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Old 29th April 2008, 09:52 PM   #1
Michele is offline Michele  Italy
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Question Pass XA160 and B&W 802D

I have found a pair of XA 160 amps and i like to know what do you think about them with 802D (may be better X600?)

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Old 30th April 2008, 01:34 PM   #2
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Michele,

One of the best choices!! Lucky Guy

Did you take a look at the http://www.stereophile.com/floorloud...bw/index4.html

Impedance: 4 to 16 Ohms

For me A pure class A 160 Watts/ch amplifier is the same as a 300Watts/ch class AB amplifier.

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Old 3rd May 2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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The question is; a pair of X600.5 or a pair of XA160?
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Old 3rd May 2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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I 've compared XA160 and X250.5 B&W 802D. For my hears the X250.5 is the best choice : better sound stage, better dynamics...
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Old 3rd May 2008, 06:03 PM   #5
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Being that the B&W's are relatively current hungry, I think you would
be better off with the earlier X Class AB designs, the X.5 designs,
or the XA.5 designs.
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Old 3rd May 2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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Thank you Mr Pass, I think X600.5 is the right choise. I'd like to know something more about it and the differences with the old X600.
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Being that the B&W's are relatively current hungry, I think you would be better off with the earlier X Class AB designs, the X.5 designs, or the XA.5 designs.
Too many choices here. Between X350.5 and XA100.5, whats your call - Nelson for the 802s?
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Old 12th May 2008, 01:30 AM   #8
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Either would do the job. Personally, the XA100.5

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Appreciate your recommendation. I too thought the XA100.5. Saw a pair parked on the floor with your TAD RS-1 & u in ur jammies.....
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Old 14th May 2008, 05:23 PM   #10
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Hi Nelson
Here's a question purely for academic reasons to a designer of some of the greatest amps

For a speaker like B&W 800D, what would be your best choice from the choices below:

1. Using a pair of X600.5 in bi-wire
2. Using a pair of XA160.5 in bi-wire
3. Using a pair of X350.5 in vertical bi-amp.

Further, would you say a pair of XA100.5 images & soundstages better than the stereo amp X350.5?

Would really appreciate to hear from you.


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