XS Preamp

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This large, dual-chassis preamplifier is built in true dual-mono arrangement. Each channel has its own power supply board with over 100,000uf of capacitance for unfettered transient response. Noise levels have been dropped from the already low-noise XP30. Refined circuit design and layout, new gain-stages with auto-bias and DC compensation all combine for optimal performance. But it all comes down to sound; once you listen to the Xs preamplifier, there is no going back.

“the Pass Xs preamp and Pass Xs 300 power amplifier—are efforts to provide that absolute sound without compromise in either quality or price”
Xs Preamp TAS Editors’ Choice Award – 2021

Editors’ Choice Award 2017
The Absolute Sound

“For me, the Xs series has drawn a line in the sand and has redefined the ‘state of the art’.”
Positive Feedback

“Have a sound that is almost beyond description in words.”
Home Theater HiFi

Circuitus Maximus Award 2017
Positive-Feedback

Top o’ the line Brutus Awards 2017
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AudioArt #351 (Cover) – Taiwan

Best Audio Gear
The Absolute Sound

Golden Ear Award – 2018
TAS

Overall Gain 9.5 dB Balanced
Remote yes
Inputs 6
Outputs 4
Input Impedance 42k balanced
Power Consumption 55 watts
Number of chassis 2
Dimensions, Each Chassis 19”W x 14”D x 6.25”H
Weight (LBS) 80
Overall Gain 9.5 dB Balanced
Remote yes
Inputs 6
Outputs 4
Input Impedance 42k balanced
Power Consumption 55 watts
Number of chassis 2
Dimensions, Each Chassis 19”W x 14”D x 6.25”H
Weight (LBS) 80

“the Pass Xs preamp and Pass Xs 300 power amplifier—are efforts to provide that absolute sound without compromise in either quality or price”
Xs Preamp TAS Editors’ Choice Award – 2021

Editors’ Choice Award 2017
The Absolute Sound

“For me, the Xs series has drawn a line in the sand and has redefined the ‘state of the art’.”
Positive Feedback

“Have a sound that is almost beyond description in words.”
Home Theater HiFi

Circuitus Maximus Award 2017
Positive-Feedback

Top o’ the line Brutus Awards 2017
Positive-Feedback

AudioArt #351 (Cover) – Taiwan

Best Audio Gear
The Absolute Sound

Golden Ear Award – 2018
TAS