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Old 03-17-2018, 06:25 PM
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We had a private showing of theses speakers the week they unveiled in the US. We used my Accuphase E-470. The Anthem/Paradigm rep was floored. He said that he had never heard the 9H sound so good. Up until that time, they were using Anthem amplification.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:58 PM
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Thanks...I think a low power amp might just be the ticket,,,
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Old 03-18-2018, 02:05 AM
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Wondering about a low power Pass Labs unit. A lot available used and the price is relatively reasonable.
I believe Paradigm recommends between 15- 500 watts, as to how much you need depends on your room size and as you said occasionally like to crank it up I would go with at least the XA 60,s or 100,s. but you can try a XA 30 to see how it works.Lots of guys running the XA 60.5 believe its the best sounding amps Pass made, don't know haven't heard a Pass in a long time but I would not buy any amp without being able to audition first with those fine 9H,s you have coming.

Lots of really fine Class A amps and integrated out their to choose from depending on your budget.
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:55 AM
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Thanks....The 60 0r 100 are both ones I'm considering ..as well as ARC 75se....lots of choices !!
Anyone with experience with the 75SE with the tube upgrade have a comment on how this combination might sound?
I'm a long way from dealers so trying to rely on seasoned ears who are fortunate enough to hear this gear often...
Thanks for any and all comments..

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Old 03-27-2018, 10:01 AM
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I am waiting for a pair of Persona 9H...my amps are Triode M845...SET with 50 watts...I have high expectations!!
I know a guy who have a 9h with a 300B SET 8 wt amp with fantastic results.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:52 PM
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Are you waiting for the new colors to appear, or have you selected one of the 4 current finishes?

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Old 03-29-2018, 08:37 PM
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While not exactly low power, I have auditioned the 9H, 7F, 5F, and 3F at my dealer using a Bryston 4B3.
While each pair sounded spectacular, my favorite was the 5F
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While each pair sounded spectacular, my favorite was the 5F
There is a pair of these in blue now sitting in my living room. Sensitivity (Room / Anechoic) 93 dB / 90 dB.
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I'm trying to find a dealer close to me that has the Persona 9Hs on the floor as possible replacement of my Monitor Audio PL 500.
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:32 AM
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I listened to the 3F’s at a local dealers last month for almost an hour and thought they sounded very good. Clean and clear, and fast sounding to my ear. They were hooked up to a Simaudio 700i and looked as good as they sounded in blue. There sure isn’t much chatter about them online but hopefully that will change as more folks get a chance to hear them.
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