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  1. Item: Pass Labs XP-10 pre amp Location: Newcastle, NSW Price: $3,400 Item Condition: Excellent. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent condition Pass Labs XP-10 Pre amp for sale. Included in sale is original box, remote etc. Not a grey import (purchased from Perth retailer). Buyer welcome to pre-purchase audition. Happy to post domestically within Australia with full insurance cover. Links to Pass Labs XP-10 website, reviews, specs and awards. https://www.passlabs.com/preamplifier/xp-10 Currently retails for $8,459 (Class A Audio). Past accolades aside, the new XP pre-amp offerings from Pass Laboratories sound and measure significantly better than their immediate predecessors in the original X series. Are these the finest pre-amplifiers Pass Laboratories has built to date, absolutely and without question! Specifications Pass Labs XP-10 Factory Specifications Frequency Response: 2 Hz to 60 kHz (-3dB) Overall Gain: -73dB to 10dB Volume Steps: 83 Remote: Yes Inputs: Five Outputs: Two Input Impedance: 96 kOhm bal, 48 kOhm single-ended Output Impedance: 1000 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms single-ended CMRR: -60dB, 1kHz Cross-Talk: -90dB, 1kHz Ref 1V Signal to Noise Ratio: Power Consumption: 10 watts Shipping weight: 14.6Kg Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Pass Labs X 150.5 Location: North Sydney Price: 4.500 plus shipping Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: For sale my Pass Labs X150.5 stereo power amp (10W class A, 150W overall), currently playing in a full balanced chain. It's complete with original box, manual and detachable power cable. Conditions: perfect in every aspect except for the scratch on the side of the heat sink (pls see detailed pic, the scratch is less than 1 cm). You're most welcome to come to listen to it (sorry but the setup is still not fine tuned) Link to Pass X150.5 website page Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Threshold SA3.9e Stasis Pure Class A Stereo Power Amplifier Location: Western Suburbs - Melbourne Price: $4000 Item Condition: Good Condition with some light superficial markings. Conservative 7.5/10 mainly due to age. Reason for selling: Surplus to Needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Up for sale is a RARE Threshold SA3.9e Stasis Pure Class A Stereo Power Amplifier. These amps rarely come up for sale. For those who know the Nelson Pass timeline will know that Threshold was one of the companies he worked for before venturing out into his own line of products. Threshold amps have become collector pieces these days and this SA3.9e would sit proudly in any audiophile/collector’s system. Rated at 60W pure Class A at 8 Ohms, it will drive all but the most inefficient speakers with clean, distinctive layering and an all round “picture” perfect details. Compared to todays Pass Labs products the Threshold is faster sounding, tighter and more in-control, mids are smooth without any odd or harshness, and the high are extended and free of grain. Nelson liked the SA 3.9e the best of the threshold amps from the 90s era mainly because, for its rated output, it was biased higher into class A and thus sounded more "liquid". These are very good amps and contend with the best out there that is 3-4 times more in value. Happy to audition and let your ears be the judge. Photos: Will post pictures later tonight
  4. Item: Pass Labs INT-150 Integrated Amplifier Location: Melbourne 3028 Price: $3600 Item Condition: superb, 9/10, no dents or scratch Reason for selling: change direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: Bought it over a year ago, I keep it in mint condition and it looks just like new. All function works perfectly. I use this to drive my Harbeth SHL5+ and it delivers plenty of power. I prefer to sell locally as I don't have the box and original packaging. The sale will include the amplifier, remote and power cable. Audition is welcome at my place. Pictures:
  5. I have a Pass Labs XA 30.5 Power Amplifier for sale (Vic) Condition of the unit is immaculate. Can ship at buyer's expense Review here: http://www.stereophile.com/solidpoweramps/pass_labs_xa305_power_amplifier/ SnA ad: (http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/94712-pass-labs-xa-305-class-a-power-amplifier-reduced/) Price: $4200
  6. Without wanting to restart the endless cable debate I thought I should share my recent cable comparison experiment. Aim: Using two preamplifiers compare the sonic differences between two analog XLR cables. Method: An Accuphase C-2420 has dual sets of XLR analog preamplifier outputs. These were connected to the XLR inputs of a Pass Labs XP-10 preamplifier using a 10 foot length of Transparent Audio MM2 super (from simply hi fi Perth) or a 1m length of Chord ChameleonPlus (from Carlton Audio Melbourne) The volume control of the Accuphase was fixed to the 12 o'clock position. Any subsequent volume changes were controlled buy the Pass XP-10. Music was fed to the Accuphase by a combination of a Meridian MDMS (Sooloos) music server digitally linked to an Audiolab MDAC. The Pass XP-10 was connected to a Pass Labs X250.5 and some Dynaudio C4 II signature loudspeakers. All other connections were made using a set of Cardas Clear Light XLR. Results: The switching between inputs on the Pass XP-10 is extreamly fast. This made it the perfect choice for this experiment as there was no break in the music when switching from input 1 to input 2. If another person is using the remote control and you dont observe the digital display on the Pass its very difficult to know if the input has changed. Thus it becomes very easy to assess any sound differences between the two XLR inputs. Using a variety of music we spent 30min switching back and forth between input 1 and 2. At the end of this time we concluded that the sound differences between the two cables was.......NOTHING. Neither observer could pick which input was being played Discussion and Conclusion: Neither observer could detect any difference between the two inputs. This was despite the fact that at least one observer wanted there to be a difference given the large cost differential between the two analog interconnects (1m of Transparent super is ~$1500 while the Chord is ~$220). Note that we have also made the assumption that input 1 and 2 on the Pass as well as the dual XLR pre outs on the Accuphase are equivalent. It is possible that the two male observers have bad hearing or that the associated equipment is badly setup or of insufficient quality to detect any differences between the cables. This is unlikely given that the same system and observers can clearly define the differences between different amplification or digital sources. For example there is a clear difference between the Audiolab MDAC and the available Meridian analog output. Neither is bad. The Audiolab has a more dynamic presentation verses the more laid back Meridian sound. We have also previously observed that reversing the polarity of the fuse in the back of a Rotel RB890 made a subtle but detectable difference in sound (sounds ridiculous but multiple people even non audiophiles could pick the difference in a blind test). Given the above observations and assuming that the test carried out is not fatally flawed we are left to conclude that either Chord ChameleonPlus and Transparent Audio Super are identical in sound or that the differences in sound between XLR cables is minimal. Future experiments may examine other cables and possibly challenge other observers. N
  7. Item: Pass Labs X2.5 preamp Location: Clayton, VIC Price: SOLD Item Condition: Very good - see photos below Reason for selling: Keeping my Modwright LS100 Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit Details: The X2.5 is the predecessor to Pass Labs' current entry-level preamp, the XP-10. First released in 2001, the X2.5 is a fully-balanced, pure Class-A active preamp with remote control and HT Bypass (input 4). It utilises the patented "Super-Symmetry" circuitry used in current Pass Labs amplifiers; essentially it's a fully-balanced topology (more info in the manual linked below). The amp has balanced/un-balanced inputs and outputs, with shorting pins provided for unbalanced mode. It's built like a tank; I love the sharp angles and it's a great match with the X250 power amp (it's a real shame to split them up to be honest). This unit was purchased from Audiogon in the US and shipped to Australia. It was recently converted to 240V by Dallas Clarke in Melbourne - a highly-regarded local technician who exclaimed that these amps (I'm keeping the X250 power amp) were "definitely keepers". I've been comparing the X2.5 with a Modwright LS100 over the last few weeks, and it was a very close call in the end. The X2.5 has the advantage in overall resolution and particularly bass attack and definition, but the Modwright (while having a higher noise floor and being slightly less dynamic) has that tube thing going on that I am learning to appreciate. The X2.5 is a fantastic preamp that would suit a buyer with any of the Pass Labs power amps (or any fully balanced power amp for that matter). Shipping within Australia shouldn't be more than $50. Inspections and demos welcome, as is pickup from Clayton VIC. More info: https://passlabs.com/download.php?download_file=https://passlabs.com/images/uploads/manual/x2.5_om.pdf Reviews: http://stereotimes.com/post/pass-labs-x2.5-preamplifier http://www.enjoythemusic.com/superioraudio/equipment/0905/passlabsalephx25.htm http://www.ultraaudio.com/equipment/passlabs_x25_preamplifier.htm Pics:
  8. Item1: Pass Labs X150.5 Location: Melbourne Price: $3,100 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Change in circumstances, Bills to pay Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pass Labs X150.5 240v, 150 watt (8 ohms) 300watt (4 ohms) stereo amp fully balanced Supersymmetryâ„¢ circuitry. I don't have the original packaging and there is a minor cosmetic flaw on the faceplate. I used it in a Tri amp setup with My Linkwitz Orions also for sale here and I will be sad to see it go. More images to follow Item2: Pass Labs X150 Location: Melbourne Price: $2,700 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Change in circumstances, Bills to pay Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pass Labs X150 240v, 150 watt (8 ohms) 300watt (4 ohms) (without meter) stereo amp fully balanced Supersymmetryâ„¢ circuitry. I don't have the original packaging and there is a minor cosmetic flaw on the faceplate. I used it in a Tri amp setup with My Linkwitz Orions also for sale here and I will be sad to see it go. More images to follow Please feel free to contact me for any further details or to audition.
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