I agree with Line Magnetic. I sold my McIntosh amp and bought the 805iA. After power cable swap and tube rolling it is absolutely stunning. I think people just need to give it a listen.
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One I have been curious about is on Ebay literally 20 Line Magnetic 211ia amps for sale from different sellers in China - all new. All in the $1100 - $1300 range for this fine little EL34 based integrated. Seems like great amp for 2nd system or efficient speakers (like my Zu's) but just not sure a) how reliable the sellers are and b) what you would do if you had problems so hesitancy about making the plunge.
IMHO Kevin's PL line of amps may have veey stiff competition with these new-er china hifi manufacturers comming into the spot light.
Now that I have heard a DHT PP, I have no interest whatsoever in the KT series. But you will need a higher sens speaker to get bass.
The big DHT power tubes, 211, 805, 845 has bass to driver mid sens speakers.
But ideallly higher sens speakers are the best match with all DHT amplifiers .
Looks like the Muzishare R100 has a review here on audiogon.
Not sure why he mentions *lacks bass*.
I have pretty good bass from the Yaqin 7 watt amp.
at 65 SPL, near field, small room.
ne I have been curious about is on Ebay literally 20 Line Magnetic 211ia amps for sale from different sellers in China ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Reason for sooooo many sellers in the KT series amps, is due to lower demand/interest.
Folks are now starting to look toward the SET/DHT designs. The mids have more nuance with DHT type tubes vs KT series. I said **nuance** I did not say major noticable difference.
I bet once I get the Defy tubed w KT90’s, we could do a **guess what amp is behind the curtain** with a 845, 211, 805 , on some recordings, it might be nothing more than a lucky guess. But all in all, to do it all over again, I’d pass on a KT series amp and go straight for a DHT either the 300B (which my tech says avoid at all costs, yet look at how many designs out there WITH 300B tubes!!!!) , 2A3 (has alot of votes) , 45 tube(even more votes vs 2A3), or the bigger brothers, 211, 805, 845 and others. There will be a further price drop on the KT series this summer, you watch. DHT’s are the real deal and catching on like wild fire. 20 yrs ago, you could not find even a used SET under say $3k.