[FS] DIY FirstWatt F5

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  1. Greed

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    For sale is my DIY FirstWatt F5. This was a premium build with top shelf parts using Peter Daniel’s thread on diyaudio back around 2009/2010. Absolutely killer sound for the price. Bought this a few years ago from a friend. The highlights include:

    - Dual Mono PS with Plitron Transformers

    - Nichicon Gold Tune and Jensen 4 Pole Caps in PS

    - Caddock, Mills, Panasonic, Riken resistors in the amp circuit

    - OCC copper wiring with Cardas connectors (RCA’s and speaker terminals)

    - Front Panel Express - Front and Rear Panels with an oversized chassis to compensate for the heat.

    Disclaimer: This is a DIY amp, while I've had great success with it running high efficiency speakers (ie, no noise), I can't guarantee how it will run in your system. In addition, this amp does run HOT, so keeping it in a cool/well ventilated environment is advised.

    Price - Less than the cost of the parts, $1100 shipped. Local pickup in the San Diego area. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QZ6hroqJvyY2tk5h7

    SOLD
     
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  2. pedalhead

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    That is a sweet looking F5. Fantastic sounding amps these, a steal at this price. GLWS!
     
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    Looks seriously well done. Somebody here should buy this for their planers or sensitive 2 ch setup.
     
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    What are the dimensions of the case?
     
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    Ugh. Want this so bad but dont have the funds atm.

    GLWS, jealous of the future owner.
     
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    Forgot to mark this. This has been sold. Thanks for all the interest!
     

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