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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    Iíd say older Pass INT30A might be what youíre looking for.


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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    Why not go with separates, a SS amp and tube preamp? I use a BAT tube pre with my Pass amp. I preferred the tube pre to the Pass preamp I had.
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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    There is a very nice and reasonably priced integrated amp for sale here on Audioshark.
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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/li...ut-solid-state


    This amp is awesome if you have a preamp.


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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    I don't know much about them but Monarchy, like A70's, are fairly reasonably priced used. Not sure if still sold new.

    Coda new may be out of price but they sometimes have refurb or trades at a great price and he provides some warranty usually. Not all the amps are pure Class A. You will often see some on Ebay.

    I can't think of any Class A integrated. Seems the trend is Class A/D similar to Devialet, which I like the sound of but it's not a sweet type of sound like Pass.

    I think you will have some trades, giving up some midrange magic for bass & control when moving to SS.

    If memory serves, David is using a Pass XA30 and is happy with it.
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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    This may be the best deal on an Integrated Amp that you will find...

    https://www.audioshark.org/showthread.php?t=17530
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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers




    Not necessarily class A but sooooo musical and awesome.


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    This may be the best deal on an Integrated Amp that you will find...

    https://www.audioshark.org/showthread.php?t=17530
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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Look at Sugden. There is a mint model for sale on AC and USaudiomart.

    https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=166742.0
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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post

    If memory serves, David is using a Pass XA30 and is happy with it.
    Yes, I am a tube guy and never thought I would have a SS amp.
    But after recommendations to try a PASS XA30.5 amp, I sold my Coincident 300B amps and never looked back.
    Previously had tried Bryston, McCormack, Luxman, Valvet and some others but nothing checked all of the boxes like the PASS.
    Granted, these were not integrated amps and I had them all paired with a tube preamp.
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    Re: solid-state class-A integrated amplifiers

    generically speaking, putting a pre-amp between the a source and power amp is probably good for SQ... and my inclination is still to keep with an integrated... keeps the box count down as well as the cabling. also, a bit friendlier on the wallet all else equal.

    otoh, a tubed pre amp into a class-A, SS amp probably sounds like something to explore -- i am not sure if that exists as an integrated, anyone know?

    the pass and sugden certainly look like the real deal in this niche area... still more to learn though.

    thanks to all for the help!!
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