Emotiva Audio Corporation is shipping three new product lines announced earlier this year, in addition to enhancements to its popular XMC-1 7.2-channel preamp/processor.
Specifically, the entry-level BasX series of multi-zone amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, and stereo preamp/tuners are on the market, along with the expanded Airmotiv loudspeaker line and XPA Gen 3 high-performance custom-tailored audio amplifier.
“Beginning in January, we initiated a series of product debuts that add up to a record-breaking round of new models in 2016, most of which are now here and ready to ship to our customers,” said Dan Laufman, president and founder, Emotiva Audio Corporation. “With three of four new lines now ready to ship, and the fourth [Emersa] on its way in early Q1 ’17, we’re fulfilling our commitment to satisfy the needs of audio lovers at every level—from casual listeners to the most ardent audiophiles.”
BasX multi-zone amps, stereo preamp/tuners, and integrated amplifiers are engineered to work together to reproduce flawless sound with intuitive operation. The line includes four power amplifiers, with various output power levels and configurations from two to eight channels. As Emotiva’s entry-level audio line, BasX products range in price from $199 to $599.
The expanded Airmotiv loudspeaker line is engineered and positioned to be a complete sound solution for contemporary high-end audio systems. All seven models that are shipping—or in the case of the subwoofers, will ship in early December—feature modern, black faceted baffles, with critically braced high-quality MDF cabinets and magnetically attached grilles. The Airmotiv series price range is from $199 to $699.
XPA Gen 3 is a custom-tailored amplifier that can be customized to individual systems. It is designed to suit everything from a single subwoofer to a stereo playback system, or a complete home theater. Its modular, assembled-in-the-USA architecture allows it to grow with system needs. Using Emotiva’s XPR amplifier topology and designed with highly flexible modularity, the XPA Gen 3 accommodates one to seven channels, multiple power levels, and is well suited for applications from reference stereo to surround sound. All XPA Gen 3 amplifiers share the same chassis and power supply; fully modular construction allows any XPA G3 amp to be upgraded by up to seven channels at another time.
An enhancement to one of its most popular preamp/processors, Emotiva now offers owners of the XMC-1 an opportunity to upgrade to HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 from the original HDMI board. The upgraded version, which is included on all XMC-1 units that shipped after the board was made available, features one HDMI 2.0 input and one HDMI 2.0 output, with full HDCP 2.2 support.
Emotiva is offering the upgrade at no cost to consumers who purchased the preamp/processor before the board was available, and at a cost of $299 for those who purchase the XMC-1 used or at a discount.