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Hi Guys, 

Looking for some members findings in regard to  Pass Labs and Luxman.


I am looking forward to get to know about your feedback.


Luxman 550/590 vs Pass Labs Int25/ Int 60 .



Thanks in advance.


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You can't go wrong with either. Go and listen  for yourself and decide

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Maybe chuck in Accuphase class A  into the mix ;)

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For that pair  my vote goes to the Pass Labs.  But the Lux is also good.  I also own accuphase.

‘Best to let YOUR ears tell you what’s best.

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I absolutely love my Luxman 590.  Suits my system setup well.  It's my 1st class A and from the get go I heard the difference.  I've not heard any Pass Labs amps.


Either will be a great basis for your setup.

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My preference is Pass Labs, but I am biased as an XA30.8 owner.


Definitely try and find somewhere to demo them both.

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1 hour ago, Steam said:

For that pair  my vote goes to the Pass Labs.  But the Lux is also good.  I also own accuphase.

‘Best to let YOUR ears tell you what’s best.

Nice to know you have all the 3. Is there any reason for Pass labs getting the vote? 


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I don’t have the Luxman.  But have heard it.  Was very nice although not in my setup.  

The pass and accuphase are in different systems. 

The pass was purchased because we listened to lots of amps at a few dealers.  Some good some bad.  As an afterthought a dealer said they had an int150 we could try.  As soon as it started that was it (way better than anything else we had heard in the price range).   In then end we moved up the pass range to pre power combo.  I have recommended the INT150 several times in other threads.  Only thing against it is looks.  

I have not done a head to head pass integrated against an accuphase integrated.  I have an accuphase pre which I love.  Sound fabulous, bullet proof, and has all the features that normally get omitted by Pass.  in fact the “features” aspect is a big point of difference.  Do you need phono, or a built in DAC, balance, mono, tone controls, HT pass through etc.  


Overall I would be happy to score any of the above.  But if  you can hear them yourself that’s the way to go - the difficulty is getting to hear them with your speakers or alternatively on the same speakers so you can decide what YOU like best.


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