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 nice shape. Some scuff marks and tiny knicks along the edges. We have the original box and remote for it.