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Pass XA 25 versus Parasound A21+ - anyone compare?
Hi bobbyddI agree with teajay completely. I have the Pass Labs xa30.8 and it’s basically the same as the xa25 only with balanced inputs and outputs. I also had the Parasound a21 in the past and trust me, there’s no comparison. The xa25 will be so ... 
What isolation feet under your amp with great result?
Hi nasamanI don’t know the budget you are comfortable with or the price of your amp so it’s hard to suggest anything. If it’s in the budget, the CMS Center Stage feet are truly amazing (as I previously stated). I also forgot to mention the new Wil... 
What isolation feet under your amp with great result?
Hi nasamanI tried a set of 4 Critical Mass Center stage feet under my preamp and simply could not believe the improvement. They are stupid expensive but worth every penny. I have tried at least 20 different isolation feet over the years with varyi... 
Any thoughts on Pass X150.8 ?
smodtacticalSorry for the late reply, I just now saw your question. All I’m saying is that if left on 24/7 the xa30.8 will always sound it’s best. I have a friend who has a pair of xa160.8’s and he also turns them off when not using them. In my op... 
PS Audio BHK owners
FertguyI have the BHK preamp and my amp is the Pass Labs xa30.8 and it’s only 30 watts per channel and my speakers are Eminent Technolgy LFT8B’s which are very inefficient (83 dB)! My average listening level is #30 on the display on the preamp, if... 
PS Audio BHK lacking..
FertguyGreat choice on the Telefunkens from 1958. Those tubes should sound fantastic. I’ll bet those weren’t cheap. My Telefunkens were date coded from 1962 and they were just amazing. It took that BHK preamp to a whole new level. Let us know what... 
PS Audio BHK lacking..
SurfmuzI owned a Parasound JC2 for several months. I kept it long enough to make sure it was completely broken in. I couldn’t wait to terget rid of it. I found it to be just mediocre at best. Very polite and very boring. With regard to your questi... 
PS Audio BHK lacking..
Hi fertguyIf you try some high quality nos tubes in the BHK Signature preamp it will transform that preamp into a very good sounding preamp. Either a 12 volt 12au7 from either Telefunken, Mullard, Amperex or Siemens from the 50’s or the 60’s shoul... 
Recommendations for power amp placement/dampening
roberjermanYou told Jred, and I quote, “don’t listen to scothurwitz, your amp doesn’t need damping”. First of all, I never said it needed damping. All I told him was when I tried a 3” piece of butcher block under a piece of equipment, it made it s... 
Recommendations for power amp placement/dampening
Hi jredI personally would not bother with the butcher block, when I tried it, it made things sound worse. They are also not cheap. If it were me, I would spend the money on one of the many isolation footers out there. Some of them are expensive bu... 
Any thoughts on Pass X150.8 ?
Hi everyonePass labs amps are really great in my opinion, I feels it’s possibly their best products out of everything they build. Their phono preamps are very good as well, their line preamps not so much. I have a close friend who owns a hifi stor... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
Hi everyoneI to am very interested in hearing the LTA amps. As you all probably know, these are all David Bernings designs implemented by Linear Tube Audio at much more reasonable price points. David Berning is a brilliant designer and engineer wh... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
Hi everyonePass Labs class ‘A’ amps, to my ears, are magic. I have owned the xa30.8 and I just love it. My speakers are extremely inefficient (83db) and it not only drives them effortlessly but it always remains so musical. I have a tube preamp fo... 
A warm DAC?
Hi larseandyou didn’t mention budget so I’ll guess between $1000.00 - $2000.00? I would look at the Border Patrol dac which is supposed to be a very nice sounding dac that is designed for regular red book cd’s. This company makes amps that sell fo... 
Eminent Technology LFT-8b in Harry's system
Hi everyoneHas anyone tried to run two separate sets of speaker wires from a stereo amp to the two sets of binding posts on the LFT8B’s? My dealer says this makes a huge difference. Right now I’m using one set of speaker wires with the same wire f...