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In Reply to: RE: Emotiva XPA DR1 posted by skypop on April 23, 2021 at 11:16:19
These are much lighter than the ones Greenie and I have. I am sure they are better. Make sure they match up with your Pre if it is not solid state. They have a very low impedance so be mindful. I find they responsive to the Mag 1.7. Hope they work out.(One hint-do not turn them off unless your away for a period of time. I also use TRIP LITE SURGE PROTECTION and the thick hospital grade actually improved the sound.(rec came from cable forum )
Thanks for the info, the output impedance of my preamp is a constant 150ohms so I should be good. There used to be talk that Emotiva reversed their balanced connections, is that still true? My preamp also has a Phase Reversal switch so just wondering.
I have the same impedance matching...Had problems until I switched to the balanced mode, that was why I mentioned it. I heard the same thing;it took me many months to get the depth and separation of sound but I am a moron when it comes to these things. Had to work it like a child with pen and paper. I think what you have in a room effects the brightness and bass. So I made some alternations shifting paintings and furniture to control the bass response. If you have Mag speakers, they tend to be bright no matter what people say and you have to make room adjustments. Emotiva's are neutral but move a tad to the bright side.. They are fast.
There is an alternative with Odyssey whose amps are not expensive but also make hernia makers . I use Jap mic cable which is cheap, and generally excellent. Cables make a difference but you can go crazy figuring it out.
I use a tube preamp, and tube phono preamp, both class A. Also I've been using Mogami cables from my preamp to amp XLR,affordable for the distance 20',my amp is upfront with the speakers and everything else is on the sidewall.
my greatest complaint with the XPA are the opposing binding post are so far separated you might have to end up cutting your cables to make them reach.
I don't know WHAT the heck they were thinking when they did that-
That is completely moronic! :-((
Isn't it done to prevent the consequence(s) of bared plus wire making contact with bare minus wire?
Sure but that's an extreme measure IMO, in fact it might cause a potential greater risk since folks will have to cut 'down the middle' of their cables which can cause wire exposed through uneven separation from the split cables.
I agree with you cutting a distance down along the slit, or even pulling the two halves apart is asking for trouble.
Adding even more to my frustration is I had just recently bought all new Cardas cables- RCA's and speaker cables (forgetting about the post). Once I looked at the back of the unit I was torn (forgive me lol).
I couldn't find myself cutting brand new Cardas cables (used but new to me) so I resigned them to a second system later and stuck with the old pair still attached to them.
BUT -that still doesn't negate the fact that they're still great amps! : )
Their way is one way to skin that particular cat.
However, I suggest their way reduces stereo separation.
Agree completely and also use the Mogami 2549. Shorted the amp once because of of their design and my own clumsiness.
Thats kinda crazy, too far apart definitely.
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