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Thanks Dave. I am right now in shock at how amazing the xa200.5s are. I love that they really don’t put out the same heat as the xs150 monos. I love them so far. I actually told the wife last night that she better get used to seeing these "alligat... 
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There won't be luxman anymore. My set up will be either the pass labs combo or the audio research. I'm just going to be doing comparisons for several days  
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Jafant: so far it's kinda early to analyze the pass xp30 because it needs 24hrs of being turned on to sound best but my intial impressions with both preamps and xa200.5s are these:reference 6 very detailed and clean sounding. Reference 6 is very t... 
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corvette: i only would use subwoofers if the room i have was really terrible and couldnt get any speaker to give me the bass i want. I rather not use any subwoofers if i can help it. I also go for Jl audio fathoms ( i have owned just about every s... 
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The pass lab .5 series seem to be more musical and forgiving than the .8. MJ recollection of the 350.5 vs 350.8 is that the .8 has more resolution and the bass seems a tad deeper but the .5 sounded better with even poor sources.  
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Lalitk: i mentioned that some reviews call the oppo 205 or even the 105 a "reference cd player or preamp". I was like really? It is a great unit considering the price, but i am trying to make some people understand that they don't need to bite the... 
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No worries Kenny. as far as using a Dac as a preamp, I'm not so sure. I've tried the direct stream and it was very good but nowhere near close to my audio research reference 6. I'm still a firm believer that there's no replacement for a real preamp.  
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Hi guys, i picked up a Mcintosh mcd550 sacd player today and i was doing a real A/B comparison between the mcd550 and my oppo 205. I will tell you one thing, it was ridiculous how mediocre the oppo 205 is as a cd player. I know it is a different p... 
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Hi guys,so after doing a bit of research and deliberation as to what my next move will be, I decided to no pursue the belcanto black system at this time. I decided to give another pass Labs a shot with my sonus fabers. As you know, I really like p... 
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thanks Guido. I will keep that in the back of my mind.  
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One additional curve ball to all of you, I also have access to a pair of jeff rowland 925 monos...  What is the feeling about these when compared to audio research? vs belcanto black?  
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i have been trying to hear one of those, but unfortunately they are scarce and not show up often. For now, I am going back and forth between my audio research gear and the belcanto system.  
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fsonicsmith:  i appreciate your feedback an reasoning. You are correct, i did state that class d is the fastest to depreciate followed by tubed gear. That said, although we all know the black system is 50k, my cost would be far less than that. I w... 
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Ok, i will make things a bit interesting here and for the first time gather input from everyone. As some of you may know, i own the audio research reference 6 and the audio research GS150 amp and sonus faber IL Cremonese speakers, aurender n100h s... 
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Update on gs150: So as the break in continues, i STILL find the krell 403e connected to my reference 6 preamp sounding damn near identical to the gs150. I mean, i am closing my eyes and try to find a difference and MAYYYYBE at times and depending ...