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For Sale:
Nelson Pass PassDIY FirstWatt F5 PowerAmp (Class-A MONSTER, perfect for for K1000, Planar or Orthodynamic headphones or bookshelf speakers)

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Hey guys,

 

I'm selling my FirstWatt F5 power amp.  It has served me well these past months but I need to raise cash for another project so it's going up for sale.  For the few who haven't seen this amp, here is a great review by 6moons, though there are MANY others.

 

I've had the pleasure of trying it with a few headphones including the Audeze LCD2 and Hifi-Man HE5-LE, they sound AMAZING.  Currently, I'm using it to drive my Harbeth speakers and it's the best I've ever heard them sound (though I only had them running off a few different amps, none in this class).

 

The amp will push over 25 watts per channel in pure Class-A, more than enough for reasonably efficient bookshelf speakers in a large sized room.  Amazing with large single-driver speakers or normal sized bookshelves.

 

The build is following the specs and suggested parts list by the designer, including the PSU design, with an overspec 400VA transformer and HUGE heatsinks to try to tone down the heat produced by this beast (which is A LOT).  The chassis I used is a heavy duty black steel chassis with huge aluminum heatsinks, originally made for Dun Mei Audio (the best chassis I found for a monster amp like this).

 

Lots of images included, please excuse the quality, there is a bit of dust and my camera is highly reflective, the chassis has only a few noticeable scratches.

 

Thanks


Edited by FallenAngel - 8/13/13 at 6:19pm
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Just sold my motorcycle, getting a new one, price on the amp dropped for a quick sale!


Edited by FallenAngel - 6/21/11 at 11:30am
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Final price drop to $1000.  $50 shipping within Canada!


Edited by FallenAngel - 6/20/11 at 8:34am
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This monster is screaming "BUY ME!" :)

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Open to trades? I've got an assemblage L-1 preamplifier and a coupleof top notch tuners that I would be willing to do a straight trade for. let me know

 

and what bike did you used to ride and what are you looking to purchase buddy?


Edited by sachu - 8/3/11 at 10:11pm
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Crazy price drop, must sell ASAP!  Grab this beauty while it's still available.  Had a chance to bring it to the Toronto audio meet, it was by far the best K1000 amp I've ever heard!

 

Sachu : Sorry, not really looking for a trade.  My starter bike was a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, now I'm on a 2007 Honda CBR600RR :)

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ooh..nice..bet that was an upgrade and then some!!

 

The CBRs are sharp looking and haul ass.

 

Keep the rubber side down dude..Cheers.

 

 

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Still available, going to have to clear it out of my office soon, so eBay & AudioGon shortly.

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Do you think it would be good with the HD 800? Since I am from Toronto too, it would be pick up and cash in hand, so convenient for both of us, eh? =)

post #10 of 10

Hi,

 

I am interested in your Pass F5 Clone.  What is your price and what is the weight ?  I am in Pittsburgh PA, using 120 volt electricity.

 

I can pay by check or paypal.

 

Let me know,

 

Barry McClune

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