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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-E View Post
    I WENT from EMOTIVA XPR-1 MONOBLOCKS TO PASS LABS XA160s......I'm hearing things with my acoustat model 4 electrostatic speakers I've never heard before.......I've never heard Miles Davis blow so clear and beautiful I'm hearing cymbal sounds that were not there before.
    Thats a great upgrade. I bet you are rediscovering your music collection

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    I have returned to Nelson Pass after a thirty plus year hiatus........X260.8's driving my Revel Studio II's.

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    Cheers - Dave

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    Hi Dave,

    Absolutely beautiful. What preamp are you using? Are the amps broken in yet? Can you tell me how you like the pairing? I am thinking the same, X260.8 or X350.8 or maybe even XA160.8.

    Thank you for your thoughts. I love that the 260.8 offers twice the Class A output.
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    The Revel/Pass combo should be great. I talked to Mark at Reno Hi-Fi at while back and guess what loudspeaker he uses? You guessed it.....Revel Salon2. I did specifically ask about the 260.8 monos vs. the 250.8 stereo and he was ambivalent. Also interesting to me was his clear recommendation of the 250.8 over the 350.8.....interesting since most people seem to be preferring the 350.8 right now.

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    I'm hearing the same thing about the 250.8. If you specifically don't need the extra power, the 250.8 is a bit sweeter/warmer and a superb performer.
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    I'm in - X350.8 for the Il Cremonese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Absolutely beautiful. What preamp are you using? Are the amps broken in yet? Can you tell me how you like the pairing? I am thinking the same, X260.8 or X350.8 or maybe even XA160.8.

    Thank you for your thoughts. I love that the 260.8 offers twice the Class A output.
    Hi Joe, thank you, sorry for the late response. My preamp is a ARC LS-27. In so far as being 'run in', yes with minimal difference noticed. A little more authority in the bottom end does come to mind.

    My rationale in the purchase was that the 260.8's offered more initial bias into Class A that all other .8 series amps (except the 600) yet when called for beyond had efficiencies of of A/B. Nelson has engineered into these higher power MOSFET's and more of them (40 per mono block =80 vs. 72 in the 350.8 and the 600)

    Quote Originally Posted by tdimler View Post
    The Revel/Pass combo should be great. I talked to Mark at Reno Hi-Fi at while back and guess what loudspeaker he uses? You guessed it.....Revel Salon2. I did specifically ask about the 260.8 monos vs. the 250.8 stereo and he was ambivalent. Also interesting to me was his clear recommendation of the 250.8 over the 350.8.....interesting since most people seem to be preferring the 350.8 right now.
    Interesting, Mark and I talked at length as well and basically came to the same conclusion.

    it's been a month and I'm completely satisfied .........
    Cheers - Dave

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