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Our XPA Gen3 Modular Amplifier System allows you select the perfect amplifier – by configuring your amplifier with exactly the number and type of amplifier channels you need. We’ve chosen the most popular configurations, and given each an easy-to-remember model number with its own product page on our website. However, since not everyone wants one of the standard models, this page is dedicated to those of you who wish to design your own custom made XPA Gen3 amplifier. Choose your perfect combination of amplifier channels and power and we’ll build it for you. 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. To create your perfect amplifier, use the Channel Configuration selector to pick the combination of modules you need. Each option has a two digit model number. The number to the left of the decimal point shows you how many High-Powered Single Channel Modules you have; the number to the right shows you how many Stereo Modules you have. Remember that each Stereo Module gives you two amplifier channels.
In amplifier design, everything starts with the power supply. The XPA Gen3 features our 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. Our 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, our SMPS delivers plenty of continuous power to enable our 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, our SMPS is lighter and more efficient; it’s also fully regulated, which ensures optimum performance under a wider range of load conditions.
The 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-11 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.
Both amplifier modules used in the XPA Gen3 utilize a fully analog Class A/B output stage. The High-Powered Single Channel Modules utilize our 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 minimize 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.
Most experts agree that, if you want the absolute best sound quality and technical performance, you should use dedicated separate components. Because our power amplifiers are designed for a single purpose, we can concentrate on ensuring that they perform that one task very well, and avoid the compromises inherent in products that are expected to perform a variety of different functions.
Our 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. Our specially designed 3 kW switch mode power supply delivers the tightly regulated continuous power and massive reserves of dynamic power necessary to enable our amplifier modules to perform to their ultimate potential. Together they deliver an experience that simply cannot be matched by multi-purpose components like receivers. We’re talking about real-world power and fidelity that you can immediately hear and appreciate.
The XPA Gen3 is designed, assembled, and tested in the USA, where we use the finest materials and latest technologies to bring you world-class products. Each Emotiva amplifier is carefully designed with premium components to deliver a stunningly capable, reliable, and refined system.
When we set out to make the new X Series line, we analyzed everything in every amplifier we’ve ever made, from front to back, inside, and out. In doing so, we discovered several areas where our years of experience, and advances in audio technology, indicated that we could make significant improvements in our amplifier designs. After carefully weighing all the pros and cons, we kept the best features of our original designs, added a new set of optimizations and improvements, and the result became the foundation of our new line of audiophile amplifiers. The XPA Gen 3 is a whole new ballgame.
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.
Note: To ensure that amplifier channels are always installed properly, and function to our specifications, amplifier modules must be installed by Emotiva, or by your local authorized Emotiva service representative.