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Pass X150.8 Power Amplifier

If you’ve thought about a big pair of Pass mono block amplifiers, but just don’t quite have the room, consider their X-series amplifiers.

The X150.8 serves up 150 watts per channel on a single chassis measuring only 7.5 inches tall (with the standard 19 inch wide x 21.25 footprint) and weighs 88 pounds. You’ll never mistake it for a class D lightweight, but one person can pick it up.

The new .8 series of class AB power amplifiers are biased further into class A operation than the .5 amplifiers (in this case about 15 watts), so at modest volume levels the X150 rivals the mightiest of XA series amplifiers, yet has plenty of reserve power for musical peaks when required.

Rob Johnson’s review will be up shortly.