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If you want to dip the proverbial toe, the Pass ACA build is not too expensive and is good for an honest 8WPC. I've use them successfully with a whole host of speakers with success (Klipsch Heresy III, Altec 604E, Linaeum LFX, Vandersteen Model 2, holey-basket Corals in a ported box). Some of them obviously play a bit louder than others due to the speaker load and sensitivity, but they certainly did not embarrass themselves. My current office machine (which I haven't seen since February when COVID hit Washington State) uses ACAs and Linaeum LFXs in a near-field arrangement and sound fabulous.I missed that also. MarantzFan, it sounds like you have lots of build or diy experience. What Pass amps have you built? It sounds like you build an F5? I ask because I am wondering what Pass/First Watt you have heard/built that you enjoyed the most. Also, what speakers did you run your F5 clone with?
(sorry to barge in on your thread, Anthony)