|I just purchased a Joule LA-200 which I'm sending off to have tuned and re-tubed. I am looking to set-up a secondary or back-up system and need to find a tube amp to mate with it. The system would need to drive Spendor 1/2e speakers (rated at 100 watts with 88db sensitivity) or a back-up pair of Spendor 3/1s (similar sensitivity rating as the 1/2s). I also have in my system a SOTA Nova TT with a Cary PH-301 tube phono stage and an Alesis ML9600 transport with an Audio Mirror D1 DAC. |
The Joule requires an amp with 100k ohm input impedance. I prefer to get something with EL-34 output tubes, but am open to other suggestions (I am actually interested in the Canary CA-301 Mk II but not sure if 22 watts RMS is enough to drive the 1/2e speakers).