The much-anticipated First Watt
SIT/Static Induction Transistor amps will be available early 2012. The S-2 is a
stereo amp with 10 WPC will list for $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,
www.firstwatt.com is the First Watt
company website containing product information and numerous
articles by Nelson Pass ó itís great reading!
www.PassDIY.com 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 and Hungary. 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.