Feeler Alert!!!! Pass Labs X-1 Preamp with Revelation Audio Labs 'Passage' CryoSilver umbilical

Thinking about parting with my two channel rig, as I have not had any chance to really enjoy it since my son was born, and see even less opportunity to do so as he grows up. This is a feeler thread for my Pass Labs X1 Preamp with the full size, separate power supply and a Revelation Audio Labs 'Passage' CryoSilver Reference umbilical cable. This preamp has been the very best pre I have ever owned and pairs perfectly with my Carver Statements.(which may also be listed soon.)

The pre is in near perfect shape and bears the tasteful signature of Nelson Pass himself on the power supply. It comes with all the original packaging and remote, though the remote does show signs of use.


Looking to get $2650.00 shipped CONUS. If there is interest in other gear in my sig, let me know...
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

“If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,916
    You know I have been leg humping your amps since day one, John. ;)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,165
    edited September 2018
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    You know I have been leg humping your amps since day one, John. ;)

    If I decide to part with them, the price will be 5500.00.... high for a DIY, but no scratch build has the pedigree or top-flight build quality these do. Local pickup, or delivery within 200 miles can be arranged. Absolutely no shipping on them. I also has a bunch of replacement kt120’s I have been stockpiling for another build, but that is so far off at this time... I will include them as well.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,901
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    You know I have been leg humping your amps since day one, John. ;)

    Russ taught you well... :)


    John,

    Seriously bro....selling off the 2 channel ? My advice is don't....you'll regret it down the road. I know I did. You'll never be able to replace it, for the money you'll get, and get close to the quality you had.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,041
    tonyb wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    You know I have been leg humping your amps since day one, John. ;)

    Russ taught you well... :)


    John,

    Seriously bro....selling off the 2 channel ? My advice is don't....you'll regret it down the road. I know I did. You'll never be able to replace it, for the money you'll get, and get close to the quality you had.

    ^^ This!! Unless you are hard up for cash and haven't eaten in days! I hope you're not parting to buy a classic car, IMO, terrible trade off.

    H9

    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,889

    tonyb wrote: »
    Seriously bro....selling off the 2 channel ? My advice is don't....you'll regret it down the road. I know I did. You'll never be able to replace it, for the money you'll get, and get close to the quality you had.

    heiney9 wrote: »
    ^^ This!! Unless you are hard up for cash and haven't eaten in days! I hope you're not parting to buy a classic car, IMO, terrible trade off.

    ^^THIS^^ and ^^THIS^^
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 205
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,929
    You DO realize even when your 60, you're gonna be 17 in the head right? Keep your stuff.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable Analog 2 XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,415
    What's your son gonna listen to?
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,901
    Blame it on the bad Chinese food you had last night pal. :) That or step up the quality of bourbon your sippin'.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,273
    $102
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,408
    Reminds me of a music video..... B)

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,165
    edited October 2018
    No regrets on my end guys.... It was a great run, but it know it will never get used. I will be upgrading the HT setup to compensate a bit, so I will still have good music. Looking to upgrade to the Yamaha CX-a5100/MX 5000, and a new Sony HDR capable tv. The only thing I see staying around is the Oppo UDP-205.

    Everything else is up for grabs.
    Post edited by nooshinjohn on
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,415
    @nooshinjohn you are DEVO
  • verbverb Posts: 6,025
    steveinaz wrote: »
    You DO realize even when your 60, you're gonna be 17 in the head right? Keep your stuff.

    Agree with Steve here. Keep your stuff! There will a time when you're on the kick again! I keep telling myself that! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 su, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,165
    When that day does come, (maybe the Yammy stuff is good enough) I will look to upgrade anyway, so it's best to let someone else enjoy, starting with the preamp.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,274
    I will hold onto them no problem. I will even make the trip up, you do owe me a life after all and this is good as starting new John.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
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    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,041
    An upgraded Yamaha HT is not going to come close in comparison. But you seem to have your mind made up. You will regret it and be looking for high end gear again in the near future.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,901
    Good luck to you then big guy. All I can opine on, is the fact that I've been there done that and the results are less than what one might expect. Kinda like being used to drinking fine wine, and suddenly only being able to drink Barefoot wine. You'' long to get back a smidgen of what your used to.

    In any event, good luck with the sale and the pre is priced well especially with the upgraded cord.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,128
    edited October 2018
    Hey nothing wrong with barefoot wine... I'm offended you brute.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,804
    Barefoot wine????

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  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,812
    John I can't believe you are even considering selling the x-1 or your hand crafted carver statements. You don't just go out and replace those when sellers remorse kicks in.
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,165
    The amps are the toughest, the X1 can be found any time.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,812
    True, minus a signature and you know how your x1 has been cared for. No bad juju. 😉

    One dad's opinion to another, don't rush to sell just because you're not spending much quality time in front of the 1.2TLs. With three kids at home and one being an infant, I can tell you that my listening sessions are limited but it is those rare moments i have a little time to sit back and enjoy the music that I'm glad the system is there ready for me.
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • verbverb Posts: 6,025
    Gotta agree with most folks here John. Take it slow and deliberate. I have to say, I got my dream system (thanks to everyone here) down in the basement. During the week, I spend most of my time after work on the computer with my near field system. It doesn't hold a candle to what's downstairs, but I know it's there. Yeah I get a hankering once in a while during the week, but I play it mostly on the weekends.

    I will never sell it, but most likely continue to upgrade. That for me is part of the fun in this hobby.

    When I retire, things may change, but for now, to quote Charleton Heston, "from my cold dead hands" :smile:

    BTW are you really thinking of selling the TL's? PM coming! :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 su, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,934
    I am interested. PM sent.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,165
    verb wrote: »

    BTW are you really thinking of selling the TL's? PM coming! :smiley:

    Everything is up in the air at the moment, but yes, even those are open to possible relocation.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,165
    PM replied to Tom. Talk with you soon.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,812
    John, if you split up the system and are selling any of your IC's let me know.
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,643
    look at it like a audio demon....worse case pack it away for the son to rock on in future years….your system is beyond a work of art and sound..it's in a class of its own
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,812
    John, I had an opportunity to listen to some tunes this am. Held my 4 month old and introduced her to the beautiful Soundstage of SDA 2.3TLs. Nearly an hour of daddy/baby time and good music. Keep the system and find creative ways to enjoy music and family together. 😊
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
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