Krell versus Pass

Has anyone had firsthand experience comparing a Krell cx series amp with a Pass x-350.5 amp? I know the two are perhaps more similar than different such as might be the case between SS and tubes. But I traded in my Krell KPS25sc because the Pass X-1 was very clearly better and more musical. My experience with retail audio is that there is never a chance to listen without a sales agenda and the experience is never helpful.
I have owned two Krell FPB amps, the second was the cx series. I have listened to the new Pass Labs amps, and I prefer the 350.5 to the comparable Krell amp. Pass has gone back to the single gain stage with the new series like they had with the older amps. That seems to make a bigger difference than one might have imagined.

Don't write me off as a Krell basher, because I am anything but... I think Krell makes a great product, I just like the newer Pass Labs better, except for the cosmetics. Krell still looks better.
try the XA-series mentioned as new series by Nrchy such as XA-100, XA-160 or XA-200 if your speakers are easy to drive.
Very sweet but clear treble, live human voive and accurate image.
thanks for your comments. I am certainly not a Krell basher--and in fact the Krell bashers on Audiogon have been quite quiet lately--I own and enjoy my 400cx amp. It was just that the Pass X-1 was a huge improvement in the system so I was wondering if there could be a similar improvement if I chose the Pass amp line.
Ive never heard the cx series amps but I did replace my fpb 200 with an x-350 and the improvement was quite dramatic.