Cwlondon, Pass's preamps are quite good and are very competitive with many other brands at there different price ranges. The reference X0.2 which is a three chassis piece is quite special and one of the best preamps in the world. All of Pass's preamps have historically been very highly reviewed and sold well, but I believe Nelson Pass's legendary status as a designer, fairly or unfairly, rests on his amp designs, which goes all the way back to his Threshold days. In my system, after audtioning many SS/tube preamps to power my Pass Labs 350.5 and Threshold SA-1's, I bi-amp my MG-20R's, I finally decided on a Placette dual active line stage. It was the best for my ear's and somewhat of a bargain at $4500.00 when you consider it replaced a ML-32 that cost $14000.00 in my system!
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