Pass Labs XP-32

tobiasrankin

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The XP 32 is now our Reference at Sound Insight’s showroom.
It has The most clarity and focus of any preamp We have heard to date.
The noise floor is actually very impressive as well.
This video was taken at our customers house who wanted to audition it and compare it to his state of the art vacuum tube preamp. Headphones will definitely help give you a sense of the tonality.

What other preamps have you tried in your demo room ?
 

MAXPWR

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Hot off the press!

I just received my 2021 March copy of Stereophile Magazine. They have a review of the XP-32 in it. The XP-32 three piece unit made the front cover along with the new Wilson SabrinaX. The teaser text on the cover is "We Savor Pass Labs Triple-Decker Preamp." I have not read the review yet, but it looks like there are 5 pages to the review, if you do not count the intermingled ad pages, which makes it twice as long.

In my late December post I predicted a review was likely going to show up, given Pass Labs had full page ads for it recently in Stereophile and TAS.

About the only thing good about being an audiophile in Iowa is that we seem to get the Stereophile and Absolute Sound magazines earlier than anyone else and usually on the same day. I suspect both magazines are distributed from Iowa because we are centrally located in the country. Watch the mailbox for your copy:)

Enjoy!
 
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MAXPWR

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Dec 1, 2019
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Iowa, High-End, Fly-Over Country
Hot off the press!

I just received my 2021 March copy of Stereophile Magazine. They have a review of the XP-32 in it. The XP-32 three piece unit made the front cover along with the new Wilson SabrinaX. The teaser text on the cover is "We Savor Pass Labs Triple-Decker Preamp." I have not read the review yet, but it looks like there are 5 pages to the review, if you do not count the intermingled ad pages, which makes it twice as long.

In my late December post I predicted a review was likely going to show up, given Pass Labs had full page ads for it recently in Stereophile and TAS.

About the only thing good about being an audiophile in Iowa is that we seem to get the Stereophile and Absolute Sound magazines earlier than anyone else and usually on the same day. I suspect both magazines are distributed from Iowa because we are centrally located in the country. Watch the mailbox for your copy:)

Enjoy!
Stereophile has now put the Pass Labs XP-32 preamp review online for those of you that do not have a subscription. Here is the link:


Enjoy!
 
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jeromelang

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Is there a chance of a 3-box version of the XS pre-amp being offered?

the XS is similar to the XP-22 in that the control/pre-amp circuits are in 1 box, while the power supply section resides in a separate, "no-frills" box.

The XP-30 and XP-32's control/power supply section reside in the same box, while the pre-amp circuits are placed in their own individual left and right channels, a topology which is said to reduce noise floor even more.

Why wasn't the 3-box topology been applied for the XS model?
 

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