Pass Labs Introduces Ultra High-Quality XP-25 Phono Preamp with Separate Power Supply

Brushed Aluminum Chassis House New Circuitry, Low Low Low Noise Floor,

Convenient features, and an Expansive Soundstage. Result: Vinyl Valhalla

Forest Hill, CA, May 6, 2010 — Pass Laboratories, Inc., an audio innovator renowned for its unique high-performance products, has introduced the XP-25 Phono Preamp, an ultra high-quality, line-stage audio preamplifier with a unique dual-chassis. at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, beginning here today.

The XP-25 features new circuitry designs, a second chassis for a separate power supply, and a front panel with rotary switches to select gain, loading, and cartridge type. It’s ideal for use with both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, and presents in performance a new dimension of dynamics, inner detail and spectral richness with a very low noise floor and a more expansive soundstage than previous Pass Labs phono stages.

Developed by Nelson Pass’ Co-designer Wayne Colburn, the XP-25 is a larger, higher performance sibling to Pass Labs’ exceptional XP-15 Phono Preamp, which followed Pass Labs’ award-winning X-ono phono-stage. The XP-25 also boasts adjustable gain, two separate inputs, a low-cut filter, mute, and resistive and capacitive loading on the front panel for easy access. Its twin chassis of brushed aluminum each measure 17 inches wide by 12 inches deep by 4 inches high, and total 55 pounds in weight.

The XP-25 Phono Preamp is available now from authorized Pass Labs dealers at a suggested price of $10,600 (U.S. MSRP). It can be seen with other outstanding Pass labs products at the Venetian Hotel, Suite 29-140, during CES.

About Pass Labs

Founded in 1991 by legendary audio designer Nelson Pass, Pass Laboratories, Inc. markets its unique amplifiers, preamplifiers and speakers throughout the world. The company has been based in Foresthill, California, since its beginning, and is widely regarded as one of the most innovative audio brands in the world. Its critically acclaimed Aleph, X and XA-Series products have won numerous awards, and Founder and CEO Nelson Pass holds numerous audio patents. His achievements include developing the first dynamically biased Class A amplifier circuit, developing a fully cascode audio power amplifier, and developing the Stasis amplifier in 1977. He helped popularize solid-state, single-ended Class A power amplifiers, and developed the very successful Aleph series of products, and the Super-Symmetry™ circuit, which achieves exceptionally low distortion and noise levels. The company is now poised to introduce a new generation of amplifiers and other high-performance audio products.

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