Now that I sold my expensive car for one way down market, I have some cash burning a hole in my pocket (I’ll find a set used so it won’t be that much more after selling my BHKs). I’ve been looking at the XA60.8 to replace my BHK 300 and match my XP22 preamp.
Couple things concern me.
First, they have to go inside my Salamander rack. They fit but somewhat tight. I will have the front, back and sides open. There would be 4” above the amp open to the shelf above. The amps would sit right and left of my P20. About 4” between the XA60.8 and the P20. Seems like enough breathing room but not 100% sure.
Second, is the load 400 watts per amp/channel? That seems crazy high. Should be about half of that correct? The XA30.8 is two channels at half the wattage and it’s rated 400 watts so 800 watts per two XA60.8 amps is consistent with Pass published specs. Still, think I’ve seen here that the real load of the XA60.8 is 200 watts per channel.
To make it clear….the pass lab amps are wider, deeper but shorter than the BHKs…and, I’ll remove the right and left panels that are currently installed.