Looking for low-watt tube amp suggestions.


I have become intrigued by these. The two I have looked into so far are the Jolida FX10 and the GLOW Amp One. Any others I should check out?
robertsong
Miniwatt N3 or Firstwatt

If your interested in the FX10, shoot me a message im selling mine.
I compared the Glow Audio to the Sophia Baby I own and use daily.
I love the MiniWatts. Much quieter in my system than some much pricier tube amps. If your speakers are OK with 3.5W, then give it a go. And cheap to upgrade to some killer tubes such as the Psvanes.
The Jolida 102B is far better than the Jolida FX10. It may never be replaced in my 2nd system. It has responded very well to upgraded tubes and cables.
05-24-12: Mt10425
I compared the Glow Audio to the Sophia Baby I own and use daily.
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And you preferred the Baby?
Yep, and then upgraded it with the Sophia cap package. There's just more...more with the sound. It's surprising what comes out of my Abbys. I also listened to the FX10 and it was pleasant in a very colored sort of way. The Glow was great in a limited sort of way. The Baby does things you can't believe considering what it is. I have upgraded the 5670 tubes( RCA Command 5670WA) also to better match the Amperex tubes in my TTVJ phono stage.
However, I would choose the Glow easily over the FX10.
Robertsong,

It would also be helpful to know what speakers you will be driving. This will be a factor with some of the recs mentioned here (like my MiniWatt recommendation for example).
I would choose the 2A3 from Don Garber
Fi (Brooklyn, NY) from Garber...no contest.
Audio Note Oto integrated has 10 watts and is highly regarded
05-25-12: Roscoeiii
Robertsong,

It would also be helpful to know what speakers you will be driving. This will be a factor with some of the recs mentioned here (like my MiniWatt recommendation for example).

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Hi

I will be using some bookshelf speakers that I made myself. Around 91db efficiency, but I don't need anything more than moderate volumes.

Eventually, I may get some Role Sampans or Zu Omens which should work even better.

Thanks for the recs.
+1 on the Audio Note OTO SE integrated amp. If you are looking for an amp only and do not need a pre-amp, the Audio Note P1 SE is the amp only version of the amplifier section of the OTO SE. If 10 wpc will do it for you, either one is a good choice.
Almarro 205, Sophia Baby, Line Magnetic EL 84. I also had a nice run with the Jolida FX10 that I sold recently. Tube upgrades are important as well as speaker matching (above 92db with benign 8 ohm impedance). With the right speakers these units can/will sing.
Check out the Vista Audio. They make a very nice EL84 15wpc tube int amp that sounds great and doesnt cost a ton of money.
I own a Unison Research Preludio which uses (1) KT88 per channel for 14 watts. Great looking and sounding integrated with remote. It's expensive but worth every penny. Beautiful Italian made Hi-fi.