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Thomas Giz 30th September 2011 12:44 AM

WTB: preamplifier for Pass Labs XA30.5
 
Looking for a preamplifier to be a good match for Pass Labs XA30.5 amp.
Anyone willing to part with one :-). Kit also is fine.
All offers considered.

Thanks

ramallo 30th September 2011 09:21 PM

You can try with the DCB1, very good match

marginwalker 1st October 2011 03:51 PM

don't know the DCB1, but UGS is a winner for sure ;)

Thomas Giz 1st October 2011 04:09 PM

DCB1 is dc coupled as my whole audio chain. That's what worries me a bit. I'm not sure about my latest hunt XA30.5.

Thomas Giz 1st October 2011 04:59 PM

UGS for sure got my interest. Simple circuit, but it would be lovely to put my hands on some boards :-)

ramallo 2nd October 2011 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomashek (Post 2731145)
DCB1 is dc coupled as my whole audio chain. That's what worries me a bit. I'm not sure about my latest hunt XA30.5.

I'm using a XA30.5 with a DCB1 and a Buffallo II with Legato 3 (No caps), and I have only a few millivolts at XA output (5mV). The DCB1 is a crystal clear preamplifier.

Thomas Giz 2nd October 2011 05:35 PM

Ramallo
What speakers do you use?
I used to have Buffalo/Legato setup but let it go. Being older I tend towards less analytical and more "romantic" sound.
I got XA only recently and even thought about tube preamp. However knowing Pass designs you just can't go wrong.

ramallo 2nd October 2011 05:50 PM

I'm using my own loudspeakers, but sometimes I use the set with a Quad ESL2805

http://static.diyaudio.com/forums/ga...a11941_337.jpg

The combination of XA30.5, DCB1 and Buffalo/Legato offering one of the most analytical systems, but at the same time is one of the most musical.

Thomas Giz 2nd October 2011 08:27 PM

Cool looking speakers :-)
What's the thingy across the driver ?

ramallo 2nd October 2011 08:36 PM

Is for correct the off-axis dispersion (above the crossover point). The cone is big (12") and need some correction.


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