Pass Lab replacement - call for Robert Harley

ddetaey -- Sun, 08/10/2008 - 05:15

Dear Robert

Having upgraded my system, replacing my Wilson Sophia 1 speakers with the wonderfull MAgico V3's, I am in hifi heaven.

However, what sometimes has proven to be a challenge is now turning into a real problem. I am driving the Magico V3's with a Pas Lab combo X1 pre-amp and X250.5 power amp.

With the Wilson's the X250.5 ran quite warm which at warmer summer days not allways created a stimulating listening room.

Apparently the V3's are a tougher load on the X250.5 which means the X250.5 runs very warm, even hot. Even with moderate outside temperatures of about 22°-24°C, my listening room is heatening up to above 30°C.

Therefore unfortunately , and for this reason alone,I will be forced replacing my Pass combo.

As you are quite familiar with the Magico V3's, would you be able to recommend some brand(s) which could drive the V3's well, sound at least as good as the Pass Labs and would run 50% cooler?

Thanks for your interest and support.

Dirk

Marba -- Sun, 08/10/2008 - 08:39

ddetaey wrote:Dear Robert

Having upgraded my system, replacing my Wilson Sophia 1 speakers with the wonderfull MAgico V3's, I am in hifi heaven.

However, what sometimes has proven to be a challenge is now turning into a real problem. I am driving the Magico V3's with a Pas Lab combo X1 pre-amp and X250.5 power amp.

With the Wilson's the X250.5 ran quite warm which at warmer summer days not allways created a stimulating listening room.

Apparently the V3's are a tougher load on the X250.5 which means the X250.5 runs very warm, even hot. Even with moderate outside temperatures of about 22°-24°C, my listening room is heatening up to above 30°C.

Therefore unfortunately , and for this reason alone,I will be forced replacing my Pass combo.

As you are quite familiar with the Magico V3's, would you be able to recommend some brand(s) which could drive the V3's well, sound at least as good as the Pass Labs and would run 50% cooler?

Thanks for your interest and support.

Dirk

DMA 250S with DMC 30SS as easy as that.

Robert Harley -- Fri, 08/15/2008 - 22:29

I posted a long reply to ddetaey a couple of days ago but no longer see the post. Did you read it?

Marba -- Sat, 08/16/2008 - 07:10

robert_harley6 wrote:I posted a long reply to ddetaey a couple of days ago but no longer see the post. Did you read it?

You've said that you have XA100.5 amp on review and it's really good. Also Spectral DMA 360 is another way.

Robert Harley -- Sat, 08/16/2008 - 15:24

I believe my reply was under another thread.

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