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Emotiva Launches Class A Capable Monoblock Amplifier: XPA-1 Gen2

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 Massive Torroidal Power Supply of the XPA-1 Gen2

The updated amp, formally known a the XPA-1 Gen2, still has many of the same features as it’s predecessor such as:

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.