Emotiva XPA Gen3 is an audiophile power amplifier which can be configured with exactly the number and type of amplifier channels you need. Whichever configuration you select, your XPA Gen3 amplifier will deliver the same rare combination of excellent technical performance and superb sound quality, which makes it the perfect solution for listening to your favorite multi-channel music or for listening to movie soundtracks in a high-end home theater system.
Each XPA Gen3 amplifier chassis can be populated with anywhere between two and seven modules, each of which can be a High-Powered Single Channel Module or a Stereo Module. Modules of both types can be combined in the same chassis, offering you unheard-of flexibility to build the exact amplifier configuration you need.
The Power Supply
XPA Gen3 features new high-current switch mode power supply (SMPS) - a lightweight, powerful, intelligent design capable of delivering over 3 kW of continuous power with absolute reliability and extremely high efficiency. Cutting edge SMPS offers the dynamic attributes of a classic transformer-based design with none of the drawbacks. Like the best transformer-based power supplies, SMPS delivers plenty of continuous power to enable amplifier modules to live up to their full performance potential and plenty of dynamic power to ensure that musical peaks will never be compressed or limited. However, compared to transformer-based designs, SMPS is lighter and more efficient; it’s also fully regulated, which ensures optimum performance under a wider range of load conditions.
Great Amp Series
XPA Gen3’s unique differential input stage, with cross-linked current sources, drives a balanced voltage amplification stage and this advanced input circuitry delivers an incredibly accurate and pure audio signal to the complementary, fully discrete output stage. Together they deliver a holistic, natural, and powerful listening experience. Low-level musical details and dialogue emerge from a deep black background; musical crescendos are delivered with both stunning impact and precision. The wide bandwidth, low distortion performance of the XPA Gen3 reveals every nuance of your high-resolution music sources and it has plenty of power to drive even difficult loudspeakers with absolute authority and control.
Class A/B Sound
Both amplifier modules used in the XPA Gen3 utilize a fully analog Class A/B output stage. The High-Powered Single Channel Modules utilise highly regarded Soft-Switch Class H power supply topology, which increases their efficiency significantly without compromising the audio performance you’d expect from an Emotiva amplifier. They operate on a lower supply voltage at low power levels to minimise quiescent power consumption and standby power losses, instantly switching to a higher voltage rail when needed to ensure the signal passes cleanly and without clipping. This process happens on a continuous basis in real time, allowing greater overall efficiency, cooler operation, longer component life, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability. The Stereo Modules each deliver two completely independent channels of pure Class A/B audio power, and sonically are perfectly matched to the High-Powered Single Channel Modules.
Dedicated Power Amplifier
Emotiva amplifier modules are designed to reproduce today’s high definition movie sound tracks and music sources with awesome realism, amazing finesse and precision, and without the slightest hint of strain or signal compression. Specially designed 3 kW switch mode power supply delivers the tightly regulated continuous power and massive reserves of dynamic power necessary to enable amplifier modules to perform to their ultimate potential. Together they deliver an experience that simply cannot be matched by multi-purpose components like receivers. Real-world power and fidelity that you can immediately hear and appreciate.
Made in the USA
The XPA Gen3 is designed, assembled, and tested in the USA, using the finest materials and latest technologies to bring you world-class products. Each Emotiva amplifier is carefully engineered and designed with premium components to deliver a stunningly capable, reliable, and refined system.
The XPA Gen3 modular power amplifier is comprised of a heavy-duty chassis, which houses the oversized power supply, and up to seven amplifier modules. The XPA Gen3 can be purchased with anywhere between two and seven amplifier modules installed, and additional amplifier modules may be installed as more channels of amplification are needed (up to a maximum of seven modules). The front panel display and protection system are designed to work with the maximum number of channels and so need not be updated when the XPA Gen3 is expanded; on the rear panel, slots not occupied by amplifier modules will be covered with protective cover panels.
The new XPA-5 is a five-channel audiophile quality power amplifier, and is perfect for powering:
A superb high-end 5.1 channel system
The 5 main channels in a 5.1.2. 5.1.4, or 5.1.6 channel Dolby Atmos or DTS-X system
For a truly stellar system, optimized for both two channel and surround sound listening, consider combining an XPA-DR2 for the front left and right channels with an XPA-5 for the remaining channels.
5 x High-Powered Single-Channel Modules
(two module slots remain available for future expansion)
250 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
|ALL MODELS: Power Output Per Channel||300 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz - 20 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 8 Ohms
550 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz - 20 kHz; THD < 0.2%; into 4 Ohms
800 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz - 20 kHz; THD < 0.5%; into 2 Ohms
|ALL MODELS: FTC Rated Power
2 Channels Driven; 20 Hz - 20 kHz; THD <0.1%
|300 watts RMS per channel; THD < 0.1%; into 8 Ohms (120 VAC line)
490 watts RMS per channel; THD < 0.1%; into 4 Ohms (120 VAC line)
|XPA Gen3 Power Per Channel: All Channels Driven
THD <0.1% ; into 8 Ohms
|Two : 300 watts RMS per channel
Three : 275 watts RMS per channel
Four : 260 watts RMS per channel
Five : 250 watts RMS per channel
Six : 225 watts RMS per channel
Seven : 200 watts RMS per channel
|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 / - 0.15 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||4 Ohms; which equals one 4 Ohm load or two paralleled 8 Ohm loads|
|Damping Factor (8 Ohm load)||> 500|
|Speaker Output Connections||Audiophile grade, gold plated, 5-way binding posts|
|Power Supply||High efficiency, audiophile grade, Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS)|
|Input Sensitivity (for rated power; 8 Ohm load)||1.5 V|
|Power Requirements||Between 100 VAC and 250 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected)|
|Protection||The XPA Gen3 is protected against excessive operating temperature
shorted speaker connections, ground faults, and other common fault conditions
|Input Connections||Unbalanced (RCA); balanced (XLR); one each per channel
|Input Impedance||33 kohms (balanced)
23.5 kohms (unbalanced)
|Trigger||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
|Front Panel Controls and Indicators||Standby; push button (halo ring changes colour 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
|Dimensions||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)
|Weight||53 lbs (unboxed)
For boxed weight, add 5 lbs