Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3 Nine Channel Power Amplifier


Sale price£2,399.00
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XPA-9 is a nine Channel home theatre power amplifier from the X range with high current SMPS technology, unique differential input stage and 3KW of continuous power.

Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3 is a nine-channel audiophile power amplifier that delivers exceptionally accurate and dynamic renditions of all types of music. It offers the rare combination of excellent technical performance and superb sound quality, which makes it the perfect solution for listening to your favourite multi-channel music or for listening to movie soundtracks in a high-end home theatre system.

This fully modular audio power amplifier has a high-efficiency switch mode power supply (SMPS), independent, fully discrete, dual differential, high current, short signal path Class A/B amplifier modules, Optimised Class H power supply topology and microprocessor-controlled fault protection.

Modular Construction

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. All seven module slots in the XPA-9 Gen3 are already populated.


The new XPA-9 is a nine-channel audiophile quality power amplifier. The XPA-9 is populated with five of our High-Powered Single Channel Modules, and two of our Stereo Modules, for a total of five high-powered channels and four lower-powered channels. This combination is ideal for a surround sound system that is used for both music and home theater listening, and includes height speakers.

In a 5.1.4 system, the front speakers and surrounds are powered by high-powered channels, while the height speakers are driven by the lower powered stereo modules. In a 7.1.2 system, the front speakers and side surrounds are powered by high-powered channels, while the less critical rear surrounds and height speakers are driven by the lower powered stereo modules. Even though the channels differ in terms of maximum power output, they feature perfectly matched electrical characteristics, and the same superb Class A/B sound quality.

The XPA-9 is perfect for powering:

  • A 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos or DTS-X system
  • A 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos or DTS-X system
  • A 5.1 channel system with two additional pairs of speakers in other zones
  • A 7.1 channel system with one additional pair of speakers in another zone
  • A 7.1 or 7.2 channel system that also includes two pairs of smaller speakers in other zones

5 x High-Powered Single-Channel Modules
2 x Stereo Modules


5 x High Powered Single Channel Modules

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

2 x Stereo Modules

65 watts/channel RMS into 8 Ohms; two channels driven
100 watts/channel RMS into 4 Ohms; two 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 / - 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


29 dB

Power Requirements

Between 100 VAC and 250 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected)


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
independently selectable

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


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)


53 lbs (unboxed)
For boxed weight, add 5 lbs


5 years


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