The new XP series pre-amplifiers are more true to state of the art recordings than Pass Labs' previous product. Highly dynamic passages typically have more weight; bass lines are more clearly, cleanly and accurately delineated. Instruments and voices are presented in a more refined spatial envelope, and with better spectral balance. Fine nuances and details become apparent - even in loud and highly complex musical passages.
The volume steps on the new preamplifiers are more numerous and generally of smaller increments, giving the listener a wider choice of listening levels. So that these very low-volume listening levels have real world practicality, the noise floor and very fine detail retrieval of these new preamplifiers is dramatically superior to Pass' previous product.
Thoughtful listening and careful adjusting have produced products where enhanced detail comes through without any loss of musicality. You may play these preamplifiers as loudly as you dare; but contrary to popular audio lore, you will not have to play your music at live performance levels to enjoy the experience.
Simply put, the XP products deliver the experience of a past musical event in a more believable sonic panorama than anything Pass has previously brought to market.
Gain: 1 / 10 dB
No. Volume control steps: 64
Freq. Response: -3 dB @ 2Hz, -3 dB @ 60kHz
Distortion: approx. 0.001%
Maximum Output Voltage: 7V single-ended, 15V Balanced
Output Impedance: 200 ohms single-ended, 1K / leg Balanced
Input Impedance: 48K single-ended, 48K per leg balanced
Number of gain paths: 4
Input voltage before overload: 11 volts
CMRR: approx. -60 dB @ 1 kHz
Output Noise Floor: less than 0.5 uV
Crosstalk: -85 dB
Inputs: 2 balanced, 3 single-ended
Tape loop: no
External Amp turn-on: no
Remote control: yes
Power Supply: Internal
Power Consumption: 20 Watts
No. of Chassis: 1
Chassis Dimensions: 1 @ 17” W x 12” D x 4” H
Shipping Weight: 28