SimAudio*Hegel*Mcintosh*Ayre*Others*How Good Is Today's SS???

Recent speaker search for my low power tube amp isn’t going great & it has me wondering how good is today’s SS?Does it image & stage like tubes?Tonal colors & saturation like tubes?Does it sound organic like good tubes?I’m always amazed at how realistic good tubes reproduce sound..How about Class D/Tube Hybrids?

Showing 1 response by erik_squires

This question as posed is kind of set up to fail.

If you love the sound of tubes, then that's' what you should listen to. If you declare a particular characteristic about tubes to be ideal, then nothing that isn't tubes is going to satisfy you.

It is kind of like asking "are any other amps as good as 5W SET??" and therefore not one I personally feel the need to stake a claim in.