About 2 years back, I was running a Counterpoint Solid2 on my bottom (SS), and a Counterpoint SA-100 (hybrid tube) on my top end. The results were beautiful, with the "sweetness" of tubes right were they needed to be, while the bass was strong and tight. You do need to very careful to avoid a system mismatch. The gains and power curves from different amps can really throw things out of whack. The gain is going to be the most imediately crucial factor. For instance, if one has a gain of 32db and the other has a gain of 26db, the 32db one is going to scream over the 26db one. Many manufacturers do make different amps specifically designed for this purpose. Sadly, Counterpoint is out of business, but you can get good used equip for a song. www.altavistaaudio.com Michael Elliots site, former Chief Designer for Counterpoint, runs ads, does repairs, upgrades, etc. if you're interested.
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