i have B&W 802.. no preamp yet, and have to choose between Electrocompaniet 180 monoblocks and a B.A.T VK60. im helping a friend with money for christmas and am going to buy something from him.. i like both in my system, cant decide.. what would you guys chose?
BAT will always be more accessable, and available for used market... EC is nice stuff but from the few auditions I have had not super exciting, and bottom line I don't think EC will hold value as well as BAT if you decide to trade off down the road.
hehe, both for and against here. i live 5 miles from the EC factory, so the service shouldnt be a problem. BAT is tempting because of the world of tubes.. i really dont know. maybe i can borrow the amps more.