Emotiva is our performance value product line. We like it for the gigantic breadth of their product offerings, the no-nonsense engineering/build with quite a few unique flashes of brilliance and the enormous power per dollar you get with their amplifiers.
For example, their XPA-2 Gen3 amplifier is only $999. It's heavily built, weighs over 80 libs, yet still has an honest to gosh 300 watts of power into 8 ohms and 490 into four. How about that for a big Magnepan 3.7i! You can start with the XPA-2 as a two channel amplifier, then later add in up to seven channels for a full on home theater. An XPA-2 with all seven channels populated is the same thing as an XPA-7. We love this amplifier for Magnepan or big Dynaudio and Sonus speakers. If you want your big speakers to get up and put out some serious bass, this is a great choice.
Emotiva is also a good sized, well established company. We strongly believe that any product we sell should have a company that will be there when it comes time for service down the road. Emotiva is still a fairly young company, but it's run by industry veterans, and in a short time has achieved a great deal of marketshare in home theater and value priced performance stereo systems.