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Old 03-17-2017, 10:49 AM
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As you are Marc.... common, only about a 18 hour drive.... you can do it!
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And both of ya need to stop in Portland during your respective road trips...
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You bet cha
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I heard one today. Runs extremely hot. Nice but not my cup of tea..
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I heard one today. Runs extremely hot. Nice but not my cup of tea..
My feelings also...
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:21 AM
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From my understanding pure class A amps do run a little hot. I would say mine does not run any hotter than my ARC... both can get a little toasty, but not overly so.

I have to say the purity in sound is very satisfying to me.

After we were really putting it through the paces yesterday, for several hours, I could still hold my hand on the heat sinks for 5 seconds. That is the test they recommend to verify that it has enough air flow and ventilation.
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:06 AM
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Randy, you should try Pass classic XA30.5. It's discontinued but should show up in the used marker periodically.
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:30 AM
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Nice looking amp. Very similar to my amp, of course with a much fancier case.

The only thing I see in the amp that makes it of interest over my First Watt is the balanced inputs!
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:30 AM
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It's class A and should control your MC speakers better than F6. Known to have tube attributes but with SS muscles. This amp may be arguably the most successful Pass Labs amp.
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:32 AM
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Trust me, F6, XA25 and XA30.5 are not the same. Pass don't do things like Goldmund/Job.
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