I am contemplating buying a pair of XPA-1s to power a pair of (4 Ohm) Magnepan speakers but haven't had the chance to trial a pair. I had two questions I hoped more experienced folks here could help me with:
1. Is there a big difference between the Gen 1 & 2 versions of the XPA-1? I've compared the spec sheets & beyond power, the differences seem to be subtle. Has anyone here had the chance to compare how the two sound? If so, what was the verdict? Alternatively, is there a review anywhere that addresses the difference between the two? I've searched but not come up with much.
** Edit: After some research, I am beginning to wonder whether I should be choosing between the XPA-1L & the XPA-1 Gen II - because of the Class A output, this seems like it might be a better choice. Again, hard to judge without having had a chance to compare...
2. Has anyone here used the XPA-1s (either version) with Magnepans? How did you find them - & would you recommend them for driving Maggies?
Apologies if these questions are broad & off-topic but I hoped this might be the place to get some answers to at least some of the intangibles (obviously, I know there is no substitute to hearing them in my system but I haven't had the chance to do that & likely won't without purchasing a pair).