Using Martin Logan speakers with tube amps??Any experiences?
I have a pair of cary cad 805ae monoblock amps, which are pure class A, 50 watts per channel.What do you think?.
I had the same as the Cary 805’s I built, but my 40kg mono’s used an interstage transformer between the 300b driver and the 805 tube, they were even a bit more powerful than the Cary mono’s.
As for driving the ML’s, yes they did drive just the esl panel (SS on the bass) of my ML Monolith’s to a "certain level" nicely with non complex, non wildly swinging dynamic music.
But even with excellent output transformers and lowish output impedance they still were recessed in the highs where all ML’s have their lowest .9ohm impedance. Good stable high current, high biased Class-A/B solid state will do better.