Emotiva has introduced a new entry-level lineup of preamps and amps priced between $199 and $599. The new BasX line includes a stereo preamp/tuner, a tuner/stereo amplifier, an integrated amplifier, two- to seven-channel amplifiers, a 7.1-channel AV preamp, and an eight-channel multi-zone amplifier (the $599 A-800, shown here). All of the BasX products are available now through the company's website and authorized dealers. More details on each product are available in the press release below.
Emotiva Audio Corporation introduces the BasX line of audio components, including powerful multizone amplifiers and versatile stereo preamp/tuners, engineered to work together to reproduce flawless sound, with the most intuitive operation in audio.
"A central part of Emotiva's mission has been making it easy to explore and enjoy high-end audio technology that is affordable and a no-brainer to use," says Dan Laufman, President and Founder of Emotiva. "We consider BasX a real breakthrough in terms of delivering audiophile power and performance at price points that allow a far larger segment of the market to enjoy high-end audio."
BasX amplifiers feature robust toroidal power supplies and muscular Class A/B output stages. The line includes four power amplifiers, with various output power levels and configurations from two to eight channels, ensuring a perfect fit with a consumers' needs.
BasX Product Selection
The PT-100 preamp/tuner (MSRP: $299)
The PT-100 features a high-quality FM tuner and both digital and analog inputs to connect to all audio sources. The PT-100 includes a precision phono preamp that supports moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, a USB input that supports digital audio up to 24/96k without having to install computer drivers, and an optional Bluetooth module input.
The menu system is both powerful and intuitive; the front panel VFD display is bright and easy to read, and all unit controls can be accessed from either the front panel or the remote control.
The IA-100 tuner/amplifier (SRP: $399) includes all of the features of the PT-100, but adds a powerful 50-watt RMS/channel into 8 ohms stereo amplifier.
The BasX A-100 (MSRP: $199) is a small, powerful, and great sounding integrated amplifier in a half-rack-width package and is ideal for pairing with a small stereo system. Use the A-100 as an auxiliary amplifier for a larger system; it includes automatic turn-on, front panel volume control, and a high-powered headphone output.
The BasX A-150, BasX A-300, BasX A-500, and BasX A-700 power amplifiers are powerful amps that feature a heavy-duty power supply, audiophile-quality Class A/B output stages on each channel, high-quality construction throughout, sophisticated fault protection, informative front-panel status indicators, heavy-duty audiophile speaker terminals, trigger input and output, and understated yet elegant styling.
• BasX A-150 (MSRP: $299): two channels; 75 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
• BasX A-300 (MSRP: $399): two channels; 150 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
• BasX A-500 (MSRP: $499): five channels; 100 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
• BasX A-700 (MSRP: $599): seven channels; 100 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms
BasX A-800 (MSRP: $599)
A multi-zone amplifier that features a heavy-duty power supply, audiophile-quality Class A/B output stages on each channel, high-quality construction throughout, sophisticated fault protection, informative front-panel status indicators, trigger input and output, and understated yet elegant styling. The A-800 has individual inputs for each channel and an input bus for multi-zone and multi-room sound distribution. It boasts eight channels; 50 watts RMS/channel into 8 ohms. Channel pairs are bridgeable to 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
BasX MC-700 (MSRP: $599)
A high-performance 7.1 AV preamp/processor with HDMI 2.0 and Emo-Q room correction. Featuring twin dual-core 32 bit DSP engines, it handles all HD decoding with precision and exceptional fidelity. Five HDMI 2.0-capable inputs support HDCP 2.2, and Emotiva's acclaimed Emo-Q automatic room correction engine produces excellent results in nearly any room. Also, the MC-700 features manual parametric EQ on all channels with independent presets and a pure audio-bypass mode. Rounding out its deep feature set are 7.1 analog inputs and USB audio support.
BasX components are available exclusively at www.emotiva.com and through authorized Emotiva dealers.
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