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Old 25th August 2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Was is Nelson Pass who designed the Soundstream car
amplifiers when the company first formed back in 1980's?
I remember a small amp that was 18w/ch that was class A.
I'm trying to recall old memories ...................
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Old 25th August 2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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I did some contract work for Nakamichi which resulted in the
initial Soundstream amplifiers, but as I am stilled owed some
money, I tend not to highlight it. For the record, I also did some
autosound work for Adcom. They do not still owe me money.
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Old 25th August 2003, 07:10 PM   #3
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I have the 4x30W and 4x40W models.
It's a shame this just didn't work out for Adcom.
I thought, and still think they sound incredible for car amplification... if you have the space.

I still they they are the best looking amps out there.
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Old 5th September 2003, 01:42 AM   #4
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I have a Soundstream single rack space power amp that has a switching supply in it. Runs quite warm after a while and doesn't sound worthy of being a Pass Design.
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Old 10th November 2006, 03:28 AM   #5
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Well, I hate to bump such an old thread but I had recently read about Mr. Pass's car audio dealings in his interview in Stereophile back in '91 I believe.

Does anyone know and specific models of Adcom or Soundstream amplifiers he had a hand in? I kind of collect old mobile amplifiers and would like to know what ones to be on the look out for



....and I kind of know thylantyr lol.
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Old 10th November 2006, 02:03 PM   #6
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The soundstream versions you are looking for are the A40 (class a - 20wpc) the D100 and the D200 (50wpc & 100wpc)

I can say they are all very fine amps and still have an A40 and a D200. They use Darlington pairs and are all discreet components (easy to repair)

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Ah, thank you very much for the info!


Now to find one and compare it to my Carver amp
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