September 2017 Reno Hi Fi
We're making BIG PROGRESS
at Reno Hi Fi! Soon we'll have a new website and the very first peek is
below. Additionally we'll have more staff dedicated to posting pictures
and updating the site each day.
Reno Hi Fi's New Offices:
the right is a snapshot of Mark Sammut and Orson the cat as we work on the new
website. September 03, 2017:
Summer 2017 Product News:
The New PASS XP-12 single-chassis remote control linestage
preamp (successor to the XP-10) is now in stock and ready for quick shipment.
The New PASS XP-17 single-chassis phono preamp (successor to
the XP-15) is now in stock and ready for quick shipment.
In September-October 2017 the XP-22 (successor to the XP-20)
is scheduled to be released by PASS.
In Fall 2018, the XP-27 and XP-32 (successors to the XP-25 and
XP-30) are forecast to be released by PASS.
As Always-- Reno Hi Fi makes it fun, easy and no-risk to
upgrade to a new model. Our in-home demo program allows our clients to A/B
the new preamp with their existing preamp in their own systems.
Summer 2017 Reno Hi Fi
Reno Hi Fi continues to
expand to serve you better! We have just moved to our larger facility on
Longley Lane in Reno. We've hired two new employees and additionally we're
now looking for two highly-experienced audio consultants to join the Reno Hi Fi
family. Mark Sammut will continue to work in the business as always, and
with better facilities and with more staff and sales associates, everything for
our clients will only be enhanced.
We are now working hard on a new
and upgraded mobile-device-compatible Reno Hi Fi website. And with additional staff
we look forward to even more offerings starting in Fall 2017. We
will have more PASS, more First Watt and many more other-brand trade-in items
with detailed pictures-- and Always Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Meanwhile, we are
providing the outstanding customer service and support our clients have come to
expect since 1998.
The New PASS XA-25 single-ended class-A power amp is now in
stock and shipping from Reno Hi Fi! See all the exciting details on the
PASS website: https://passlabs.com/amplifier/xa25
First Watt F7's are now in stock and shipping from Reno Hi Fi. May 2016
issue of Absolute Sound has a wonderful review of F7 by Dick Olsher.
And there's also a tremendous review by Srajan Ebaen on 6moons.com.
PASS HEADPHONE amp is now in stock and shipping from Reno Hi Fi.
PASS INT-60 and INT-250's in stock and new owner's are Thrilled. Please
call to place your order today.
First Watt F6's are delighting new owners: REVIEW
link of the F6: https://www.newrecordday.com/first-watt-f6-power-amplifier/
on newrecordday.com, with video and Q&A with Nelson Pass.
New PASS Products for 2015. (Copied from the PASS
CES press release.)
Xs Phono: Dual Chassis, dual mono phono preamplifier:
This is a complicated product for a company that prides
itself in high performance simplicity, but in taking a signal from microvolts to
volts and equalizing it, requires that you do many things correctly.
Lets start with the input stage we use three separate input gain cards to avoid
the use of relays in switching low level signals. We use great low level relays
guaranteed for micro volt levels but a direct connection is even better. These
circuit boards are made of high temperature ceramic composite and suspended on
elastomeric mounts. These are seven times the cost of standard boards and are
Gold plated, designed to last and be extremely stable. This is important when
amplifying a low frequency signal almost 100,000 times, any errors are
multiplied so we better get it right. This is the stuff they use in rocket
science. The transistors chosen are NOS Toshibas hand matched and trimmed for
all six input cards 84 total FETs. Purchase these today if you can find them or
make a house payment instead, I have found nothing better.
All this is enclosed in heavy dual aluminum chassis’s for stability and
shielding and to hold the user interface. Three inputs are selectable with
loading from 30-47K Ohms and 100-750 PF and variable gain plus nonvolatile
memory for the loading settings. A front panel mute is available as is a 20 Hz
RIAA high pass.
Size: 19W x 6.5H x 13.75D* *15D
including connectors and Knobs
Now shipping from Reno Hi Fi.
Headphone amplifier: HPA-1
We introduced the first of two headphone amps at CES. This is the smaller one
and will be single-ended only with 1/4" headphone jack..
1) Two single ended inputs
2) Headphone and single-ended pre-amp outputs
3) Class A circuitry with Mosfet outputs, low feedback design
4) Designed to drive headphones impedances from 20 ohms and up.
5) Custom over designed toroidal power transformer with Faraday shield.
6) Low noise power supply with discreet regulators with over 40,000 uF of
11W x 4H x 13.25D
Now Shipping from Reno Hi Fi
The INT-60 and INT-250
Based on Pass Labs’ lauded INT-30A, the 60-watt INT-60 Integrated Amplifier
provides wattage with all the finesse and delicacy surpassing its predecessor,
and works best with speakers of 87dB efficiency or greater. The INT-60 builds
upon the INT-30A’s legendary “You are there” soundstage, offering
spectacular realism, even with difficult speaker loads such as electrostatics or
planars in small systems. The INT-60 features
the same power supply and output stages, along with the iconic glowing meter, as
found on Pass Labs’ Point 8 amplifiers. The new model features
Direct Access buttons for the four inputs on the faceplate, a display for
line-level, plus a Volume Control knob and Mute button. On
the back are four line-level inputs, a line-level output, and two pairs of
Furutech speaker binding posts.
The new INT-250 ups the wattage from the INT-150’s 150
watts to 250 watts per channel. The INT-250 is optimized for greater versatility
with speaker loads of 86dB efficiency or less. Like the INT-60, the INT-250
features the same power supply and output stages, along with the iconic glowing
meter, as found on Pass Labs’ Point 8 amplifiers, and features four line-level
inputs, a line-level output, and two pairs of Furutech speaker binding posts. As
with the INT-60, there are Direct Access buttons for the four inputs on the
faceplate, in addition to a Volume Control knob and a Mute button.
Both the INT-60 and the INT-250 are ideal for reference
systems or secondary, superior audiophile systems, and were optimized by Pass
Labs’ unusually rigorous listening processes using six different sound systems
to deliver exceptional musical experiences.
Class A 30W
19W x 7.5H x 21D
19W x 9H x 21.25D
and INT-250 are now shipping from Reno Hi Fi.
to view the new 2014 PASS Brochure
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Introduction to X.8 Amps