TJHUB which Emotiva amp do you have and how does it sound
I don't run Emotiva gear any more. I switched to Parasound now running a 2100 preamp with a 2250 2-channel amp. I had the MMC-1 pre/pro with the IPS-1 7-channel class H amp. The amp was wonderful, but I didn't like the MMC-1. The IPS-1 was a very neutral sounding amp with great separation. I don't know I'd say my Parasound 2250 is anything less though.
Many Emotiva guys I respect felt the IPS-1 was one of the best amps Emotiva made. This was comparing it to the likes of the XPA-3 and 5. I think the XPA-2 may bring something to the table, but the real winner right now would be the XPA-1 mono-blocks. If I were to ever go back to Emo, the XPA-1s are the only amp I'd consider over what I have now.
I know Jim Salk heard the XPA-2 and thought is was decent. That has to mean something.