Emotiva Repair


Does anyone know who can work on an Emotiva XPR-1 mono block?  Now that it is out of warranty, Emotiva will not work on it.
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What problem are you having with it?
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What kind of a company is that who won’t work on their own equipment when the warranty expires? Did you ask them who can repair it?
That's ridiculous..... good to know , won't buy anything that can't be serviced by the manufacturer.
You've gotta be shitting me,Emotiva refuses to repair their own recent top of the line amplifiers ? When Bob Carver joined forces with Emotiva with the intent of building a reference line I went balls deep into Emotiva since it's so economical,I bought a pair of XPR-1 Monoblocks as well as 2 of the XPR-2 two channel amps ,I bought them with the promise from Emotiva corporate owner Lonnie's words where he promised Emotiva & Carver would be " soon " releasing a complete line of reference tube gear ,I waited with $7,000 worth of amps sitting in a closet for 3 years until Lonnie at Emotiva announced the partnership with Carver was done & no Emotiva tube gear would be coming out .

I'm calling Lonnie at Emotiva tomorrow and asking him WTF he's thinking because the company is gonna start getting thrashed in the forums for not honoring the repairs of their most expensive reference line in company history ,looks like me buying a used Emotiva XPR-5 is completely out of the question ,it's a good thing I bought an Extra XPR-2 that I can use as a parts donor amp if needed .
It's a matter of perspective.  I know it really sucks that all the Emotiva XPR owners out there are pretty much stuck if something goes wrong with their amp, but I can sort of understand the business model of Emotiva.  Emotiva is almost a "flavor of the year" or "flavor of the 4 years" model where they CHEAPLY manufacturer and sell "extremely good for the money" products to consumers.  They will support a product for a number of years, with excellent support I might add.  But in all eventuality, they will discontinue products and support as their new products and business model evolves.  I have spoken to Emotiva support and they definitely had problems and cost issues with supporting the extremely heavy XPR series because none of their customers wanted to ship freight (like they recommend), so the amps typically arrived bashed up from really bad UPS handling.  That and nobody their really wants to work on XPRs because it's a pain in the freakin @#$#$ to work on (I can attest because I am rebuilding several XPRs).  The typical method of repair is to basically replace entire boards/assemblies instead of doing spot repairs because the cost of 3 hours diagnostic labor is much more than just slapping in a brand new board (because the cost of the internal parts are so low).  It's a different business model.

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On the other side of the fence, try getting support for repair of consumer electronics like Sony, Panasonic, etc.  They usually treat these as disposable items and refuse to repair them (even under warranty in some cases I have heard).  At least Emotiva will support their equipment very well through the life of the product.  That being said, Emotiva is not a Krell or Bryston or ARC.  ARC will support and repair their products, even if it's 30 years old!   But you're also paying $10k to $30k for equipment instead of the sub-$2k Emotiva.  Krell will still support old equipment, but it will cost you an arm and a leg.