in a perfect world I would like to have the accuphase a-65 pure class a stereo amplifier. 60 wpc in pure class a. 14 000 dollars new in north America and about 10 000 dollars from pricejapan.
i have been reading all night about nelson pass and first watt amps and pure class a amplifiers. i have to admit that it has struck a chord in me. the first watt products interest me a lot but i d'ont know if the current models have enough juice to drive the he 6. i am particularly interested in the j2 and m2 models. pure class a and not that expensive.
also can i just plug the he 6 directly on the terminals with these amps?
Hi. The M2 drives the HE6 just fine. I had one and enjoyed it (particularly for the price) but had to return because there was an issue with it. Some of the amps that you and others have listed a pretty different sounding and they appeal to different tastes. For the first watt stuff, the folks are reno hifi are real nice and helpful in sorting out the differences among the first watt products. The m2 is a bit soft on the attack and has a round sound while the j2 has more emphasis on the front of the note but has a cleaner and leaner sound.