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Choosing an Emotiva configuration for new Home Theater system??

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by jjhall5150, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. jjhall5150

    jjhall5150 New Member

    Mar 2, 2010
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    Pittsfield, MA
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    James Hall
    Hello All.

    I am designing my first Home Theater in my new home and need some advice for processing and powering.

    I have a $2000 (approx) budget for a receiver and amplifier.

    Though sound is more important than looks, I seem to be drawn toward Emotiva for it's design and am leaning toward that route, but I am open to suggestions

    This is my speaker configuration

    SVS MTS-01 (x2) - Power handling: 20-250 watts / 4-6 ohms
    SVS MTS-01 (x2) - Power handling: 20-250 watts / 4-6 ohms
    SVS MBS-01 (x2) - Power Handling 20-150 watts / 8 ohms

    Here are 3 different EMOTIVA sound processing configurations I am considering:

    1. Emotiva UMC-1 / Emotiva UPA-2, Emotiva UPA-2, Emotiva UPA-1
    2. Emotiva UMC-1 / Emotiva XPA-5
    3. Emotiva UMC-1 / Emotiva XPA-2, Emotiva XPA-3

    Which of these configurations would give me the best performance witout driving the amplification to max power?


    Jim Hall
    Pittsfield, MA
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 1999
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    Unless you have a very large room, I would just go with the XPA-5. You aren't going to drive any of these amps to max power IMO. If you decide to go 7.1 in the future then you could add an XPA-2 for the mains and be good to go.

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