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post #11 of 17 Old 01-25-11, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Your opinions would be most appreciated

Thanks all for your input.

I find myself now leaning more towards the Emotiva XPA-5. Now all I have to do is figure-out as to whether or not my stand will handle an additional 66 pounds on it - man that thing is a brute !!!
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The XPA-5 will not dissapoint, i have one and love it. Good choice!
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Thanks again everyone for your replies.

Just received an email from the fine folks at Emotiva telling me what the damage is for purchase/delivery of a brand new amp. Now all I have to do is somehow sneak it into the house without the wife noticing
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Thanks again everyone for your replies.

Just received an email from the fine folks at Emotiva telling me what the damage is for purchase/delivery of a brand new amp. Now all I have to do is somehow sneak it into the house without the wife noticing
For me this would be the easy part....just write BEER on the box and mine wouldnt think otherwise.

As for the Oppo...I have an 83 and I like it so much I may try to get another "used" for our living room instead of the going with the new ones. My Oppo was one of the best investments in home theater.

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I just had the Emo for review and found the amp to be quite competent. I also have an older, smaller Yam reciever, and the difference in the dynamics was impressive. You would have less difference with the 3800 but I think you would be please with what you hear.

Good amp and a good value, IMO.




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post #16 of 17 Old 07-15-11, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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So, I ended-up buying the Oppo, and boy have I not been disappointed. It is by far the best sounding, looking and ultimately satisfying player I have ever owned - and will likely ever to own. Movies have now become clearer, and for music, the nuances that were once hidden, are suddenly brought to the surface - an example of that last statement came from listening to the opening track of the SHM-SACD version of the first Dire Straits album. My old SACD Player (Yamaha S-687) would pick-up the first couple of notes, whereas the Oppo picked-up the other 3 or 4 that were hidden away...Truly a wonderful piece of electronics...
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So, I ended-up buying the Oppo, and boy have I not been disappointed. It is by far the best sounding, looking and ultimately satisfying player I have ever owned - and will likely ever to own. Movies have now become clearer, and for music, the nuances that were once hidden, are suddenly brought to the surface - an example of that last statement came from listening to the opening track of the SHM-SACD version of the first Dire Straits album. My old SACD Player (Yamaha S-687) would pick-up the first couple of notes, whereas the Oppo picked-up the other 3 or 4 that were hidden away...Truly a wonderful piece of electronics...
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OPPO's new Industrial Design is absolutely amazing. They went from looking like relatively modest looking machines with hearts of gold to truly looking like BDP's that cost multiples of what they actually cost.

I especially love the new Disc Loaded that was Co-Developed with the Tohei Group of Japan. OPPO spent countless hours working on it and it truly shows. Congratulations on your new OPPO. I absolutely adore mine. I have a BDP-83, but never have really cared for it the way I do my BDP-93.
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