Friends, Having read the threat "Emotiva Audio?!" I strongly disagree of what is written there!
First I'm European (from Portugal) and second I own the NAD C355BEE integrated, NAD C545BEE cd player and B&W 684 florstanders speakers.
I ordered one Emotiva UPA-2 power amplifier and now I using the NAD C355BEE as a pre amplifier.
The Emotiva brought an incredible new sound to the B&W's that I thought only far expensive gear would give! The Emotiva UPA-2 has 125 watts per channel, this is REAL 125 watts. I can push the volume higher and higher and the sound never gets distressed, it's always clean, crisp and clear.
The Emotiva is a really unexpensive machine that is really hard to belive the sound it delivers, but it delivers in such a way that your hears can't believe. I say that to find such sound you'd pay for 10 times or even more. The NAD is way behind the Emotiva sound. The company is really excellent, they are very nice, fast in answering and I even got e-mails directly from the owner!
So anyone saying bad things about Emotiva and their products really doesn't know what they're talking about. I say this by my own experience. I've heard Vincent, NAD, Marantz, Cambridge Audio etc and none of this compares to Emotiva, in price and especially in sound quality.