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5 New Emotiva BasX Amplifiers for Every Budget

Emotiva improves their affordable BasX series of power amplifiers priced from $449 to $699.

2021 Emotiva BasX 2nd Generation Power Amplifiers

Emotiva have announced a complete refresh of its best-selling BasX amplifiers with new 5 models for both 2-channel and home theater systems. The new 2nd generation Emotiva BasX amplifiers range from $449 to $699, offering two-channel stereo to seven-channels for home theater systems.

Emotiva’s 2021 BasX amps feature a beefed up linear power supply claiming even more power and better control with demanding loads. They use the same audiophile quality Class A/B output section, with a newly optimized input stage said to improve fine detail and transparency. Input sensing is also new, enabling auto turn-on. Visually, the front panels have been updated with a sleek more modern look.

BasX A2 ($449)

The BasX A2 is a two channel power amplifier that delivers 160 watts / channel into 8 Ohms and 250 watts / channel into 4 Ohms, with a rated THD+N of < 0.02%, and an A-weighted S/N ratio of 112 dB. The BasX A2, which replaces the A300, features a heavy-duty linear power supply, high-quality Class A/B amplification, transparent fault protection, and a trigger input and output.

It’s designed to serve as the foundation of a great-sounding stereo system, to power the front main speakers on a surround sound system, or to upgrade the front left and right channels of your favorite surround sound receiver.

The BasX A2 also offers a convenient feature that allows the amp to switch on when an audio signal is detected at its input – which is especially useful if your preamp or receiver doesn’t offer a trigger output.

Emotiva A2 Amplifier Rear

High quality industry standard unbalanced RCA inputs enable the BasX A2 to be used with almost any preamp or processor and audiophile grade five way speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade lugs, or bare wire. These features combine to enable the BasX A2 to deliver true audiophile performance and sound quality at an amazingly affordable price.

BasX A3 ($499)

The BasX A3 is a three channel power amplifier that delivers 140 watts / channel into 8 Ohms and 200 watts / channel into 4 Ohms, all channels driven, with a rated THD+N of < 0.02%, and an A-weighted S/N ratio of 112 dB.

The BasX A3 has been designed to power a 3.1 channel system, to upgrade the front three channels of a surround sound receiver, or for anywhere where three channels of great sounding clean power are needed.

Emotiva A3 Amplifier Rear

The BasX A3 features a heavy-duty linear power supply, high-quality Class A/B amplification, transparent fault protection, and a trigger input and output. High quality industry standard unbalanced RCA inputs enable the BasX A3 to be used with almost any preamp or processor and audiophile grade five way speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade lugs, or bare wire.

These features combine to enable the BasX A3 to deliver true audiophile performance and sound quality at an amazingly affordable price.

The BasX A3 is the ideal choice to power a 3.1 channel system, to upgrade the front three channels of a surround sound receiver, or for anywhere where three channels of great sounding clean power are needed

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BasX A4 ($499)

The BasX A4 is a four channel power amplifier that delivers 100 watts / channel into 8 Ohms and 130 watts / channel into 4 Ohms, all channels driven, with a rated THD+N of < 0.02%, and an A-weighted S/N ratio of 115 dB.

The BasX A4 is the best option to power your surrounds if you’re building a new system and you’ve already committed to a more powerful amp, like our XPA-DR3, to power your front channels. It’s also a perfect solution if you need a high-quality amp to power your new height channels or two pairs of zone speakers.

Emotiva A4 Amplifier Rear

The BasX A4 features a heavy-duty linear power supply, high-quality Class A/B amplification, transparent fault protection, and a trigger input and output. High quality industry standard unbalanced RCA inputs enable the BasX A4 to be used with almost any preamp or processor and audiophile grade five way speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade lugs, or bare wire.

These features combine to enable the BasX A4 to deliver true audiophile performance and sound quality at an amazingly affordable price.

The Emotiva BasX A4 is the perfect solution if you need a high quality amp to power your Dolby Atmos and DTS:X height channels. It is also an excellent choice to power your surrounds if you’re building a new system and you’ve already committed to a more powerful amp, like our XPA-3, to power your front channels or to power two pairs of zone speakers.

BasX A5 ($599)

The BasX A5 is a five channel power amplifier that delivers 95 watts / channel into 8 Ohms and 130 watts / channel into 4 Ohms, all channels driven, with a rated THD+N of < 0.02%, and an A-weighted S/N ratio of 116 dB. The BasX A5 features a heavy-duty linear power supply, high-quality Class A/B amplification, transparent fault protection, and a trigger input and output. High quality industry standard unbalanced RCA inputs enable the BasX A5 to be used with almost any preamp or processor and audiophile grade five way speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade lugs, or bare wire. These features combine to enable the BasX A5 to deliver true audiophile performance and sound quality at an amazingly affordable price.

Emotiva A5 Amplifier Rear

The BasX A5 is a great choice if you’re looking for a high quality five channel amplifier to go with a processor in a new 5.1 channel surround sound system, or if you’re looking for an easy way to upgrade the amps in your existing surround sound receiver.

BasX A7 ($699)

The BasX A7 is a seven channel power amplifier that delivers 90 watts / channel into 8 Ohms and 125 watts / channel into 4 Ohms, all channels driven, with a rated THD+N of < 0.02%, and an A-weighted S/N ratio of 115 dB. The BasX A7 features a heavy-duty linear power supply, high-quality Class A/B amplification, transparent fault protection, and a trigger input and output. High quality industry standard unbalanced RCA inputs enable the BasX A7 to be used with almost any preamp or processor and audiophile grade five way speaker terminals accept banana plugs, spade lugs, or bare wire. These features combine to enable the BasX A7 to deliver true audiophile performance and sound quality at an amazingly affordable price. 

Emotiva A7 Amplifier Rear

The BasX A7 is a great choice if you’re looking for a high quality seven channel amplifier to go with a processor in a new 7.1 channel surround sound system, or if you’re looking for an easy way to upgrade the amps in your existing surround sound receiver.

Comparison

All Channels DrivenTwo Channels Driven 
Model8 Ohm4 Ohm8 Ohm4 Ohm
A2 Stereo Amplifier160 / channel250 / channel160 / channel250 / channel
A3 Three-Channel Amplifier140 / channel200 / channel150 / channel250 / channel
A4 Four-Channel Amplifier100 / channel130 / channel100 / channel175 / channel
A5 Five-Channel Amplifier95 / channel130 / channel120 / channel175 / channel
A7 Seven-Channel Amplifier90 / channel125 / channel120 / channel175 / channel
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