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Old 01-17-2019, 09:59 PM
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I have been considering going in this direction w a X260.8 vs a mc462. I love the ARC Ref 6 pre-amp w the pass. Great combo.
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:16 PM
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mmhhhh,

i had Pass x250.5, xa100.5, va100.8 with tube praampli /REF5, Octave hp700,...) but Pass work great with Pass pre.
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Old 02-13-2022, 01:08 PM
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Mcintosh MC601's or Pass Labs X260.8 with Mcintosh C500 pre amp for Wilson Audio Sasha's 1?? All cables are Transparent Audio.
Any comments will be appreciate it.

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Hi, Wilson Sophia 2. (4 ohms)
The Sophia 2 is noted for its ability to perform so well with lower power amps. Something that was lost with the Sophia 3.

Waiting delivery of my INT-25, rated at 25/50wpc (though testing shows it easily doubles that) and will be upgrading my speakers once it has arrived. The Sophia 2 is on my radar for same.
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Iíve the Pass 260.8s. I use to own a Pass XP-27. I now own the EMM Pre. While they sound great with both Pre amps, I enjoy the EMM more. But as with any component this is system specific.

To make sure Iím not missing anything, Iím going to audition some EMM monos later this month, but the Pass may be here to stay. They are tube-like. They produce some of the most wonderful sound that Iíve ever heard. Mellow, liquid and very pleasing. A great engaging sound stage! I wish the XAs didnít run so hot or Iíd own those.

But as with every other amp, they may sound differently in your specific system. I suggest trying them in your home first. I donít think you will be disappointed.

Macs are good too - I heard them with various Martin Loganís years ago This said I donít have much experience with them. My father owned earlier tube Macs, and they were excellent. But IMO the sound of Mac has changed some over time Ö

Let us know what you finally select and how they sound Ö
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