17 ˝” D x 17” W x 4” H
Weight: 31 lbs.
125 wpc @ 8 Ohms
225 wpc @ 4 Ohms
Price: $269 + Free Freight (30 Day trial)
Warranty: 5 years
I recently purchased the UPA-2 amplifier from Emotiva (www.emotiva.com). Since many otherwise fine amplifiers have difficulties with low impedance, high efficiency speakers like my Klipsch KG-4, I was reluctant to take a chance on something that could not be returned. Given the low cost as well as the 30 day trial period, I decided to see what the UPA-2 could do
The unit immediately distinguished itself. I am particularly impressed with the clarity with which individual instruments can be heard and the life-like presentation of low-register instruments in the classical music that I typically listen to. Low notes on the organ and harpsichord and plucked strings on basses are well-defined and life-like, without being artificially emphasized. They are just more easily heard in the ensemble.
Thus, the layers of music within the Brandenburg Concerti are easier to focus on. Similarly, the overture to the cult favorite Broadway show “Mack and Mabel” is more enjoyable when the unusually broad variety of instruments in the score are clearly and accurately presented.
It may be that there are a fair number of Audiogon participants, like me, who have limited means to pursue this hobby. I can certainly strongly suggest that they consider the UPA-2.
Emotiva’s customer service before and after the sale is exemplary and technical staff is responsive to both phone calls and e-mail.
Please note that I have no affiliation with Emotiva in any way, other than as a customer.
My system includes a Rotel 855 CD player and an NAD T-163 Pre-Pro.
by Opteron05 on 03-02-09