Pass XP27 vs. Rowland Conductor Phono

Hello. I thought I would define and sharpen my previous question further in hopes of getting some responses. If anyone can comment on these two excellent products, please do. I would appreciate any input all of you esteemed audiophiles may have. Thank you.


I don't think one response can "chime", but you're welcome.  I actually would like to hear more about the Rowland, from someone who has heard it.

Is @guidocorona still posting here? He's a serious Rowland guy may have some insight on the Conductor at least.

I’m breaking in the HP phono stage in my Rowland Continuum s2 integrated amp right now. I never heard the Pass phono stage but did have a couple of Pass amps in my system in the last few years. As far as amps go, I prefer the Rowland sound over Pass. Pass sounds veiled while Rowland has a cleaner sound with better tonality to my ears. I find Pass to be boring. I once considered the Pass phono stage until I heard their amps.