What’s the difference between First Watt and Pass Labs? That’s a common question at Reno Hi-Fi. First Watt produces “Limited Edition Wonders from Nelson Pass’ Kitchen Table.” Well, okay, actually the products are from Nelson’s private (and extensive) personal laboratory. Starting in 2004, under the First Watt brand name, Nelson Pass has been personally designing, and often he’s 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.
www.firstwatt.com is the First Watt company website containing product information and numerous articles by Nelson Pass — it’s great reading!
www.PassDIY.com showcases Mr. Pass’ many offerings of do-it-yourself projects and a great many articles supporting the do-it-yourself community.