JaBear Junior Audioholic. Showing the efficiency of all the amps, the emotiva blows any solid state 2 channel at now below the $400 price range. I am a simple man looking for a system that will … Go. Emotiva vs. Parasound vs. Rotel. PSB Giveaway - https://technodad.biz/PSBGIVE1 Today I unbox the mighty Parasound A51 amplifier. Mar 27, 2011 #1 Hey guys I'm looking into getting an amp to go with my Onkyo SC-5507, I really have been looking for a good priced XPA-5, mainly just waiting for it to go on sale at Emotiva. The Parasound I own is really smooth. RMC-1, RMC-1L, and XMC-2 Firmware. Jim p.s. Parasound has been around many many years and has one of, if not the, most bullet proof names in audio. MC-700 Firmware. When I owned a set of Klipsch Heresy II's, I ran them with a Parasound HCA-1205 amp. I'm using the Emotiva XPA-5, 4 channels to bi-amp my snells. Theta Digital Intrepid 3.) Looking to replace my Yamaha MX-A5000 with one of the above 5 Channel Amplifiers. RMC-1, RMC-1L, and XMC-2 Firmware. Enjoy your gear. ! I currently have and will use the Yamaha CX-A5100 Processor. It all depends where you have to spend your money. Having owned an Emotiva XPA-5 and now a Class D Audio SDS-470, the 470 is far superior in air, detail, imaging and overall sound balance than the XPA-5. About The Forum Updates. Its power-output specs when driving only two channels are slightly higher: 225Wpc into 8 ohms or 350Wpc into 4 ohms. Quote; Share this post. MARANTZ MM8077 3.) That one is the XPA-2 both 1st gen. Parasound has been around a lot longer than Emotiva. My system … Manuals. I wouldn't worry about 0.2% . They have not come out with the Gen 3 monoblock yet. Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. Movies are entertainment. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; Next; Page 2 of 2 . Both will do what they are designed to do amplify the volume. But the XPA-5 is a much better value and will retain its value better as well, I bought my XPA-3 new during an Emotiva sale I used it for 2 years and sold it for more than I paid for it. Do you think I should get Parasound A23 for my FXIa6 and Parasound A31 for my fronts and center? About The Forum Updates (COMMENTS) RESOURCES (Manuals, Firmware, Drivers, Codes, and Advice) Read This First. The reason for this thread was to ask anyone if they have made the jump from emotiva to parasound? I like the high quality binding posts and dual power switches (one in the front and the other in the back). When the XPA-5 arrived, I nearly broke a clavicle trying to lift it. Link to post Share on other sites. Emotiva vs. Parasound vs. Rotel. Obviously, the McIntosh is considerably more then the other two. About The Forum Updates (COMMENTS) RESOURCES (Manuals, Firmware, Drivers, Codes, and Advice) Read This First. XPA-5 and XPA-2 one got high jacked, the other is still going strong so far. Compared to the Emotiva the Parasound is smoother, warm and inviting. Amps: Emotiva XPA-5(2), Emotiva XPA-1L (2) Sources: Oppo BDP-103D, Emotiva ERC-3, PS4, Pioneer PLX-1000 w/Ortofon 2M Bronze Display: Epson 6030 UB, Elite Screens 110" Sable Originally Posted by runnin' /t/1419962/parasound-a21-vs-emotiva-xpa2#post_22215818 You must have a very fine eye for detail to be bothered by the THX logo, on my A21 it looks understated and pretty small, I guess to each their own. November 2015 in 2 Channel Audio. Just received the Emotiva XPA-5 earlier today and had a chance to compare it to my Parasound HCA-1205A 5 channel power amp. Firmware. Followers 0. 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. IMO, it doesn't miss a lick performance wise, is well constructed, and has very good reviews. Is an Emotiva DV50S … l bought the Parasound halo a21 and the differences of improvement in the sound quality are just unreal, it's like too good to be true, before the parasound i had an Emotiva XPA and after listened to the differences btw the emo and the parasound i got to the conclusion that emotiva made my speakers sounded so bad, the sound quality is night and day differences, I'm was shocked! Dec 16, 2011 Emotiva DV50s. 1 of 2 Go to page. Posts: 1,760 XPA vs Parasound … So, if you can’t hear the difference then it’s ok - you just saved yourself a lot of money. Parasound A 52/ 5250/ 5125 2.) Technical assistance is very good with an excellent return policy. Errata and Requests. Recommended Posts. Parasound 5250 vs Emotiva XPA-5. ocezam Protean Force. Amps: Emotiva XPA-5(2), Emotiva XPA-1L (2) Sources: Oppo BDP-103D, Emotiva ERC-3, PS4, Pioneer PLX-1000 w/Ortofon 2M Bronze Display: Epson 6030 UB, Elite Screens 110" Sable ATI 2005 2.) People have been saying Parasound works and sounds pretty well with the RTI series. Emotiva XPR-5 2.) Smoother sounding than the Emotiva that I had. Manuals. sfosselman Posts: 185. OR - should I just say, "F it, let's just go for overkill and get the Parasound A51" ? Quote; Share this post. I received the Parasound hca-1200 ii from a fellow polkie and I must say it is a welcome change from my Emotiva xpa-2 I was running for the last 4 year. Emotiva vs. Parasound vs. Rotel Sign in to follow this . Parasound's Halo A 52+ multichannel power amplifier ($2995) is specified to output 180Wpc RMS into 8 ohms or 255Wpc RMS into 4 ohms, all five channels driven. For the difference in money between the Rotel RMB-1095 and the Emotiva XPA-5 and the sound I'm getting now I'd probably still stay with the Emo so why bother!!!! The following user(s) said Thank You: WayneWilmeth. Other good alternatives are Focal 1008 Be, KEF R3, Revel M126 Be. I think everyone has different scales. The name has been built over time by producing incredible products, true to their world class standards of realized performance and value. Anthem MCA-50 3.) PARASOUND 2250 VS EMOTIVA XPA-2 . I have the 5-channel version and it is a bit more detailed than the Gen 2. is larger and heavier than my Parasound at 46lbs. I have it paired with an emotiva xpa-2 (gen 2). Questions. Outlaw 7500 or 755 2.) I would between the two, the speakers are the weaker link. The Parasound A 21+ is remarkably powerful, transparent and quiet. Music is spiritual. By Kain, March 4, 2009 in Home Theater. It is large and heavy—probably of necessity, given its abilities—but it is also handsome and graced with useful connections and controls. It seems to be a fuller, meatier sound compared to the Emotiva. Of course, the build quality is exceptional in this price range. Full power is maintained down to 5Hz, and the distortion specs are impressively low. Emotiva XPA-5 vs. Parasound Halo A52 for Marantz AV8801 « on: Apr 13, 2013 at 05:57 AM » Emotiva XPA-5 costs only about 40% of the famous Parasound Halo … Parasound vs Emotiva. 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. Hi everyone, has anyone tried the the Emotiva IC cables . My impressions of the Parasound "sound" compared to the Emotiva sound are similar to yours. My buddy did an in home trial with the Parasound A31 but kept his XPR2- said the Parasound was inferior. I had a 1.5 farad cap in the line with my system to "stiffen" it up, but multiple batteries is definitely the way to go. emotiva vs parasound vs anthem vs outlaw vs ??? Offline ; Platinum Boarder Posts: 4581 Thank you received: 7021 Karma: 15 arrow_drop_downMore arrow_drop_upLess; WayneWilmeth Posted 3 years 7 months ago #18852. As such, it imposes no constraints on one's desire to listen through it to the recorded performance or to experience the size, weight, and dynamics of the original event. Just a quick note, the current XPA-1 amps available from Emotiva are still the Gen 2 amps. Does anyone know who can work on an Emotiva XPR-1 mono...Now that it is out of warranty, Emot... Feb 25, 2019 McIntosh and emotiva. Jinjuku 0 Jinjuku 0 Newbie; New Members; 0 4 posts; Posted December 2, 2011. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. UMC-200 Firmware (legacy product) UMC-1 Firmware (legacy product) … Okay, I'm not looking to start a cage match but I would like some opinions. Has anyone used one of these DR amps in person? Next Last. MC-700 Firmware . I doubt you will have much difference in sound between the XPA-5 and the A51. It doesn't sound as awesome as a good tube amp but it's full of detail without a bit of that dryness you mentioned. vandec54 4 vandec54 4 Forum Veteran; Regulars; 4 204 posts; Location: Wisconsin; Posted January 29, 2011. The Parasound is ridiculously heavy, too long for many racks and gets really warm whereas … Firmware. Parasound JC1 vs XPA 1 (NEW) Emotiva Forums - v.20. By ... ah nevermind! I believe you would be pleasantly surprised with performance, but if not, send it back. Same can be said for the Emotiva XPA-5 but at about 1/5 th the price. Recommended Posts. I don't know if … How this would compare to something a Parasound or "higher-end" brand, I don't know. ...Any suggestions on a good amp to replace ... Feb 08, 2017 Emotiva interconnect. On the color if you're stuck on black or dark, the Classic series is the only option. Kain 20 Kain 20 Forum Ultra Veteran; Regulars; 20 2562 posts; Location: Dubai, UAE; Posted March 15, 2009. The current XPA Gen 3 amps are all multi-channel. By A1UC, September 18, 2011 in 2-Channel Home Audio. I must say though, that beside my old black amp, the A21 looks gorgeous. Parasound a51 / a52+ 5 Channel Amplifier | Unboxing and Overview Im still gathering gear for the 9.2.6 home theater setup. XMC-1 Firmware. Parasound says that … Testing my Dolby Atmos Home theatre System. Hide sidebar Show sidebar Thread starter JaBear; Start date Mar 27, 2011; 1; 2; Next. As another person said, it is a bit bright and probably is not a good match with your Klipsch. Emotiva XPA-5 review. I currently have the following system in my home theater: Paradigm Studio 100 V5 (Main Speakers) Paradigm Studio CC … As expected the Emotiva at 70lbs. In fact, that dry sound prompted the Parasound purchase. UMC-200 Firmware (legacy product) UMC-1 Firmware (legacy … So far if I understood right, your have XPA-5 gen2 for power amp and Sonus Faber Venere 2.0 speakers. If you can find a way to audition Dennis Murphy's BMR, there is good chance you will like them unless you prefer speakers that are not on the neutral/accurate side. Like with anything you get longevity or you get issues. Link to post Share on … For the price, it is worth the trial. Parasound A 51 1.) Emotiva XPA-5 2xJamo 3Sub.3 Subs Panasonic TC-P60S30 Belkin PF-60 Belkin PF-30 Panasonic BDP-100 Pro-Ject Debut Carbon/ 2M Red Technics SL-1200MK2/ 2M Blue Rotel CPD930AX Sony PS3 LG Nas Box Patriot Box Office Media Streamer Pivos Aios Media Streamer Custom Built HTPC 18 Terabytes of Storage. By vandec54, January 29, 2011 in Home Theater. At 78 pounds in the box, it’s no lightweight. McIntosh 255 vs Parasound Halo A51 vs Anthem MCA 525. These second group are usually on the emotiva boards. Anthem AVM 60, Parasound A51, SVS, 7.2.4, Anthony Gallo Speakers. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; 3; Next; Page 2 of 3 . About The Forum Updates. 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