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    Default Sunfire 5200 or Emotiva xpa5

    Hey guys, ran into a good deal on the Sunfire 5200 as they are being discounted. I can get it for $400 more than the xpa-5.
    All new equipment!

    Sunfire 200 watts 8ohm each channel
    400 watts 4ohm each channel

    Emotiva 200 watts 8ohm each channel
    350 watts 4ohm each channel
    This would be powering my LSI Theater that I have.
    Thanks

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    Emotiva will be fine.
    Let me tell you something about life, around every corner monsters await. I know, I am one.

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    Yep -- Emotiva.

    BTW -- the parent company for Emotiva has designed Sunfire pre/pros. Not sure about their amps, though.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

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    Early, have you heard the XPA5? I'm curious how it compares to the lpa-1. Since I have a 5 channel setup, I'm wondering if it's worth getting the xpa 5, or just stick with the lpa. I've been debating this sunfire as well, since it seems like a good deal.
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    Check the March edition for LPA v XPA: http://affordableaudio.org/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhartman29 View Post
    Early, have you heard the XPA5? I'm curious how it compares to the lpa-1. Since I have a 5 channel setup, I'm wondering if it's worth getting the xpa 5, or just stick with the lpa. I've been debating this sunfire as well, since it seems like a good deal.
    Yes, I've demoed the XPA-5 and I basically agree with what this guy said when he compared the XPA-5 to the LPA-1. Read this: http://www.affordableaudio.org/EmotivaXPA-5.pdf

    FWIW -- I still have my LPA-1, but plan to get the XPA-2 once it's available.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

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    I was extremely impressed w/ the LPA-1 when I owned it. Paired it w/ a 5channel Energy Connoisseur setup, and it really woke the system up. I don't doubt the XPA-5 would do just as incredible a job.

    Save your change... go Emotiva.

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    I actually went with the Sunfire. I got a deal on a new one from my local store and couldn't refuse it. I love it.

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    Congrats. You couldn't go wrong with either one. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondslex View Post
    I actually went with the Sunfire. I got a deal on a new one from my local store and couldn't refuse it. I love it.
    You don't have to put a hit on someone from that "deal you couldn't refuse" right?

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    Not this time. The LSI's are amazing with the Sunfire...
    LSI 15
    LSI C
    LSI FX
    Velodyne SPL-10
    Integra 9.9
    Sunfire TGA-5200
    XA2-HDDVD
    Sony 550 Blu-Ray

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    Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone have any opinions/experience with the xpa5 and the parasound 2205? I'm analyzing my budget to see if I can swing the parasound right now. Based off the reviews and private messages I've read it sounds like a fabulous amp. But is it worth the extra $400 or so over the xpa?
    Emotiva LMC pre/pro
    Emotiva LPA amp
    Fronts LSI15
    Center LSIC
    Rears LSI7s
    Dual MFW-15s
    Oppo 980H
    Signal Analog II ICs
    Signal Ultra speaker cables

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