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Emotiva XPA-DR2 Two Channel Power Amplifier


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Ex VAT: £1,665.83
This sits above the DR1 in Emotiva's XPA DR range of power amps, the DR2 offers 550 or 800w (4/8Ω) power out with less than 0.1% THD.

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Warranty length 3 Years
Colour Black
Brand Emotiva
Product Award HiFi News Outstanding Product

Tech Specs

- Topology: Fully modular, differential
- SMPS: High-efficiency, independent
- Class A/B: Optimised Class H
- Fault sheild: Microprocessor-control
- Power Out: 550/800w RMS (8/4Ω)


- Bandwidth (8Ω): 20-20k Hz (+/– 0.1dB)
- Broadband Freq: 20 - 50k Hz (+0/-2dB)
- THD + N: <0.008% @100W RMS; 1kHz/8Ω
- SNR: (8Ω load): >120dB; FTC Rated Power
- Unbalanced In (A-Wtd) > 96dB; Ref 1W
- Min Load Impedance (per/Ch): 4Ω
- Damping Factor (8Ω load): >500
- Input Sensitivity (8Ω Load): 2.1V
- Gain: 29 dB
- Impedance: 33/23.5 kΩ (Bal/Unbal)
- Trigger In: 5–12V AC/DC (<10mA Req)
- Trigger Out: 12 V DC (up to 120mA)


- Power: 100/250V AC @50/60Hz
- Status LEDs: Blue, 1 per Channel
- AC Power: Rocker Switch
- Circuit Breaker: Button to Reset
- Dimensions (WHD): 17" x 8" x 19"
- Weight: 42.5lbs

Product Description

Emotiva XPA-DR2 is a high-powered two-channel audiophile power amplifier that combines the exceptional accuracy and finesse of a true balanced differential design with the power you need to deliver musical crescendos and movie special effects with stunning realism and impact. Whatever your listening preferences, XPA-DR2 will give you the combination of detail and power that only a fully differential amplifier can provide.

The XPA-DR2 features two of our Differential Reference Amplifier Modules and is the ideal choice to power a no-holds-barred stereo music system, or to power the critical front left and right channels of an absolutely awesome surround sound music or home theatre system. The XPA-DR2 delivers 550w RMS into 8 Ohms, and 800w RMS into 4 Ohms, both channels driven with less than 0.1% THD.

The Power Supply

The power supply is the foundation of a great amplifier. XPA-DR2 features a custom-configured version of Emotiva's high-current switch mode power supply (SMPS) - a lightweight, powerful, intelligent design capable of delivering over 3kW of continuous power with absolute reliability and extremely high efficiency. This offers the dynamic attributes of a classic transformer-based design with none of the drawbacks.

Like the best transformer-based power supplies, Emotiva's SMPS delivers plenty of continuous power to enable Their amplifier modules to live up to their full performance potential, and plenty of dynamic power to ensure that musical peaks will never be compressed or limited. However, compared to transformer-based designs, their SMPS is lighter and more efficient; it’s also fully regulated, which ensures optimum performance under a wider range of load conditions.

Great Amplifiers

The Differential Reference Amplifier Modules Emotiva use in their XPA-DR amplifiers use the same basic circuit topology as their legendary XPR series amplifiers. A unique differential input stage, with a cross-linked current source, drives a balanced voltage amplification stage, and this advanced input circuitry delivers an incredibly accurate and pure audio signal to the complimentary, fully discrete output stage. A pair of these modules work together in perfect synergy to power a single channel of one of Emotiva's new fully balanced, fully differential, XPA-DR amplifiers.

Together they deliver a holistic, natural, and powerful listening experience. Low-level musical details and dialogue emerge from a deep black background; musical crescendos are delivered with both stunning impact and precision. The wide bandwidth, low distortion performance of the XPA-DR2 reveals every nuance of your high-resolution music sources, and it has plenty of power to drive even difficult loudspeakers with absolute authority and control.

Class A/B Performance

Sound Quality Meets Optimised Class H Efficiency. The Differential Reference Modules in the XPA-DR2 utilise a matched pair of amplifier modules, each of which features Emotianalogueully analog Class A/B output stage, and their highly regarded Soft-Switch Class H power supply topology, which increases their efficiency significantly without compromising the audio performance you’d expect from an Emotiva amplifier.

The output stage in each operates on a lower supply voltage at low power levels to minimise quiescent power consumption and standby power losses, instantly switching to a higher voltage rail when needed to ensure the signal passes cleanly and without clipping. This process happens on a continuous basis in real time, allowing greater overall efficiency, cooler operation, longer component life, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.

Power Amplifier

A Fully Differential Balanced Power Amplifier attains best sound quality and technical performance, as it is designed for a single purpose, they can concentrate on ensuring that they perform that one task very well and avoid the compromises inherent in products that are expected to perform a variety of different functions. The Differential Reference Module in the XPA-DR2 are each made up of a perfectly symmetrical balanced pair of high-performance amplifier modules.

Each individual amplifier module already has vanishingly low distortion but, by connecting them as a balanced differential pair, a significant portion of the tiny amount of remaining nonlinearity is cancelled out. As a result, Emotiva are able to achieve even lower levels of distortion in the XPA-DR2, resulting in remarkably transparent sound, with unprecedented smoothness and clarity. When you put it all together, the XPA-DR2 is simply the finest stereo amplifier Emotiva can devise, and they are sure you’ll be as impressed with its performance as they are.

Fresh Approach

When Emotiva set out to make the new X Series line, they analysed everything in every amplifier they had ever made, from front to back, inside, and out. In doing so, they discovered several areas where their years of experience, and advances in audio technology, indicated that they could make significant improvements in their amplifier designs.

Emotiva kept the best features of their original designs, added a new set of optimisations and improvements, and the result became the foundation of their new line of audiophile amplifiers. The new XPA-DR amplifiers are the fully differential members of Emotiva's new XPA amplifier family and carry their philosophy of continuous product improvement to its ultimate conclusion.

Modular Build

Each XPA-DR Differential Reference Monoblock Power Amplifier is comprised of a heavy-duty chassis, which houses Emotiva's massively overdesigned, fully regulated, 3 kW switch mode power supply, and up to three Differential Reference Amplifier Modules. The front panel display and protection system are designed to work with the maximum number of channels, and so need not be updated when the XPA-DR is expanded; on the rear panel, slots not occupied by amplifier modules will be covered with protective cover panels. As the XPA-DR2 is configured with two Differential Reference Modules, one additional module can be added later.

Press Reviews

  • "XSP-1/XPA-DR2 delivered a good degree of emotional delicacy at the start, and served up firecracker dynamics at the end, with copious amounts of tight, sinewy bass rocking the rafters. It was at ease in either situation, relishing the opportunity to flex its muscles by thumping out high sound levels with grace." (HiFi News Magazine, October 2018)
  • "For less than the price of many modern ‘super integrateds’, Emotiva’s XSP-1/XPA-DR2 is a fully featured pre/power amplifier combination with enough watts to power a nightclub, plus good build, a fair selection of useful features and – best of all – strong sound quality. It may lack the aesthetic airs and graces of some rivals, and not have all the latest connectivity options, but its value is very hard to argue with.” (HiFi News Magazine, October 2018)

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