George Kays new moscode 401HR. George invented the hybrid over 20 years ago. It would be a match made in heaven. The best part is he offers a money back policy. Good Luck
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Thank you for the question. H20 is a wonderful amplifier on the Scintilla as well as many othe speakers. Henry Ho the designer of the H2O is a marvelous guy and truly dedicated audiophile. I am a tube guy and miss the midrange that only tubes can provide. I like warm and romantic sounding amplifiers. I am hoping to get a bit of the tube magic that some might call euphonic but to my ears it sounds like music. The hybrid could provide the power and still have the tube inputs. Bob
Tough quest. You could try the Moscode (I own one), but I don't know how it'll handle the 1 ohm load. You'd probably have to use them as monoblocks, and then you'd have to hear them to know for certain if they did what you wanted. The 401HR's sound can be manipulated to have the euphonic sound you like. I've done it.
Of course, Lamm is an option if your wallet can handle it, and you might look into Wolcott Audio.
If you have the money you could ask Frank Van Alstine to make the Fetvalve 550 stable to 1 ohm. I know it's stable to two ohms. Van Alstine has a user forum on Audiocircle.com. I also have learned that it's easily the best amp I've heard. The Blue Circle I owned though was neck and neck with it just not near the power and far more money.
I certainly see your problem. Maybe you should try some planar type speakers that are easier to drive.
Bob, Are you not finding the magic you want with a good tube preamp and SS amp? From the replies so far it seems like 1-ohm tolerant hybrids are very rare and expensive. Not to mention they are not the most well known brands. I have been burned by buying from a one-man company that disappeared into the night.