• Emotiva XSP-1
  • Emotiva XSP-1
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Emotiva XSP-1

$1,274.99 $1,499.00

  • Description

Description

Our all-new XSP-1 Gen 2 balanced preamplifier isn’t just a great cosmetic match to our Gen 2 power amps—it also takes performance to a new level. Thanks to an all-new surface-mount design, we’ve significantly tightened component tolerances, shortened signal paths, and matched the trace lengths between channels, for a greatly improved acoustic signature.

Refining Balanced Performance
The XSP-1 Gen 2 combines a pure, all-analog, 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 uncompromised 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 analog 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.

The Control You Need
In terms of fine-tuning the sound of your system, most audiophile preamps 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.

Advanced Features Ease System Integration
The XSP-1 Gen 2 packs a long list of features that make it the ideal centerpiece for your high performance audio system. It includes analog 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 aluminum remote control. A large VFD display shows system status messages and provides visual confirmation of all actions and settings.

Ready for Legacy Sources
Unlike many other preamps these days, the XSP-1 includes a truly stunning and extremely quiet phono preamplifier 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.

Experience the next generation of balanced perfection.

 

Tech Specs:

  • 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
  • Gain structure:
    Nominal output level: 0 dBV (1 V)
    Nominal gain (with Volume set to “0”): 1
    Maximum gain: +12 dB
  • High-Frequency and Low-Frequency Trims:
    HF trim (settings): -3 dB, -2 dB, -1 dB, Flat, +1 dB, +2 dB, +3 dB @ 12 kHz
    HF trim (inflection point): 4 kHz
    LF trim (settings): -3 dB, -2 dB, -1 dB, Flat, +1 dB, +2 dB, +3 dB @ 50 Hz
    LF 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dimensions: 17” wide x 6” high x 16.5” deep (includes feet and terminals).
    Boxed: 22" Wide x 19" Deep x 10" High

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