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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #210 on: July 26, 2018, 00:33 »

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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #211 on: July 26, 2018, 12:35 »
They haven’t arrived at our shores yet.
Less is more !

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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #212 on: September 20, 2018, 23:45 »
The latest Pass phono XP17 and XP27 is in HER for demo.  A friend already ordered the XP17 and I hope to be able to Tloan the 2 box XP27 soon. The XP17 replaced the XP15 and the XP27 replaced the XP25.

https://www.passlabs.com/preamplifier/xp-17
https://www.passlabs.com/preamplifier/xp-27

Finally bought the Pass XP22 Line and XP27 Phono combination.  It is now in the process of running in.





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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #213 on: September 21, 2018, 06:31 »
Anyone heard this yet?

https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/first-watt-sit-3-stereo-power-amplifier/

The last SIT amps to be made.

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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #214 on: September 21, 2018, 15:06 »
Finally bought the Pass XP22 Line and XP27 Phono combination.  It is now in the process of running in.





Nice!

 ;D

Any plans to buy a third rack to allow all 4 chassis of xp22 and xp27 to sit on their own individual platforms?
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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #215 on: September 21, 2018, 19:42 »
Anyone heard this yet?

https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/first-watt-sit-3-stereo-power-amplifier/

The last SIT amps to be made.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/P9H3VMqQ178&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/P9H3VMqQ178&fs=1</a>
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #216 on: September 21, 2018, 22:52 »
Nice!

 ;D

Any plans to buy a third rack to allow all 4 chassis of xp22 and xp27 to sit on their own individual platforms?

Sadly I do not have additional space for another rack.  As you can see from the pixs, I have 2 X 4 Tiers and another 2 Tiers for the XA100.8 (on the left and not shown).  However, before i stacked the 4 units, I had written to Nelson Pass and Kent English and they advised me that a short distance is all I need between the power supply and the main unit and that the XP27 Phono is more sensitive to noise as compared to XP22.  That is why the 2 power supplies are stacked together while the other 2 main units are on another shelf.
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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #217 on: September 21, 2018, 22:56 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/P9H3VMqQ178&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/P9H3VMqQ178&fs=1</a>
As I write this, a few sets of SIT 3 are on the way to Singapore and all have already been reserved and sold.   I understand that another order has been placed and is still in production in Pass factory.  It will take a while before it reach Singapore.  With limited sets worldwide and even few available here, there might not be a chance to hear it on demo in the showroom but I believe quite a few forumers in this thread have already placed their order and the only chance is to invite yourself for a listening session.
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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #219 on: December 08, 2019, 12:11 »
Hi All

Does anyone have a good recommendation for servicing Passlabs pre amps. Greatly appreciate your help and advice. Thanks

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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #222 on: June 03, 2020, 16:44 »
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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2020, 22:21 »
Colin from High End Research told me the First Watt F8 will probably arrive sometime in Aug.  Retail price will be close to $5.8k estimated.
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Re: Pass Labs and First Watt amplifiers
« Reply #224 on: June 17, 2020, 15:35 »
Hi All

Just got my first FirstWatt amp the F7 from a fellow XPer (thx bro!). I used to have a Pass INT150 (.5) amp some time ago. Until I moved on to the Vitus RI100 which I still have until now.
I've always been toying with the idea of getting a low power class A amp for the longest time as an alternate amp. So after several years of consideration I went ahead. Very happy with the purchase. It's what I expected and then some. Sweet, light touch, georgeous midrange. Complement the vitus very well. Consider this a long term amp.

Am in process of developing an alternate system based on the F7 and likely a Lampizator DAC. To complement the big rig.

Papa Pass did a great job on this amp, thumbs up!

 

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