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Tubelike SS Power amp
Looking to mate tube pre with SS power amp based on input off this board. Want to get warm sound and need high current for relatively inefficient Ohm Walsh 2 speakers...100 wrms@8ohm target power. Suggestions?
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Tim- i think that's what everyone does...the "issue&qu ...
Jtwrace, ya,i guess so. tim
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Mcintosh mc 402.
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"the sound of the music when initially played to make a ...
Tad 125 monos. read the reviews...
there is no such animal. buy a tube amp and enjoy.
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I would tend to think that amplifier designers look for ways ...
Audio research 100.2 really this is a lovely amp. discontin ...
Accuphase is high on that list.smooth, no grain, powerful.
i have a mccormack dna-1 that sounds tube like in the hig ...
I have used & had a few mccormacks in the previous years. so ...
Might want to consider some of the Jeff Rowland amps, like the model 8,9,10
All are somewhat tube like in their presentation.
No such thing, ime.
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i live in los angeles. i'll trade you hawaii for california. ...
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