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Amp recommendation for K402?

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Just looking for some good input on a decision I have to make.  I have a new set of jubes and trying to figure out what amps I want to run.  On the bass bins I have a classe DR-8 that I had checked out and ready to go or I may put an older pass labs x250 on them.  I really want to put my crown studio reference II on the bass bins but it needs to be serviced and I can not find a good crown tech to send it to.  So it will stay in the closet.  

Just sold my MC60's and have a budget for $3700 for a good solid state amp for the K402's.  These will have the Radian PB 950 beryllium drivers on them.  I'm leaning towards a pass labs XA30.5 for this job.  I have found one and it is reasonably priced.  Also found a 30.8 but it is obviously more money and the reviews tell me it is not worth the money.  I do have a citation II tube amp I was considering for the job but it needs work.  I will be going active with a DEQX HDP 4 and once I get this dialed in I do not want to be swapping amps around and having to adjust things.  So let's hear some ideas on the k402 amp?

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There are a couple sit-3's still for sale for just around your price point... last ones available I believe. I would be inclined to go that way myself.

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13 hours ago, charbuggie said:

  I really want to put my crown studio reference II on the bass bins but it needs to be serviced and I can not find a good crown tech to send it to. 

 Crown has a very good service center in Elkhart.   https://crownservice.aetechron.com/

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Thanks for the info on the crown repair.  I will check them out.  

Just curious is anyone on here has tried the Pass XA25?  That amp gets great reviews and is dead quiet.

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19 hours ago, charbuggie said:

a good solid state amp for the K402's.  These will have the Radian PB 950 beryllium drivers

 

That is going to be awesome. I believe that forum member @AHall has that combo.

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1 hour ago, Khornukopia said:

 

That is going to be awesome. I believe that forum member @AHall has that combo.


Mine are the standard drivers. I plan to move these to my side surrounds in the future when I upgrade to beryllium radians. 

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9 hours ago, Schu said:

There are a couple sit-3's still for sale for just around your price point... last ones available I believe. I would be inclined to go that way myself.

 I second this. Can’t wait to own sit monoblocks someday for my k402s. 

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I used to have a pair of DR10s, and I loved them!

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Why not pick up the classe 6 channel amp in the for sale thread...more than enough power IMO, and it was only $1k used.

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On 12/24/2019 at 1:25 PM, AHall said:

Mine are the standard drivers. I plan to move these to my side surrounds in the future when I upgrade to beryllium radians. 

 

I was remembering the cool looking picture you posted a while back of your silver finned Radian 950Pb Neo drivers. My memory slipped on the BE distinction when I replied to charbuggie's question. That should be very nice when you do your next upgrade.

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