Speakers for Pass Labs Electronics ?

krelldog

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I'm all in with Pass Labs. I have the 250.8---XP 12---and my phono pre is the XP 17. I have used electostatics for over 20 years, and for the last 4 years have used Martin Logan Montis's.

As much as I love my current speakers, I'm getting the itch to transition into a non electrostatic. One of the speakers I'm considering is the Harbeth 40.2's. The problem is I really have no audio stores in my neck of the woods. Let alone a Harbeth dealer.

My question is...what speakers are you using with your Pass Labs setup? I'm really open to any and all suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

BTW- My listening room is 14x25 with a vaulted ceiling.
 

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Magico S5 Mark II. Absolutely love them being driven with Pass 600.5 amps
 
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Magico Q3 driven by Pass XA 160.5. Would love to have the dimensions of your room.
 
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And I personally use Coincident Pure Reference Extremes with highly modified (diy) First Watt F4 monoblocks. Transparent with a touch of sweetness and a beautifully holographic presentation.
 

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My vote goes to B&W 800 Series loudspeakers.
 

MtnHam

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If you haven't already, and before moving away from electrostatics, you should listen to Sound Labs. Pass Lab amps drive them extremely well. For your room size, I recommend the 645 or larger. U1:1.jpg Ultimate 845
 
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I concur with the recommendation for Soundlabs. I have two friends who are driving these speakers with Pass X-600.5's. The sound is magnificent.
 

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I'm driving a pair of Magico S3 MKI's with Pass Labs XA60.8 mono blocks.

Lots of Magico owners are digging this brand combo
 
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Passlabs amps can work with many speakers. A friend has a pair of XS monos to drive his WAMM Master Chronosonic and a pair of X600.8 to drive the WAMM Master subsonic and previously I was using XA100.8 driving Sonus Faber Amati Futura and later SF Lilium.
 

MtnHam

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"As much as I love my current speakers, I'm getting the itch to transition into a non electrostatic.'"

Did you ever make your move? If so, what did you get and how pleased are you with the move? Still using Pass Lab amps?
 

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Something a little on the softer side since I can't stand Panasonic lytics.
 

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I'm happy with MartinLogan CLX driven by Pass X250.8 and XP-22 preamp. Have not had the chance to hear other options mentioned though.
 

MtnHam

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Sound Lab electrostatics and Pass Lab amps are a wonderful combination. I have both the XA-60.8 model (pure class A) and the X-260.8 amps (class A/B). I would be happy to have any WBF member visit me ( SF Bay Area) if they are interested in hearing them.
 

krelldog

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"As much as I love my current speakers, I'm getting the itch to transition into a non electrostatic.'"

Did you ever make your move? If so, what did you get and how pleased are you with the move? Still using Pass Lab amps?
No..I'm still using my M/L Montis's. Also..Yes I am stilll using a 250.8 and an XP 12 pre.

I'm a little hesitant to make the switch given my system sounds incredible as it is.

Also...Its extremely hard to demo large floor standing speakers in my home. I also don't have any dealers in my area.
 

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