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Old 01-05-2013, 08:33 PM
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Apparently a new Pass XS preamp is rumored.

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Old 01-05-2013, 08:35 PM
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My XP-30 is outstanding. I can only imagine this one.



Pass Labs Xs Preamplifier

Pass Labs' new Xs Preamplifier is the flagship complement to the Xs-300 and Xs-150 amplifiers. It applies lessons learnt from the XP-30 3-chassis reference and Xs amplifiers. The Xs Preamp is quieter than the XP-30 and has an even more improved power supply. In appearance it resembles the Xs amps and features two large chassis with true dual-mono topology.

Its circuit boards are fabricated from materials sourced from the military and high-speed computer sectors. Each channel's power supply with 100,000uF capacitance is optimized for low noise. Newly available silicon-carbide transistors drop noise below the XP-30. The high-bias class A gain stages employ a direct-coupled ultra-symmetric path, auto bias and DC compensation. An extra large high-definition dimmable 20-character display is easy to read.

The Xs Preamp comes with a remote control. Its rear panel includes 6 inputs, a tape loop, dual-power input connections, dual balanced outputs and variable outputs for bi-amping and use with multi-room systems.

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Old 01-05-2013, 08:39 PM
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Neither is my ARC REF 10 - but, wow - I bet this will be terrific. Must resist all XS amps too!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:43 PM
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If I hadn't purchased (and so happy with) my Momentums I would probably own Pass amps now. After having something as compact as Dan's amps I am not sure I would want to live with the Xs series and their multiple large chassis. That said they sure are intriguing.
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Makes sense that an XS series preamplifier would be forthcoming, but doesn't it seem strange they would go back to a 2 box design when the XP-30 has 3 chassis?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:55 PM
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If I hadn't purchased (and so happy with) my Momentums I would probably own Pass amps now. After having something as compact as Dan's amps I am not sure I would want to live with the Xs series and their multiple large chassis. That said they sure are intriguing.
That's funny - because if I hadn't purchased Pass, I would have bought Dan's amps!
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:13 PM
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Don't we still want Dan's amps?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:17 PM
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Don't we still want Dan's amps?
The Pass/ARC combo is so good, I'm almost afraid to mess with it. I MIGHT add the stereo version of Dan's amp one day.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:20 PM
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The Pass/ARC combo is so good, I'm almost afraid to mess with it. I MIGHT add the stereo version of Dan's amp one day.
I still want the Xs-150's.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:44 PM
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I still want the Xs-150's.
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