Top Ten Tube Amps of All Time?

Okay,Okay,heres a thread for you tube guys.Gotta remember Iam an old geezer 57 now. Been in this hobby since 1957. So when I started all there was,was tube and it was mono to boot. My early tube gear was Bogen then Fisher,the McIntosh. Not crazy about any of them. Do not have first hand knowledge of the newer gear,so I will get educated in this thread. I cast a vote for the McIntosh 240 amp. So all yo dyed in the wool tube guys heres your chance to vote for your all time best.

Showing 1 response by pkron

Ferrari: You and I are of the same "generation". Working my way through college, I sold both Marantz and McIntosh tube equipment. My hands down favorite from that period was the 8B. Within its power range, I preferred it to the model 9. The original model 8 (30wpc) was nothing more than a two channel model 5 with a common power supply. Contemporary comments were that the 5 did not compare favorably with the original Marantz amplifier, the model 2! Therefore, as good as the classic 8B was--and in spite of my never having heard the 2, I have to pick a pair of Marantz model 2 mono amplifiers (40watt ea.). Cheers,