Emotiva at Axpona

I tried but failed to photograph the on-screen image from the home-theater dem in one of the two Emotiva rooms, so you’ll have to take my word: Eric Clapton wore a black short-sleeved shirt and a pair of ripped and faded jeans (shame how some of these rock stars just frittered away their millions), and played a baby-blue Fender Stratocaster. But the real stars of this slick and commendably spare-sounding band were the three backup singers, who were sufficiently passionate to convince me that they had, working together, indeed murdered a sheriff somewhere. The excitement of it all was delivered by Emotiva electronics and loudspeakers, including XPA-2 and XPA-5 amplifiers ($679 and $764, respectively), UMC-1 surround-sound processor ($594), ERT-3 floorstanding loudspeakers ($1278/pair), and ERD-1 stand-mounted surround speakers ($319/pair). The sound was quite decent by any measure—and exceptionally good for the money.

K.Reid's picture

I was at the show on Saturday and spent a good deal of time in the Emotiva demo rooms. Emotiva was the last room I visited at the AXPONA show in Atlanta and I did not get to spend much time listening. Not so this time. I made sure to get some quality time listening.

For the everyday working joe who cannot afford $$$,$$$ cost no object equipment and speakers, Emotiva hits the nail on the head by making great sounding components and speakers at real world prices.