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.
single immense power supply, which is able to deliver massive power continuously to any two channels, and to deliver huge amounts of power dynamically to any number of channels when and if called upon to do so.
The power ratings for the XPA Gen3 modular power amplifier are the same with both channels driven continuously in the two-channel version of the amplifier, and for ANY TWO CHANNELS DRIVEN CONTINUOUSLY in the versions of the XPA Gen3 configured with three, four, five, six, or even seven output channels.
The XPA Gen 3 is a whole new ballgame.
The new XPA Series amplifiers are fully modular and configurable at the time you order them. You can choose any configuration you want, from two to seven channels. All configurations are built on the same chassis, sharing one very robust power supply. If your needs change in the future, you can easily have more channels added. No need to get rid of a perfectly good two channel amplifier when you want to move up to surround sound. Why should you have to buy another amplifier when you’re perfectly happy with your current one, but you need a few more channels?
New XPA Series utilizes a high-current switch mode power supply. It's a power supply capable of delivering over 3Kw of continuous power with absolute reliability and extremely high efficiency. It shares the dynamic attributes of a classic transformer-based design with none of the downside. It's lightweight, intelligent, and extremely powerful!
Massive old school transformers and giant filter capacitors are rendered obsolete. They just can't compete. It's a revolution in power design, and it's the backbone of the new XPA modular amplifier system. It's the way of the future, and it's here now.
XPA Gen 3 modular amplifier series uses the same core circuit topology as the legendary XPR series amplifiers. A unique differential input stage, with a cross-linked current source, drives a balanced VAS stage. The advanced input stage is tied to a fully complementary output stage and delivers a holistic, natural, and powerful listening experience. Low-level musical details and dialogue emerge from a deep black background. Its wide bandwidth, low distortion performance reveals every nuance of your high- resolution sources. The XPA amplifiers will drive difficult loudspeakers with absolute authority and control, and will keep their cool while doing so.
the XPA amplifiers are cool running, which contributes to much longer component life, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
All of the benefits of a classic Class AB design without the wasted heat, weight, and power of a conventional fixed rail design - Cool.
Many "high-end" power amplifiers are rated with only a single channel, or sometimes with just two channels driven. Seriously, we can't make this stuff up. Maybe they come up with up with some marketing-driven "burst" power standard that exaggerates their performance. Or their marketing guys say hey, "instead of using an 8-ohm rating, let's do it at 6 ohms; that'll make a bigger power number!" Genius? Nope.
Emotiva XPA Series amplifiers are always rated with all channels driven –continuously - into 8 ohms. New XPA Gen3 amplifiers will deliver the full power and majesty of today's high definition movie and music sources without a hint of strain, loss of detail, or control.
XPA Gen3 amplifiers aren't just about power and impact. Behind the massive power supplies are audiophile-grade amplifier modules, built using premium components. When it's time to upgrade or your needs change, the XPA Series Modular Amplifier System is easily reconfigured to meet you needs.
True audiophile-quality sound - as with all of our amplifiers, the XPA Gen3 modular power amplifier was designed first and foremost to sound superb in all types of audio systems.
Amazing sounding wideband, low distortion amplifier design - ensures smooth, detailed sound and incredibly natural imaging - without a trace of harshness or strain.
Optimized Soft-Switch Class H™ power supply topology - delivers improved efficiency without compromising audio performance.
Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) - offers all of the performance of a traditional linear power supply, while improving efficiency and reliability, and reducing overall weight.
Fully modular construction - allows you to purchase as many channels as you need today, and then add more channels later when and if you need them.
Top quality parts and construction throughout - promise years of reliable service.
Totally stable - designed for use in the real world, with real speakers.
Heavy steel 4RU chassis with milled aluminum faceplate - provide strength and rugged good looks.
Gold plated five-way speaker binding posts with clear shields - allow you to use a wide range of speaker cables with bare wires, lugs, or banana plugs.
Solid machined gold-plated RCA input connectors - provide a reliable connection with a wide variety of audio interconnects.
Choice of balanced or unbalanced inputs - independently controlled by high-reliability metal toggle switches to ensure long service life.
Remote trigger input and output - allows the XPA Gen3 to be turned on by trigger-enabled equipment, and to activate other trigger-enabled equipment.
Audiophile-grade fault protection - entirely transparent under normal conditions, yet protects the amp and your other equipment from all common fault conditions.
World compliant AC line voltage operation - the XPA Gen3 operates on any line voltage between 100 VAC and 250 VAC 50/60Hz and is protected from faults by a rugged resettable circuit breaker.
Standard IEC power inlet - fits all standard and audiophile IEC power cables.
Full five-year warranty - ensures that you’ll be able to enjoy your XPA Gen3 amplifier for years to come.
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)
Audiophile grade, gold plated, 5-way binding posts.
High efficiency, audiophile grade, Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS).
Unbalanced (RCA); balanced (XLR); one each per channel, independently selectable.
33 kohms (balanced).
23.5 kohms (unbalanced).
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Trigger Output: 12 VDC; can drive any load up to 120 mA.
Between 100 VAC and 250 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).
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.
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).
XPA two Gen3: 35.5 lbs (unboxed)
XPA three Gen3: 39 lbs (unboxed)
XPA four Gen3: 42.5 lbs (unboxed)
XPA five Gen3: 46 lbs (unboxed)
XPA six Gen3: 49.5 lbs (unboxed)
XPA seven Gen3: 53 lbs (unboxed)