Posted Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The preamp is the new flagship of the line, while the mono amps are designed to replace older generation models.
Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and the rest of the usual suspects have gone a bit quiet in the wake of CES, leaving room for high-end and luxury manufacturers to present their wares. Among them is Pass Labs, which has three new products for perusing.
The XP-30 is the latest in the company's celebrated XP line of preamplifiers. It's a modular amplifier that comes in three separate pieces - a power supply, a control chassis and a gain chassis. The XP-30 offers 99 volume steps, six inputs, four outputs and will be available in August for $16,500.
The Xs-150 and Xs-300 are a pair of mono power amplifiers which offer 150 and 300 watts of power respectively. They've been in development for three years and have been loaded with redundantly parallel rectifiers, separate chassis for the power supplies and larger transformers that are, at the same time, quieter transformers. The Xs-150 will be hitting at $65,000 a pair while the 300 comes in at $85,000 a pair.
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