Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pass Labs XP-30 preamplifier

Pass Labs's new $16,500 XP-30 preamp is equally unique. The XP-30 has three chassis.

The top one houses the control circuitry as well as the power supply, which the company says is "big enough for a small power amplifier." That control center/power supply connects to separate boxes, one for the left channel, the other for the right, that have room for a far-more-than-average number of single-ended and balanced inputs and outputs.