@OP, Great write up! I'm curious about LAB12 products. I owned a Prima Luna Dialogue HP Integrated too.
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Couple of days later and still sounding great I’ve been playing with the kt150s more and they are getting better I suspect they hadn’t seen much playing time lately and needed a bit of break in I may be crazy but I’m a pretty strong believer in that sort of thing, at least with tubes. I discovered that the el34s break up and distort at volumes I’d prefer they didn’t I haven’t found anything concrete far as how many watts the amp makes with them I did see a range of 20-65 watts depending on tubes. That would put the el34s somewhere around 25 watts I’m guessing Interesting thing is the amp was distorting before my Primaluna would even in triode mode, 18 watts I believe. This has inspired me to try some other tubes soon. Will probably start with some kt88s or maybe some 6550. I have no experience with either but curious if I can get a sound closer to the el34, but with enough headroom to listen loud at times
garrents, do you mind sharing what other amps you demoed with the Primaluna? Also curious what came out on top for you?
You will get a lot of enjoyment out of it. PTA said this
“. This is the ultimate amp for asking the very serious and existential question: “Do I really need anything more than this, sound-wise?” A Reviewers Choice winner.”
That is quite a statement…. And also:
”Compact, modestly powered and affordable, this Greek-built KT-150 powered integrated has a luxurious, warm and welcoming sound that is as seductive and natural as many five-figure competitors. “