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    Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    TAS May/June 2021 (Issue 316) has a review of the XP-22 and XP-27 by Andrew Quint. The link is not yet available.

    "The Pass Labs XP-22 and XP-27 represent the zenith of what's currently possible with line stage and phono stage performance."
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Wow, very nice. Thank you for the heads up.
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Sarcasm alert ...

    I just finished reading that review. While a good article, I was surprised to learn that Mr. Quint's unit included a headphone jack. My XP-22 does not.
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    May/June 2021 (Issue 316) has a review of the XP-22 and XP-27 by Andrew Quint. The link is not yet available.

    "The Pass Labs XP-22 and XP-27 represent the zenith of what's currently possible with line stage and phono stage performance."
    May/June 2021 issue of what?
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Quote Originally Posted by tino27 View Post
    The Absolute Sound
    Thanks. Mine hasn't arrived yet.
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    While initially excited to read the review, it didn’t really get much out of it. Was pretty bland IMHO.


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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    May/June 2021 issue of what?
    TAS... Updated the opening post. Thx Bud!
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    While initially excited to read the review, it didn’t really get much out of it. Was pretty bland IMHO.


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    In all honesty, I agree. Pleased that he liked both pieces but it was a bit flat.
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    Re: Review: Pass XP-22 & XP-27

    Felt the same regarding John Atkinsons review about the XP-32. Very interesting to hear that he doesn’t even use a preamp in his system....which I particularly noteworthy since the same John Atkinson said a couple of year ago in the review of the predecessor the XP-30 that he feels that a preamp is the heart of a Hi-Fi system. ... sometimes I just don’t get it...

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