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XP-12

The new XP-12 starts with a new power supply. It uses an efficient toroidal design with both an electrostatic and Mu metal shield along with vacuum impregnating and epoxy fill. This gives us a very quiet transformer both electrically and mechanically.

The power supply circuitry itself is also lower noise and has additional filtering, a little more complicated but worth it.

The XP-12 uses the single stage volume control borrowed from the XS line preamp. This gives us one hundred 1 dB steps with lower noise and distortion while removing some signal path parts.

The gain circuitry continues to use our favorite transistors from Toshiba but has a larger higher biased output stage similar to the XS preamplifier auto bias. This makes longer and multiple cable runs easier to drive and gives us the advantage of simplifying our single ended output circuitry while increasing performance. Overall this makes for a quieter more neutral, musical and versatile control center for your system.

Awards & Reviews

AudioArt #349 – Taiwan

Fidelity HiFi und Musik / Von Cai Brockmann

6moons.com / Srajan Ebaen

AudioBeatNik / Jack Roberts

hifiknights.com / Dawid Grzyb

6moons.com / Srajan Ebaen

Positive Feedback Writers Choice Awards – 2018
Positive Feedback

Products of the Year 2018
Audiophilia

The Absolute Sound’s 2020 Buyers guide
The Absolute Sound

Technical Specifications

Overall Gain 9.3dB Balanced
Remote yes
Inputs 5
Outputs 2
Input Impedance 22K Ohms
Power Consumption 30 watts
Number of chassis 1
Dimensions, Each Chassis 17”W x 12”D x 4”H
Weight (LBS) 20

Line Preamps

The Pass Laboratories XP-10, XP-20 and XP-30 preamplifiers are the natural descendants to the long lived, highly acclaimed and successful X series of Pass Laboratories line-stages.

Dynamic sound
The XP preamplifiers sound more dynamic, bass lines are more clearly, cleanly and accurately delineated

Clear bass lines
cleanly and accurately delineated

Fine nuances and detail
instruments and voice are presented in a greatly refined spatial envelope and with better spectral balance.

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Pass Labs XP-12 Line Level Preamplifier

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$9,995

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XP-12

The new XP-12 starts with a new power supply. It uses an efficient toroidal design with both an electrostatic and Mu metal shield along with vacuum impregnating and epoxy fill. This gives us a very quiet transformer both electrically and mechanically.

The power supply circuitry itself is also lower noise and has additional filtering, a little more complicated but worth it.

The XP-12 uses the single stage volume control borrowed from the XS line preamp. This gives us one hundred 1 dB steps with lower noise and distortion while removing some signal path parts.

The gain circuitry continues to use our favorite transistors from Toshiba but has a larger higher biased output stage similar to the XS preamplifier auto bias. This makes longer and multiple cable runs easier to drive and gives us the advantage of simplifying our single ended output circuitry while increasing performance. Overall this makes for a quieter more neutral, musical and versatile control center for your system.

Awards & Reviews

AudioArt #349 – Taiwan

Fidelity HiFi und Musik / Von Cai Brockmann

6moons.com / Srajan Ebaen

AudioBeatNik / Jack Roberts

hifiknights.com / Dawid Grzyb

6moons.com / Srajan Ebaen

Positive Feedback Writers Choice Awards – 2018
Positive Feedback

Products of the Year 2018
Audiophilia

The Absolute Sound’s 2020 Buyers guide
The Absolute Sound

Technical Specifications

Overall Gain 9.3dB Balanced
Remote yes
Inputs 5
Outputs 2
Input Impedance 22K Ohms
Power Consumption 30 watts
Number of chassis 1
Dimensions, Each Chassis 17”W x 12”D x 4”H
Weight (LBS) 20

Line Preamps

The Pass Laboratories XP-10, XP-20 and XP-30 preamplifiers are the natural descendants to the long lived, highly acclaimed and successful X series of Pass Laboratories line-stages.

Dynamic sound
The XP preamplifiers sound more dynamic, bass lines are more clearly, cleanly and accurately delineated

Clear bass lines
cleanly and accurately delineated

Fine nuances and detail
instruments and voice are presented in a greatly refined spatial envelope and with better spectral balance.

Reviews

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