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XP17 uses the new-shielded low noise toroid and input filter module, like the XP-12. The power supply has an extra stage of RC filtering. We have lower radiated and mechanical noise.
The XP17 has an all-new input circuit that is symmetrical and lower in noise and distortion with greater drive capability. Noise is the most prominent part of THD+N in the first section of a phono stage. By lowering noise we get better resolution and dynamics.
Designed with a split EQ network like the XP 25 and XS Phono that is more accurate and can handle greater signal levels.
The secondary stage runs a higher bias output stage with auto bias.
The numerous loading options from the XP-15 are all still available and three gain settings to accommodate low output MC to MM cartridges.
Awards & Reviews
“It’s a single-chassis design with internal power supply that builds upon and updates the popular XP-15”
XP-17 TAS Editors’ Choice Award – 2021
“Exceptional resolution and dynamics. Stringed instruments sounded divine with richness and fullness, not just details only for the sake of details–the natural timbre of those strings played the prominent role; they were brought to life. Exquisite.” Karl Sigman
“It is as richly colorful, as deeply emotionally communicative and as powerful as the recording that is played. Oh and it has the best bass that I have heard from a phono preamp so far.” Christiaan Punter
AudioArt #350 – Taiwan
An Audiophila STAR component
Product of the year – 2017
” It’s really rather difficult to think there are phono stages that eclipse the XP-17, because honestly, I don’t know how my vinyl playback system could sound any better.”
Positive Feedback / Gary Beard
Writers Choice Awards – 2018
Best of Award 2018
|Gain options||56, 66, 76dB|
|RIAA response||plus/minus .1 dB 20-20 KHz|
|Power consumption||40 watts|
|Number of chassis||1|
|Dimensions, each chassis||17”W x 12”D x 4”H|
Since 1997 Pass Laboratories has been respected for building some the finest phono stages in the audio industry. The transition from Aleph Ono, through X-0no and now to the XP-15 and XP-25 represents a sophistication and maturation of both thinking and component evolution.
Single chassis XP-17
Twin chassis XP-27
Resistive and capacitive loading
on all the front panel for easy access.
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