Emotiva has quietly launched an update to their XPA-1 600 watt mono block amplifier that can optionally function in Class A mode for the first 60 watts.
The updated amp, formally known a the XPA-1 Gen2, still has many of the same features as it’s predecessor such as:
- Fully balanced, fully discrete, quad differential, ultra high current, short signal path
- Switchable Class A and Class A/B operating modes
- Massive, high current toroidal power supply
- 1,000 watts RMS @ 4 ohms
- 600 watts RMS @ 8 ohms
- Automatic 120/230 AC voltage detection and switching
However it’s really the Class A mode, that is the real feature difference between the Gen2 model and it’s predecessor. Emotiva has quietly been adding this Class A functionality to it’s mono blocks—first with the XPA-1L and now with the XPA-1 Gen2. Class A mode is enabled with the simple flick of a switch on the front panel. If the amp needs current beyond 60 watts, then it switches automatically to Class A/B mode.
|Switching to Class A mode is as easy as flicking a switch.|
The XPA-1 Gen2 is no slouch and delivers 600 watts into 8 ohms and 1,000 watts into 4 ohms. It features everything you’d need such as balanced and unbalanced inputs, triggers, and the ability to disable the lights on the front display.
The XPA-1 Gen2 retails for $1,099 but is on sale now for $999.