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jeffharr 4th October 2017 02:17 AM

First Watt J2 installed
Recently I specified and installed a First Watt J2 in an upper-end system in Missoula, MT. Speakers are Wayne Parham's Pi-7's (horn-loaded) with flanking subs. I built the B1 input buffer for the system. As a 72-yr-old retired recording engineer, I think I've heard some exemplary sound in my day. However nothing I've heard has been better than this result.:D

2 picoDumbs 4th October 2017 02:34 AM

Congrats mate.
That's a serious compliment.

Zen Mod 4th October 2017 05:02 AM

........enjoy in it many years


WBS 4th October 2017 02:57 PM

Welcome to the club! The J2 is my favorite of all the amps I've owned!

It's my "forever" amp since I won't have the cash to splurge on anything else when I retire. :D

vdi_nenna 4th October 2017 08:41 PM

That's one amp I'd love to hear.


jeffharr 4th October 2017 08:59 PM

First Watt J2
Some interesting info---- First, the J2 did not go into MY system, it went into the listening archive of a well-known composer. So I am still mourning the fleeting time that I spent with it. It does indeed sound superb. I've never heard better detail, accuracy and naturalness. This is perhaps the FIRST amp that I can say lends NO character of its own to the reproduction process. As I think I mentioned, I teamed the J2 up with a B1 that I built with the identical styling of the J2.

About 3 years ago, I built an F5 and B1 for myself. They are great, but my intention is now to build the J2.

Perhaps I should not tell you that Nelson sent me the schematic, so I am guessing that he is going to release it to all of us soon. Papa is a super guy, it's hard to say enough complimentary things about such a person. I know everyone here realizes how much he has added to our lives.

2 picoDumbs 4th October 2017 09:03 PM

He has already released it to all of us in bread crumbs some people just haven't realised it yet.

jeffharr 4th October 2017 09:08 PM


Zen Mod 4th October 2017 09:13 PM

well , I agree about Papa ....... but - who's that guy Nelson , you all are mentioning ?


vdi_nenna 4th October 2017 09:16 PM

What big daddy chooses to do is his business.
He doesn't owe me a thing. It's the other way around. What do you get the guy who has every amp? ;)

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