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    Emotiva Officially Releases Two New Affordable BasX Components (A-800, A-5175)


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    (September 6, 2017) Emotiva Audio Corporation is adding two new members to its available line of ultra-affordable BasX audio components. The new BasX A-5175 and BasX A-800 are due to be on display at CEDIA 2017.

    The BasX A-5175 ($799) is a five-channel standalone power amplifier that carries a heavy duty linear power supply, high-current short signal path Class A/B amplifier modules, unbalanced audio inputs, and high-quality internal parts. It’s specified to deliver an impressive 175 Watts per channel (two channels driven, 8 Ohms) or 125 Watts per channel (all channels driven, 8 Ohms), via audiophile-grade five-way binding posts. Emotiva says its overall total harmonic distortion plus noise is less than 0.07%.

    “In slightly over a year, BasX has quickly become one of our most popular lines to date,” commented Dan Laufman, President and Founder, Emotiva Audio Corp. “From the beginning, customers were quick to ask for a five-channel powerhouse amp that could contend with models costing in the thousands. The A-5175 is our response, embodying Emotiva amp design at its finest, with the best performance for the price.”

    The BasX A-5175 is engineered to offer the presentation of a high-grade component, with a solid milled aluminum faceplate and slick blue channel indicator lights. It’s a fantastic looking amp that falls right in line with other Emotiva gear.

    The BasX A-800 ($499) represents another high-quality/low-cost entry into the BasX line. It’s an eight-channel power amp designed for use in whole home applications. Much like the BasX A-5175, the A-800 delivers performance via a Class A/B output stage. Rated at 35 Watts per channel (all channels driven, 8 Ohms), the A-800 is the perfect amp for driving less demanding ceiling and in-wall speakers. And while it can run up to four separate pairs of speakers, owners can bridge each pair of channels into a single channel for higher output power needs.

    “Like so many of our products, the BasX A-800 is designed to compete with similar products costing three times as much or more, let alone models at a similar price point,” said Laufman. “The BasX A-800 performs at such a high level, and with so many features available, we’re usually met with disbelief when they discover it costs less $500.”

    Both the BasX A-5175 and BasX A-800 are currently available for purchase through select dealers and the company’s own website. Actual product shipping is set to begin on September 15, 2017.


    Specifications

    BasX A-5175 Five Channel Amplifier
    • Circuit Topology: The BasX A-5175 is a five channel power amplifier. The BasX A-700 combines classical audiophile amplifier architecture – based on a heavy-duty linear power supply, and a carefully designed high current, short signal path, Class A/B output stage, with advanced, microprocessor-controlled monitoring and protection circuitry, to deliver superb sound quality at a truly reasonable price.
    • Power Output (two channels driven): 175 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 8 Ohms; 250 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 4 Ohms
    • Power Output (all channels driven): 125 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 8 Ohms
    • Power Bandwidth (at rated power; 8 Ohm load): 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+ / – 0.1 dB).
    • Broad Band Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 80 kHz (+ 0 / – 1.5 dB).
    • THD + noise: < 0.07% (A-weighted); at rated power; 1 kHz; 8 Ohms
    • Signal to Noise Ratio (8 Ohm load): > 115 dB (A-weighted); ref rated power, > 95 dB (A-weighted); ref 1 watt.
    • Minimum Recommended Load Impedance: 4 Ohms; which equals one 4 Ohm load or two paralleled 8 Ohm loads.
    • Speaker Output Connections: Audiophile grade, 5-way binding posts.
    • Power Supply: Linear power supply with heavy duty torodial transformer.
    • Input Sensitivity (for rated power; 8Ohm load): 1.2 V.
    • Gain: 29 dB.
    • Input Connections: Unbalanced (RCA); one per channel.
    • Input Impedance: 27 kOhms (unbalanced).
    • Trigger: Trigger Input: 5 – 12 V (AC or DC); <10 mA input current required, Trigger Output: 12 VDC; can drive any load up to 120 mA.
    • Power Requirements: 115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).
    • Front Panel Controls and Indicators: Standby; push button (halo ring changes color to indicate Standby or On), Status LEDs; one per channel; blue, Status LEDs change to red to indicate a fault condition.
    • Rear Panel Controls: AC Power switch; rocker switch (switches AC main power), Status LEDs switch; disables front panel Status LEDs.
    • Protection: The BasX A-5175 is protected against excessive operating temperature, shorted speaker connections, ground faults, and other common fault conditions.
    • Dimensions: 17” wide x 6” high x 16.5” deep (including feet and connectors), 21-1/2” wide x 10” high x 21” deep (boxed).
    • Weight: 36.5 pounds (unboxed), 44 pounds (boxed)

    BasX A-800 Multi-Zone Power Amplifier
    • Power Output (two channels driven): 50 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD < 0.03%; into 8 Ohms, 80 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 4 Ohms.
    • Power Output (8 channels; all channels driven: 35 watts RMS per channel; 1 kHz; THD < 0.03%; into 8 Ohms, 50 watts RMS per channel; 1 kHz; THD < 0.1%; into 4 Ohms.
    • Power Output; BRIDGED MODE (4 channels; all channels driven): 100 watts RMS per channel; 20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD < 0.03%; into 8 Ohms.
    • Broad Band Frequency Response: Individual channel mode: 20 Hz to 80 kHz (+ / – 1.8 dB), Bridged mode: 20 Hz to 80 kHz (+ / – 3 dB).
    • THD + noise: < 0.05% (A-weighted); at rated power; 1 kHz; 8 Ohms
    • Signal to Noise Ratio (8 Ohm load): > 110 dB (A-weighted); ref rated power, > 95 dB (A-weighted); ref 1 watt.
    • Minimum Recommended Load Impedance (per channel): Individual channel mode: 4 Ohms; which equals one 4 Ohm load or two paralleled 8 Ohm loads, Bridged mode: 8 Ohms.
    • Speaker Output Connections: Audiophile grade, 5-way binding posts.
    • Power Supply: Linear power supply with heavy duty torodial transformer.
    • Input Sensitivity (for rated power; 8Ohm load): 700 mV.
    • Gain: Individual channel mode: 29 dB, Bridged mode: 35 dB.
    • Input Connections: Unbalanced (RCA); one per channel, Unbalanced (RCA); one stereo pair for Bus input.
    • Input Impedance: 27 kOhms (unbalanced).
    • Trigger: Trigger Input: 5 – 12 V (AC or DC); <10 mA input current required, Trigger Output: 12 VDC; can drive any load up to 120 mA.
    • Power Requirements: 115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).
    • Front Panel Controls and Indicators: Standby; push button (halo ring changes color to indicate Standby or On), Status LEDs; one per channel; blue, Status LEDs change to flashing red to indicate a fault condition.
    • Rear Panel Controls: AC Power Switch; rocker switch (switches AC main power), Power Mode; slide switch; selects Always On, Trigger, or Auto-On Mode, Bus Switch; slide switch; (4) 1 per Zone; selects either the Bus or individual input for the Zone, Bridge Switch; selects either individual channel or bridged amplifier operation, Status LEDs switch; disables front panel Status LEDs.
    • Protection: The BasX A-800 is protected against excessive operating temperature, shorted speaker connections, ground faults, and other common fault conditions.
    • Dimensions: 17” wide x 4” high x 16” deep (unboxed; including feet), 17” wide x 3-1/2” high x 16” deep (unboxed; without feet), 21-1/2” wide x 8” high x 21-1/4” deep (boxed).
    • Weight: 26 lbs (net), 32.4 lbs (boxed)
     

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    1. Todd Anderson

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      Was able to get a good look at BasX products today. Build quality was excellent. This gear looks every bit the part of a high-quality product. I was not able to hear any of it in action...
       
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      I always thought Emotiva gear looks really nice. In the past I've thought about buying a power amplifier but I don't listen loud enough to justify buying one.
       
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      I've owned several models of UPA's Emotivas amps. I currently own the LPA-1 amplifier and it has worked well. It is a monster amp putting out 125 wpc from 1-5 channels, and I believe 65 wpc for 6 and 7.

      I only use channel 1,2 and 3. It never runs hot even while listening to music with volume at 0 dB's.

      I think Emotiva amps are great for what they cost. I've also owned Outlaw amps, and if I was to choose between them again, I would go with Outlaw due to their repair center being able to offer repairs for their older amps. Emotiva doesn't work on their older model amps anymore. I had to sent my LPA-1 to get it checked out at a 3rd party repair center.
       

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