EMO Loving

Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,632
Trying out the new signiture reference 3ch 450wpc amp.....for those of you that don't hate emo too much B)

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Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

H.T.
SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

2CH
SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is

Comments

  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 891
    Very nice!
    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 891
    edited March 24
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    Trying out the new signiture reference 3ch 450wpc amp.....for those of you that don't hate emo too much B) ]

    I think those that hate EMO don't know EMO. Considering the price, their gear gives excellent bang for the buck!

    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,269
    "loose the dogs of war!"
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,572
    Nobody hates Emo. There was a wave where they were touted as giant killers and that they never were. It was all about unfounded claims of zealots rather than a hate for the brand or products themselves.
    audiothesis.com/

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  • JPeteJPete Posts: 290
    I’ve had an XPA5 gen 2 pushing my HT for about 4 years or so. It drives some Paradigms and Time Windows with ease on multi-channel SACDs, and sounds pretty tight.

    Hope you’re enjoying that new piece. Looks pretty cool.
    Lexicon RT-10, Parasound P5, McCormack DNA 0.5, Polk SDA CRS+, SVS Sub
    Schiit Modi, Luminous Audio Axiom II, McCormack DNA-1, Digital Phase AP 2
    Marantz AV7701, Emotiva XPA-5, Paradigm 11se Mkii, DCM Time Windows, NHT 2C, SVS Sub

    Spares - Kenwood C1 Pre, NAD 2200PE, Polk Monitor 10B, Polk Model 11, other odds and ends
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,255
    Congrats, enjoy.
    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,423
    mark090852 wrote: »
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    Trying out the new signiture reference 3ch 450wpc amp.....for those of you that don't hate emo too much B) ]

    I think those that hate EMO don't know EMO. Considering the price, their gear gives excellent bang for the buck!

    The amps I've heard were unrefinded and I could hear the disc spinning in the CDP from 6 feet away. No thanks at any price.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • MilitoMilito Posts: 401
    Congrats!
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Outlaw 5000, HSU VTF-2 MK5, Signature S55, S30, Sony BPD-S3200, Technics PD867, Audio-Technica AT-LP60, AudioQuest Type 4 Speaker Cable, AudioQuest Black Mamba II Interconnects, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Sony 65" 900F.
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,632
    F1nut wrote: »
    No thanks at any price.

    Lol, I've missed you Jesse! I was wondering if throw in some loose change. I would dig it if you came over for a listen. Just let me know what your favorite refreshment is before you head...….

    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,423
    Root beer B)
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,944
    edited March 24
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    No thanks at any price.

    Lol, I've missed you Jesse! I was wondering if throw in some loose change. I would dig it if you came over for a listen. Just let me know what your favorite refreshment is before you head...….

    Looking at the gear listed in your sig, would you also be providing uncle Jesse with some high quality ear plugs? :p ;) o:)







    RELAX people, it's a joke! B) :p
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,361
    Looks good to me. I really liked the 2nd Gen. XPA1s we had on the 705s.

    Congrats!
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 351
    edited March 24
    Nice. looks a lot like my room.
    I have found the new Differential Reference 3 to be a much better amp compared to the Gen2 I was running. The noise floor is so much better and the extra power is noticeably with the 9s. everything is tighter and more controlled.
    The DR3 does need 2.1V for the full output so moving to XLRs would make your setup even better.

    For theater Emo is a good amp I am happy with them. Now for 2channel I am excited for the new Stellar 300 I just ordered.

    pxhvx796rpd0.jpeg
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G2, Emotiva X150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x5, Douglas jumpers, SVS Ultra speaker cables, Transparent IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

    Office-Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Pioneer Elite PDF-59 CD, PSA Stellar 300, Sony 510C 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,632
    F1nut wrote: »
    Root beer B)

    Henry Weinhards Root beer already in the fridge, goes great with vanilla bean ice cream....of course there is Elysian Space dust too :#

    [/quote]

    Looking at the gear listed in your sig, would you also be providing uncle Jesse with some high quality ear plugs? :p ;) o:)
    [/quote]


    Best laugh I've had all day, even before I saw the tag line at the bottom :D
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,632
    dolbyd wrote: »
    Nice. looks a lot like my room.
    I have found the new Differential Reference 3 to be a much better amp compared to the Gen2 I was running. The noise floor is so much better and the extra power is noticeably with the 9s. everything is tighter and more controlled.
    The DR3 does need 2.1V for the full output so moving to XLRs would make your setup even better.

    For theater Emo is a good amp I am happy with them. Now for 2channel I am excited for the new Stellar 300 I just ordered.

    pxhvx796rpd0.jpeg

    Wow, awesome looking gear! Sadly my Integra doesn't have balanced pre-outs, I would love to go balanced connections.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,766
    Hey,

    I like Emo, in fact I have an XPA3Gen3. Nice amp and great for the price. I'm not saying it's a Parasound or NAD but it is a good amp. I listen to a lot of music and do find it very musical. For HT it rocks. A lot better than trying to run my system off my AVR.

    When I was shopping for an amp Emo was the best choice. B&K used 20 year old amp for $800 was not in the cards for me. All the used Parasounds where way out of my price range and I read a few bad reviews on the Monolith amps so I went with Emo and glad I did.

    Jessie, anytime you want to come over for a listen my door is open sir. Open for a few others too.

    Congrats and rock on.

    L
    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 UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,269
    @Geoff4rfc Is that the DIFFERENTIAL REFERENCE™?
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,632
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @Geoff4rfc Is that the DIFFERENTIAL REFERENCE™?

    Yes sir, the DR3, and thanks to doblyd, who had to go and stick the XLR bug in my ear (thanks dude, really thanks) (oh well, I'm not married anymore, what the hey), I've got a nice (old in production but a new refurb) little pre on the way B)
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 351
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @Geoff4rfc Is that the DIFFERENTIAL REFERENCE™?

    Yes sir, the DR3, and thanks to doblyd, who had to go and stick the XLR bug in my ear (thanks dude, really thanks) (oh well, I'm not married anymore, what the hey), I've got a nice (old in production but a new refurb) little pre on the way B)

    Your Welcome :)
    We all help each other spend money.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G2, Emotiva X150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x5, Douglas jumpers, SVS Ultra speaker cables, Transparent IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

    Office-Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Pioneer Elite PDF-59 CD, PSA Stellar 300, Sony 510C 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,632
    edited March 29
    dolbyd wrote: »

    Your Welcome :)
    We all help each other spend money.

    Yeah, I know, but it's usually ME spending someone else's $$$$ :smiley:

    You're timing was good though my friend. AC4L has an Integra 80.2 for sale at a price point that I couldn't refuse.

    I'm not interested in Atmos so the 9.2 configuration from the Integra is fine with me. And, my BRP allows me to do separate video and audio HDMI so I can still view 4K.

    This time next week, I'll be experiencing balanced connections!

    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,766
    How is the DR vs the XPA?

    I was just wondering.
    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 UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,632
    mrloren wrote: »
    How is the DR vs the XPA?

    I was just wondering.

    I'll be doing some serious listening from the 1st to the 4th. The A9's can take anything you throw at them, we'll see then.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 351
    mrloren wrote: »
    How is the DR vs the XPA?

    I was just wondering.

    The DR is great amp. The speakers sound like they are more relaxed with the DR. They don’t have any hint of being overdriven. The 9s are more controlled and bass is very clean. The background noise is nonexistent too. I only have about 50 hours on the amp and it is more impressive each time we fire it up.

    I also see a difference when we ran Audyssey. On the XPA 2 it set the crossover at 40hz. When I ran the DR it wants to set it at Full Bandwidth.

    The amp does need 2.1V on the DR. The XPA needs 1.2V. So you will need an XLR Pre/Pro to get the benefit of the DR.
    Your XPA is a perfect match voltage wise for your Marantz now. I also think the XPA3 you have is plenty of juice for your S60s.
    The 9s are so power hungry the DR is perfect for them. On any of my other systems I would be happy with an XPA for sure
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G2, Emotiva X150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x5, Douglas jumpers, SVS Ultra speaker cables, Transparent IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

    Office-Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Pioneer Elite PDF-59 CD, PSA Stellar 300, Sony 510C 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3
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