Shame on Emotiva for not supporting their out of warranty products.
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You guys gotta understand the business and cost scope of this subject. I've talked about this before. Emotiva will fully support all of their products while in warranty. Their support is absolute excellent. You should try getting this type of support from Sony/Marantz/Denon, etc. on a receiver that is still in warranty. Those companies will just refer you to a certified electronics repair, but nobody want to work on that stuff because there's no real profit/return on those items from the Manufacturer. I'm sure Emotiva may even support some of their models that are out of warranty. You have to realize that you are buying a very low cost "excellent for the money" product. You are not buying a $10,000 amp from Bryston, ARC, Pass Labs, etc. etc. Those guys will support everything for ever, but you PAY for it.
Emotiva made a business decision to stop supporting their XPR line because of costs and the difficulty in just working on the XPR platform (believe me that I know how difficult this is because I have now rebuilt 4 XPR-1 amps so far). It's a freaking pain-in-the-XXXX. Even under warranty, customers would never ship their stuff using freight on a pallet even though Emotiva told them to. The amps being 100lbs would often arrived damaged and the heavy transformers are often broken loose. It became a lose-lose situation for them. Be glad that they are supplying full schematics for these amps (something that doesn't happen very often).
Just keep that in mind when you start complaining about Emotiva.
Audio from CHINA is not supposed to be worked on in America, it is a throw away product. when I see you may need a update on a product I put my money back in my pocket and walk away. I had the same problem with Velodyne. I had there subwoofers two matching units and it had a plate amp in it that would not come on, called them up and they told me sorry we don't fix them we swap out the old and replace with the new- $287.00 please. I said not me!!! got on line and slapped a donor in and kept it moving. Maybe that is why Velodyne sells Office intercoms and not audio, which is good they need to be in Office Max selling Chinese tele-tubbys or something not audio. I would not buy any EMOTIVA product because I see too many at fleamarkets on the ground.
We all like to think that manufacturers should support their products forever but it's not a cost effective preposition. It's not cost effective for the manufacturer or the consumer. After a few years even the manufacturer may not have access to the parts they need to repair a unit. For consumer electronics, I think around 7 years would be an extended support timeframe. Longer than that is a huge bonus but that is not always possible today.