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Old 1st November 2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Any reason why Pass is not Dual Mono amp???

Strongly considering trying out Pass X-250.5
At over $3300 on the used market it appears the box has the least amount of electronics inside, looks like an empty box compared to the competition yet it weighs almost the same. Any reason why this amp is not a dual mono design at this price? Looking for the Levinson sound but will not buy a Levinson product under the ownership of Harman Kardon. Had the ML 23.5 and want something that sounds like it.
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Old 1st November 2009, 12:13 AM   #2
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Any reason why this amp is not a dual mono design at this price?
Any reason why you think it's not? And: How exactly do you define "dual mono"?
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Old 1st November 2009, 12:45 AM   #3
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it appears the box has the least amount of electronics inside

less is more
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Old 1st November 2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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One power supply according to the pictures, less is not always more.
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Old 1st November 2009, 01:44 AM   #5
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And more can be less ........
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Old 1st November 2009, 02:18 AM   #6
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If that's your belief then you would never of purchased a Pass labs X-250.5 or any other high end amplifier.
Why not settle on a radio shack amp. they cost LESS and have even LESS components.
Can I get an intelligent answer than the less is more **.

Why do people prefer 2 MONO amps and they cost MORE! Cause separate amplification is superior to stereo amps, they don't share the same power supply and sound better.

Another alternative is Dual Mono amps, they cost less than Mono amps while providing better separation to each channel.

The only advantage of one power supply for two channels is that it cost LESS to build.

Please don't answer this if all you can say is Less is More...
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Old 1st November 2009, 02:49 AM   #7
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So, you're making an assumption about a particular amplifier based on how much power supply and electronic gadgetry it has?

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One or two transformers is a obvious thing and cannot be "more is less" like some want to repeat. Sure, it can be equal if taken care (dual bridges, separate filtering), but not less...
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One or two transformers is a obvious thing and cannot be "more is less" like some want to repeat. Sure, it can be equal if taken care (dual bridges, separate filtering), but not less...
Sure it can ... you could have more tranformer and less amp, to meet a given price point.
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So you don't want to buy a Levinson - you want us to
build one for you?

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