Also, as happy as I am with the XPA-3, compared to the Parasound and Adcom, it does tend to increase your perception of the highs, even if they claim there's no measurable reason for that. Not a knock against Emotiva... Just a matter of matching up the right gear to the right speakers to the person's preference. In my case, it works out because I'm running older Polks with more restrained tweeters and I listen to a lot of bluegrass, so I really enjoy how clean the Emotiva sounds with violin, banjo, mandolin, etc. I would honestly say it handles them much cleaner than the Adcom I had, which seemed to have a bit of grain to highs. The Parasound, however, had a nice warm tone to it in mid-bass that isn't necessarily missing from the Emotiva... but doesn't have the same character. If you're using a brighter sounding speaker, pairing it up to a brighter sounding amp might make things too harsh. We can argue accuracy (and I'm not saying that Keith's response to you is wrong), but ultimately I think it's a matter of synergy. And more to the point, ultimately you will not know if you like the sound until you get one in your home and try it. Given their return policy, I say it's worth a shot. Worst case scenario, you don't like the way it sounds and maybe you're out a little green for shipping it back or something. You may also get it and find that it's good enough for now (i.e. a "starter amp") until you can put aside more money for something better. Or, like me, you may get it and be perfectly happy with it staying in your system for the long haul.
Mind if I cut in? Hope not:lol:
anybody know this emotive
Man pitdogg2, you killed my thread! lol Kidding! I don't mind. :) I'm a info junkie.
Agreed Thorton even though I could afford it.
Jesse, Thank you very much for the offer, however, unless you are coming up my way I have no way to box them up and get them shipped, nor do I have the skills to do the job myself. And if I did, at 22 years old I'd be worried sick about them surviving the trips back and forth I've seen some terrifying photos on here from shipping speakers:eek:! But I do appreciate the offer. Thank you.
Not the speakers, just the crossovers.Quote:
I have no way to box them up and get them shipped
I am up for taking that offer as well Jesse...:cheesygrin:
Anyway, a 15 amp circuit will use 14/2 wire, while a 20 amp has to use at least 12/2 or even better 10/2. So, not only are you removing any possible noise issues, you are increasing the wire gauge. Think of it as a garden hose. The larger the hose diameter, the more water will flow. Bottom line, your amps will run cooler and the sound becomes more refined.
Here we go..^^^^:rolleyes:
For those of you who like to do this, that's great, go for it. I'm not.
Would running mono amps for the front/center be a good return on the sound investment or a waste?
Just because they're monoblocks doesn't mean they'll sound any better than a 2 or 5 channel amp.
What Leroy meant is if you take a pair of 200w monoblocks from Manufacturer X and a 200wx2 channel amp from the same manufacturer, assuming the same specs for frequency response, gain, etc, there won't really be a difference between the two.
Ok, so the targeted customer is one that wants to power a single speaker then? Sounds stupid..
Wouldn't the only difference be that there's no chance of crosstalk between the amp channels? I thought that was the point of monoblocks.
There are multiple reasons for monoblocks.
From this post from Early B.: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...s.-Stereo-Amps
1. Ability to physically locate amplifier close to speaker to minimize speaker lead length thereby reducing losses.
2. Less noise interaction between stereo channels yields quieter operation and lower noise floor. Stereo amplifiers utilize shared component and circuit design.
3. Vibrations of the amplifier stages themselves can interfere with other channels. Separating into monoblocks helps to eliminate this common noise source.
4. There is less crosstalk (leakage) and greater stereo separation which yields enhanced stereo and fidelity effect.
5. Monoblock isolated power supplies permit least possible electronic and mechanical interaction between channels and promotes maximum linearity and stability.
6. Seperate power supplies do not rob power from the other channel under heavy loads.
7. Greater heat dissipation of two independent chassis.
Parasound 2205at or 1205a
Rotel 1095 or 1075
I was looking at getting 3 of these for like $1000 or under as they have specials for multiples.
Though after reading some reviews on them I've heard some say its not good for music only for movies.
Then I was also looking at the mono blocks at Emo.. your guys favorite amp manufacture! haha
Cost more but theres a few different models in different price ranges.
Since i'll be waiting a month or so to buy something I figured i'll have a bigger budget.
Just asking if there was something special about using mono blocks instead as its something I could buy a couple now and more later.. just wondering if I was wasting my time thinking about that option.
Keep an eye on the Club Polk flea market , there's always some used Emotiva amps popping up for sale there. Enjoy the journey!