Emotiva XPA 5 with Sony ES 5300

I have not been here in a while, seems like its all changed since around 2011-2012. I also know what I am going to report will not matter much. My XPA 5 after 8 years still going strong, rock solid, runs cool. My Sony ES 5300 now 9 years old also solid as a rock also runs cool. Just an FYI
Emotiva XPA5, Sony ES 5300,: Lsi 15,s LSIC, Monitor 70,s, ( side surrounds) FXI 3,s, (rear surrounds)Micropro4000, Velodyne DEQ 10, Sony 55inchXBR 930D Sony BDP 790 Bedroom rig SonyES 3200 RTIA1,s CSIA4 FXI3,s polk PSW 10 SONY 34inch XBR960:cool:SONY BDP550

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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,639
    edited July 2017
    My XPA-3 is still a work horse... Not one issue, mine is 7-8 years old as well..
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    Nothing better than having well made gear that just keeps on chugging along.

    Rock on!
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • slk55amg
    slk55amg Posts: 305
    Thanks so much, glad at least some of the old gang, is till around.
    Emotiva XPA5, Sony ES 5300,: Lsi 15,s LSIC, Monitor 70,s, ( side surrounds) FXI 3,s, (rear surrounds)Micropro4000, Velodyne DEQ 10, Sony 55inchXBR 930D Sony BDP 790 Bedroom rig SonyES 3200 RTIA1,s CSIA4 FXI3,s polk PSW 10 SONY 34inch XBR960:cool:SONY BDP550
  • gfong
    gfong Posts: 1,079
    edited July 2017
    My home theater set-up has an XPA-3 hooked up to my Sony STR-DA5400ES. Been a work horse and gets those RTi A9's working good. No issues to date and the Sony keeps chugging away. I think Sony did its homework on the ES series.

    Glad your gear is still pumping out the sounds! :)
  • Legender
    Legender Posts: 478
    That's good news. I too, have the XPA-3 driving my HT front three speakers and is showing no sings of slowing down.
    Music: Oppo103 - Parasound JC2 - Parasound A21- SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Marantz 70005 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Cary 306 SACD - Canary Audio 906 - Pass Labs x250 - PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80, Polk Monitor 7, SVS SB13 Ultra
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,383
    Maybe Emotiva should be on my radar for future 2 channel amp
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • gfong
    gfong Posts: 1,079
    mrloren wrote: »
    Maybe Emotiva should be on my radar for future 2 channel amp

    My opinion as an owner is that they are really good when used in your home theatre. I find them a little harsh for 2 channel. They will work but I think there are better options out there.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,642
    slk55amg wrote: »
    I have not been here in a while, seems like its all changed since around 2011-2012. I also know what I am going to report will not matter much. My XPA 5 after 8 years still going strong, rock solid, runs cool. My Sony ES 5300 now 9 years old also solid as a rock also runs cool. Just an FYI

    So, you are ready to upgrade? Good job. There is always something better out there. Go for it. After 8-9 years it is time to move on.
    Lumin X1 file player; Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • slk55amg
    slk55amg Posts: 305
    So what would I upgrade? New receiver? Why, new amp, why.
    Emotiva XPA5, Sony ES 5300,: Lsi 15,s LSIC, Monitor 70,s, ( side surrounds) FXI 3,s, (rear surrounds)Micropro4000, Velodyne DEQ 10, Sony 55inchXBR 930D Sony BDP 790 Bedroom rig SonyES 3200 RTIA1,s CSIA4 FXI3,s polk PSW 10 SONY 34inch XBR960:cool:SONY BDP550
  • slk55amg
    slk55amg Posts: 305
    A friend loaned me a Bryston a few years back. Terrific product, very impressive build quality. In my case I could not hear anything diffrent than with the XPA5. Tried it out with a few diffrent people. No one could detact a sound diffrence with the two amps. Maybe the processor being the same, has the sound signature, rather than the amp.
    Emotiva XPA5, Sony ES 5300,: Lsi 15,s LSIC, Monitor 70,s, ( side surrounds) FXI 3,s, (rear surrounds)Micropro4000, Velodyne DEQ 10, Sony 55inchXBR 930D Sony BDP 790 Bedroom rig SonyES 3200 RTIA1,s CSIA4 FXI3,s polk PSW 10 SONY 34inch XBR960:cool:SONY BDP550
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    There is 0 reason for you to upgrade since the gear is still working just fine, and you are happy with it.

    Ignore these guys they love spending other peoples money even when it's not needed.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • slk55amg
    slk55amg Posts: 305
    Thank's so much. My instinct exactely.
    Emotiva XPA5, Sony ES 5300,: Lsi 15,s LSIC, Monitor 70,s, ( side surrounds) FXI 3,s, (rear surrounds)Micropro4000, Velodyne DEQ 10, Sony 55inchXBR 930D Sony BDP 790 Bedroom rig SonyES 3200 RTIA1,s CSIA4 FXI3,s polk PSW 10 SONY 34inch XBR960:cool:SONY BDP550
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Ignore these guys they love spending other peoples money even when it's not needed.
    Hey Cathy...you can spend my money anytime.... ;)B)
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    All except one of my Emos are in mothballs. My first one is doing rear surround duty.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,383
    mrloren wrote: »
    Maybe Emotiva should be on my radar for future 2 channel amp

    Are you going to do 2 channel in your home theater room or in a separate room? A couple of advantages to giving Emotiva a try is (1) they have a 30 day trial run period. If you are not happy with the SQ performance, you can return for a refund. (2) by buying new over used, the amp/pre-amp comes with a warranty and from a company with a great customer service track record.

    I am considering adding their BasX A-300 to my Yamaha AVR for both 2 channel and surround sound.

    I'm looking at the BasX-A300 too. Need to take the load of the S60 off my AVR
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • dolbyd
    dolbyd Posts: 427
    mrloren wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    Maybe Emotiva should be on my radar for future 2 channel amp

    Are you going to do 2 channel in your home theater room or in a separate room? A couple of advantages to giving Emotiva a try is (1) they have a 30 day trial run period. If you are not happy with the SQ performance, you can return for a refund. (2) by buying new over used, the amp/pre-amp comes with a warranty and from a company with a great customer service track record.

    I am considering adding their BasX A-300 to my Yamaha AVR for both 2 channel and surround sound.

    I'm looking at the BasX-A300 too. Need to take the load of the S60 off my AVR

    I am running a BasX-A300 in my office with a pair of LS90's. works great no complaints.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 8805A, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G3, Emotiva X300, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, PS Audio AC-5 x8, AQ Rocket 33 Biwire speaker cables, AQ King Cobra XLR IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

    Office- L600, in ceiling Polk RC80i, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Pioneer Elite PDF-59 CD, PSA Stellar 300, Sony 55" 800B

    Master BR- Signature S60, Signature S35 Center, Signature S15 Dolby Height, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-SB4000, Marantz 5012, Emotiva XPA5 G2, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" OLED

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3
  • slk55amg
    slk55amg Posts: 305
    Emotiva has grown since I purchased my amp in 2009. They now have a lot of what is reported to be great products.One thing for sure is a very high level build quality. Not unlike Polk in that arena.
    Emotiva XPA5, Sony ES 5300,: Lsi 15,s LSIC, Monitor 70,s, ( side surrounds) FXI 3,s, (rear surrounds)Micropro4000, Velodyne DEQ 10, Sony 55inchXBR 930D Sony BDP 790 Bedroom rig SonyES 3200 RTIA1,s CSIA4 FXI3,s polk PSW 10 SONY 34inch XBR960:cool:SONY BDP550