Emotiva ‘Differential Reference’ power amps now available in the UK

US brand Emotiva is to launch its range of power amplifiers in the UK market, including the XPA-DR1, XPA-DR2 and XPA-DR3 models.

These employ the company's Differential Reference amplifier modules, featuring the same circuit topology as its top-of-the-line X Series power amps.

The modules come in pairs to deliver balanced amplification to each channel, and are fed by a power supply that Emotiva claims can deliver over 3kW of continuous power.

The amps’ Class A/B output stages use Emotiva’s 'soft-switch' Class H topology for improved power efficiency. They operate on a low supply voltage to minimise power consumption, switching to a higher voltage when required.

The Emotiva XPA-DR1 mono amp delivers 650W into 8 ohms, the stereo Emotiva XPA-DR2 550W into 8 ohms and the three-channel Emotiva XPA-DR3 450W RMS into 8 ohms.

All models feature a steel chassis, with a milled aluminium faceplate with a blue LED display.

The Emotiva XPA-DR1 (£1300), Emotiva XPA-DR2 (£1750) and Emotiva XPA-DR3 (£2150) are available now.


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Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.