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Gotta love N. Pass ! I go back with him to the Threshold days of the mid-eighties and Stasis topology driving my Maggie 3.6 at the time.
 

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So...if one were about to thinking of matching Pass amplifiers with ML 13A or 15A speakers, among the XA100.8, XA160.8, and the X260.8, what advice might be offered?
 
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So...if one were about to thinking of matching Pass amplifiers with ML 13A or 15A speakers, among the XA100.8, XA160.8, and the X260.8, what advice might be offered?
I would try the XA60.8. As noted I am happily using with CLXs and same with friend running 13As.
 

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Len, I stated before that one of the reasons for the purchase of my X260.8's was I felt like I was getting the best of both worlds. A powerful Class A/B amp with large amount of initial bias into Class A. The highest of any Pass amp save the mighty X650.
 

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I started with an XP-10 Pass preamp and the XA 30.8 amp driving my CLX speakers. While I was pretty happy with the sound I felt the XP-10 was a bit “fat” sounding in the bass. Maybe a little too rounded. After exploring the idea of an upgrade to the XP-32, I was persuaded that for the same cost upgrading to the XP-22 preamp and X250.8 amp would be the better move. So far I am happy with the upgrade - it sounds more natural.
 
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