You will never get a coherent sound mixing tubes and solid state amps in a speaker like the B&W 801s. The sonic texture of these amplifiers will never mesh properly. You will end up with a discontinuous sound that will be extremely bothersome, especially on instruments like cello that have a wide frequency range. That is if you can manage to balance the sound level differences between the 2 amplifiers. You should consider buying just one great tube amlifier like a Lamm ML 1 that is both musical and has a bass that will put any solid state amp to shame. rgds, david k.
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