Could you please elaborate on possible tube rolls for the LS-16?
I housesat for a month while my brother was on his honeymoon and listened extensively to his AR 100.2/LS-16 combo w/ Vandersteen 3A Sigs. Surprisingly, I found it to have slightly rolled off highs, muted mids, and fuzzy bass. It was really disappointing, because he had such high praises for his $10k+ system.
The overall sound wasn't bad, just not as clean and tight as I thought it would be. I originally thought that the 100.2 amp didn't have sufficient current to control the Vandy's, but I posted this over at AA and someone said that the culprit was probably the pre because the 100.2 is one of the best SS amps AR has ever made. I am sure that the LS-16 has the original OEM tubes and he's only had it less than 2 years.
Any thoughts on this?
ps. one possible culprit may be his cabling.