They both sound like my crappy laptop?
Could You Tell a Tube Integrated from a Solid State Receiver If All Else Were Equal?
Could You Tell a Tube Integrated from a Solid State Receiver (in a Video) If All Else Were Equal?
For those that doubt the efficacy of YouTube to demonstrate "subtle" differences, you are in for a real treat..., and you don't need uber-monitors to hear the differences.
This will also provide insite into the development of the Mermans and the pairing of not only the room, but the amplification to the speakers.
Not a good match up with a tube stereo vs solid state AV amp. Its like comparing a plane to a helicopter. They both fly. Or a jet vs a prop plane? Ever tried crop dusting in a jet? IOW, it depends on the job. In this case, one is made for music, the other for movies. Yes, it makes a difference. I still prefer tubes. But I like a fair fight too. But maybe the OP learned something through this and will join us in the tube ranks