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I have tried tubes on and off for a few years (both in pre's and amps), and perhaps it is just to much fussing, what with knowing that tubes will never sound as good as they did the day before, but i would just as soon rather stick with solid state.
I also need something robust that can be left on for hours without worrying about heat or tube decay
Honestly i have nothing against tubes. In fact having owned tube gear in the i can say with complete honesty that i have been thrilled with the performance... however where i am in my life and lifestyle i would rather just plug and forget. I don't want to think about tube rolling, and i dont want to think about little fingers touching glowing 300 volt tubes.
I started this thread because i am in the market for a good solid state pre with phono section not start another long winded go around in circles discussion about the relative merits of tubes.
Any suggestions in a pre would be great. So far an Ayre K is on the top of my list.