Emotiva Audio - Highly Accoladed Affordable Performance

16th Dec 2020

Emotiva Audio - Highly Accoladed Affordable Performance


When Emotiva started, They had one goal: to offer exceptionally designed, high performance products at prices that more people could afford and enjoy.All Emotiva products are designed and engineered at the company’s facilities in Tennessee, and are manufactured in factories worldwide.The company’s line of products include amplifiers, preamplifiers, e-connects, Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC), receivers, speakers, sources, accessories, powered monitors, and more.

Emotiva started with a simple question: "Why can't we have amazing audio and video—at prices that don't threaten our mortgage?"

And it was a good question. As high-end audio chased an ever-shrinking market with ever-more-costly gear, the price of sonic nirvana shot out of reach. New audiophiles shook their heads and said, "You know, a soundbar and a receiver may not be that bad. At least I won't be filing for divorce."

At the same time high-end audio prices were climbing, Emotiva's founder, Dan Laufman and his team were helping some of the best names in audio manufacture their gear. Dan saw the inefficiencies in the system, and the ever-climbing prices, and decided to do something about it. His goal was lofty: to deliver stunning performance at sane cost…in products so amazing that they really were the only choice at their price.


The result is Emotiva.

Dan's love of the high end comes from both the music and the electronics sides. His dad was an audiophile and an engineer; he built his own tube amps and speakers. The gear was right in the living room, where Dan would sit in front of the speaker listening to his big band music. He found it really exciting and wonderful. Thanks to this early influence and his love of music and all things mechanical, his interest was triggered at a very early age.

Dan was a big Infinity fan, but they seriously until he came up with a high-end 12V mobile amp that he intentionally designed to look like an Infinity product. He pitched it to them, and they loved it.This was the beginning of Dan designing high quality audio equipment for other manufacturers. He expanded his business to become a specialist designer and OEM (Other Electronics Manufacturer) for some of the biggest names in quality audio over the next 20 years.In 2003 he founded Emotiva so that his talents could be channeled into his own brand and he could deliver his passion for value in high performance audio to his own customers.

Dan likens the pursuit of high-end audio to a vision quest. The ultimate goal is to recreate the musical experience with the most pristine, accurate, emotionally evolving sonic characteristics possible. Hi-fi, on the other hand, is less about the music than it is about the appliance. Hi-fi gear plays music and movies, but high-end gear evokes emotion.

Emotiva is named for Dan's—and his teams'—passion. Their emotional involvement with great music and film, their thrill at bringing top-level performance to more people than ever before, the fun of changing the game of high-end audio. While the team has grown over the years, everyone at Emotiva still hews to the same basic values, and takes pride in creating products that redefine what you see and hear—as well as what you pay.

Emotiva is an audio company comprised of true audio enthusiasts, engineers, and product specialists. They run a lean organization without excess overhead and redundant levels of management. Everyone in the company, from the engineering team, to the manufacturing group, to the support staff, has your ultimate home entertainment experience in mind. This is what makes Emotiva different from many other home entertainment manufacturers. Their people are passionate enthusiasts who enjoy the experience of using Emotiva products equally as much as designing and building them.

BASX Components

The BASX amplifier series offers all the essential features that make a great audio component, like a heavy duty power supply, great sounding high-current short signal path Class A/B amplifiers, industry standard unbalanced audio inputs, and full-sized five-way binding post speaker terminals.The BASX component's chassis are built like a tank and weighs in at many Kgs.The heft attributable to its large toroidal power transformer, steel chassis, solid milled aluminum faceplate and machined aluminum volume control knob on pre-amp incorporated models. From the entry-level A-100 through the TA-100 Receiver Amplifier to the A-800 Power Amplifier the performance level is outstanding value for money. Emotiva does an impressive job keeping the price low while not cheaping out on any part of these units.BASX components are available in integrated,pre and power amplifier models that offer the type of performance you might expect to find on expensive components costing many times their modest prices.

High Performance Phono Preamplifier

Emotiva have designed their high performance XPS-1 Phono Preamplifier to cater for both MM (Moving Magnet) and MC (Moving Coil) cartridges. The sound it produces is vivid and upbeat with very low background noise. Well-engineered power supplies such as the Emotiva one here tend to support the drive in music. This is communicated by an energetic boogie factor that is the XPS-1’s calling card throughout the listening period.

Ego USB DAC Series

The Emotiva Little and Big Ego USB DAC's can turn the mediocre audio coming from your computer into something that actually sounds great. From ordinary streaming videos and MP3 files to high resolution audio downloads; everything sounds better when you have a Little Ego. High resolution downloads sound truly awesome, CD quality files sound great, and even lossy streaming audio will sound better than you ever imagined possible.

XPA Series Multi-Channel Power Amplifiers

Emotiva also have a range of Reference Series multi-channel power amplifiers that offer high performance for 2-channel through to 11-channel models for home theatre applications.The new XPA Series amplifiers are fully modular and configurable at the time you order them. You can choose any configuration you want, from two to seven channels. All configurations are built on the same chassis, sharing one very robust power supply. If your needs change in the future, you can easily have more channels added.

Cinema Surround Processor Series

Emotiva RMC-1

Emotiva are at the cutting edge of Home Theatre Surround Sound Processor technology with new releases such as their RMC-1 16-Channel Cinema Processor and the Emotiva XMC-1 Pre-Amp Processor are setting new standards in the industry. To make all this possible, Emotiva started by developing a whole new hardware platform, which combines powerful new cutting-edge processor technology with painstaking analogue circuit design to deliver the best possible audio performance. Running on this hardware platform, their proprietary operating system powers the menu system and all of the advanced control logic.The RMC-1 takes it to the next level… and is the perfect way to start building a truly state of the art home theater, surround sound, an ultra high performance stereo music system.

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