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Old 24th March 2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default XA25 vs F7

Has anyone heard these two? Similar low wattages, so it would seem to me like they are natural amps to compare.

Any feedback will be appreciated- can't find anything on the web!
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Old 24th March 2017, 04:46 PM   #2
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I've heard both, but alas not with the same speakers and front end equipment.
I would be happy with either setup. The XA25 definitely ran hotter.
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according to available info, X25 emanating twice heat of F7
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I've heard both, but alas not with the same speakers and front end equipment.
I would be happy with either setup. The XA25 definitely ran hotter.
I realise that this might be near impossible to answer, but did the XA25 seem like it had more heft and grunt?

BTW, I own an F7. Getting close to being my favourite amp now, which is amazing because it's nowhere near to my priciest amp. There's something magical about how pure the F7 sounds.
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I think you can safely say the XA25 has more heft and grunt,
but that's not its raison d'etre.
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What's the reason for the XA25?
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Demonstration of Force , what else ?

(besides money , of course )

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What's the reason for the XA25?
For those who find even an XA30.8 too heavy/large to move?
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What's the reason for the XA25?
It's the outcome of countless Focus Groups.

Combing through gigabytes of Social Media data for best selling amplifier Keywords.

Scouring Youtube comments under anything to do with Hot New Amps.

Exhaustive study of Hi Fi Audio Forum Posts.

Facebook Fundamentals.

Season 1 through 4 of the X-Files watched in chronological order.

microdosing.


All of the above research - and rumors of audible test bench hallucinations - something to the effect of:
"Build it and they will buy it" led to the birth of the XA25!

How do i know all this? I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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It could be the beginning of new stars in the Pass Labs offer.
But when using more pucks in parallel the source resistors come again back, don't they?

But instead of 20, 40 pairs there might be only 4 or 8 pucks.

But what does Pa with his gallons of IRFs?

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