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Old 2nd October 2009, 08:16 PM   #1
Michele is offline Michele  Italy
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Default B&W 800d......Pass XA200.5 or X600.5?

2 questions:

Which is the best choise?
What about XA 200.5 power supply?

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Old 2nd October 2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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Both should be fine - the decision depends more on your
preferences.

What about the power supply?

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Old 2nd October 2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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Without actually hearing them I would probably go with xa200.5

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Old 2nd October 2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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Both should be fine - the decision depends more on your
preferences.

What about the power supply?

Thank you Nelson.
XA 200.5 transformers and capacitors are the same i can find in the x1000.5, aren't them?

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Old 2nd October 2009, 09:04 PM   #5
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Sorry to go slightly off topic. But it may prove to be helpful.
Hi Nelson
Is their any difference between the circuits of the XA amps and the X amps,
or is it just to do with the biasing.
My understanding is, they are similar to a supersymetric Aleph 0, with 2 gain stages instead of 3 which the original Aleph 0 had

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XA 200.5 transformers and capacitors are the same i can find in the x1000.5, aren't them?
As I recall we use one for each rail to get the voltage.

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Both should be fine - the decision depends more on your
preferences.

What about the power supply?


The choice is extended to the XA160.5
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Old 4th October 2009, 08:54 PM   #8
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800d specs
Sensitivity: 90dB/W/m
Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal (3.1 Ohms minimum)

All I will add here is, GO FOR IT.
XA160.5 or XA200.5 will do the job. If you can afford it go with the XA200.5.
At least then you won't have to wonder about whether the XA200.5 would sound even better.
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Old 9th November 2009, 07:41 AM   #9
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Wich are differences between xa 160.5 and 200.5? (only power output?)
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Old 9th November 2009, 02:08 PM   #10
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Power output, heat sinking, supply capacitance. They use
different taps off the same type of transformer.

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