Fate – FirstWatt's new F8 [$4'000] revisits their most popular J2 model but simplifies the front end for just three signal-path devices per channel. It applies current not voltage feedback and improves on the J2 specs on bandwidth and damping factor. Like all FirstWatt designs, it's pure class A and low power, producing 25/15wpc into 8/4Ω. The F8 is a push/pull circuit without degeneration resistors, pure single-ended inputs, 15dB of voltage gain, 100kΩ of input impedance and 0.2Ω of output impedance.