Can you let us know what you would like to have from a pre (features or sound-wise) that you aren't getting from the Pass?
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I said my last preamp would be my Pass X1.
I tried the BAT VK31SE. It actually sounded better than the X1 on single ended sources. The X1 did beat the BAT in my system with a balanced source (Electrocompaniet EMC-1up). It had a wider soundstage.
Then I tried a Pass XP-10. No contest. Another level of detail.
I have a Pass X2.5 and what I don't like is the silly hierarchical menu structure, which shows no evidence of the designer having even a rudimentary understanding of how people use preamps. Also, the display is too small. I also have the Ayre and I hate those silly icons. I used to have a Rowland Consonance, which I did not like for all sorts of reasons. They say the Capri is better, though.