What combo are you referring to? I had the XA160 with my BE-10. I prefer my current amp, Ayre MX-R. I am sure the XA160 is a wonderful amp, I think the MX-R does a better job of bringing out the qualities of the BE-10 that I prefer (transparency, speed, detail, etc). Looking back, the 250.5 or 350.5 may have been a better match for my tastes.