What’s your budget?
cause pass labs XA 160.8 is an smooth sounding SS or audio research is a good way to go if you like the high powered tube sound
What brand of pre amp are you using in your set up?
Best amp for Sonus Faber Cremona
I’ve recently acquired some Sonus Faber Cremona floor standing speakers and would like some recommendations for separates or integrated amps. Since these speakers are 14 years old all the write ups I can find are that old as well. Hoping for some current recommendations under $15k new or used. Room is 16x21 treated and speakers are 4ohm 91db. Please only reply if you have heard these actual speakers as they sound different than the newer lines of Sonus Faber.
Pass labs INT-250 just 500 bucks short of you budget
From my experience with pass with my gen 1 uno’s from Avant-garde acoustics is that the bigger you go up in there gear (pass amps or integrated amp) you get more body to every sound and wonderful bass extension with the large amount of head room
Currently using the XA 160.8 mono blocks can’t be more pleased with that kinda power gone thru horns
I sold my Cremona floorstanders OG version in July after 16 years. At the end I had them paired with a BAT VK3000SE integrated and the synergy was magic. Previously I had used them with Hegel and before that VAC monoblocs with Pass Labs front end. The BAT was smoother, articulate and never seem stretched. Room was 12x23 although effectively the listening area was more like 12x16. Worth a look