Tube Amps With Good Bass Qualities


I have been reading over posts about tube amps and their bass qualities. I understand that for the most part, that a ss amp with have an edge in bass qualities compared to a tubed amp. Damping factor, etc. But I can give up a little of that edge for what I enjoy in the midrange qualities of a tubed amp. So my question is, what tube power amps have you heard that have good bass qualities?  Raven, Quicksilver, Mac, etc.?   Let's give a price point. 5K or under. What do you think?
jwlaff
Big party levels? I have thousands of watts available to make noise around my place...from bass amps to QSC pro stuff to a single ended 18 watt Burriss Royal Bluesman...and I can get enough mojo out of my little Dennis Had Firebottle into a pair of Heresy IIIs to shake the paint chips off yer ceiling...if you live outdoors in an abandoned rodeo stadium you may need more horsepower, but if you simply listen to music within 20 feet of my little rig (albeit helped by a couple of powered subs), you're only gonna need a few watts before your head explodes and the disco ball starts spewing mirror chunks...efficiency can't be denied.
Amps don’t make good bass. Speakers create music, including bass response.
Amps control the speakers, especially the bass with damping and current, if not you’ve got crud.

Cheers George
Another vote for Manley amps.  Not always with the same speakers but I've owned several tube amps and believe Manleys are at the top of the list.

Of course that is a generalization.  Some other amp with a particular speaker might be as good or better.  But my point is to try one of the Manley lineup at your particular power and price point before deciding.
@br3098 Not necessarily true. The amplifier's ability to control the motors of the speakers is critical.
I am using the Bob Carver 350 mono blocks.

ozzy