Since 1997 Pass Laboratories has been respected for building some of the finest phonostages in the audio industry. The transition from Aleph Ono, through X-0no and now to the XP-15 and XP-25 represents a sophistication and maturation of both thinking and component evolution.
Each new design of that evolution has brought a steady improvement in measured metrics such as diminished background noise and has contributed to a sonic image presented with improved resolution and additional sonic ease.
The popular advent of the moving coil cartridge demanded all this as well as higher available gain.
Each successive generation of Pass Laboratories phono-stage has addressed the special needs of these cartridges, while maintaining the ability to bring out the best in more conventional high output moving magnet cartridges as well.
The single chassis XP-15 easily bests the sonic performance of its predecessor the X-ono.
Pass Labs' entry level, single chassis, phonostage, like the XP-10 notable for being more dynamic and quieter than the Pass Labs legacy products it replaced at a lower cost.
Ship Weight (LBS): 15
Number of Chassis: 1
Gain: 40dB, 46dB (MM), 71dB, 76dB (MC)
RIAA Response: +/- 0.1dB, 20-20K Hz
Output Impedance: 300 / 300
Input Impedance: 47K or 1K / 0-650 pF (MM)
5 - 47K ohm (MC)
Power Consumption (W): 15