Carissa with Helicon 800 speakers..... mmmmmm
I just hooked up my new (new to me, but used) Art Audio Carissa Signature and I am feeling the love. It is a 16 watt SET amp using 845 tubes.
I am still using a pair of Dali Helicon 800s which have a sensitivity of 89.5 db. I have never heard them sound better.
I bought the amp from Lee, who used it to drive his Eben X3s. I think they were around 89-90 db speakers as well.
So, if anyone wondered if 16 watts were enough to drive relatively moderate sensitive speakers, it sure is.
The nice thing is that I can enjoy my system as it is now, and take my time looking for speakers that will sound even better.