There is surprisingly little being said. Most of the vintage amps are now 40 years old and really need a total overhaul if you are intending to use it full time. They also relied mainly on EL 84 output tubes. Unless your a serious collector then you enter another domain 6l6s, 300b, and vintage EL 34 amps are lengendary and very costly. There are so many good modern production relatively inexpensive tube amps with few of the reliability problems that its really a no brainer. I happened to have both. The modern amp will cost you something a really good one will cost you a lot. I use a Consonance M 100 plus for a modern EL34 40wpc intgrated which has a remote. The sound of a vintage EL 84 amp is quite distinctively sweet and pretty but I wouldn't use one for daily consumption. Consonance is but one name you can find around the distributor is the Audiogon dealer Quest for Sound, (good guy) He carries a less expensive competitor Sound quest which is his personal brand. Other house brands are Prima luna which I have not heard personally out in California, TAD another Audiogon constant etc.These are all Chinese and mostly point to point wired they cost about 3 times what a relatively raw mass production old Scott cost.
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