- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 01 December 2011
Introduction to the Pass Labs XP-30 Preamplifier
Recently, we reviewed the Pass Labs XP-20 stereo preamplifier, and it was marvelous. Hot on its heels is the new XP-30, which has the analog gain stages for each channel in a separate chassis, making a total of three chassis instead of two. The power supply is more substantial, and there are other changes as well, all resulting in lower noise and better dynamic range. I was surprised at how different the sound was from the XP-20, and the bench test spectra will show you why.
- Design: Fully Balanced Stereo Preamplifier
- Maximum Voltage Output: 35 Volts into 100 kOhms
- MFR: 2 Hz - 100 kHz, - 1.5 dB
- Inputs: XLR and RCA
- Outputs: XLR and RCA
- Input Impedance: 96 kOhms XLR, 48 kOhms RCA
- Output Impedance: 100 Ohms XLR, 50 Ohms RCA
- Dimensions: 4" H x 17" W x 12" D (Each Chassis)
- Weight: 50 Pounds (All Three Chassis Together)
- MSRP: $16,000 USD
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- SECRETS Tags: Preamplifiers, Class A