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  Krell ksa-300s vs Pass Labs x-350
Anyone has the good fortune of auditioning/owning these two amps? And which one do you prefer?
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03-13-04   Yes. and the pass wins by a country mile. more musical, more ...   9rw

03-13-04   From a customer support standpoint, go pass!   Spudco

03-13-04   I am a krell owner, not a basher. i have had many pieces of ...   Nrchy

03-13-04   Nrchy, the krell fpb300 and 600 (on now 400 and 700) will a ...   Drrdiamond

03-13-04   I hate to be a nay-sayer. however, i have heard awful thing ...   Jimwitnauer

03-13-04   I owned an x-150 for several years. the pass amps are good, ...   Drubin

03-13-04   Either jim's friends ears are broke or the x-250 was broke. ...   Cmpromo

03-14-04   And yet another thread for krell bashers everywhere to rise ...   Stevecham

03-14-04   Drubin has it right.   Coasternut

03-14-04   Im not a krell basher. ive only owned one or their amps and ...   Cmpromo

03-14-04: Zenaissance
Sometimes when I read the responses in these forums, I find that so many people have childish attitudes and do not really know what they are actually saying. The thread unfortunately for you Stevecham, is not about to start on a Krell bashing. No company especially as high-end as Krell or Pass should be bashed at all. Different strokes for different folks- if the Krell works better than Pass- so be it- if it is vice versa, then so be it too- it is a matter of taste. But Jimwitnauer's statement coming from his friend is totally ludicrous- how can that person compare Pass Labs to Bose? Apples and oranges- perhaps Jim, your friend did not run in the amp long enough- two weeks is not a whole lot of time. Now for hearing awful things about Pass X250, where in blazes did you get this statement- is it qualified? If you look at the threads in Audiogon concerning Pass amps and X250 included, you will find very positive opinions. So before I start calling you Jim NitWithauer, please think before you make outrageous statements and if it is coming from your so-called friend, use some discretion and common sense before plunking down your 2 cents. Now for Stevecham, please no more silly juvenile statements such as "-thread for Krell bashers everywhere to rise up and be heard." We need more positive and informative advice and opinions on these discussion forums so people can seek helpful advice. It is no point trying to play stadium antics by inciting and goading people into flame wars. Both Krell and Pass Labs are very respectable brands- it all depends on the set-up and taste. So let's keep this thread helpful and meaningful.

Happy Listening,


Zenaissance  (System | Answers | This Thread)

03-14-04   I see the sherrif is in town. for the record, jim never sai ...   Drubin

03-14-04   I guess i'm just so sick and tired of so many times logging ...   Stevecham

03-15-04: Zenaissance
Steve, no problem- I do understand your frustrations and share the same. As the President of the Martin Logan Club, many members of the club have Krell amps in their set-ups and are extremely happy with them. From a technical standpoint they are extremely well-built and last very long- they also exhibit phenomenal amounts of power. The older KSA models (1988-1990) are built to last and unfortunately they don't make these likes anymore. Krell, or Pass, they both show us how solid state amps should be built and it is fortunate that we do have choices which makes hi-fi such an enjoyable and even debatable hobby. For those who like SS, well more power to them. As established and renowned high-end audio American companies, it is important to stand behind them and our continued support makes it all the better. Enjoy your music and as the saying goes "May the best amp wins...!"

As for Drubin, it doesn't really matter that he is not comparing directly to Bose- just the idea of having an experience in that regard is pitiful. After all, Bose is not a true Audiophile high-end experience- it is ridiculous to say even a purchase of a Pass Labs amp is such a lowly experience. How can it be? You are an intelligent person and it does no good to defend such odd and stupid statements- the decision to get a Pass should be an exciting and fulfilling one- if the amp does not work as well it is because the set-up is incorrect- so many factors to consider (warm-up time, break-in time, room acoustics, etc). Even if the Pass is not up to the same level as the Krell according to the listener's personal taste, it can't be so terrible that one has to compare that to a decision getting Bose! No, I am not a sheriff but someone who enjoys reading helpful comments and not flame-inducing comments. I always read first and god forbid ever want to leap into such a mess- so peace and leave it at that.

Happy Listening!


Zenaissance  (System | Answers | This Thread)

03-15-04   Krell sucks and as long as they keep making them like they a ...   Nrchy

03-16-04   Kudos nrchy!   Stevecham

03-16-04   Pass labs makes very ,very , very, very,very, very,......... ...   Cdimi

03-16-04   Cdimi, what is a great amp for 4000 used that will better t ...   Cmpromo

03-17-04   Where is it mentioned 4000 used?????????? i heard the 350 an ...   Cdimi

03-17-04   I was not being sarcastic, i was asking a serious question. ...   Cmpromo

03-17-04   Have you listened to any of the latest generation of digital ...   Drubin

03-17-04   Then i stand corrected..x-350 is the greatest amp ever new o ...   Cdimi

03-17-04   Sorry for asking a simple question. durbin, the only one in ...   Cmpromo

03-17-04   I replaced a pass x-150 with rowland 201 monoblocks and feel ...   Drubin

03-17-04   Searching previous threads reveals that cdimi is eurotrash w ...   Gullahisland

03-17-04   Im not sure of the particular model but it was a stereo amp, ...   Cmpromo

03-17-04   Cdimi, if you have something to offer to a thread or convers ...   Nrchy

03-18-04   The thread asked if someone had the good fortune of try sai ...   Cdimi

03-20-04   I have had both, and would lean toward the pass labs, but he ...   Holygrailaudio

01-28-09   I'm a happy owner of a ksa-250! iíve brought my amp to my lo ...   Basque23

01-28-09   2nd. thread and bored let's keep in mind that jimwitnauer d ...   Basque23

01-28-09   I have had the x150, x250 and a fpb200 in my system. i would ...   Samzx12

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