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Old 05-07-2012, 07:51 PM
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I've had the Pass Labs gear for six days now and all I can say is, hot dam! For now, I don't care if there is anything better, because I'm hearing so much better sound than I ever have, tubes included, in my system. It's so good, I'm even considering getting the Pass Labs phono pre, but then, what would I do with the BAT phono pre? Also, I noticed that these amps don't seem to run all that hot, at least, not as hot as what I was expecting.
I came very close to pulling the trigger and swapping my gear for a PASS set-up about a year and a half ago. I like their gear a lot. I am sure you are very happy.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:36 PM
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Sorry for all the gushing, but hey, if I can't do it here then where? I'll try to keep a lid on it now.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:42 PM
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Sorry for all the gushing, but hey, if I can't do it here then where? I'll try to keep a lid on it now.
Let it out, you are among friends . We all go through the same thing. I'm glad you are happy, that makes us happy
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:54 PM
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Thanks Joe, I feel better now. I guess the next step is to get some SRA stands from Ivan, within the next few months. Right now, the amps are just sitting on some 3/4 inch platforms I cut from some plywood/pressed wood sheet.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:02 AM
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Thanks Joe, I feel better now. I guess the next step is to get some SRA stands from Ivan, within the next few months. Right now, the amps are just sitting on some 3/4 inch platforms I cut from some plywood/pressed wood sheet.
I need to concentrate on a really nice rack and better cables next year. All in due time, enjoy the music
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:20 AM
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Steve, I guaranty that getting the amps on isolation stands will make another big jump in performance.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:46 PM
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Hi Steve,

congrats for your new acquisition. I use XA100.5 and Sasha since 2 years and always the same pleasure. Now, if you have the possibility, try a ARC REF5, and really you will get another universe. But I agree, XP20 is a great matching with XA100.5.
Another way to improve your system is to change the power cord
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:42 PM
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I am not using a Pass power amplifier, but I am using a Pass crossover, and I have to say it is terrific.

I had a couple of issues/quirks specific to my system and got excellent help from Kent English when I called. He knows the stuff inside and out.

Pass' telephone customer service and technical help is FANTASTIC.

I would not hesitate to buy their products again.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:56 PM
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+1 on Pass Labs support. While i don't run Wilson's, (use Wilson Benesch and Sonus Faber), the Pass amps are really Musical and run not nearly as warm as the previous Pass amps. Wish there was a way to dim the blue meter lights off but aside from that aesthetic quibble, they are awesome! I've used mine on HRS M3 stands rather than directly on my wood floors.
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