Hello... there are plenty of less experienced users at many audio forum sites including Audioholics... however, let's not dilute the subject of this thread with irrelevant things.
Emotiva makes great stuff and they are basically the cheapest play on the market for real hifi electronics. My future brother in law (I'm engaged) has recently gotten into audio, and bought their XPA2 amp and their RSP 2 preamp.
No, this isn't boulder, and it also isn't Halcro. There is better stuff out there, but it costs more. However, for $1,500 new for the combo, it sounds fantastic. Nice open, clear, dynamic sound.
Where else can you get a NEW 250WPC into 8 (500WPC into 4) amp, and full featured preamp (including phono, balanced to the amp) for $1,500? I don't think there's a single competitor who can do this for the price. Good build quality, and good sound throughout.