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Emotiva XSP-1 Black Gen2 Differential Reference Balanced Stereo Pre-Amplifier

Emotiva

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£1419.00

The all-new XSP-1 Gen 2 balanced preamplifier is an audiophile stereo preamp featuring a dedicated phono stage and discrete subwoofer output, is a great cosmetic match to the Emotiva Gen 2 power amps — it also takes performance to a new level. Thanks to an all-new surface-mount design, Emotiva significantly tightened component tolerances, shortened signal paths, and matched the trace lengths between channels, for a greatly improved acoustic signature. The list of features is extensive with the XSP-1 offering exceptional sound quality via an all-analogue, fully balanced, differential signal path with vanishingly low noise and distortion, tight-tolerance surface mount components and short, precisely matched signal paths to deliver a superb, tightly focused acoustic signature. Full analogue bass management with independent, individually configurable, Linkwitz-Riley 12 dB/octave high-pass and low-pass filters for the mains and subs allow for true stereo operation with subwoofers for superior full range performance. Digital flexibility and convenience is class leading, including precise repeatability on all settings, a smart mute function, turn on level limit, and a full function remote control.

 

Refining Balanced Performance

Refining Balanced Performance

The XSP-1 Gen 2 combines a pure, all-analogue, audiophile topology with an advanced digital control system. This maintains the purity of the audio signal, while offering advanced features, resolution, and accuracy far surpassing traditional designs. The XSP-1 Gen 2 delivers an uncompromising listening experience in Reference Playback mode by totally avoiding single ended to balanced conversions from the signal path. Combined with instrumentation grade relays for input selection and high voltage, and a digitally-controlled analogue resistor ladder network with 0.5dB per step resolution for volume, the XSP-1 Gen 2 maintains signal integrity and near perfect channel matching - even at very low listening levels.

Advanced Features Ease System Integration

Advanced Features Ease System Integration

The XSP-1 Gen 2 packs a long list of features that make it the ideal center piece for your high performance audio system. It includes analogue bass management for perfect integration with 2.1 or 2.2 systems, as well as a high current, load-invariant headphone amplifier, an external signal processor loop, trigger inputs and outputs, and a full-featured milled aluminium remote control. A large VFD display shows system status messages and provides visual confirmation of all actions and settings.

The Control You Need

The Control You Need

In terms of fine-tuning the sound of your system, most audiophile pre-amps are “take it or leave it”, offering little or no control over the interaction between your speakers and room. Not the XSP-1 Gen 2. It includes precision contour controls that allow you to tailor the high frequency and low frequency response of your system for perfect results in your listening environment. For absolute neutrality, the contour controls operate by switching networks of precision discrete tuning components in and out, and can, of course, be completely bypassed.

Ready for Legacy Sources

Ready for Legacy Sources

Unlike many other preamps these days, the XSP-1 includes a truly stunning and extremely quiet phono pre-amplifier with inputs for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges (with user-selectable loading). The list of features can go on and on...but the real proof is in the listening experience, and in the XSP-1's incredible flexibility and ease of operation.

Features

  • Tick Excellent input and output flexibility: 2 sets of balanced inputs, 4 sets of unbalanced inputs, one set of balanced main outputs, and one set of unbalanced main outputs.
  • Tick Support for both stereo subwoofers and a summed mono subwoofer.
  • Tick Level control via a high resolution (.5dB/step) digitally controlled analog resistor network.
  • Tick Audiophile quality, load invariant, high current headphone amplifier with independent level control and memory.
  • Tick High performance phono pre-amp that supports both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, with user-configurable cartridge loading for moving coil cartridges.
  • Tick True external processor loop.
  • Tick Gold plated, solid brass machined RCA connectors and gold plated XLR connectors.
  • Tick Highly regulated and shielded toroidal power supply.
  • Tick Informative, dimmable front panel VFD display shows level, status, and input selections.
  • Tick Flexible trigger and control options.
  • Tick Fully transferrable five-year warranty.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Processor Specifications

Nominal output level 0 dBV (1 V)
Nominal gain (with Volume set to “0”) 1
Maximum gain +12 dB
High Freq. trim (settings) -3 dB, -2 dB, -1 dB, Flat, +1 dB, +2 dB, +3 dB @ 12 kHz
High Freq. trim (inflection point) 4 kHz
Low Freq. trim (settings) -3 dB, -2 dB, -1 dB, Flat, +1 dB, +2 dB, +3 dB @ 50 Hz
Low Freq. trim (inflection point) 200 Hz

Bass Management

Crossover slopes (high-pass and low-pass) 12 dB / octave
Crossover frequency (high-pass and low-pass) User configurable, 50 Hz to 250 Hz

Audio Specification

Balanced Input to Balanced Output S/N (signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted, ref +6 dBV): > 117 dB
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.02 dB
THD + N (harmonic distortion plus noise, @ 1 kHz): < 0.0004%
IMD (intermodulation distortion, SMPTE method, 60 Hz/7 kHz): < 0.001%
Crosstalk (measured at +6 dBF, 10 kHz): < 100 dB
Unbalanced Input to Unbalanced Output S/N (signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted, ref +6 dBV): > 113 dB
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.015 dB
THD + N (harmonic distortion plus noise, @ 1 kHz): < 0.0006%
IMD (intermodulation distortion, SMPTE method, 60 Hz/7 kHz): < 0.001%
Crosstalk (measured at +6 dBF, 10 kHz): < 102 dB
Balanced Input to Unbalanced Output S/N (signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted, ref +6 dBV): > 114 dB
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.015 dB
THD + N (harmonic distortion plus noise, @ 1 kHz): < 0.0005%
IMD (intermodulation distortion, SMPTE method, 60 Hz/7 kHz): < 0.0015%
Crosstalk (measured at +6 dBF, 10 kHz): < 105 dB
Unbalanced Input to Balanced Output S/N (signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted, ref +6 dBV): > 115 dB
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.017 dB
THD + N (harmonic distortion plus noise, @ 1 kHz): < 0.0003%
IMD (intermodulation distortion, SMPTE method, 60 Hz/7 kHz): < 0.007%
Crosstalk (measured at +6 dBF, 10 kHz): < 100 dB
Phono (Moving Coil; phono in to balanced out) Gain (1 kHz, Volume at 0): approximately 60 dB
Input impedance (user selectable): 47 ohms, 100 ohms, 470 ohms, 1k ohm
S/N (signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted, ref 1.0 mV in): > 79 dB
Frequency response (referenced to standard RIAA curve): 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.35 dB
THD (total harmonic distortion, ref 1.0 mV): < 0.008%
IMD (intermodulation distortion, SMPTE method: < 0.15 %
Crosstalk: < 65 dB
Phono (Moving Magnet; phono in to balanced out) Gain (1 kHz, Volume at 0): approximately 40 dB
Input impedance: 47k Ohms
S/N (signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted, ref 10.0 mV in, A-weighted): > 96 dB
Frequency response (referenced to standard RIAA curve): 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.3 dB
THD (total harmonic distortion, ref 10 mV): < 0.001%
IMD (intermodulation distortion, SMPTE method: < 0.05%
Crosstalk: < 80 dB

Physical Properties

Line level Input 2 pairs balanced
4 pairs unbalanced
Home Theater (line level, left, right, sub) Input 1 set balanced
1 set unbalanced
Processor Loop (line level) Input 1 pair unbalanced
Input Impedance (line level) Input 50k ohms
Phono Input (MM or MC) 1 pair unbalanced
Main Outputs 1 pair balanced
1 pair unbalanced
(Main outputs may be configured as flat or high-pass; high-pass is adjustable from 50 Hz to 250 Hz)
Subwoofer (left, right, summed) Output 1 set balanced
1 set unbalanced
(Subwoofer outputs may be configured as flat or low-pass; low-pass is adjustable from 50 Hz to 250 Hz)
Processor Loop (line level) Output 1 pair unbalanced
Minimum recommended load impedance 600 ohms
Trigger Input and Output 1 each
IR input and output 1 each
Trigger 12 VDC trigger output.
Dimensions 17” wide x 6” high x 16.5” deep (includes feet and terminals).
Boxed: 22" Wide x 19" Deep x 10" High
Weight
Power Requirements 115 VAC or 230 VAC +/- 10% @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected and switched).
Power consumption (On): 32 watts
Power consumption (Standby): <1 watt
Warranty 5 Years

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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