Emotiva BasX Series: It’s Too Good!

As if the Emotiva regular line of CD Player, Preamp and Power Amp weren’t great, inexpensive values on their own, Emo has spoiled us with even less expensive gear which is flat out too good for the money.

The established line supports BALANCED operation with XLR connections, as well as single ended with RCAs. These are the products you should buy if you can afford them.

CD Player: ERC-3 $500
Preamp: XSP-1 $1200
Power Amp: XPA-2G3 $1000, 300×2

BasX Series

The BasX Series is new, and stunningly good for the money. While everyone else is selling chintzy gear in this range, the Emo BasX Series clobbers its similarly priced competition! All BasX gear has a 3 year warranty.

Models:
CD-100 $300 (3.5h, 17w, 13d, 11 lbs)

» Single play CD Player, Red Book player with RCA, Coax & Opt outs. A solid CHUNK for CD player or transport.

 
 
 
 
 

TA-100 Integrated Amp $400 50×2 (3.5h, 17w, 12.5d, 16lbs)

» TA-100 is a sweet (!) integrated amp.
» It has an on board DAC featuring USB-B, Opt, Coax (for real?!)
» Bluetooth is optional, $50 for BTM-1
» Phono MM & MC (are you kidding?!)
» 3 sets RCA analog inputs
» Preamp out, R&L
» Sub out, R&L or mono
» FM Tuner- kinda hard to operate for a novice

 
 
 
 
 

PT-100 Preamp $300 (3.5h, 17w, 12.5d, 10lbs)

» On board DAC: USB-B, Opt, Coax (yep!!)
» Bluetooth optional $50 for BTM-1
» Phono MM & MC (yes!)
» 3 sets RCA analog inputs
» Preamp out, R&L
» Sub out, R&L and mono
» FM Tuner- kinda hard to operate for a novice

 
 
 
 
 

A-150 Power Amp $300 75×2 (3.5h, 17w, 13.5d, 17 lbs)

» Legit class AB power amp! RCA inputs, nice binding posts!
» Toroidal transformer!
» Four output transistors
» 75X2 @ 8 ohms, 150×2 @ 4 ohms

 
 
 
 
 

A-300 Power Amp $400 150×2 (4h, 17w, 15.5d, 27lbs)

» This is the amp you want! Well worth $100 more than A-150.
» Class AB power amp!
» RCA inputs, nice binding posts!
» Detachable AC cable in case you want to upgrade!
» Toroidal transformer, 400Va!
» Eight output transistors
» 150x @ 8 ohms, 300×2 @ 4 ohms

 

 

 

 

A-500 Power Amp $500 80×5 (!!) (4h, 17w, 15.5d, 27lbs)

» Yep, a legit Class AB, Multi-channel power amp delivering 80×5 with all channels driven!

 

 

 

 

A-700 Power Amp $600 80×7 (!!) (4h, 17w, 15.5d, 31 lbs)

» Yes, a solid Class AB, Multi-channel power amp delivering 80×7 with all channels driven!