If you have ever lusted for Pass Labs’ X0.2 or X01 but just can’t stretch the budget to buy them, here is a close alternative that faithfully reproduces the same sonic excellence for much less. It may be just a single chassis unit but all the good stuff from its more expensive three and two chassis siblings are trickled in there. Transparency was absolute with a nice clean sound across the frequency range. In terms of sonic purity, the X2.5 is one of the best (if not the best) for under $2,000. But definitely the most solidly constructed preamp in this price category – all metal chassis and remote!
Cosmetically, the unit is in pretty nice shape. Some minor scuff marks and tiny knicks along the edges but nothing major. Original remote included and unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.