I own the Capri and the footprint is indeed small. Better yet it will come it at a very attractive price used. It's a lot o preamp for the money.
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Bryston BP26 is not very deep. http://bryston.com/BrystonSite05/pdfs/PREAmplifiers/SSTC-Series.pdf
The spec sheet says 11 inches deep. To my ears it has no sound.
As I recall, the Pass Labs X1 is not very deep. It's been a couple of years since I had it in the house to compare to the BP26.
I echo Curio and Clio. . . I also use the small JRDG Capri and absolutely love it. . . It is a differentially balanced design with XLR, RCA, theater bypass, and a simple remote. used to use ARC Ref 3 in my system, but I do prefer the Capri in most audible parameters. . . besides, it is cosmetically extremely attractive. G.
I perceived Capri to be slightly more extended in the treble and bass than the ARC Ref 3. Furthermore, compared to the same, Capri seems to yield a fairly neutral frequency response without obvious humps or trofs. Interestingly, I perceive greater macro/micro dynamics in Capri than Ref 3. I have not heard Pass gear, so I can't comment on how it may compare with Pass on the 'Romantic' scale.