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MaxC

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Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« on: January 28, 2012, 09:02:29 pm »

Just picked up a pair of N802s and need to get an amp to pair them with. My budget is $5000. Looking at either a used Pass Labs X250.5 or a used McIntosh MC402. Any opinions on either of these amp with the N802? Other amps I should look into?

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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 07:40:36 am »

Go here http://www.audiogon.com/

Bryston 4BST Here with my Alons and it sounds GREAT! about $2500 used.

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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 07:59:00 pm »

I've been dying to try a Classe with my 802Ds.  The Mac didn't do it for me with B&Ws, though I enjoy them with other speakers. I have a Bryston that I like.

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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 02:27:52 pm »

I love my Bryston :-), so +1 there.


I think steve berson has an x250 powering n802's.  you may ask him what he thinks.


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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 07:14:15 am »

bryston 4b here :D
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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 09:09:26 am »

Anything (commercial or DIY) based on Hypex UCD400 modules with original (recommended) transformers and their power supply modules in dual mono block construction.
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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 10:16:21 am »

Tried several over the years, the Pass Labs amp just mates with the N802s perfectly, imo. Been running this set up for about eight years now, love it.
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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 10:54:57 pm »

Like Brad I've been using Pass Labs X250's for a number of years now.   Definitely seriously cleans, lots of power, and matches very well with the Nautilus 802.   For a bit I was using a McIntosh MC252 which I also liked - but relative to the Pass Labs I found it to be a little slower on transients, and a little bit thicker in its lower mid reproduction - giving a bit "chestier" sound.  As I was battling at the time a propensity to hollow out mixes too much by either cutting or not filling in low mids I found that the Pass Labs led me to a slightly better perception in terms of having my processing decisions being more correct.  As always YMMV!!

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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 01:22:06 pm »

Just wanted to thank all of you for your help. My X-250.5 arrived yesterday!
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Re: Amp for my new Nautilus 802s
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 03:29:58 pm »

let us know how you like them :-)
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