something a bit more contentious , Namely this "Emotiva" brand.
They seem to offer a hell of a lot, for very little. Or do you really only get what you pay for.
On another thread someone reported that even thought he operating manual reported that there products are multi, duel,
international, voltages, This is not always the case.
And not possible with a Toroidal power supply, Unless they offer an export version.
I've read all there blurb, or should that be propaganda, about the wonders of there product and all the short coming of everyone
The vast majority of receivers rated at 125, 130, or even 150 watts per channel are promising you output power, but they can't
really deliver it.Take a close look at the specs of most popular receivers. Now, take the top cover off, and ask yourself, how did they do
it? How could that small transformer, a couple of capacitors and that little heat sink and fan be generating and dissipating all the power
claimed?Here's a typical power spec from a popular name-brand receiver that sells for around $2,000:
120W x 7 (8 Ohm 20-20kHz 0.09%THD) - Sounds great, doesn't it?
But are they talking about 8 ohm driven or 4 ohm ????
Then in the next line they tell you that there $500 amp does everything a $2000+ Amp can't or won't do, and the weight of there wonder
is something like 27 kilo's Now look at a few of the photo's. Presumably the massive Toroidal transformer is hiding under the tin cover.
But no-where in any of there promotional photo's do they show it. Wonder why that is,
And while we are at it, can some brave soul please inform this idiot, what a Class H amp is ????
There based and supposedly manufactured in the US, and don't list an agent outside of the US, So Warrenty and freight charges would
have to be a concern.
I've done a bit of investigating, and can find some info both good and not good,
Here's a small example
I could find nothing on Six Moons or Hi-End Palace sites
So it's all a bit of a gamble, do you import and hope the blurb you've read is the
truth, and not just marketing hype. And pray it doesn't go "POP" and convert to a smoke machine in the middle of the night. Or do you
spend a bit // lot more and buy a more established brand , here and wonder for ever'more if there as good as the blurb would have you
believe Or are they really destined for White van salesman. In some outback car park
Please feel free to kick the Dog, with your comments
Edited by bassett, 13 December 2010 - 12:23 PM.