Planar Speaker Asylum

Welcome! Need support, you got it. Or share your ideas and experiences.

Return to Planar Speaker Asylum


Message Sort: Post Order or Asylum Reverse Threaded

First watt B4 with 3.6's

107.182.39.29

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 16:39:29
66mgb
Audiophile

Posts: 152
Location: Pioneer California
Joined: November 8, 2009
I finally got it hooked up using a 175Hz 18DB LP and 200 Hz 6DB HP. My pass Labs x150.5 drives the mid / ribbon. I have used and old B&K EX4420 to drive the bass panel. The first thing I noticed, by off loading The Pass amp the mids and highs had more detail. I also noticed improvement in depth and image as well. I also see that the Pass stays in class A mode at much higher volumes now. all and all a good exercise. I see Pass is going to discontinue the B4 soon. I got mine for $925 new, not a bad price for what it does. If I end up moving to a smaller house I may have to sell it.

 

Hide full thread outline!
    ...
RE: First watt B4 with 3.6's, posted on February 27, 2017 at 17:08:14
BDP24
Audiophile

Posts: 203
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Joined: September 12, 2013
Anyone needing a real good x/o at a relatively modest price, grab a First Watt B4 while you can!

 

RE: First watt B4 with 3.6's, posted on February 27, 2017 at 20:52:42
Satie
Audiophile

Posts: 4345
Joined: July 6, 2002
Do you know if there is going to be a replacement for the B4?

 

RE: First watt B4 with 3.6's, posted on February 28, 2017 at 07:37:00
neolith
Audiophile

Posts: 3807
Location: Virginia
Joined: February 21, 2002
Contributor
  Since:
December 2, 2004
Great buy on the B4! Curious did you try to emulate the OEM crossover (LP 280 4th order and HP 230 1st order).



I married the perfect woman. The downside is everything that goes wrong is my fault.



 

RE: First watt B4 with 3.6's, posted on February 28, 2017 at 07:40:12
66mgb
Audiophile

Posts: 152
Location: Pioneer California
Joined: November 8, 2009
Quote from first watt webpage

New First Watt products will find their way to market this year, and to make way for them, I am announcing "Last Call" on several models - the SIT-1, SIT-2, F6, B4, and B1. You can still get them new, but don't wait around. The J2 and F7 remain in production.

 

RE: First watt B4 with 3.6's, posted on February 28, 2017 at 07:46:49
66mgb
Audiophile

Posts: 152
Location: Pioneer California
Joined: November 8, 2009
I started with those setting recommended by Andyr in an older thread, The B4 is easy enough to change settings, so no doubt i will experiment.

 

Page processed in 0.026 seconds.