shahram

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Spendor Classic 1/2
Reviving this old thread. Did anyone get a chance to listen to the Classic 1/2 or 100? 
Pass Labs Int 25 vs Int 60
@audiofound Excellent - thanks for the feedback! 
Choosing an Amplifier to go with Spendor D7
@reverendofpork What amp were you using before? Glad to hear the XA30.8 is working well for you. I've seen a lot of people using Pass class A with Spendor D7s with good success. I'm likely going to go that way too...or a VTL IT-85 and save some ch... 
Pass Labs Int 25 vs Int 60
Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I have been checking Reno HIFI inventory and know they are the best Pass Labs dealer near me. If I get one, it will most likely be from there. I will get in touch with them and see what they say. 
Choosing an Amplifier to go with Spendor D7
I'm looking at Pass Labs as well for my D7s. Considered the XA25 and XA30.8. I'm also looking at going with the Int-25 or Int-60 and not worrying about getting a preamp. Let us know what you decide! 
Aegir upgrade to Pass...maybe
Congrats. Let us know how its sounding compared to the schiit. 
Aegir upgrade to Pass...maybe
I would go with the Pass XA25. It will definitely be an upgrade on the Aegir. I'm looking at getting one myself! Or the INT-25, which is basically an XA25 with a preamp. 
SS integrated recommendations - the final piece to my system
You can probably find a luxman 505uXII for around 3000 bucks used. Luxman are know for a refined sound. Will have plenty of power. https://www.musicdirect.com/integrated-amp/Luxman-L-505uXII-Integrated-Amplifier  
Schiit Audio headphone amps
I have the Schiit Vali 2 and it sounds plenty good with my Audioquest Nightowl headphones. I also have an older Benchmark DAC1 and it as good, if not better.I have not tried many other headphone amps but it works pretty flawlessly. I also changed ... 
Pass XA 25 versus Parasound A21+ - anyone compare?
I would also chime in that the Rainmaker is pretty low sensitivity and your room is pretty moderately sized. The Pass does make closer to 80 watts per channel (at 1% distortion) so it should be enough power, but the only way to know is to try it. 
Pass XA 25 versus Parasound A21+ - anyone compare?
@avanti1960 Did you get rid of the Rogue Stereo 100, or swapping back in forth for a different flavor? 
Need preamp recommendation
I agree that the LTA preamps are enticing. I personally would want the one below. I've read that it can sound a bit lean so matching with amplifier is key. https://www.lineartubeaudio.com/products/microzotl-preamplifier  
Need preamp recommendation
What power amp do you have?What features do you need from a preamp? I've been looking at preamps extensively as well in that price range. I have been curious to see what tubes would do in the chain to go along with a SS power amp.These three are o... 
Primaluna EVO 300/400 Preamplifier owners - let's hear from you
@rzrompThanks for the feedback. Your full tube setup sounds enticing!How is the volume control via remote? Does it do incremental adjustments well? What kind of music do you listen to mostly? 
Impressions: $1k-$2k integrated amps
I would add the Schiit Ragnarok and Musical Fidelity M5si to your list.