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Old 29th September 2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 30th September 2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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You can try with the DCB1, very good match
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Old 1st October 2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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don't know the DCB1, but UGS is a winner for sure
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Old 1st October 2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 1st October 2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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UGS for sure got my interest. Simple circuit, but it would be lovely to put my hands on some boards :-)
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Old 2nd October 2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 2nd October 2011, 04:35 PM   #7
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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.
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I'm using my own loudspeakers, but sometimes I use the set with a Quad ESL2805

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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.
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Old 2nd October 2011, 07:27 PM   #9
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Cool looking speakers :-)
What's the thingy across the driver ?
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Is for correct the off-axis dispersion (above the crossover point). The cone is big (12") and need some correction.
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