Aerial 20 ts. I am using 2 6200 multichannel amps, bi amping each speaker. Working quite well.
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Wilson Benesch ARC driven by a 75se. This amp can drive difficult speakers but i would stay with speakers with a fairly flat impedance curve not dipping below 4 ohms. The WB are nominal 6 ohms and I think overall a great speaker. All the WB for that matter.
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I used the 60s to run my Eclipses for about a year. They were by far the best (smooth and liquid) of any amp I tried. A pair of Odyssey monos were up there, but a not-so-slight grain caused me to reconsider.
The only reason I sold the 60s is because they ran too hot for my smallish room.
At 120 watts per, the BATs have no trouble pushing the Avalons. My friend with the Ascents has the nicest sounding system my ears have ever heard. He has a large room with very high ceilings.
I now use a pair of Primaluna 7 monos. These are rated at 70 watts per and they run the Eclipses smoothly and with that tube liquidity. Good soundstage and depth. Never fatiguing. I was concerned about the low power, but this is not an issue, perhaps the small room and reasonable volume has to do with this?
But they do sound fabulous and the PLs are not nearly as hot as the BATs.
About a month ago, I took ath PLs to a friends to run his Mag 1.6s. He immediately started searching for tube amps. seems he found a pair of Quicksilver tubes, but I have not had a chance to listen.
Ever since I tried the BATs, i just cannot live without tubes.
The Pllunas are fine, adequate. They are great for my room. I have been listening to Frank with Count Basie, Louie, Ella, some Ravel and now Nichlas Payton, the Pls whop ass.
But the BATs had more sparkle, more there without effort. More ease. Not that the PLs are "pushing it" or straining. Perhaps it is merely psychological.
If the BATs weren't so damn hot I would have kept them. For the money the Primas are a steal. Especially used at 2k.
BTW, I have considered the 75SE, I wish I had one.
I never had a SINGLE VK 60 driving the Avalons. Only the 60 monos and at 120 watts per side, they were glorious.
BTW, if anyone decides to look for a pair, try to get a later serial #, i.e. last numbers in the 400+. The number refers to the boards. You can always call BAT and speak to Viktor. He can answer questions with regards to repairs which may have been done by BAT.
I once purchased, and returned, a 60 which was severely damaged with rust on the boards. Viktor said he's seen this on amps which were used near a coast. The one I refer to was from Hawaii.
Audio blow hard, are you saying you are using BAT VK-75 to drive MBL speakers? MBL are very difficult load, takes monster solid state from what I have heard and read. I am thinking of picking up a pair of MBL 116, but thought I would need a solid state to pair with it.
Back to the original thread. I am using my VK-75SE with Sonus Faber Amati Homage, this is the best amp I have tried with Amati from midrange and up. I have also tried the amp with many other speakers including Sonus Faber Cremona (excellent combo), Sonus Faber Guarneri Homage (also excellent match), Dynaudio Contour 3.3 (no bass), Dynaudio Confidence 5 (even less bass), and some other speakers I can't recall anymore.