AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Pass Labs

Pass Labs 20 Years and Counting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-24-2012, 12:38 PM
JimM JimM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 24
Default Mac and Pass

Glad to see Pass Labs on the forum I have just ordered a Pass Labs XP-20 to try with my Mac MC601's, will let everyone know how this turns out. Hopefully this will give me a reference ss pre as I have a C220 this will allow me to switch out as I feel the need. I had a Pass INT 150 and it was a very good product. One thing about Pass Labs at least with the 150 it does require at least a week before it comes into song.
__________________
Stuff - Pair of MC601 amps, Pass XP-20 and C220 pre, Benchmark Dac, Oppo 95, Magnapan 1.7,Rythmik sub.various other stuff parasound P7 pre, home built pass diy amp, Thiel and diy speakers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-28-2012, 01:23 AM
Masterlu's Avatar
Masterlu Masterlu is online now
AA Founder, Legend AV Owner



 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South FL & Cape Cod MA
Posts: 70,564
Default



Keep us posted!
__________________
Ivan
FLORIDA
MX136, MC1.2KW(10) MC2KW(2), MCD1100, MS750(2) MVP881, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, HT-2 SUBS(2) HT3F(2) WS350(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) XCS350(2) JL GOTHAM v2 SUBS(2) LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, STEWART 120" MOTORIZED SCREEN, CINEMA-TECH SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Reference System: ACCUPHASE A250 AMPS, C3850 PRE-AMP, DP950 CD/SACD TRANSPORT, DC950 DIGITAL PROCESSOR, DG-58 DIGITAL EQUALIZER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS1230 POWER SUPPLY, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
CAPE COD

MX150, MC501(2) MC1.2KW(10) MC2301(2) MR88, MVP881, MCD1100, MDA1000, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, ESOTERIC K-01X 30th ANNIVERSARY (BLACK) SACD/CD PLAYER, G02-X CLOCK, HT3F(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) JL FATHOM F113v2 SUBS(4) SOUND ANCHOR STANDS(2) KALEIDESCAPE STRATO & TERRA SERVERS, LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, STEWART 120" SCREEN, SONUS FABER STRADIVARI, SILENZIO, FORTRESS SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, HRS-MXR REFERENCE RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X SHELVES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, GRANDIOSO P1/D1 STACK, G01X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS, JL FATHOM F113v2 SUBS(2) SOUND ANCHOR STANDS(2) WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES

Library System: GRANDIOSO M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2, AERIAL SW12 SUBS(2), CANTON REF K1’s, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Bryston/Esoteric System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B3 CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS, SHUNYATA DENALI 6000/S v2(2) AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E650 INTEGRATED, DP560 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3’s, CANTON REF K5’s, SILENZIO, HRS MXR REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X2 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD CABLES
Bryston Active System: BP26 PRE-AMP, MPS2 POWER SUPPLY, BAX-1 CROSSOVER, BDA-3 DAC, BDP-3 PLAYER, BCD-3 CD PLAYER, BIT15(2), MODEL T ACTIVE SPEAKERS, 21B3 CUBED AMPS, SILENZIO, TARGET RACK, WIREWORLD SILVER CABLES

Accuphase E-800 inbound...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-28-2012, 07:16 AM
turntable's Avatar
turntable turntable is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Downunder in Sydney
Posts: 1,769
Default

Hi Jim

I think the xp-20 will go well with the Mac 601's. The Pass amps are a little warm and dark like the Mac's.

I have can xp-20 in my system ATM with the x350.5
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-28-2012, 08:52 AM
analog brother's Avatar
analog brother analog brother is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 359
Default

shane,
are you liking solid-state?
or are you gonna back to valves?

james
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2012, 12:06 PM
JimM JimM is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 24
Default

If UPS shows up should have the xp-20 tomorrow, will post the results within a week or so. I think the MC601 and the pass is a good match, the Pass INT150 I had was very netural or light sounding, the 601's seem to be warmer more organic so hope the combination will give good results.
__________________
Stuff - Pair of MC601 amps, Pass XP-20 and C220 pre, Benchmark Dac, Oppo 95, Magnapan 1.7,Rythmik sub.various other stuff parasound P7 pre, home built pass diy amp, Thiel and diy speakers.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-28-2012, 12:08 PM
redm's Avatar
redm redm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 2,060
Default

Seems like pass interest is really heating up.
__________________
Derek
Stereo Listening Room: B&W 802D, Mcintosh MC402, Stereo ASW750's, PS Audio PWD MKII, Outlets, and P5, WW SE Power, Speaker, and IC
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-28-2012, 12:09 PM
mbovaird mbovaird is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,445
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimM View Post
If UPS shows up should have the xp-20 tomorrow, will post the results within a week or so. I think the MC601 and the pass is a good match, the Pass INT150 I had was very netural or light sounding, the 601's seem to be warmer more organic so hope the combination will give good results.
Congrats Jim! So happy for you! It should be a winning combination for sure!! Keep us posted.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-28-2012, 12:11 PM
mbovaird mbovaird is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,445
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redm View Post
Seems like pass interest is really heating up.
It's always been there - just not a lot of chit chat about it here. Over at the other forums, their gear is quite popular. In Europe, Pass is very popular. I've heard their European sales are so hot, their sales numbers are flying.

Just google Nelson Pass. Have a look at his picture. Who doesn't love a hippy?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-28-2012, 12:17 PM
joeinid joeinid is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,386
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimM View Post
If UPS shows up should have the xp-20 tomorrow, will post the results within a week or so. I think the MC601 and the pass is a good match, the Pass INT150 I had was very netural or light sounding, the 601's seem to be warmer more organic so hope the combination will give good results.
Jim,

The XP20 plus the MC601's will be an excellent match. I am happy for you. Please let us know as soon as the combo comes together. Remember the XP20 need 3-4 days at a minimum and up to a week to sound it best. Enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-28-2012, 01:22 PM
MDP MDP is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 332
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimM View Post
If UPS shows up should have the xp-20 tomorrow, will post the results within a week or so. I think the MC601 and the pass is a good match, the Pass INT150 I had was very netural or light sounding, the 601's seem to be warmer more organic so hope the combination will give good results.
Jim, I had a similar setup, XP 10 with MC 501's, they paired well together.
I think you will love the sound,congrats !!!!

Mark
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase