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News! - The much-anticipated First Watt SIT/Static Induction Transistor amps are now available! The S-2 is a stereo amp with 10 WPC and MSRP of $5000. The S-1 monoblocks are 10 WPC with control knob and meter for a list price of $10,000 a pair.
A short but very interesting 6moons article is available at:
.  More information will be available when the amps are in production. Check the In Stock page for release dates.

Whatís the difference between First Watt and Pass Labs? Thatís a common question at Reno Hi-Fi. First Watt produces ďLimited Edition Wonders from Nelson Passí Kitchen Table.Ē Well, okay, actually the products are from Nelsonís private (and extensive) personal laboratory.  Starting in 2004, under the First Watt brand name, Nelson Pass has been personally designing, and for the most part heís been personally building, beautiful low-wattage amplifiers, each of which has a different and unusual theory of operation. First Watt is not the same company as Pass Labs, but First Watt is owned by Nelson Pass through his other company, General Amplifier. is the First Watt company website containing product information and numerous articles by Nelson Pass ó itís great reading! showcases Mr. Passí many offerings of do-it-yourself projects and a great many articles supporting the do-it-yourself community.

First Watt amps are available worldwide with the exceptions of where we have other local representation: Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Hungary and Russia.  Reno Hi-Fi does not sell NEW Pass Labs components to areas within 100 miles of an Authorized Pass Labs Dealer. "Pass Labs" new, refurbished, or used amps available for delivery and use to US and Canada only.


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