[QUOTE=4DHD;32308881]Of the people I know of who matched the JC1 with Revel were quite happy.
If the JC1 can satisfy the Salon2, I am quite certain its all good for the F208.
I would be very hard pressed to think the Pass is better than JC1.
But you dumped the JC1 for the A21?! That would be going backwards.
Sounds like you have a case of incurable upgraditis.
And just want to spend money.
Some people are just never satisfied.
When I had the JC1s, they were for my home theater/2-ch setup (i.e. family room). There was nothing wrong with them, in fact, I liked them a lot. I can see why folks who own the JC1s are happy with them. It was not an easy decision, but in the end I decided to keep my Classe amp. The A21 came much later and I purchased it for my bedroom. Like a lot of audiophiles, you want to get the best sound (Highly subjective) for your system/room, so you end up trying different combination of speakers/amp/preamp/cables/room, etc within budgetary constraint. Over time, I've gotten to know the signature sound of Parasound Halo amps. For the money, I would highly recommend it. When I got a chance to buy a demo Pass Labs amp, I wanted to compare to the A21. Yes, it retails twice the cost of the A21, but if I can justify it to my taste and pocketbook, I would buy it. To my ears and in my bedroom system setup, the Pass Labs amp is in a different league. For now, I am completely satisfied. I think the Pass Labs is a lifelong keeper.