Introduction and System Overview

Setup and Product Description

The Sound of the Pass Labs XA100.5 Part One

The Sound of the Pass Labs XA100.5 Part Two

 Listening Session and Conclusion

MSRP $16,500
a pair

Pass Laboratories
24449 Foresthill Rd.
Foresthill, CA 95631 USA

XA100.5 / Specifications
Gain (db)26
Power Output /ch (8 ohm)100

Power Output /ch (4 ohm)200

Input Impedance,(Kohms)30 / 20

Leaves Class A @ pk Watts200

Power Consumption (W)300
Dimensions (W x H x D)19 x 9.2 x 21.5
Unit Weight (LBS)87

Ship Weight (LBS)87
Ship Weight (LBS)105


Associated Equipment

Source: Alienware M11x laptop (musicserver)

DAC: Bel Canto DAC 1.5

Preamp: Pass Laboratories XP-20

Amplifier: Pass Laboratories XA100.5 (review)

Loudspeakers: Magnepan 1.7

Cable (spkr): Transparent MusicWave Ultra speaker cable

Cable (interconnects): Transparent MusicLink Ultra Balanced

Cable (Digital): Wywires LITESPD USB cable

Cable (Power): Transparent Powerlink Premium

Power Conditioner: Transparent PowerIsolator Reference