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Emotiva MPS-1 Modular Amp

by September 09, 2004
Filed under: Amplifiers


  • Audiophile quality, modular power amplifier.
  • True card cage design can accommodate up to seven 200 watt (@8 ohms) mono block power modules - power modules glide in and out on Nylon rails
  • Power modules feature independent 350VA, low noise toroid power transformers w/ high speed rectifiers and 48,000uF of storage per channel for a 336,000uF total, across seven independent channels
  • High efficiency Class H power amplifier design, minimizes power losses and allows cool operation
  • Complementary, discrete power amplifier design incorporating high current, high speed, Toshiba power devices
  • Truly transparent, integrated soft clip circuitry
  • Balanced XLR and RCA inputs
  • Channel status indicators for standby, operate, and fault
  • THD less than .015%, 20Hz-20kHz with 80kHz measurement bandwidth
  • DC offset, less than 1mv, servo controlled.
  • Completely Stable into 2 ohm loads
  • *Minimum* 200 watts/8 ohms - 300 watts/4 ohms - 400 watts/2 ohms - seven channels driven, mains limited
  • Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1 dB, or 10Hz-100Khz +/- 3dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio - 100dB, un-weighted
  • Input impedance - 20k ohms.
  • Crosstalk between ANY channels - greater than 120dB
  • Fully protected from all fault conditions with ultra quiet, module mounted, fan assisted cooling for severe duty cycle applications
  • Soft start circuitry. Silent turn on/off - No audible transients
  • Signal sensing auto turn on or remote trigger. Soft touch power switch
  • All aluminum capacitors are premium quality, low ESR, 105°C rated for high reliability and performance.
  • Doubled sided, plate through, glass epoxy, FR4 PCB's used throughout with 2 ounce poured copper on all power sections and ground planes
  • Modules are designed for field replacement with the removal of four screws
  • 5RU chassis with floating multi-element, milled aluminum faceplate. Indirect cobalt blue illumination of all controls and main panel
  • Black lacquered, piano finished wood side panels are included, as are milled aluminum rack ears for professional installations
  • Massive, multi element milled aluminum faceplate with "floating" wing detail - indirect, cobalt blue panel illumination with panel dimmer
  • Power consumption during standby - 3 watts or 60 watts at idle
  • IEC power inlet, 120/230 VAC user configurable on modules
  • Weight - 115 lbs.
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD) 7 ¾" x 18 ½" x 19 ¼"
  • $1999 (package discounts available)


Both the DMC-1 and MPS-1 will be available late 2004

Soothing blue lights make for a stunning visual night appearance for the MPS-1.

AV123 is currently offering an Audioholics 10% discount on all pre-orders for the brand new Emotiva 9.4 preamp/processor and power amplifier system as well as the new RS 1000 flagship loudspeaker system through the month of September. Redeem your coupon code "Audioholics" via AV123 shopping cart checkout or via phone orders.

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Gene manages this organization, establishes relations with manufacturers and keeps Audioholics a well oiled machine. His goal is to educate about home theater and develop more standards in the industry to eliminate consumer confusion clouded by industry snake oil.

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