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Old 09-21-2012, 11:00 AM
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Still with a Mac pre-amp? Have you tried any other changes?
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:53 PM
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I used my C500T which sounded pretty good, a Pass Labs X20 which was actually just OK. I think I'm going ARC Ref5 SE.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:33 PM
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I used my C500T which sounded pretty good, a Pass Labs X20 which was actually just OK. I think I'm going ARC Ref5 SE.

My vote goes to this ...


Signature Preamplifier Mk IIa

a/k/a "Renaissance Signature"

The specs match better with the Pass X600.5's
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:26 PM
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I heard the earlier iteration with Bryston 28Bs once -- stellar.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:08 PM
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Just a little follow up. I was using McIntosh MC601's. The Q5's sounded quite good. I have since changed to Pass Labs X600.5's, a much higher current amp set. The speakers sound incredible. Your amplification choice is quite important here.
Congrats! My Pass X350.5 and Q3s pair well too!
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:09 PM
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My vote goes to this ...


Signature Preamplifier Mk IIa

a/k/a "Renaissance Signature"

The specs match better with the Pass X600.5's
I totally agree!!! VAC Renaissance MkII into Pass X350.5 sound spectacular with Q3s!
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:12 PM
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I heard the earlier iteration with Bryston 28Bs once -- stellar.
I would love to hear that combo as well. Not sure why I never "discovered" the VAC preamps earlier.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:13 PM
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I totally agree!!! VAC Renaissance MkII into Pass X350.5 sound spectacular with Q3s!
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am glad you love your Q3's
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:08 PM
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Just a little follow up. I was using McIntosh MC601's. The Q5's sounded quite good. I have since changed to Pass Labs X600.5's, a much higher current amp set. The speakers sound incredible. Your amplification choice is quite important here.
Very nice. Glad you are enjoying the Pass amps.

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