This excellent Parasound amp was reviewed in the current issue of Sound & Vision and include the bench testing data. I'm using it to power a pair of MMG's. original MSRPs are shown, crossed out, on the Classic Audio Parts website, right above the B-Stock price. Bright. Roughly $899 for the XPA-5 vs $2850 for the Model 5250 v2. That being said i have no experiance with any other brand then Emotiva and have found that they are some true performers especially at there price point and there customer service is also second to none as i have dealt with them a few times and they are always more then helpful. The Parasound may have a lower noise floor and lean to the warmer side of neutral which some(me also) perceive as more musical. You can purchase a B-Stock 3007 right here: Just wondering, anyone knows generally what is the mark-down from MSRP, if any, for the street price for A-stock ATI amps? Emotiva is comprised of true audio enthusiasts, engineers, and product specialists. I'm sure Emotiva isn't the best of the best, but per dollar, is an upgrade really worth any small gains that would come from it? Marantz MM7055 has a slightly better appearance, featuring an elegant front panel with a brushed finish and blue light. Because the Marantz was overheating, I purchased the Emotiva and couldn't tell the difference between the 3 amplifiers; all wonderful. Check out my five-month review of the Parasound A52+ Amplifier. I hear some people say the parasound blow the emotiva put of the water and others who say emotiva is as good if not better than the parasound. RE: Parasound, Emotiva or Outlaw? Kjøpte nettopp en selv som jeg bruker på jbl ls80 og jeg gliser fra øre til øre. Parasound NewClassic2250 VS Emotiva XPR-2? Rå dynamikk og masse krefter! Don't underestimate us! I have the A51 and an XPA-5. The watt difference will not make a difference. Parasound HCA-1205A is warm, has a deeper sound stage than the Emotiva but less than the Rotel. I can't way what is better then the other, but both seem to have a 5 year warranty. I just tossed that issue over the weekend and as I recalled it was within specs, think it missed the 5 channel driven by 2 watts at 0.5% distortion. That will depend what amp you will want. ... (the XSP-1 was replaced with a Parasound) You've got to keep in mind IF things go wrong support is a long way away and in a different timezone. I have the XPA-3 running some Paradigm Signature S6, and the S6 is a bit forward or bright. I have used an Emotiva XPA 5-channel amplifier for years and can attest the sound is strong, rich, clean and dynamic. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! It was a bad combination, after much research I ended up with a Parasound A21 and can hear the difference. I have and recommend the ATI AT1506. 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. In the end the Raymond was replaced by a Zu BoK. Local pickup is … I haven't heard either of the two so I will leave it to your personal choice that fits to your pocket and ears. Is there really much difference between the two besides price and wattage. The Parasound 2250 is one quality amp. If possible to take time to audition them and other names around your area. JavaScript is disabled. Quote; Share this post. Thank you Rob for this article and getting to know Emotiva closeup. A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. You will not find one in better condition. The LPA-1 is rated at 125 watts x 5 channels + 2 x 50 watts into 8 ohms and 225 watts x 5 channels + 95 watts x 2 at 4 ohms. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. More texture/detail and somewhat warmer when compared to the Emo amp. I would estimate the performance of the Emotiva was approximately 80 % of the Parasound. Has anyone used one of these DR amps in person? Emotiva vs. Parasound vs. Rotel Sign in to follow this . Just curious to determine how attractive the B-stock pricing is. Re: Rotel 1585 vs Parasound A31/A51 « Reply #32 on: February 21, 2017, 13:52 » The Emotiva A500 is doing its job well for the 4 in ceiling Diva SE in zone 2 and 3 pre-out. Harsh. I am an Emotiva owner of the UMC-200 and XPA-5 amp and I have been very statisfied with the outstanding performance of these quality components. Parasound a51 / a52+ 5 Channel Amplifier | Unboxing and Overview Im still gathering gear for the 9.2.6 home theater setup. But Parasound is a more distinguished company due to history. Emotiva XPA 5 may appear kind of clumsy due to the strictly box-like shape, but the blue lights add a nice touch. This is going to be my first time buying an external amp so these inputs are very appreciated. The main purpose of the XPA-3 is to take over a receiver’s amplifier for the front three (L/C/R) channels. Whether it be time, space, or alternate realities, they mean nothing to us! Which mind you is still cheaper than the next best thing, the ATI 3007 B-Stock which would run $2800 and $5000 retail. Cheers. I might wait for an xpr-7 if it's worth it Thanks My … Either one should work just fine for your system, but personally I would choose the Emotiva if only for the price savings. That reviewer also had many good points to say about the new A52+ amp. I was going to point out that the Tranformer and the Capacitance have a great deal to do with how strongly an amp will perform. The new Emotiva XPR-5 is a five channel, 400 watt per channel, Class A/B beast that can push up to 575 watts into one channel at 8 Ohms or 1100 watts into one channel driven at 4 Ohms. Emotiva is a young company. Our people are passionate enthusiasts who enjoy the experience of using Emotiva products equally … I've had the Emotiva XPA-5 for about six months now. See attached. Marantz PM15S2 LE, Oppo BDP-103, Simaudio Moon 100D DAC. The main difference is, Parasound has retailers and Emotiva is direct. The 5 main channels in a … But between the XPA-5 and Model 5250 V.2 - The parasound still has better specs and looks better on paper, BUT, I would take the Emotiva XPA-5 simply because of value for money. These second group are usually on the emotiva boards. I've been looking at amps for about a month now and i narrowed it down to either the parasound 5250 or the emotiva xpa-5. 6ch amp that I use bridged into 3ch. That is who we are! While I love the matching look of the AV7005 and MM7055 combo, and I think the new Marantz design represents one of the finest 'looks' in gear today, I would still pick the XPA-5 over the MM7055. ... Har en 'stakkarslig' XPA-5 på vei i posten nå gleder meg Also, if your looking for a baseline, factory refreshed units can be had for under $1700. The 400 watt rating is for all channels into 8 Ohms. one more question will i hear any difference if i put parasound in the setup since its not much of watt difference 110W to 125W? I upgraded it from the Outlaw 7125. For sale is my Emotiva XPA 5 that was rated 9 only due to age - it is in otherwise mint condition with no cosmetic issues. @petetherock. Parasound a52 vs. Audiolab 8000m Paki am 05.03.2017 – Letzte Antwort am 08.04.2017 – 5 Beiträge : Sugden A21 SE JoDeKo am 03.10.2019 – Letzte Antwort am 19.10.2019 – 3 Beiträge : Emotiva … Emotiva has stated that a DR series amp powering the front 2 or 3 channels, along with an XPA-5 powering the rest of your speakers, is the most stellar solution that they can provide from their products. I can attest to Emotiva's customer service which is excellent and I look forward to your future reviews of their products. It fills the hole that was left in 2012 when Parasound discontinued the $2,500 A 52. Jump to content. Maybe i sould have just gotten the xpa3 since it was a of a deal at 529.00 with free shipping. You could get the Emotiva amp first, try it out to see if you like it. I would recommend the A52, you will not be unhappy with it. 5 Ch- Parasound A52 (125W) -$1700 Used I have no base line on what should be the price of this unit. Parasound makes some wonderful products and I think Emotiva's best (ie best value) products are their amplifiers. posted by Scottson on April 02, 2010 at 21:39:13 . When I first powered every thing up, I was a little mortified. FYI, in checking out the A52, Parasound has a referb for, http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=2PAHA52, http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/products/apex/a10/#/specification. Call Emo to see if they have B-stocks. I swapped the silver trim pieces for black as the components blend in better with the rest of my black equipment. I'm very happy with my XPA-2 and XPA-5. Thanks for the responses guys, much appreciated. The circuitry in each output module is based on Emotiva’s exceptional-sounding short signal path Class A/B output circuits that were designed for their XPA Gen1 and Gen2 amplifiers. The XPR-5 is stable into 4 Ohms and can push 600 watts all channels driven. Le mariag «Parasound Halo A52, C2, A23 : premières impressions - Page 4» - 29747830 - sur le forum «Amplificateurs Intégrés HomeCinéma» - 1024 - … If your speakers are a bit bright, I'd stay away from Emotiva. Grunge. Je suis passé sur le halo a23 en remplacement de mon emotiva XPA 5, et c'est franchement mieux, plus musical, avec des aigus moins criards. I mention this not to take away from the Parasound, but to help people mystified or susceptible to the charms of high priced audio equipment. This 5 channel amp is a beast! 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