EMOTIVA BasX TA-100 Integrated Amplifier/Tuner In The House!

EMOTIVA is known for making some heavy duty audio gear and selling it at very low prices. Because of this, I have been really wanting to get some of their stuff in for review, and it has finally happened! This is the BasX TA-100 Integrated Amplifier (w/ tuner!) and it does a whole lot for $429…Review coming soon!

Analog Inputs

  • 2 pairs; stereo analog line level inputs (CD, Aux).
  • 1 pair; stereo phono inputs (switchable; moving magnet or moving coil).
  • 1 tuner; FM (with external antenna input; 50 station presets).

Digital Inputs

  • 1; digital coax (S/PDIF); 24/192k.
  • 1; digital optical (Toslink); 24/192k.
  • 1; digital USB (DAC input); 24/96k; no drivers required.
  • 1; Bluetooth receiver (requires optional AptX Bluetooth dongle).

Outputs

  • 1 pair; main line level output; stereo, unbalanced.
  • 1 pair; speaker outputs; stereo, 5-way binding post.
  • 2; summed full range outputs (for connecting one or two subwoofers), unbalanced.
  • 1; stereo headphone output (front panel).

Analog Performance (line level)

  • Maximum output level: 4 VRMS.
  • Frequency response: 5 Hz to 50 kHz +/- 0.04 dB.
  • THD+noise: < 0.0015% (A-weighted).
  • IMD: < 0.004% (SMPTE).
  • S/N ratio: > 115 dB.
  • Crosstalk: < 90 dB.

Analog Performance (to speaker outputs; both channels driven)

  • Output Power:
    50 watts RMS per channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz; THD < 0.02%; into 8 Ohms).
    90 watts RMS per channel (1 kHz; THD < 1%; into 4 Ohms).
  • Power bandwidth:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz + 0 dB / – 0.25 dB (at rated power; into 8 Ohms).
  • Broadband frequency response: 20 Hz to 80 kHz + 0 dB / – 3 dB.
  • THD+noise: < 0.05% (A-weighted).
  • S/N ratio:
    > 100 dB (A-weighted; ref full power).
    > 85 dB (A-weighted; ref 1 watt).

Analog Performance (phono)

  • Frequency response (MM and MC):
    20 Hz to 20 kHz; ref standard RIAA curve.
  • THD+noise:
    < 0.015% (MM; A-weighted).
    < 0.06% (MC; A-weighted).
  • S/N ratio:
    > 90 dB (MM).
    > 68 dB (MC).

Analog Performance (headphone)

  • Output Power:
    8 Ohms: 23 mW / channel.
    33 Ohms: 90 mW / channel.
    47 Ohms: 127 mW / channel.
    150 Ohms: 145 mW / channel.
    300 Ohms: 114 mW / channel.
    600 Ohms: 75 mW / channel.

Digital Performance

  • Frequency response:
    5 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.15 dB (44k sample rate).
    5 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.25 dB (192k sample rate).
  • THD+noise:
    < 0.003% (A-weighted; all sample rates).
  • IMD:
    < 0.007% (SMPTE).
  • S/N ratio:
    > 110 dB ref rated output.

Trigger

  • 12 VDC trigger output.

Power Requirements

  • 115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).

Controls And Indicators

  • Power: rocker switch; rear panel.
  • Standby: one front panel push button; halo ring changes color to indicate status.
  • Two front panel pushbuttons: Input Select; menu operation.
  • One front panel knob: Volume; Tuning; menu operation.
  • Display: high visibility blue alphanumeric VFD display (dimmable).
  • Remote Control: compact full-function infrared remote control.
  • Menu and Control System; simplified, highly intuitive menu system
    (includes Setup options, Bass, Treble, and Balance controls).

Mechanical

  • Dimensions:
    17” wide x 2-5/8” high x 12-1/2” deep (unboxed; without connectors).
    21” long x 7” high x 17-1/2” deep (boxed).
  • Weight:
    15 lbs (unboxed).
    19.5 lbs (boxed).

 

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