Pass Labs X2.5 Preamplifiers

4/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $3900.00

Product Description

  • Freq. Response: -3dB 2Hz, -3dB 100kHz
  • Distortion 1KHz: 0.1% THD typ, 0.003% 2V
  • Output noise floor: -125dBV ref to 10V output
  • Mono operation setting
  • Power consumption: 25 watts

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter66 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2008

Bottom Line:   
As claimed, this is a true audiophile product. From the moment you take it out of the box and think by the weight you're handling a medium-powered integrated amp. The sheer looks, the feel of the buttons and volume-pot: it all oozes class! Operating in Class A, it consumes 25 Watt continuously (!) and therefore doesn't require -as the power amp does- a warm-up period. It has a "rightness" and naturalness combined with sense of detail that has to be heard to be believed. It outperformes my previous Accuphase C11 by a large margin: wider and deeper soundstage, more fine detail and slam without ever sounding tiring. Not reminiscent of a top-class tube pre-amp, it gives you a "Are you singing just for me?" listening-experience, but with a lower noise-level (inky-black background) and without the excessive warmth (also literally!) and the burden of having to replace the -often costly- tubes every couple of years. Anyone looking for a top-class preamp without frills and who's willing to live with the quirky control-menu needn't look any furher...

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   secondhand

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