- Feb 12, 2021
- South of Boston
I picked up this FirstWatt amplifier yesterday. Always wanted a Nelson Pass design Class A amplifier.....But couldn't afford his premium stuff. This showed up a few miles away at a reasonable price. But is it ugly! It needed cosmetic love.....A bit of paint, some new allen head screws and some sandblasting and coating of the front panel. The VU meters and the power button in the picture are just photographs. The real deals are on the way from China.......And man, does this thing sound AMAZING! Im running a Node2i directly into it for now.....Maybe getting the preamp out of the circuit is the reason it sounds so darn good.....Or maybe its just "Buyers Justification"....And tomorrow it won't sound as good!