Pass Labs XA30.8


All, 

Do you think Pass Labs XA30.8 has enough power to drive 86 dBL Dynaudio focus 380 speaker well? My room size is 23'x18'x8' and I sit about 8' away from the speakers. Usual loudness is about 50 to 67 dBL when measured with noise meter app using my phone.

Also, what sonic improvement will I hear going from Bryston 4B Cube to XA30.8? 

Thanks.  
panerai557
The XA30.8 will totally have enough power to perform to your stated goals and then some. I used an XA30.5 on my Dynaudio Contour 60’s and was absolutely floored by how awesome it sounded; Drove them to perceived distortion free levels beyond which I normally listen, The XA30.8 has almost 6dB of headroom and is more like a 100 wpc into 8 / 200 wpc into 4 ohm. Pass rates the amps very conservatively; The first 30 wpc are in class A, the rest of the delivery in super clean AB mode.
( which is ~10 dB avg louder than your specs)...I was not expecting this result. Room is larger and wall to wall carpet and such.
As for comparison to Bryston: should be a noticeable improvement in resolution, front to back depth ("holographic"), much more refined treble, richer harmonic content across the board. More transparent and "live" feel; For a time I had a 4B3 with Dyn Contour S5.4 (Pass XP10 pre);
Go for it!

I'm not sure how much help this will be but I drove my Vandersteen 3A Sigs (87 dBL) in a room about your size with my Aleph 3 and found it did not have enough power for me.  The 30.8 may be different but the Aleph 3 is also a 30W amp and the speakers are close in sensitivity.

When I used this combo in a smaller room it worked well. Once I moved to the larger room it didn't.
Thanks Dpac996. Your response is certainly is encouraging and i am almost ready to pull the trigger.