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Old 09-24-2011, 09:58 PM
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:22 AM
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Robert........I know what you mean. I was enjoying the search and research, too. I actually looked at, and read about a number of other phono preamps, although they did not merit attention or comment.

Recently I brought home a hand built dual mono phono preamp with independent external power supply for an audition, and to write a review for the engineer who created it. I was quite impressed with this solid state phono stage preamp, especially since it was built on electronic peg boards in two utility project boxes, and very much "in the rough" so to speak. This person is quite famous in his own right, and is personal friends with Nelson Pass, who has reviewed this engineer's amplifier designs in Electronic Magazine and Audio Magazine. This phono preamp is now being built on custom printed circuit boards using premium close tolerance parts, and should come to market in the near future. I am not at liberty to talk about it more than what I have said here, but it was a surprisingly clean phono preamp for a first off prototype.
Congrats Dan....she sure is a beauty Even though I'm not into vinyl...can't wait for your fabulous review.

mmmm......could that engineer be the infamous John Curl?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:31 AM
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Congrats Dan....she sure is a beauty Even though I'm not into vinyl...can't wait for your fabulous review.

mmmm......could that engineer be the infamous John Curl?
'cisco.......Nope. Engineering and audio circuit design is what this gentleman does just for fun, and that's only one of his multiple degrees. When his phono preamp comes to market I'll mention who he is.
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I tried ordering the Pass Labs XP-15 in anodized black. Just got an email earlier this evening that let me know the XP-15 is only available in silver. It looks like silver will have to do.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:59 AM
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I tried ordering the Pass Labs XP-15 in anodized black. Just got an email earlier this evening that let me know the XP-15 is only available in silver. It looks like silver will have to do.
That's ok Dan ! Silver will sound much better !
Isn't that the reason you offered me pure silver jumpers for my speakers ?
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:07 AM
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Dan where did you order your Pass Labs XP-15 from?
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:14 AM
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Great Choice Dan. Let us know how it sounds of course.

One note, If the XP-15 is like the XONO, it is single ended, not balanced. the balanced are add ons to the SE output.

Wayne Colburn the designer told me to use the SE outputs for the best possible sound on the XONO.
Mark (from Reno Hifi) mentioned to me that while for the XOno single ended was better, for the XP15 the balanced out should be slightly better than single ended.
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Dan where did you order your Pass Labs XP-15 from?
Michael.......I ordered the XP-15 from Reno HiFi. Mark made it easy.
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Dan,

Did you know that a XP-15 MK II is out next month??
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Only kidding!

Congratulation. Looks like a beauty!

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