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Old 04-29-2014, 07:21 PM
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I still absolutely love my Pass amps but am looking hard at Raidho speakers and I fear they don't match well with Pass. The Pass bass is a bit too heavy for the Raidhos which tend to be warm to begin with and don't have the speed to really do the Raihos justice. Constellation are a real nice fit. I have not made up my mind to buy the Raidhos yet but hope to spend time at Axpona doing some hard listening. If I go Magico S5 I will keep the Pass amps and my Ref 10.
Hi Paul,

If you have the opportunity, I would recommend doing a Raidho audition at Blink High End in Cambridge, MA. The synergy between their Audionet components, Nordost cabling and the D3 will blow you away. They have put a lot of care into component matching for Raidho with tremendous results.

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I still absolutely love my Pass amps but am looking hard at Raidho speakers and I fear they don't match well with Pass. The Pass bass is a bit too heavy for the Raidhos which tend to be warm to begin with and don't have the speed to really do the Raihos justice. Constellation are a real nice fit. I have not made up my mind to buy the Raidhos yet but hope to spend time at Axpona doing some hard listening. If I go Magico S5 I will keep the Pass amps and my Ref 10.
Paul,

I wouldn't mind giving some Raidho D2's a run in my system. I love the sound of these speakers and room matching is not too much of an issue. The only question is how they would sound with my Pass XA amps. I think the D2's are a little more forgiving than the D3's but that doesn't necessarily equate to excellent synergy.

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I had someone with the XA100.5s comment on great synergy with the smaller Raidhos. Let me try to find the quote.
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Got my ref anni's driving a centaur stereo. Technically the 20k input impedance of the Centaur is within the minimum required for the Ref Anni. I had a chance to simultaneously compare the ref Anni to the Virgo 2 and the latter had a noticeably clearer, faster, more detailed presentation at the expense of added brightness which I was more than willing to sacrifice for the Ref's more relaxed and forgiving presentation. That being said, I can see others who will prefer the more upbeat sound of the Virgo 2.

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