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Old 11-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #17441
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Hello emo peeps i haven't post anything in a very long time but I've kept up with the forum and especially this thread as much i can i did some major upgrades well I consider them major upgrades in the past few months i upgraded from a Denon avr 988 to a Yamaha RXZ-7 and two months down the line i upgraded again to Yamaha RXA-3010 i got a ridiculous deal on the receiver have to love open box item at Best-Buy also upgraded my front left and right speakers from B&W 685 to B&W 683 big difference in sound now my 685 are my surround speakers also bought the Sony BDP-S790 blu ray player amazing player was compared to the Oppo bdp-93 now i just saw the post emotiva is having a sale so i decided to check it out and i bought 3 sets of the Emotiva X Series Component Video cables at 9.99 for 1meter Im not using them for video purposes Im going to use them as pre outs RCA cables from the Yamaha to my UPA-7 i will let you guys know how that works out and i will do comparison to the digital Monoprice RCA cables i have right now i need to post new pics of my set up went from a 7.2 to 9.2 all B&W 600 series speakers Yamaha,Emotiva and B&W combo sounds amazing also want advice on what next Emo amp would you guys recommend for my fronts I was considering XPA-5 to Biamp the fronts and the center
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i took some quick pics with my cell phone while i was doing the calibration the picture quality is not that good let me know what you guys think Yamaha front presence are amazing major sound difference.


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Old 11-13-2012, 08:32 PM   #17443
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Long time no see all. It's been a while since I've visited this thread, probably since I sold my UMC-1/XPA-5 combo.

Looking for a little advice. Searching online, I have discovered that my Marantz SR6006 puts out 75.4wpc with 5 channels used. I am considering the UPA-500 which puts out 80wpc. I don't need, or have the room for an XPA-5, and my Focal Chorus speakers have a 91.5db sensitivity. Is it even worth spending the money for the extra 5wpc?
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Long time no see all. It's been a while since I've visited this thread, probably since I sold my UMC-1/XPA-5 combo.

Looking for a little advice. Searching online, I have discovered that my Marantz SR6006 puts out 75.4wpc with 5 channels used. I am considering the UPA-500 which puts out 80wpc. I don't need, or have the room for an XPA-5, and my Focal Chorus speakers have a 91.5db sensitivity. Is it even worth spending the money for the extra 5wpc?
Since you previously owned an amp, you already know the benefits of an amp over an AVR.
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My XPA-1's just arrived. Can't wait to get home and hook them up. I don't have a need for them right now until my B&W are finished but i will hook them up anyway to make sure they are working!
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My XPA-1's just arrived. Can't wait to get home and hook them up. I don't have a need for them right now until my B&W are finished but i will hook them up anyway to make sure they are working!
What are you going to test them on, your KEF 205/2 or the DIY 205/2?
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What are you going to test them on, your KEF 205/2 or the DIY 205/2?
I will hook them up to the DIY Speakers. It's just to much trouble to connect them to the original KEF.
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Long time no see all. It's been a while since I've visited this thread, probably since I sold my UMC-1/XPA-5 combo.

Looking for a little advice. Searching online, I have discovered that my Marantz SR6006 puts out 75.4wpc with 5 channels used. I am considering the UPA-500 which puts out 80wpc. I don't need, or have the room for an XPA-5, and my Focal Chorus speakers have a 91.5db sensitivity. Is it even worth spending the money for the extra 5wpc?
Normally I'd be in favor of an external amp regardless of the power rating differences, but being that you went from an UMC-1/XPA-5 combo to an SR6006, I think you need to gauge your question based on whether or not you prefer the performance of the UMC/XPA-5 over the SR6006. While I think there will still be a benefit going the UPA-500 route, I don't think over all power should be the indicator in this case if you've been happy with the SR6006 performance. I guess what I'm trying to say is, suddenly discovering that you're not getting 110WPC all-channels-driven shouldn't be a reason to add an external amp unless you're not happy with the overall sound and/or performance of the AVR internal amps.

On another note, I had a UMC/LPA-1 in my 2nd setup for close to a year before I replaced it with an SR6005 (6006 predecessor), and while I preferred the UMC/LPA with music, I was perfectly happy running the SR6005 solo for 18 months before the upgrade bug hit and I sold it. And actually, I preferred the SR6005 solo with movies over the UMC/LPA simply because of Audyssey Dynamic EQ.

But if you can't shake off the feeling of only getting 75.4 WPC all-channels-driven, then the only way you'll be able to answer the question is to take advantage of the 30-day return policy and try out the UPA-500. Of course you'll lose the cost of return shipping if you decide to return it, but I think that's a fair price for an in-home trial.
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I will hook them up to the DIY Speakers. It's just to much trouble to connect them to the original KEF.
Understandable, definitely let know you thoughts on those.
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Normally I'd be in favor of an external amp regardless of the power rating differences, but being that you went from an UMC-1/XPA-5 combo to an SR6006, I think you need to gauge your question based on whether or not you prefer the performance of the UMC/XPA-5 over the SR6006. While I think there will still be a benefit going the UPA-500 route, I don't think over all power should be the indicator in this case if you've been happy with the SR6006 performance. I guess what I'm trying to say is, suddenly discovering that you're not getting 110WPC all-channels-driven shouldn't be a reason to add an external amp unless you're not happy with the overall sound and/or performance of the AVR internal amps.

On another note, I had a UMC/LPA-1 in my 2nd setup for close to a year before I replaced it with an SR6005 (6006 predecessor), and while I preferred the UMC/LPA with music, I was perfectly happy running the SR6005 solo for 18 months before the upgrade bug hit and I sold it. And actually, I preferred the SR6005 solo with movies over the UMC/LPA simply because of Audyssey Dynamic EQ.

But if you can't shake off the feeling of only getting 75.4 WPC all-channels-driven, then the only way you'll be able to answer the question is to take advantage of the 30-day return policy and try out the UPA-500. Of course you'll lose the cost of return shipping if you decide to return it, but I think that's a fair price for an in-home trial.
Thanks for being the voice of reason red. I am by no means disappointed with the sound or output of the SR6006, in fact, I'm quite happy with the sound that I get from it. I think I was looking for something to buy, for the sake of buying, and this popped into my head. Being in Canada too, the price jumps around $100 all in, just to get it here, without paying extra fees when the FedEx guy shows up. I think I'll hold off, as I can live with not getting the extra 5wpc.
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Thanks for being the voice of reason red. I am by no means disappointed with the sound or output of the SR6006, in fact, I'm quite happy with the sound that I get from it. I think I was looking for something to buy, for the sake of buying, and this popped into my head. Being in Canada too, the price jumps around $100 all in, just to get it here, without paying extra fees when the FedEx guy shows up. I think I'll hold off, as I can live with not getting the extra 5wpc.
Oh man, I think everyone here is guilty of buying something just to buy it! Myself included! That's one reason why I stopped visiting Audio/HT threads and why I don't follow/post much here anymore. I swear every time I see someone buy something it somehow justifies me buying something . I still check in from time to time, but nowhere near as much as I used to. This hobby is expensive.
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Oh man, I think everyone here is guilty of buying something just to buy it! Myself included! That's one reason why I stopped visiting Audio/HT threads and why I don't follow/post much here anymore. I swear every time I see someone buy something it somehow justifies me buying something . I still check in from time to time, but nowhere near as much as I used to. This hobby is expensive.
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Oh man, I think everyone here is guilty of buying something just to buy it! Myself included! That's one reason why I stopped visiting Audio/HT threads and why I don't follow/post much here anymore. I swear every time I see someone buy something it somehow justifies me buying something . I still check in from time to time, but nowhere near as much as I used to. This hobby is expensive.
lol that's so true just when you think your done nice HT set up red
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for the folks who own XDA-1 DAC's, do any of you leave them powered on all the time and if so, how long has it been on and have you had any problems leaving it in an on condition?

thanks in advance for everyone who responds to this post.
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for the folks who own XDA-1 DAC's, do any of you leave them powered on all the time and if so, how long has it been on and have you had any problems leaving it in an on condition?

thanks in advance for everyone who responds to this post.
I never had it on longer then about 5 hours. So far I did not have any problems. I had everything apart for the past 2 days to get my XPA-1's installed. Hooked it all back up and it works like a charm.
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for the folks who own XDA-1 DAC's, do any of you leave them powered on all the time and if so, how long has it been on and have you had any problems leaving it in an on condition?

thanks in advance for everyone who responds to this post.
I don't normally leave mine powered on, but I did have it on for a whole day and then left it on over night a few times and haven't had any issues.
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thanks guys for your responses.
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Long time no see all. It's been a while since I've visited this thread, probably since I sold my UMC-1/XPA-5 combo.

Looking for a little advice. Searching online, I have discovered that my Marantz SR6006 puts out 75.4wpc with 5 channels used. I am considering the UPA-500 which puts out 80wpc. I don't need, or have the room for an XPA-5, and my Focal Chorus speakers have a 91.5db sensitivity. Is it even worth spending the money for the extra 5wpc?
I have been without my XPA-3 for about a year now and honestly I haven't really thought twice...

I have the older SR6003 and it's been plenty sufficient for my needs. Obviously, if I am pushing it to the limits, an amp definitely gives my system the headroom it needs but at my typical listening levels and in my small/medium family room the receiver is plenty. If I had a bigger room then I would need an amp, so I would say it comes down to your room size and listening levels.
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I have been without my XPA-3 for about a year now and honestly I haven't really thought twice...

I have the older SR6003 and it's been plenty sufficient for my needs. Obviously, if I am pushing it to the limits, an amp definitely gives my system the headroom it needs but at my typical listening levels and in my small/medium family room the receiver is plenty. If I had a bigger room then I would need an amp, so I would say it comes down to your room size and listening levels.
agreed! how have you been red?
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agreed! how have you been red?
Busy lol. New dog, house projects, busy season at work, etc. I tend to lurk on the forums these days

Hope all has been well with everyone.
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