The XP-30 is a three-piece modular preamplifier consisting of one control/power supply chassis and two additional gain chassis each containing analog signals of a single channel. The XP-30 generates less noise, crosstalk and distortion while delivering greater dynamic range, gain, output voltage and output current. But it is the sound, not the technical excellence, that truly makes this a breakthrough instrument.

“The progression of the XP preamp line, from the single-chassis XP-10, to the dual- chassis XP-20, has reached a glorious apex in the triple-chassis XP-30”
XP-30 TAS Editors’ Choice Award – 2021

Editors’ Choice Award 2017
The Absolute Sound

Recommended Components 2015
Stereophile

“Ignite the imagination and accelerate your heart rate to thousands audiophiles worldwide”
Audioklan.pl

“Super quiet, super transparent and a sense of tone and purity to die for”
Positive Feedback

“the Pass Laboratories XP-30 is an incredible linestage preamplifier and, in my experience, easily one of the best of its kind.”
Parttime Audiophile

Parttime audiophile Editors Choice
Parttime Audiophile

Best Audio Gear – 2018
The Absolute Sound

Recommended Components – 2018
Stereophile

Recommended Components – 2019
Stereophile

The Absolute Sound’s 2020 Buyers guide
The Absolute Sound

Overall Gain -90 dB to +10 dB Cross-talk -100 dB, 1kHz Ref 1V
Volume Steps 99 Signal to Noise Ratio < -110 dB, Ref 5V
Remote Yes Power Consumption (Watts) 45
Inputs 6 Number of Chassis 3
Outputs 4 Dimensions, Each Chassis 17”W x 12”D x 4”H
Frequency Response -3dB @ 2 Hz and 60 kHz Weight (LBS) 57.5
Input Impedance 42k balanced Shipping Box Dim 23 x 18 x 27
Output Impedance 120 Ohm bal, 120 Ohm SE Shipping Weight (LBS) 73
CMRR -60 dB, 1 kHz
Overall Gain -90 dB to +10 dB Cross-talk -100 dB, 1kHz Ref 1V
Volume Steps 99 Signal to Noise Ratio < -110 dB, Ref 5V
Remote Yes Power Consumption (Watts) 45
Inputs 6 Number of Chassis 3
Outputs 4 Dimensions, Each Chassis 17”W x 12”D x 4”H
Frequency Response -3dB @ 2 Hz and 60 kHz Weight (LBS) 57.5
Input Impedance 42k balanced Shipping Box Dim 23 x 18 x 27
Output Impedance 120 Ohm bal, 120 Ohm SE Shipping Weight (LBS) 73
CMRR -60 dB, 1 kHz

“The progression of the XP preamp line, from the single-chassis XP-10, to the dual- chassis XP-20, has reached a glorious apex in the triple-chassis XP-30”
XP-30 TAS Editors’ Choice Award – 2021

Editors’ Choice Award 2017
The Absolute Sound

Recommended Components 2015
Stereophile

“Ignite the imagination and accelerate your heart rate to thousands audiophiles worldwide”
Audioklan.pl

“Super quiet, super transparent and a sense of tone and purity to die for”
Positive Feedback

“the Pass Laboratories XP-30 is an incredible linestage preamplifier and, in my experience, easily one of the best of its kind.”
Parttime Audiophile

Parttime audiophile Editors Choice
Parttime Audiophile

Best Audio Gear – 2018
The Absolute Sound

Recommended Components – 2018
Stereophile

Recommended Components – 2019
Stereophile

The Absolute Sound’s 2020 Buyers guide
The Absolute Sound