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    Re: Pass amp's power cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Mechnutt View Post
    Nelson Pass states in my X250 manual that aftermarket cords will not make a difference in this amp. Probably just his opinion though.
    yeah, what does he know..........just more than the majority of audiofools wondering about I suppose !
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    Re: Pass amp's power cable

    I thought so. thanks

    I think sometimes the designers are funny about their creation, they don't want it altered. Similar to CJ saying basically not to roll tubes, they picked the ones they feel sounded and performed the best for the job. Odd that if Pass really thought that why make the cord detach.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mechnutt View Post
    Nelson Pass states in my X250 manual that aftermarket cords will not make a difference in this amp. Probably just his opinion though.
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    Re: Pass amp's power cable

    I lived with my new X250.5 for a year before I plugged it into my power conditioner or replaced the stock Ching-Chow cables. The stock cable was 14ga. I first experimented with power cables I had on hand. At first I did not like any of them. But once I calmed down and gave them some serious listening time, the Tice Signature power cable came out on top. Similarly the amp did better via my power conditioner. Although Pass does not recommend either they don’t forbid it either. I like that about them. They keep an open mind.
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    Re: Pass amp's power cable

    Running my X250.8 with a Shunyata Alpha HD.

    Never even tried the inbox licorice .


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    Re: Pass amp's power cable

    I've had the Pass XA30.5, XA60.5's and current XA100.5's.

    For the 30.5 I went to a Pangea AC9SE and was happy with the results vs the stock cord. When I upgraded to the XA60.5's I used a pair of them for some time.

    Next came a pair of Kubala Emotion's which I used with the XA100.5's till I got my Magico S3's. I found the Emotions were a bit too warm sounding and swapped to Elation power cords. I've tried some older Shunyata cords on the XA100.5's and preferred the Kubala Elations.

    I may be upgrading to XA160.8's in the near future and will have to start the "fun" all over .
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    Re: Pass amp's power cable

    I don't think I have ever used the stock Pass power cable.
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