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Emotiva BasX A-500 Five Channel Power Amplifier


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BasX A-500 is a five channel power amplifier in the BasX range sitting above the stereo A-150 and A-300 powered by 80 watts RMS per channel (all channels driven).

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Warranty length 3 Years
Colour Black
Brand Emotiva

Tech Specs

Power Output
- 115 VAC or 230 VAC @50/60 Hz
- 20Hz–kHz: 110W RMS p/ch; (2 Ch)
- 1kHz: 190W RMS p/ch; (2 Ch)
- All Ch: 80W RMS p/ch (20Hz-kHz)


- Bandwidth (8O): 20Hz-kHz (+/–0.07dB)
- Broadband: 5Hz to 80kHz (+/-1.8dB)
- THD+N: < 0.02% (A-wtd); rated power
- SNR: (8O) >120dB/ >100dB (Rated/1W)
- Min Load Impedance (channel): 4 Ohms
- Damping Factor (8 Ohm load): > 500
- Sensitivity (rated power; 8O): 1.2V
- Gain: 29 dB, Impedance: 27 kOhms


- Input: Unbalanced (RCA); 1 per/ch
- Speaker Out: 5-way binding posts
- Trigger In: 5–12V (AC/DC); <10mA req
- Trigger Out: 12VDC; load <120mA


- Standby: push button (halo ring)
- Status LEDs: one per channel; blue
- Status LEDs red: indicates fault
- AC Power: rocker switch (AC mains)
- LEDs switch: disables Status LEDs


- Dimensions (WHD): 17" x 3.13" x 15.5"
- Weight: 12.02kg (26.5lbs)

Product Description

Emotiva BasX A-500 is a power amplifier with five channels created to give you audiophile quality sound for your home theatre, at a budget price, with the features you will need.

The components of the A-500 include a good power supply that is heavy-duty, The amplifier is an A/B Class, their is fault protection that is acoustically transparent, the inputs and outputs also feature a trigger to engage them as needed, plus the inputs are unbalanced industry standard.

Power Output

The BasX A-500 produces 110W (RMS) per channel, with THD less than 0.1%,  into 8 ohms (with two channels driven). The THD+N is less than 0.02%; with an SNR (signal to noise ratio) of 120 dB when referenced at full power. The power handling of the BasX A-500 makes it a great amplifier home theatre 5.1 channel surround sound setup, or a perfect upgrade to replace the power amplifier section of your AV receiver, and it is a perfect companion to the MC-700 surround sound processor.

Great Value

The ethos of Emotiva is to produce products that will be elegant in design, and produce fantastic sounding audio to enrich a listeners life. The BasX components are carefully chosen to provide audiophile quality sound with genuine useful features, that are not only elegant but also robust. All components are priced to be within reach of every music lover. You don’t need to be rich to afford them, and you don’t need to be an engineer to figure out how to use them.

Build a System

There are BasX units for you to build a complete audio system for a true audiophile listening experience. Alternatively, use just one or two BasX components to significantly improve your existing system. Great sounding audio doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.

The BasX products have been designed to perform exceptionally irrespective of your musical taste. The amplification stage is Class A/B which produces a smooth sound with excellent detail, and a resulting accurate natural auditory image, without any apparent strain on the amplifier. Designed to have a low noise floor and over a wide bandwidth, that allows you to hear even the smallest detail in HD recordings.

BasX Simplicity

The BasX A-500 is full of performance enhancing features, but installing it and setting it up is a very simple process. The BasX A-500 comes complete with a removable power cable that not only confirms to the industry standard IEC, but is also heavy-duty.

To set-up the amplifier, use the industry standard removable heavy duty power cable, plug it into your power outlet, connect the amplifier to a preamplifier, is you use one, or a processor then connect your speakers to the system and you are ready to sit back and enjoy the music. Setting up the BasX A-500 is so simple it will automatically calculate your power voltage and adjust itself accordingly. Plus, the versatility and simplicity extends to the speakers outlets, which are five-way heavy duty so they can accept banana connectors, bare wires, or spade lugs. 

Solid Engineering

Even if you have difficult speakers, the A-500 will handle them with ease, due to its linear power supply, that is heavy duty using a large oversized toroidal power transformer that delivers plenty of power. The BasX units are all designed with top quality components, and constructed in such a way as to give you years of reliable service. The chassis is formed from heavy-duty steel, with a milled aluminium faceplate that not only gives the amplifier great strength but also and rugged good looks. The circuits in the amplifier are double-sided (FR4) with through holes that minimises the signal path without the need for point-to-point wiring.

Signal Connections

The connections for the interconnects are unbalanced industry standard RCA, to handle all standard unbalanced interconnects. The speakers inputs are highly versatile being five-way, insulated that facilitates the use of a wide range of cables having either bare wires, lugs, or banana plugs. Plus, the inputs and outputs can be automatically triggered allowing BasX A-500's to be controlled or control other trigger-enabled equipment.

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