Hi Jtn. How much space are you working with? Trying to replicate the magic of the quad 57 is a very tall order to be sure. Never heard the Zingali's however the decappo's mated to a good vintage tube amp can get you very close indeed. However,a very heavy stand is imperative to get the best from them and like the 57 they need a minimum of three ft from the rear wall to be tonally coherent.In my honest opinion... the midband of the 57 is still the reference that all others must be judged by regardless of cost. The decappos do require better amplification than the 57 but do love to be driven by tubes. I set up a friends pair in my rig and was shocked at how compent they really are. They do remind me very much of the 57 as they are posses that stat like speed and clarity at very low volume levels. I was so impressed with them I took them home and mated them with a vintage fisher 400 that I used to drive a pair of 57's many years ago. What is your idea of a vintage tube amp?
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