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    Re: Pass XA25

    This again proves how important it is to demo gear and especially demo it in your own system.
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    Re: Pass XA25

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    This again proves how important it is to demo gear and especially demo it in your own system.
    ... or ask for a pic of the setup in the room. The reason I mention this is if it was a room of harsh reflections, it could make anything sound like shite....

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    Re: Pass XA25

    jeff day is in the process of writing up the XA25 for PF -- his usual prologue here with a nice historical account of nelson pass and his amps...

    https://jeffsplace.positive-feedback...tive-feedback/

    btw: would anyone advise against using the XA25 without a preamp in the signal chain -- ie: direct input from a DAC with preamp such as t+a dac8 dsd, etc ?
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    Re: Pass XA25

    Thank you for the link.

    You can certainly use the XA25 direct. It’s a personal preference if you like what you hear or not. You will not hurt the amp but the sound will be a little sharper, cleaner and more detailed dac direct. Some prefer it that way, most don’t and want a preamp in the chain. A preamp will soften the sound a little but mainly add musicality. No right or wrong.
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    Re: Pass XA25

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    This again proves how important it is to demo gear and especially demo it in your own system.
    Exactly we both owned the amp with several others .


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    Re: Pass XA25

    I have placed order on the NAD M22 V2. I want to ask if anyone has problem with the XA25 so far? 'Cause I'm going to place order on the XA25 soon. The only thing make me hesitate is my friend who was the technician told me that he fixed 2 XA25s for his customers and they got the same problem.
    EDIT: I HAVE PULLED THE TRIGGER AND PLACED ORDER ON THE XA25

 

 
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