6 responses Add your response
There will also be a change in going from the XA line to the X line. It is really hard to say what the differences would be in your system. I know people hate to hear this, but there’s no real way to tell what you’re going to like other than to get it into your system.
Reno HiFi can tell you more about the sound of the different amps and can send you one to try out, at a price of course. It’s easier than buying and selling them here though.
I think there’s a review or thread on this site in which the poster compared 3 different Pass amps from the .5 and .8 series and the X and XA lines. I think he ended up with the XA.8 but said he could have lived happily with any of them.
Here’s the link to that discussion:
It appears that my memory has failed me again, he only compared the XA.5s to the XA.8s.
I owned and still own a Pass Labs poweramp. ( XA100.5, XA60.5, XA30.5, X250.5 and now the X350.5)
I tested and auditioned many, the 150.5 was the weakest of the X series. I didn’t like the amp. But the 250.5 was so much better.
I owned 3 different XA aps and the 30.5 was exeptional good for the money. I would go for a 30.8 if I were you.