WHO IS EMOTIVA?
Emotiva started with a simple question: "Why can't we have amazing audio and video—at prices that don't threaten our mortgage?" And it was a good question. As high-end audio chased an ever-shrinking market with ever-more-costly gear, the price of sonic nirvana shot out of reach. New audiophiles shook their heads and said, "You know, a soundbar and a receiver may not be that bad. At least I won't be filing for divorce."At the same time high-end audio prices were climbing, Emotiva's CEO and his team were helping some of the best names in audio manufacture their gear. They saw the inefficiencies in the system, and the ever-climbing prices, and decided to do something about it. Their goal was lofty: to deliver stunning performance at a sane cost, in products so amazing that they really were the only choice at their price.The result is Emotiva.Emotiva is named for their passion. Their emotional involvement with great music and film, their thrill at bringing top-level performance to more people than ever before, the fun of changing the game of high-end audio. While the team has grown over the years, everyone at Emotiva still hews to the same basic values, and takes pride in creating products that redefine what you see and hear—as well as what you pay.
Go ahead. Look around. Compare Emotiva products to the competition. We think you’ll find that anything even remotely comparable will be several times the price. And this goes for any measure: sonic and visual performance, aesthetics and design, quality and finish. If you’re shopping at our price point, we’re probably the only choice!
Today's audio systems are complex, far from the simplistic components of yesteryear. Surround sound requires costly test and development gear to keep up with changing standards, and even power amps need microprocessor control to ensure highest performance and longest life. Emotiva makes the investment in equipment, design, and staff to ensure we can create great, modern components. At the same time, our dedicated engineers are recognised leaders in their fields—and they are part of a complete user experience team who create the overall system with thoughtful design, intuitive ergonomics, superior ease of use, and exceptional performance and reliability.
We don't play games when testing our products. We use state of the art Audio Precision gear, and we test our amps with all channels driven. For example, our XPA-5 is rated at 200 WPC into 8 ohms. This means that it produces 200 WPC with all channels running and driven to the limits, continuously, for the duration of the test. Compare this to products that are often tested one channel at a time, or use "peak" power to inflate their ratings.