This is the most anticipated product arrival of the year, if you're as much of a Nelson Pass fan as me!
The XP series pre-amps replaces the very much successful X series which has been in the market for the better part of the new millennium so far. I gather the XP series still uses the Super Symmetry X circuit but with much refinements. Technical specs are pretty evolutionary as even the new entry model, the XP10 has the same, if not better spec compared to X0.2, the current yet to be replaced flagship. Based on the Technical spec sheet, the XP series should be quieter, have wider band width, improved signal to noise ratio and higher slew rate for more micro dynamics.
In keeping with the trend started by ARC Ref 3, the pre-amp gain can be user set, but should sound best with 0 gain. And lastly looks aside, the previous four button, ergonomically challenged remote(hand me down from the Aleph P) has been replaced with a direct function access unit.
Nelson Chia, the boss of Centre Circle Audio, told me that all units the first batch of entry level XP10 units that arrived have been snapped up, and only has one last demo unit of XP20 on display for now. Do hear it before it's gone too!
For more info or demo appointment call Centre Circle Audio at 03-7782 2686