Pass Labs XVR1 Preamplifiers

5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $5000.00


Product Description

  • 2 way electronic crossover
  • w/ external power supply


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pherrmann a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Like the other reviewer, I have two of the XVR-1 which makes it a 3 way set up. The Basic XVR-1 retails for 5k and includes the control unit and a power supply. The power supply can support two control units. Adding a second control unit is another 3k. Yes, 8,000msrp for this setup which can be had for just under 7K. There are competitors out there, but none offer what is possible with these units from PASS LABS. I refuse to buy anything with a set crossover point. I'm not willing to send in for additional modules just to try out a diferent slope. The PASS units do anything you need. 6/12/18/24db slopes Adjustable Q. There is just nothing out there that comes close. Looking at similar units from Marcand electronics, Krell, and Space-tech costing 4-8k and you will find excellent products with little to no flexibility.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Barry1 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2007

Bottom Line:   
This unit is very transparent with no electronic signature or impact on the sound I can hear compared with the other active XOs I was using. I used this (an XVR-1-3) with a pair of Magnepan 3.5s in a tri-amped set up with a subwoofer. Manual and settings take awhile to figure out. It's built like a tank.

This would be best for a more experienced stereo user, someone who wants a multi-amped set up or subwoofers. Using it bypasses the passive crossover distortion, results in increased transparency as well as efficiency and allows lots of adjustments for perfect room and speaker matching.

This is probably the best active speaker crossover available.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $6800.00

Purchased At:   Hi-end Palace




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