What's the point trying to compare the 2 amps as it is like comparing apples to oranges. Pass has a house sound that is not for everyone. It is organic, rounded, dynamic with excellent bass slam but it is not the fastest bass which I prefer. (The bass and bass slam from my Pass X250 will put most amps to shame but if you like very tight and fast bass forget about it. My BAT preamp plays some role as well as it is known for its bass slam and dynamics) It sounds more natural to me than amps with extremely high dampening factors but that is a personal choice. Pass amps have synergy with Pass preamps. I am sure that the Digital amps sound best with its gear as well. Pass amps come in all sizes and power levels and they do sound different amongst themselves. Same goes for Pass preamps.
I do get the point about price. The Cherry Kings are cheaper than just about all of the Pass amps and offer great performance, that was the point of the original post. You can't argue about that.
I would love to hear a Cherry amp as some day I am going to downsize from my 100 pound beast of an amp, 50 pound preamp and 28 pound DAC.