$5,800.00

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SKU: aaa-pass-labs-XP-12 Category: Tags: ,
Description

Description

The new XP-12 starts with a new power supply. It uses an efficient toroidal design with both an electrostatic and Mu metal shield along with vacuum impregnating and epoxy fill. This gives us a very quiet transformer both electrically and mechanically.

The power supply circuitry itself is also lower noise and has additional filtering, a little more complicated but worth it.

The XP-12  uses the single stage volume control borrowed from the XS line preamp. This gives us one hundred 1 dB steps with lower noise and distortion while removing some signal path parts.

The gain circuitry continues to use our favorite transistors from Toshiba but has a larger higher biased output stage similar to the XS preamplifier auto bias. This makes longer and multiple cable runs easier to drive and gives us the advantage of simplifying our single ended output circuitry while increasing performance. Overall this makes for a quieter more neutral, musical and versatile control center for your system.

Brand

Brand

Pass Labs

Pass Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Nelson Pass, who began developing a unique prototype out of his shop at home. That prototype, a single-ended Class A amplifier, became what many acclaimed as the “amplifier of the decade.” Since its initial design, Pass Labs has become one of the most prestigious brands in the audio world. The mission of Pass Labs is “to build simple amplifiers that are distortion free and sound as good as possible.” Throughout the years, Pass Labs has forged timeless designs for their amplifiers. Most of them still incorporate a lot of the same components used during the original creations decades ago. With their patented SuperSymmetric technology, the company released the X1000 in 1998. This groundbreaking design paved the way for how Pass Labs develops models to this day. In 2017, Nelson Pass was awarded the Positive Feedback’s Lifetime Achievement to commend his incredible work on amplifier technology. In short, Pass Labs continues to break boundaries for amplifier design, improving all aspects on every release. Overture is a proud dealer of Pass Labs products, selling customers the best speakers from Pass Labs. Interested in purchasing a new Pass Labs component? You can trade-in any component towards a Pass Labs product by filling out our Trade-In Form.
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 5 in