In like new condition.
Used in a smoke, pet free environment.
Please see reviews from 6moon to see how beautiful it sounds and how it is compared to the new First Watt M2 and other amps including low power SET tube amps: Yamamoto A-08s and Yamamoto A-09s.
Excerpt from First Watt M2 review:
"That another valve lover favored the F5 over the quality tube amps at my disposal is the point. It's not about sounding like tubes. It's about superiority."
Link to the full M2 review: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/firstwatt11/m2.html
Excerpt from First Watt F5 review:
"...the degree of sight the listener enjoys into that layered action from the 5 is brilliant. Take anything speedy and sharp -- rapidly plucked strings, blatty brass, drum kit workouts -- and the F5 is clear and incisive but never brutal and hard."
Link to the full F5 review: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/firstwatt7/f5.html
Quoted from the manual:
"It has very wide bandwidth, DC to > 500 KHz.
No capacitors anywhere in the circuit. (except in the power supply, of course!)
It has a high input impedance – 100 Kohms, and a high damping factor (~60)
The distortion is very low, between .001% and .005% at 1 watt.
It’s very quiet, about 60 microvolts or so.
It will drive a 2 ohm load without burping, and 1 ohm without misbehaving."
Price: $1800.00 including insured FedEx ground shipping within the continental US.
Items include with the sale: original box, manual and power cable.
Picking it up in Jacksonville, FL is welcome.
Retail price was: $2995.00
Some hi-res pictures are available here: http://picasaweb.google.com/le.n.anh/ALEPH2#