The Xs Phono preamplifier represents an all-out assault on the state-of-art in Vinyl and the most intensive and difficult design effort made at Pass Laboratories. The final product of this massive effort extracts the utmost performance from a simple topology and operates with the extremely small and delicate signals coming from today’s wide variety of phono cartridges. The result is music that emerges from a quieter background and blooms into a richer, more precise soundstage.
Awards & Reviews
2014 Overall Performance Award
Super AV Awards
The Xs series has drawn a line in the sand and has redefined the “state of the art”
Best Products of the Year
Homet Theater HiFi
Circuitus Maximus Award 2017
Top o’ the line Brutus Awards 2017
“After listening to it, I reckon the XS is the only way to experience vinyl.”
Dagogo / Constantine Soo
|Gain options||56, 66, 76dB|
|RIAA response||plus/minus .1 dB 20-20 KHz|
|Power consumption||55 watts|
|Number of chassis||2|
|Dimensions, each chassis||19”W x 14”D x 6.25”H|
Since 1997 Pass Laboratories has been respected for building some the finest phono stages 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.
Single chassis XP-17
Twin chassis XP-27
Resistive and capacitive loading
on all the front panel for easy access.