention that so that people know my baseline. This Emotiva phono stage is very good. It has great adjustability and can be set up for different cartridge applications easily. The sound is very neutral and natural although I think it can be a little thin and shrill with cartridges. Although to be fair I think that is also true of solid state phono stages in general. This is a quiet phono stage although I think it would benefit from a separate power supply to make it silent. This compares well with the Lehman cube (I own one on my second indoor system) and is I think best suited to HO MC cartridges or MM cartridges. But it has the flexibility to handle anything and do it well. The sound is very good and if you are looking at say a Lehman statement or a NAD or similar SS phono stage I think this an excellent, less expensive option that doesn't represent a sound or quality compromise. With a good cartridge this should be a serious contender and if you're on a budget this is the best choice IMO.

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