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Old 07-14-2016, 08:44 AM
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[QUOTE="ALFA;792064"]Thank you Douglas. Good that the Sasha ii dips better than 1.8. Hope i can get one to demo
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:20 AM
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I love my XA160.5s, plan to keep them forever. I like the .5s tonality better then .8s. Just personal preference.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:25 AM
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I love my XA160.5s, plan to keep them forever. I like the .5s tonality better then .8s. Just personal preference.
I tried the XA100.8s in my system and had the same impression. Kept the XA100.5s.
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I love my XA160.5s, plan to keep them forever. I like the .5s tonality better then .8s. Just personal preference.
Same feeling, reason why I got the chance to buy the last new xa160.5
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Same here. Had 60.8 and go also for the very last ;-) 160.5 and my system is all about music.
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Revisiting this thread with some experience of my Xa 100.8.
Still wondering whether Xa 160.8 will be better for wilson Audio Sasha mk i.

Looking at max output current the Xa 100.8 has 40 amps.
Xa160.5 has 36 amps
Xa 100.5 has 28 amps.
i believe the max output current is the parameter to match for speaker with impedance drop. hence it appears that the XA 100.8 is the winner.

The Xa 160.8 has and Xa 200. 8 both have 50 amps.

DAMPING FACTOR;
All the above amplifiers and the Xs 300 have the same damping factor of 200.
i deduce therefore that damping factor of 200 is adequate for these amps.

coming to my problem it appears the Sasha needs max output current of 26 amps when impedance dips to its lowest.
therefore the Xa 100.8 is more than aderquate and better than Xa 160.5 in this regard.
looking forward to corrections to my assumptions
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