Emotiva XPA-3 Gen3 - Home Theater Three Channel Power Amplifier
The power amplifier performs the simple but critical job of boosting the output signals from each channel of your stereo preamp or surround sound processor to the level necessary to drive your loudspeakers. While this may seem trivial, a really good power amp is essential to having a great audio system, because any flaws in the performance of your power amp are going to limit the performance of your entire system.
Every amplifier in the new Third Generation XPA series was carefully designed to deliver superb technical performance, unsurpassed sound quality, and an exceptionally accurate and dynamic rendition of all types of music, thus ensuring that your entire system will sound its absolute best. Each individual XPA amplifier is modular, and can be customized to provide exactly the power and number of channels you need today, and expanded later if your needs change; and multiple matching chassis enable you to add even more channels, or more power, for a near endless variety of options.
The new XPA-3 is a three-channel audiophile quality power amplifier, and is perfect for powering:
The three important front channels of a 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel home theater system.
Connecting an XPA-3 to the preamp outputs of your current high-quality AVR is a great way to upgrade the performance and sound quality of the three critical front channels.
3 x High-Powered Single-Channel Modules
(four module slots remain available for future expansion)
275 watts/channel RMS into 8 Ohms; all channels driven
300 watts/channel RMS into 8 Ohms; two channels driven
490 watts/channel RMS into 4 Ohms; two channels driven
The XPA-3 Gen3 is a fully modular audio power amplifier with a high-efficiency switch mode power supply (SMPS), independent, fully discrete, dual differential, high current, short signal path Class A/B amplifier modules, Optimized Class H™ power supply topology, and microprocessor-controlled fault protection.
The XPA-3 is powered by a high efficiency, audiophile grade, Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS).
The XPA-3 Gen3 features three of our High-Powered Single Channel Modules.
Audio Specifications (Three High-Powered Single Channel Modules):
300 watts RMS/channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD<0.1%; 8 Ohms; one channel driven.
550 watts RMS/channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD<0.2%; 4 Ohms; one channel driven.
300 watts RMS/channel; THD<0.1%; 8 Ohms; two channels driven.
490 watts RMS/channel; THD<0.1%; 4 Ohms; two channels driven.
275 watts RMS/channel; THD<0.1%; 8 Ohms; ALL THREE channels driven.
Power Bandwidth (at rated power; 8 Ohm load): 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+ / – 0.1 dB).
Broad Band Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 80 kHz +0/-2 dB.
THD + noise: < 0.005%; at 100 watts RMS; 1 kHz; 8 Ohms.
Signal to Noise Ratio (8 Ohm load):
> 117 dB; ref FTC rated power; unbalanced input (A-weighted).
> 91 dB; ref 1 watt; unbalanced input (A-weighted).
Minimum Recommended Load Impedance (per channel): 4 Ohms
(which equals one 4 Ohm load or two paralleled 8 Ohm loads).
Damping Factor (8 Ohm load): > 500.
Input Sensitivity (for rated power; 8 Ohm load): 1.5 V.
Gain: 29 dB.
33 kOhms (balanced).
23.5 kOhms (unbalanced).
Input And Output Connections
Input Connections (High-Powered Single Channel Modules):
Unbalanced (RCA); balanced (XLR); one each per channel, independently selectable.
Input Connections (Stereo Modules):
2 Unbalanced (RCA); 2 balanced (XLR); two per channel, independently selectable.
Speaker Output Connections: Audiophile grade, gold plated, 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.
Between 100 VAC and 250 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Standby: push button (halo ring changes color to indicate Standby or On).
Status LEDs: one per channel; blue.
Status LEDs change to red to indicate a fault condition.
Rear Panel Controls
AC Power switch: rocker switch (switches AC main power).
Status LEDs switch: disables front panel Status LEDs and dims Standby button halo.
Input selector switches (one per channel):
metal toggle switches; select between balanced and unbalanced inputs.
Circuit Breaker: press button to reset circuit breaker.
The XPA Gen3 is protected against excessive operating temperature, shorted speaker connections, ground faults, and other common fault conditions.
17” wide x 8” high x 19” deep (unboxed; including feet).
17” wide x 7” high x 19” deep (unboxed; without feet).
24-1/2” wide x 12” high x 24-3/4” deep (boxed).
39 lbs (unboxed).
44 lbs (boxed).