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The NEW Pass Labs INT-60, INT-250, and Xs Phono amps are all now in stock!

 

Special Limited time Intro offer for First Watt F6S

The F6 has a glorious sound and similar to that of a PASS amp which costs more than twice as much!  To introduce this amp to the audiophile world, Reno Hi Fi is making a very special limited time offer with a Reduced investment, increased in-home demo time, and half the normal return cost if the amp is returned-- Most people once they hear this amp, do not want to return it, but if you do return the amp, we're still friends, you will have had a fun and interesting experience, and your costs are only return shipping of the F6.  Don't miss your chance!

Special limited time offer:  The F6 like-new demo is reduced to $2495; in-home demo time is increased from 10 days to 20 days; if the amp is returned pay only return shipping costs instead of round trip shipping costs; there are no other costs on a return (no restocking fees nor handling fees, etc.).  This special introductory offer is open to residents of the USA-48 only-- thanks for understanding.  As always, amp must be paid before we ship.

A very limited number of F6's are available in inventory and this offer is for F6's in Reno Hi Fi inventory only-- no rain checks.  On September 01, the price of the demo F6 amps increases to $2995. This special introductory offer is subject to being withdrawn at any time.  This offer is open to residents of the USA-48 only-- thanks again.

JUST RELEASED REVIEW link:  https://www.newrecordday.com/first-watt-f6-power-amplifier/   on newrecordday.com, with video and Q&A with Nelson Pass.

 

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New PASS Products for 2015.  (Copied from the PASS CES press release.)

  Xs Phono: Dual Chassis, dual mono phono preamplifier:

This is a complicated product for a company that prides itself in high performance simplicity, but in taking a signal from microvolts to volts and equalizing it, requires that you do many things correctly.

  Lets start with the input stage we use three separate input gain cards to avoid the use of relays in switching low level signals. We use great low level relays guaranteed for micro volt levels but a direct connection is even better. These circuit boards are made of high temperature ceramic composite and suspended on elastomeric mounts. These are seven times the cost of standard boards and are Gold plated, designed to last and be extremely stable. This is important when amplifying a low frequency signal almost 100,000 times, any errors are multiplied so we better get it right. This is the stuff they use in rocket science. The transistors chosen are NOS Toshibas hand matched and trimmed for all six input cards 84 total FETs. Purchase these today if you can find them or make a house payment instead, I have found nothing better.

  All this is enclosed in heavy dual aluminum chassis’s for stability and shielding and to hold the user interface. Three inputs are selectable with loading from 30-47K Ohms and 100-750 PF and variable gain plus nonvolatile memory for the loading settings. A front panel mute is available as is a 20 Hz RIAA high pass.

  Size: 19W x 6.5H x 13.75D*  *15D including connectors and Knobs

MSRP: $45,000    IN STOCK NOW

           

 Headphone amplifier: HPA-1

  We introduced the first of two headphone amps at CES. This is the smaller one and will be single-ended only with 1/4" headphone jack..

1) Two single ended inputs
2) Headphone and single-ended pre-amp outputs
3) Class A circuitry with Mosfet outputs, low feedback design
4) Designed to drive headphones impedances from 20 ohms and up.
5) Custom over designed toroidal power transformer with Faraday shield.
6) Low noise power supply with discreet regulators with over 40,000 uF of capacitance.

  Size:                11W x 4H x 13.25D   

MSRP:            $3,500

As of June 05:  Expected shipping date is end of July; Now keeping a no-obligation waiting list. 

 

 The INT-60 and INT-250

  Based on Pass Labs’ lauded INT-30A, the 60-watt INT-60 Integrated Amplifier provides wattage with all the finesse and delicacy surpassing its predecessor, and works best with speakers of 87dB efficiency or greater. The INT-60 builds upon the INT-30A’s legendary “You are there” soundstage, offering spectacular realism, even with difficult speaker loads such as electrostatics or planars in small systems. The INT-60 features the same power supply and output stages, along with the iconic glowing meter, as found on Pass Labs’ Point 8 amplifiers. The new model features Direct Access buttons for the four inputs on the faceplate, a display for line-level, plus a Volume Control knob and Mute button. On the back are four line-level inputs, a line-level output, and two pairs of Furutech speaker binding posts.

 

The new INT-250 ups the wattage from the INT-150’s 150 watts to 250 watts per channel. The INT-250 is optimized for greater versatility with speaker loads of 86dB efficiency or less. Like the INT-60, the INT-250 features the same power supply and output stages, along with the iconic glowing meter, as found on Pass Labs’ Point 8 amplifiers, and features four line-level inputs, a line-level output, and two pairs of Furutech speaker binding posts. As with the INT-60, there are Direct Access buttons for the four inputs on the faceplate, in addition to a Volume Control knob and a Mute button.

 

Both the INT-60 and the INT-250 are ideal for reference systems or secondary, superior audiophile systems, and were optimized by Pass Labs’ unusually rigorous listening processes using six different sound systems to deliver exceptional musical experiences.

 

Specs:              INT-60                                    INT-250

Power              60W                                        250W

Class A            30W                                        10W

Size:                19W x 7.5H x 21D                   19W x 9H x 21.25D

Weight            88 lbs                                        100 lbs

MSRP:            $9,000                                     $12,000

As of  June 05:  INT-60's are IN STOCK!

As of  June 05:  INT-250'S are IN STOCK!

 

 

Click Here to view the new 2014 PASS Brochure

Click Here for more details on the exciting new Xs Amplifiers

Click Here to view Introduction to X.8 Amps

 

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